Fox & Murray Funeral Home and Cremation Services

528 Franklin Street, Ogdensburg, NY


Carol D. McLear

December 30, 1941July 30, 2020

Carol D. McLear, 78, of Hammond passed away Thursday afternoon (July 30, 2020) at her home with loving family by her side. Following her wishes, there will be no funeral services.

Carol was born December 31, 1941 in Elizabethtown, NY to the late Rolland and Beulah (Curtis) DeGroff. She graduated from R. L. Thomas School in Webster, NY and married the love of her life Reggie on January 28, 1968.

Carol worked as a secretary for Gleason Works in Rochester, a clerk at Edwardsville Grocery in Black Lake, and Acme Market in Ogdensburg. She also worked as a secretary for the transportation department at Morristown Central School. Carol was a former chief to the Brier Hill Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, was a former member of the Cedars Grange 646, and enjoyed playing bowling and horseshoes.

She is survived by her husband of over 52 years, Lewis “Reggie” McLear, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Carol was predeceased by her parents and two sisters Evelyn Cooley and Barbara Manning.

Memorial contributions can be made to St. Lawrence Valley SPCA at 6718 State Highway 68; Ogdensburg, NY 13669, or to the Black Lake Cemetery Association. Thoughts, condolences and fond memories may be shared online with Carol’s family at www.foxandmurrayfuneralhome.com.


  • St. Lawrence Valley SPCA
  • Black Lake Cemetery Association


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Carol D. McLear

have a memory or condolence to add?

Mary Paquette

August 4, 2020

My heart 💔 aches so bad for you, and I will ALWAYS treasure you and your Sweet Carol and I will Always remember you and Carol being my my very First customers cutting your hair in your kitchen at the ripe old age of 15 and still right to this day I Love you both so much and she will be forever missed but has definitely touched so many lives,
Mary and Peter

Lori Thompson

August 3, 2020

So sad to hear of Carol's passing Always enjoyed seeing the two of you at Monday night horseshoes.

Sue Van Vleet

August 3, 2020

Reggie, Susan & families....I am so sorry for your loss. I knew Carol from M.C.S., Brier Hill fire dept. functions, and our own small group fun times. The heavens are gaining a very special fiesty angel. Fly high, Carol!
God bless those left behind!

Ed Binion

August 1, 2020

Reggie we will definitely miss Carol's smile and joy at Saturday night's bowling league. Our thoughts and prayers are there for you.

Linda Mashaw

August 1, 2020

Reggie, I am so sorry to hear about Carol,She was always so friendly when ever e would come upto the cemetery and Paul knew her from bowling. God Bless You all and know she is at peace.Love and prayers, Linda and Paul

Pete & Janet Wheater

August 1, 2020

We are sad to hear of your loss. We will always cherish the memories of the good times we had together.

Carol Dunn

August 1, 2020

Reggie so sorry for your loss. You and Carol have been such supporters of the fire department and many community events. She will be missed by many.

Lisa, Michelle & Terry Young

August 1, 2020

Reggie & family,

We are saddened to learn of Carols passing. Loved seeing her when I went to edwardsville grocery to see mom! Many loving thoughts and prayers to you during this difficult time.

Wynne Burnes

July 31, 2020

Reggie I’m sorry to hear that Carol passed away! She was a very sweet and loving person. She will be missed by everyone on Black Lake and the Brier Hill Auxiliary and Fire Dept. Hugs and kisses to you and the rest of the family.
Love you,

Greg & Tj Sutton

July 31, 2020

Dear Reggie; We are so sorry to hear of Carol's passing. So many fond memories of you both at The Red Rose and so many other places thru out my entire life. Carol will be missed dearly and you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Sending our love,
Greg & TJ


Learn more about the McLear name