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Carolyn C. Gay

February 13, 1942 — January 27, 2022

Mrs. Carolyn C. Gay
Mohawk, New York

Mrs. Carolyn C. Gay, age 79, a longtime resident of Robinson Road, Mohawk (Town of German Flatts), passed away peacefully on Thursday evening, January 27th, 2022 at Valley Health Services, Herkimer.

She was born in Schenectady on Feb. 13, 1942, daughter of the late John and Marion (Ostrander) Arnow. She was united in marriage with Charles "Chuck" Gay on Aug. 11, 1962 in Schenectady; a blessed union of nearly 60 years.
Carolyn was employed in the private/home nursing business for many years and at one time employed by the former Ilion Hospital and the former Herkimer Hospital. She was a founding member of the Herkimer Helpline created in 1985 and was selected for the prestigious Herkimer County "Woman of the Year" award for her dedication to the Mohawk Valley community. Carolyn considered her foremost and most important hobby taking of her family.

Survivors include her beloved family; her husband, Charles "Chuck" Gay; her children, Sonya Furness and husband John of Oriskany Falls, Scott Gay of Frankfort, Sherri Boyer and husband Eric of E. Herkimer, and Steven Gay and wife Lynetta of Herkimer; her brother, Jeff Arnow and wife Jill of Scotia and Jacquelin Jackson and husband Floyd of Niskayuna; her cherished grandchildren, Angela McMicken, Kayla Smith, Jesica Ammerman, Savana Gay, Sean Furness, Thomas Furness, Kurstin Gay, John Furness, Jr.; adored great grandchildren, Sara Mcmicken, Evann Smith, Ryan Mcmicken, Zaylynn Burks, Wade Smith and Sean Furness, Jr.; many nieces, nephews and cousins. She is also survived by her canine companions, Willie and Jake and her cat, Snickers. Kindly consider and send memorial offerings in her name to the Herkimer County Humane Society.

Carolyn and her family's care has been placed in the trust of Mohawk Valley Funerals and Cremations, 7507 State Route 5, Little Falls (corner of Bidleman Road), 315-508-5131. Her family will have a private gathering at MVFC to offer their final goodbyes, prior to cremation. There are no calling hours. A sincere thank you is offered to the caring staff at Valley Health Services, Herkimer for their kindness and compassion.
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