Carol Ann Rumenapp
October 1, 1947 – September 30, 2020
Carol Ann Ferguson Rumenapp, age 72 passed away unexpectedly but peacefully with family by her side Wednesday, September 30th at her home in Milford NY.
Carol was born in Weehawken, NJ on October 1st, 1947 to Glen and Antonette “Rita” Ferguson. As a child, she enjoyed spending summers with family in West Virginia, riding horses, watching logging competitions and playing along the creek with her brother Glen where she earned the nickname “Crock-A-Do Lolly”. She then went on to live most of her life in upstate NY on Edson Corners Road. She was a graduate of Milford Central High School and pursued public service as a career, working in the Otsego County Probation Department, the Otsego County District Attorney’s Office and serving as the Milford Town Judge for decades where she touched lives and hearts with her wit, humor and intellect.
As a single mom, her life was a lesson in strength, resilience and perseverance. She taught us the importance of getting up early, being grateful for what we have, working hard, helping others, living in the present, spending wisely, continuously learning and always putting family and God first. Values to live your life by...
She loved taking care of her flowers and growing vegetables, cooking for friends and family, maintaining a beautiful home and helping others whenever she could. Most of all, she loved being a mom, spending time with her family and spoiling her grandchildren. Smart, driven, loving, responsible, funny, generous, hard working and beautiful are words often used to describe this incredible woman. Her impact is undeniable and she will always be with us.
She is survived by her best friend and life mate Tim Knapp; her son Derrick (Amy) Rumenapp; her daughter Katie (Jason) Haag; the apples of her eye grandchildren Megan and Matthew Rumenapp, and Ryan Haag; her brother Glen (Janet) Ferguson; niece Melissa (Mark) Silver and nephew Glen Ferguson III; and nieces Sarah Murray and Emily Silver.
In celebration of her life, a small private gathering will be held at her house per her wishes. Donations in her honor can be made to the Epilepsy Foundation of Northeastern NY in Albany.
We miss you dearly mom. Thank you for everything. We love you to the moon and back "Gaga".
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Carol Ann Rumenapp
October 8, 2020
Carol was one of the first people I met when I moved to Milford 7 years ago. I loved her from the minute I met her. I was always so glad to see her. We could sit and talk forever. I got to visit with carol and Tim on Tuesday. I’m so grateful for our visit. It was very special to me. I know carol loved her family very much. My prayers and heart goes out to you. God is with you.
October 7, 2020
Carol was my sister-in-law. I was married to Heinz and she to Rick. When I was going through a tough divorce, she was there for me every step of the way. She was a really big help. Unfortunately we get busy and lose touch, but if I ran into her she was always happy to see me and I was with her. I so wish I had spent more time with her these last few years. I remember her as being such a hard worker with a lovely home and a great cook. She loved her family. My sincere condolences to all of her family, her children. grand children, brother and all who loved her. She will be missed. Love to you, Carol, and to your family. I am so thankful to have known you and to share a part of your life. Sharon
Julie Card Thomson
October 6, 2020
So sorry to read of Carol’s passing.
We were neighbors years ago and, unfortunately, had lost touch over these many years.
Carol was a hoot! All my memories of her are ones of fun and shenanigans. How proud she was of her first car. A blue Chevy convertible...and the vehicle that took us on adventures that are etched in my mind still today.. May she Rest In Peace.
My condolences to her family..
Julie Card Thomson