Marcel E. Carron, 74, of Sinclair Road, town of Edinburg, passed away peacefully in the late afternoon Friday at the Nathan Littauer Hospital in Gloversville with his loving family at his side.
He was born December 2, 1938, in Currytown, New York. He was the son of the late Louis and Marie Thetaz Carron. Marcel was a 1956 graduate of the Canajoharie High School. Later he served in the U.S. Army in France during the Cold War.
Marcel, retired, had been employed as a construction foreman for various construction companies throughout New York state.
Marcel loved gardening and his gladiolas, string beans, sweet corn and tomatoes were renowned throughout the neighborhood. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, farm/construction equipment, masonry, all kinds of building projects, NASCAR and helping his family and neighbors.
Living on the Great Sacandaga Lake, he built a pavilion for his family, friends and neighbors to gather to enjoy the wonderful Adirondack evenings, especially the sunsets, and his famous clambakes.
On September 1, 1961, he married Rosalind Herrick. Besides his wife of 51 years, he is survived by his daughter, Janette (Frank) Kraft of Albany, Ohio; three brothers, Edward Carron of the town of Charleston, George Carron of Amsterdam and Maurice (Edie) Carron of Amsterdam; a sister, Emma Dugan of Albany, N.Y.; a brother-in-law, Alton Reynolds of Currytown; six grandchildren, Elise, Stefan, Peter, Emma Marie, Marta and Hanna; Mr. T (beloved hound); and several nieces, nephews and extended family members. Marcel was preceded in death by his sister, Anna Reynolds.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, January 22, 2013, at 3 p.m. at the Jackson & Betz Funeral Home, 15 Main St., Fultonville, with the Rev. Dr. William E. Faulkner officiating. Cremation will follow at the Vale Cemetery Crematorium in Schenectady. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made in Marcel's memory to the Edinburg Emergency Squad, P.O. Box 904, Northville, NY 12134 and/or the Edinburg Volunteer Fire Department, 7 North Shore Road, Edinburg, NY 12134.
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