Cherry Blossoms

Carol Jean Arlidge

February 26, 2022


Died Saturday, February 26, 2022 at the age of 96. She was predeceased by her husband of 56 years, Dean B. Arlidge, daughter Roberta Hagberg, and son-in-law Donald Rosa. She is survived by her children, Nancy Arlidge (Joseph Spaulding), Susan Rosa, Christine Lamanna (Rocco), and David Arlidge (Mary); 5 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

Carol and Dean were longtime residents of Churchville where they raised their family.  With young children at home, there was a need for a Brownie Troop in Churchville. Carol became one of the founding members of the troop. Brownie Troup 487 is still in existence.

An avid golfer from a golfing family in the Rochester area, Carol started the Churchville Woman’s Golf league which still exists. In addition to organizing, running, and buying the prizes, Carol, won many of the tournaments herself.

Carol, as an adult learner, obtained a degree in Word Processing. Because of this, she was able to start her own business – CWA Word Processing – before personal computer use was widespread and many women had their own businesses. One of her many accomplishments was the creation of the Churchville/Bergen Phone Directory (293 and 494) for the Churchville Chamber of Commerce. Carol found local advertising to pay for the document. The directory was gathered, collated, printed and published by CWA Word Processing. Carol also held the position of Tax Collector for the Village of Churchville. Carol and her husband Dean received the 2002 Citizen of the Year Award from the Chamber of Commerce because of their longtime dedication to the community.

In the 70’s, Carol and Dean purchased property on Pevensey Lake. This was 150 miles north of Toronto and so far into northern Ontario, Canada, that roads were nothing more than two lane highways, making the trip a long one.  It was here they built a cottage. Many summers were spent with the children and grandchildren listening to the loons. Carol and Dean also owned a home in North Port, FL and during the winter months, they became snowbirds.

Traveling also held a passion for Carol. She traveled to Europe with her husband several times, visiting as many places as possible. Hawaii and several of the islands also were visited for a 50th Wedding Anniversary trip. One of her last trips involved a cruise through the Panama Canal.

Mom was loved deeply by her family and friends for her vibrant, progressive, and encouraging personality. We love you and will miss you mom.

A graveside service will be held at a later date to be followed by a Celebration of Life. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory can be made to the Girl Scouts of Western New York, 1000 Elmwood Ave, Rochester, NY 14624, Brownie Troop 487.

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