Carol Ann Krisch

1955 - 2016

FORK SHOP - Carol Ann Krisch, 61, died unexpectedly early Thursday morning, September 8, 2016, at her home in Fork Shop.

She was born August 3, 1955, at the Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown, a daughter of Rudy J. and Elizabeth Katherine (Schultz) Krisch.

Raised in Fork Shop, she graduated from Cooperstown High School with the Class of 1974. Her first job was managing the Quickway in Hartwick, as well as the Hartwick Vets Club.

She will be fondly remembered for her 16 years with Cooperstown Central School District serving as a teacher's aide as well as a monitor both in the Elementary and Middle/High School buildings and on school buses. She truly adored each and every student and treated them as if they were her own.  Her presence will be greatly missed by the students, faculty, administration and staff at CCS. 

A member of the Native Daughters of Cooperstown, Carol Ann was also an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 579 in Cooperstown and was currently serving as Secretary. 

Carol Ann is survived by her sister, Katherine Redding and her husband, Thomas ("Stretch") Redding of Hartwick; her beloved nephew, Thomas John Redding and his fiancé, Dayna, of Hartwick (Carol was really looking forward to being a great aunt in the near future); and her extended family of Tom's friends, including Pat, Tyler, Brad and Ryan. She will especially be missed by her faithful Great Dane, Charlie.  

She was predeceased by her father, Rudy J. Krisch, who died October 5, 1991, her mother, Elizabeth "Liz" Krisch, who died September 24, 2010; her son, Joseph Anthony Brunner, who died January 1, 1988; and a nephew, Andrew Thomas Barrett, who died October 4, 1991. 

Friends may call at the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown on Monday, September 12, 2016, from 4-7 p.m., when Carol Ann's family will be in attendance.

The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, September 13, 2016, at St. Mary's "Our Lady of the Lake" Roman Catholic Church in Cooperstown, with Fr. John P. Rosson, pastor, presiding.

The Service of Committal and Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Index.

As an alternative to flowers, Carol Ann's family respectfully requests that donations in her memory be directed to Friends of Bassett, 1 Atwell Road, Cooperstown, NY 13326 for the benefit of pediatric cardiology. 

Arrangements are under the care and guidance of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown.

If you would like to send condolences to the family, send an email to Connell, Dow & Deysenroth. We will forward your comments to the family. If you would like to send flowers in memory of the deceased, contact Mohican Flowers at (607) 547-8822, or A Rose is a Rose at (607) 264-3100.