Carole Anne Race (MacRae), 74, of Plattsburgh was called home too soon, with her loving family by her side, Tuesday May 2, 2017, at Fletcher Allen Health Care Facility in Burlington, Vt.
Carole was born July 6, 1942, in Montreal, Quebec, daughter of the late Leslie and Elsie (Stephen) MacRae. She is survived by her brother, Andrew MacRae; and his wife, Barbara of Plattsburgh, N.Y. and her sister, Arlene Bragg, and her husband; Larry, of Augusta, Kan. and also her three children and their spouses; Sherry and Doug Lyon, of West Chazy; Scott and Diana Danville, of Cumberland Head, and Kristin and Michael Delisle of Morrisonville.
She was fondly known as "GramCracker" to her grandchildren, Cody and Madison Lyon; Zöe, Mia, Cameron, and Max Danville, Hailley, McKenzie, Benjamin, Jacob, and Madeleine Delisle.
She is predeceased by her mother, Elsie MacRae; and her maternal grandmother, Hazel Stephen (Hyde). Additionally, she is predeceased by her father, Leslie MacRae; and his mother, "Granny," Clyda MacRae; of Seattle, Washington with whom she had a special bond. Carole grew up in Bedford, Quebec where she graduated from Bedford High School in 1960
with top honors a year early to enter post-secondary secretarial school finishing that two-year program in one year. She married Bruce C. Danville in 1962 at Our Lady of Victory church in Plattsburgh, N.Y.
Together they had three children. Being a mother was her greatest joy as she lived each day for her children and family.
After raising her children, Carole decided to start her own salon, The Daisy, which was a great success. She later decided to pursue teaching, taking college classes at night, Carole parlayed her salon skills into a vocational teaching position at North Franklin Educational Center, in Malone, N.Y. She considered teaching as her life's calling and she relished her
profession as a privilege. She influenced and inspired many students during her tenure there of 27 years. She was married to Gerry Race in 1991 for 8 years and lived in Malone, N.Y. She was involved in the community and her giving nature was always apparent. She was the
director of religious education at Notre Dame church in Malone, N.Y. and she was a school board member at Beekmantown Central School District after retiring and moving back to Plattsburgh.
Her entire life was devoted and revolved around her children and later her grandchildren. They meant the world to her. She lived each day for them. Her unwavering optimism was contagious and that is her greatest legacy to all who knew her, especially her family.
Calling hours will be from 4 to 7 PM Friday May 5, 2017, at Heald Funeral Home, 48 Court Street, Plattsburgh. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 12 Noon, Saturday May 6, 2017, at St. Alexander's Church in Morrisonville. Burial will follow in St. Mary's of the Lake
Cemetery on Cumberland Head. Donations in Carole's memory may be made to the ASPCA. To light a memorial candle or leave an online condolence please visit www.healdfuneralhomeinc.com
Published on May 3, 2017