Michele A. DeCarr, 53, Parishville passed away unexpectedly Monday, Jan. 7 at her home. Arrangements have been made with Garner Funeral Home, Potsdam. Calling hours will be held Tuesday, Jan. 15, from 4 to 7 p.m. A reception and celebration of life will be held Sunday, Jan. 13 at the Parishville Fireman's Hall at 1 p.m.
Michele (LaShombe) was born in Potsdam Dec. 22, 1959. She was a 1978 graduate of Parishville-Hopkinton Central School. She was married to Bob DeCarr Jr. Oct. 13, 1984, in Parishville by Jerry Kelly, justice of the peace.
She worked many years for NYSARC, and then the Cedar Lodge in later years.
She is survived by her husband, Bob; children Sami, Kadi, and Logan DeCarr; stepdaughter Amy Dissottle; grandchildren Kendall and Konnor Dissottle, Caleb and Gavin Wagstaff and Hayes DeCarr.
She is also survived by her sister Joanne and Gary Crawford, R.I.; brother Marty and Karen LaShombe, N.H. and nieces and nephews Chad Dennis, Jay and Chapin LaShombe, Shawna Dunbar, Regan Dunbar and Heather LaShombe.
Shelly loved nature, her home, her family and creating crafts for them all. She was an avid knitter, gardener and homemaker. She most enjoyed the time she spent, raising her children and grandchildren with her husband in her favorite place, Joe Indian Pond. Her smile and gentle nature drew people in, and her sense of humor and laugh captured them forever. She will be greatly missed by friends and family.
The family requests that all donations be made to the Parishville Rescue Squad.