Carol DeForge

Obituary of Carol A. DeForge

Olean – Carol A. DeForge "Loving Wife, Mother, & Grandmother" Carol A. DeForge, of 1697 Happy Hollow Road, passed away on Sunday, March 28, 2021 at the Olean General Hospital, following an illness. Carol was born on October 18, 1952 in Montpelier, VT and was a daughter of Kenneth and Helen Barnsworth Sherman. On April 2, 1976, in Barre, VT, she married her husband of 44 years, Elmer J. DeForge, Sr., who survives. Carol and her husband, Elmer, moved from Barre, VT to Olean in 2000. She worked at the St. Elizabeth Motherhouse as a Certified Nurse's Aide for 14 years until her retirement in 2015. Carol enjoyed going to Bingo, but she truly loved her family, especially spending time with her grandchildren. Along with her loving husband, Elmer, Carol is survived by; 3 daughters, Anne (Scott) Hewitt of Olean, Tammy Earle of Barre, VT, and Leslie DeForge of Florida; 15 grandchildren, Skylor, Riley, Nolan, Michael, Elmer III, Felicia, Christopher, Jackie, Brittany, Mark Jr., Tyler, Troy, Shannon, Seanna, and Travis; many great grandchildren; 2 sisters, Mavis Emmons of Vermont and Diana Richardson of Connecticut; a brother Kenneth "Stub" (Ruth) Sherman of Vermont; and many nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, Carol was predeceased by; a son Elmer J. DeForge, Jr. on May 29, 2016; 2 sisters, Shirley Clark and Isabelle L. Reeves; and a brother John Sherman. A Memorial Gathering will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the direction of the Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home, Inc., 646 East State Street, Olean. Online condolences may be made at In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to the St. Elizabeth Motherhouse, 115 East Main Street, Allegany, New York 14706.
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