POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. – Carolyn U. Van Vlack, a resident of Chelsea, died on Friday, Dec. 4 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie. She was 81.
She was born on Aug. 16, 1934 in New Hamburg to William and Una Kelly Ferris, working at IBM in East Fishkill before retirement.
Van Vlack was predeceased by her parents, her husband Byron, sisters Barbara Williams and Joan Santee, and brothers James, Arthur and Roger Ferris.
She is survived by son Byron and his wife Angela of Beacon; two brothers, Charles Ferris of Wappingers Falls and Eugene Ferris of New Hamburg; two sisters, Lorraine Van Steemburgh of Pennsylvania and Ruth Murray of Florida; two grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Straub, Catalano & Halvey Funeral Home in Wappingers Falls handled the arrangements
Memorial donations can be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005 or the Dennis Edward Walden Scholarship Fund, c/o Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley, 80 Washington Street, Suite 201, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.
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