Caroline Gushue

January 2, 1935May 15, 2018

North Myrtle Beach

Caroline Gushue -- beloved wife, devoted mother and loving grandmother -- died May 15, 2018, at the age of 83 in North Myrtle Beach. She will be greatly missed by her loving husband of 58 years, George Gushue; son, Michael Gushue; daughter, Nancy Gushue; and four grandchildren: Sarah, Jordan, Connor and Tyler.

Born January 2, 1935, in Buffalo, NY, Carol was the oldest daughter of Hungarian parents John and Susan Palonai. She was raised by her grandmother and helped take care of her two younger sisters Gloria and Janet, now both deceased. She was tall in stature and in spirit, and overcame many hardships growing up but never lost her sense of humor and penchant for fun. A graduate of Buffalo State Teachers College, Carol taught second grade and later pursued a nursing career working with the elderly.

She enjoyed crosswords and trivia, was an avid reader and television enthusiast, and was an especially talented and passionate cook and baker. Carol loved to travel, and especially loved the beach, and spent her golden years with her husband ocean side in North Myrtle Beach.

Services will be private with the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Salvation Army Food Bank.

Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family. A guestbook is available online at


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Sarah Gushue

May 25, 2018

Thank you for always being there for me, Gram... from the time I was small and we played picnic in the backyard, to the present when we shared recipes and gossip about our favorite tv shows. I'll miss your sage advice and sarcastic humor. Love this picture of you in NYC so I'm sharing it. XOXO

Barbara Carncross-Emborsky

May 21, 2018

I am sorry for your loss. I remember Carol with fond memories. I remember her beautiful sense of humor and the laughs we shared on her backyard patio, the fun we shared at our block parties on Wendover. I remember her baking and being so kind to her neighbors. Yes, she was a good friend and I remember her fondly.

Michael Gushue

May 20, 2018

Mom, although you are no longer of this Earth, the lifetime of memories of you will remain with me.

I love you Mom.

Rest in Peace.

Paul and Belinda Miller

May 20, 2018

We will miss Carol's dry humor and wit during our phone conversations with her. Always felt better after speaking with her.

Sharon Parker

May 20, 2018

Beautiful words for a beautiful woman! I will always smile when I think of her...such a legacy.

Nancy Gushue

May 18, 2018

I will miss you for ever, Mom.