SAUGERTIES…. Carol A. Werner, 75, of Old Canoe Hill Road, passed peacefully Tuesday, May 8th, 2018 at her residence surrounded by family. Born January 16, 1943 in the Bronx, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Linnet Perrin.
Carol was a 1961 graduate of William Howard Taft High School, Bronx, NY. That same year, she started dating the love of her life, John G. Werner. They married October 6, 1962 and spent the next 55 years happily together, even renewing their vows in 2012 at their 50th year wedding anniversary.
Carol was a Saugerties area resident for almost 48 years and a member of the First Congregational Church. She graduated with honors from SUNY Ulster, earning an Associates of Arts and receiving many academic achievement awards. She continued her education at SUNY New Paltz where she graduated with honors, earning a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. Carol became employed as a chemist at EnviroTest Laboratories, Inc. in Newburgh, where she worked for 20+ years.
Carol was a bright, beautiful, generous, and kind woman with a fun sense of humor. Her love for family, and friends who became “family”, will be what she is most remembered for however. Known to her grandchildren and great nieces and nephews as “Nana”, she took such great care in making all holidays special, especially Christmas, earning her the nickname “Tanta Kringle”. Memories of Carol, and the traditions she created, will live on in her family and with friends whom she touched so dearly.
Survivors include her husband, John Werner; daughter, Catherine and her husband William Godwin of Wallkill; 2 brothers, Richard (Diane) Perrin of Ocean View, New Jersey and Robert (Patricia) Perrin of Wappingers Falls; 2 grandsons: Jared and Chase Godwin; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Carol’s Service of Remembrance will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, May 19th at the Seamon-Wilsey Funeral Home, Inc., 45 John Street, Saugerties, NY. Friends will be received Saturdayfrom 9:00am – 12:00pm. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Carol’s name to: Hudson Valley Hospice Foundation, 374 Violet Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 or online at https://www.hvhospice.org/foundation/donate/ OR send a donation to Carol’s online fundraising page for the Multiple Systems Atrophy (MSA) Coalition at https://www.crowdrise.com/in-memory-of-carol-werner-and-her-fight-against-multiple-systems-atrophy-msa . Expressions of condolence may be shared with the family @SeamonWilseyFuneralHome.com.