Carol J. Wakefield, 83, Castorland

CASTORLAND, NY  –  Carol J. Wakefield, 83, of State Route 126, Castorland, passed away on Friday morning, Nov. 8, 2019, at Lewis County General Hospital.

A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, at Beaver Valley United Methodist Church, Naumburg, with Rev. Tracy Cook officiating. There will be no calling hours. Burial will follow in Castorland Union Cemetery.

Born Dec. 27, 1935, in Oxbow, NY, a daughter of the late Murray and Pauline Storie Moore, she graduated in 1952 from West Carthage High School.

On Sept. 5, 1953, she married Henry E. Wakefield at the Lowville United Methodist Church with Rev. Williams officiating.

She raised her family and later worked for Grants Department Store in Lowville for three years. She also provided child care, and sitting with the elderly.

She was a longtime member of Beaver Valley United Methodist Church, Naumburg.

Surviving are five children and their spouses, Henry J. and Lee Wakefield, of Liverpool, Jayne and Daniel Juby of Castorland, Paula and Leonard Juby of Castorland, Barbara Bowers and Matthew Paige of Copenhagen, Linda and Steven Barrett of Ridgeway, VA; a brother and sister-in-law, Thomas and Sheila Moore of Memphis, TN; 14 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren; three sisters-in-law, Juanita Moore and Mae Scherer, both of Rochester, and Lucy Moore of Baldwinsville; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Henry E. Wakefield, who died on March 25, 2019; seven brothers, Charles, Paul, Mark, Earl, Lyle, Murray, and Francis Moore.

Contributions may be made in Carol’s name to the Lewis County Hospital Foundation, in C/O Palliative Care Room, 7785 N. State Street, Lowville, NY 13367.

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