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Carol Thorn Menendez

November 8, 1939 ~ June 9, 2022 (age 82)


Carol Thorn Menendez, Walden, NY – Left this world on June 9, 2022, to join her husband Mino in heaven, where he has been awaiting her for the last 18 years.

Predeceased by her husband, Mino Menendez.  She is survived by siblings Donald (Fay) Thorn and Marian “Mooch” (Bob) Wilson; children, Claire (Steve) Dubnik, Michael (Joann) Menendez, Edward (Kathy) Menendez, Daniel (Susan) Menendez, Steven (Helen) Menendez, and Matthew (Rebecca) Menendez; She was “Gma” to her grandchildren, Carolyn and Colin Dubnik, Zachary (Diana) and Daniel (Janelle) Menendez, Jolie (Jeff) McPhee and Max (Mace) Menendez, Daniel, Kelly and Cassie Menendez, Megan and Sarah Menendez, Lauren and Jack Menendez, and great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was born on November 8, 1939, in Middletown, NY to John and Myrtle Thorn and was raised in Thompson Ridge, NY.  She was a graduate of Pine Bush High School and went on to continue her studies at SUNY Albany and SUNY New Paltz.  Married in 1958, Carol and Mino lived in Walden, NY and raised 6 children, who were the joy of her life (most of the time).  She was a member of Most Precious Blood Church in Walden, where she served on the Rosary Altar Society.  She was the matriarch of Sprucegate Holsteins, which she helped cultivate with her family for a lifetime.

Carol was a member and officer of Beta Sigma Phi for over 50 years, where she and Mino developed life-long friendships that continue to this day.  She worked in the Valley Central Food Service office for over 15 years.  For the last 21 years, she volunteered at Garnet Medical Center, where she was a valued member of the Guest Services staff.  She amassed over 10,000 hours of volunteer service time, and a second family that brought her happiness and fulfillment.

Never too busy to help, Carol embodied the word ‘service’ to her church, to her community, and to her family.  She will be greatly missed by the many people whose lives she touched.

Calling hours will be held at Millspaugh Funeral Directors, 22 Bank St. Walden, NY on Tuesday, June 14, 5:00 to 8:00 PM.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Most Precious Blood Church on Wednesday, June 15 at 11:00 AM. 

In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial contribution to the Montgomery Food Pantry in Carol’s memory.  PO Box 423 Montgomery, NY 12549.

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June 14, 2022

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Millspaugh Funeral Directors
22 Bank Street
Walden, NY 12586

Funeral Mass
June 15, 2022

11:00 AM
Most Precious Blood Church
42 Walnut St.
Walden, New York 12586


Montgomery Food Pantry
P.O. Box 423, Montgomery, NY 12549,

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