Carol A. Shatraw

September 27, 1935May 2, 2018

Carol A. Shatraw, age 82 of Potsdam, NY passed away no May 2, 2018 at the Hospice House of Jefferson County where she had been admitted the day before. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday, May 5th at 1pm at St. Mary’s Church with Rev. Stephen Rocker celebrant. Burial will follow the service at Chapel Hill Cemetery in Parishville, NY. Contributions in her memory can be made to the Hospice and Palliative Care of the St. Lawrence Valley @6805 St. Hwy 11 Potsdam, NY 13676. Carol is survived by her three sons Thomas Shatraw of Syracuse, James (Mitzy) Shatraw of Norwood and Ronald Shatraw Jr. of Syracuse; daughters Cheryl Morganti of Potsdam, Tammy Shatraw of Massena, Carol “Carrie” (Edward) Hayes of South Colton and Autumn (Dan) Meldrin of Syracuse; brother John Prosper; 14 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and half-sisters Sharlene Sommerfield and Marsha Martel. She is predeceased by her husband Ronald E. Shatraw, brother James Prosper and a sister Sue Ellen Storrs. Carol A. Shatraw was born on September 27, 1935 in Massena, NY to the late Thomas Prosper and Olita Root. She attended Massena and Potsdam schools. On September 6, 1952 at Sacred Heart Church in Massena she was married to Ronald E. Shatraw with Rev. Bellamy celebrant. Carol worked in the custodial department at SUNY Potsdam for many years until her retirement in 1998. She enjoyed knitting in her free time. On line condolences can be sent


  • Hospice and Palliative Care of the St. Lawrence Valley



  • Private Visitation Saturday, May 5, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, May 5, 2018


  • Burial

Carol A. Shatraw

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Ellen Compeau

May 5, 2018

Cheryl and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I remember spending a lot of time at your house during our teenage years. Your mother was always kind and caring. She made the best homemade baked beans! I'm sure you will cherish your wonderful memories.

Ann (Wainwright) Erwin

May 4, 2018

Cheryl and family, I just read about the loss of your mom. I met your mom a few times when we were in LPN school together at NCCC in Malone back in 1971 to 1972. I used to give you rides to Potsdam on Fridays or pick you up on Sundays. I remember when your mom had Autumn. My sympathies are extended to all of your family. My thoughts and prayers are also with you. Cherish your memories of your mom. I remember how beautiful and sweet she was. God Bless

Lauri Corbett

May 4, 2018

Tammy and Carrie,

I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. She was such a sweet person. I can remember her at our family reunions as a kid. My love to you both and you are so in my thoughts.

Michele Whalen

May 4, 2018

Carrie and Family, I am very sorry to read of your Mom's passing. Unfortunately I will be at another funeral Saturday at 1:00 so am unable to come to Potsdam to pay my respects in person. Please know that I'll be thinking of you. I think of your Dad often.

Joann & Heidi Travis

May 4, 2018

To Autumn, Dan and family,

Our deepest condolences. Heidi and I have fond memories of Carol spending time on Hannawa Pond.
Heaven gained an angel and let's hope there are plenty of pine cones there too! She will live in our hearts forever.

Heidi and Joann

Dorry Mcintosh

May 3, 2018

My deepest condolences to you all. Carol will be greatly missed at Samaritan Keep Home. Much love sent to you all.