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Serena McDonald-Carr

Serena C. McDonald-Carr (Copeland)

Monday, April 25th, 1921 - Monday, November 18th, 2019
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MASSENA – Serena C. McDonald-Carr, 98, a longtime resident of North Racquette River Road, passed away Monday afternoon, November 18, 2019 at Van Duyn Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Syracuse, where she had been a resident since 2015.

Serena was born April 25, 1921 in Parishville, the daughter of the late Earl and Gladys (Hayden) Copeland. She was raised in Parishville, where she graduated from Parishville-Hopkinton Central School in 1939. On October 10, 1940, she married Clifford A. McDonald at the Presbyterian Manse in Canton with Rev. John Erickson, officiating. He predeceased her on February 8, 1985. She later met and married Wendell M. Carr at the First United Methodist Church on December 20, 1994. Wendell predeceased her on March 5, 2006.

Serena was a very active member of the Nihanawate Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, serving as the Regent for two terms and was also a Past Matron of the Beukendaal Chapter Order of the Eastern Star in Scotia. When her daughter was younger, she served as a Girl Scout Leader and throughout her life, she was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church. An avid lover of the outdoors, she enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a member of the Township 19 and Stag Hunting Clubs.

Serena is survived by her daughter, Diane Warfield of Massena; her step-children, Robert, Marilyn, Kay, Pamela, and Mary; her niece, Kay Mennitt of Raleigh, NC and her children, Stuart and Lillie along with their families.

In addition to her parents and her husbands, she was predeceased by her sister, Shirley Gardner on December 21, 1969; and her son-in-law, James Warfield on November 1, 2014.

At her request, services will be held privately at the Donaldson Funeral Home, Massena with Brendon Hardy, officiating. Burial will be held in Fairview Cemetery, Parishville.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing may consider donations in her memory to Grace United Methodist Church Memorial Fund.
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    Donaldson Funeral Home
    100 North Main Street
    MASSENA, NY 13662
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    Brendon Hardy
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    Fairview Cemetery - Parishville
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Teri Stone

Posted at 07:18pm
Heartfelt condolences and love from Gwendolyn Costello, Teri Stone, Mike LaMay, Romaine Kolch and Davey Jay. Some of our fondest memories were with our Aunt Serena. Love and prayers to cousin Diane and family.

Mary Masters

Posted at 03:42pm
We became family when you married Dad, but I loved you and your donuts long before we ever met! Tony and I so enjoyed spending time with you and listening to your stories! So glad you have found peace Serena. You will be missed by many!

Mary Carr Masters

Mary J Farrington

Posted at 07:40am
Serena will always remain a very special person in my memory. She has been my hero since we lived across the street from her on the N. Racquette River Road. I always admired her independent and some might say her stubborn ways!!! I marveled as she went about mowing her lawn even though she was into her 90's. Her pies were to die for and I will be forever grateful that she shared her pie crust recipe with me...she assured me any dummy could make it and she was right. She was a wonderful neighbor and friend and I will always miss her presence in my life. My sincere condolences. Mary Farrington

June Hickok

Posted at 10:14pm
So sorry to hear about your mom passing away.
This June Hickok we lived across the road from your mom and Dad.
We thought the world of them and are two sons did too
Love Roy and June Hickok

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