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Carol Marie Laning, 74, of Watertown

Published: Sep. 14, 2021 at 4:26 PM EDT
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Carol Marie Laning, 74, Watertown, passed away Friday September 10th, 2021 at the Oneida...
Carol Marie Laning, 74, Watertown, passed away Friday September 10th, 2021 at the Oneida Healthcare Facility in Oneida, NY where she was a patient.(Source: Funeral Home)

WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) - Carol Marie Laning, 74, Watertown, passed away Friday September 10th, 2021 at the Oneida Healthcare Facility in Oneida, NY where she was a patient.

The funeral will be 2 pm Thursday, September 16th at the Reed & Benoit Funeral Home. Public calling hours will be from 12:30 pm – 2 pm prior to the funeral on Thursday.

Carol is survived by a sister Sandra Tillitson, Moravia, NY; her stepsisters Etta Denny, Folkston, GA and Laura Lombardo, Central Square; four sons Albert (Carmelita) Bowman, Watertown, Scott Bowman (Stacy LaBarge), Gouverneur, Harvey Laning, Jr. (Michelle Ward), Watertown, Shawn Laning (Amanda Burnett), Theresa; daughters Amy Laning, and Rebecca Johnson, both of Watertown; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son Timothy Laning and two sisters Diane and Louise Downing.

She was born in Syracuse, July 7, 1947, a daughter to Sid and Dora Downing Shaw. Carol had worked for the Watertown Daily Times for many years and was a volunteer bell ringer for the Salvation Army for many years.

Carol was a mother figure to many people both young and old in Watertown and was affectionally know as “Mom” by all who knew her.

Online condolences may be made at www.reedbenoit.com.

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