August 16, 2017
Carolyn M. Trombley, 75, formerly of Sackets Harbor and Dexter, passed away Wednesday, August 16, 2017, at Pontiac Nursing and Rehab Center, Oswego.
A funeral service will be held at Life Church of the Nazarene on Friday, August 25, at 1PM with Pastor Robert Tharp presiding. Private burial will be in Sanford Corners Cemetery, Calcium. There will be no calling hours and arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown.
Carolyn was born in Watertown on November 8, 1941, daughter of Raymond and Ester Gordineer Gonseth. On March 19, 1960 she married Richard E. Trombley at Dexter Methodist Church with Rev. James Spear officiating. Mr. Trombley died September 30, 1997
She had worked as a meat wrapper at Great American, a sales clerk at Hills, and in the seafood department at Price Chopper. She was a life member of Life Church of the Nazarene and volunteered with its vacation bible and Sunday schools. Carolyn was a former 4-H Leader and former member of the Glen Park Fire Dept. Auxiliary. She enjoyed cooking but especially being a homemaker and raising her family while she worked. After taking art correspondence courses, she also enjoyed arts and crafts: painting, crocheting, knitting, greeting card making, counter cross stitch, and leather stamping.
Carolyn is survived by her son, Scott G. Trombley and wife, Pam, NC; three daughters, Sandra L. Earle and husband, Allen, Burlington, VT, Tracey M. Dumas, Dexter, and Kimberly A. Kostoroski and fiancée, Steven Hicks, NC; twelve grandchildren and several great grandchildren; brother, Theodore "Ted" Gonseth and wife, Terry, Sackets Harbor; sister-in-law, Cheryl Gonseth, Sackets Harbor; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Along with her husband, Richard, Carolyn was predeceased by her son, Phillip Getman, infant daughter, Rebecca J. Trombley, and brother (twin of Ted), Terry Gonseth.
Donations in Carolyn's name may be made to Life Church of the Nazarene, 535 Thompson Blvd., Watertown, NY 13601. Online condolences may be made at www.cummingsfuneral.com.