Evans (Donato), Carole Leslie born in Albany, NY on September 25, 1948 at 1:14 PM, gracefully gained her beautiful angel wings and entered the spiritual universe peacefully at St. Peter’s Hospice Inn on September 3, 2020 at 2:43 pm.
Carole is survived by her sister, Nathalie (Price-Butterworth) Evans; niece, Monica Rae Butterworth; grand nephews, Joshua Raymond Butterworth, Kenneth Edward Price III, Dominick Michael Butterworth, Noah Price; and great-grand nephew, Jordan Raymond Butterworth; as well as several cousins and her loving, long time best friend Gail Mannarino, who she met at her first job at Hartford Insurance, Delmar, NY in 1969.
Carole was predeceased and greeted in heaven by her 37 year long companion, John Prunchnik, as well as her infant son, Dominick Leslie Donato; mother, Constance Pauline (Premont) Evans; father, Leslie George Evans; brother, Peter Alan Evans and niece, Wendy Ann Butterworth.
As a child and young adult, Carole grew up in Feura Bush, NY in a home built by her father’s own hands and attended Onesquethaw Reformed Church in Onesquethaw, NY and St. Thomas Church in Delmar, NY. Carole graduated from Bethlehem Central High School, class of 1966. Carole also attended Russell Sage College, Bryant & Stratton College, and, in 2012, at the age of 63, the Center for Natural Wellness School of Massage Therapy, where she ultimately fulfilled her lifelong dream by obtaining her license in Massage Therapy. In addition to Hartford Insurance, Carole also worked diligently for many years of her life serving St Peter's Hospital through several of their departments, including medical transcription and, her favorite, radiology. She also worked as a teaching assistant at St. Ann’s Institute; and had various medical transcription jobs, including independent contractor for Capital District Renal Physicians and Orthopedic Physicians, multimodality medical transcription for St. Mary’s Hospital in Troy, NY, and St. Peter’s Health Partners in Albany, NY. Carole’s final job was working at home for Nuance Communications Inc, based in Atlanta, GA.
Carole had a beautiful spiritual connection as one of God’s flower children, was always uplifting, and frequently was honored for her faith in world peace, love, prayer and happiness. For most of her adult life, Carole was a faithful congregate of Unity Church, in Albany, NY. Carole often worshipped and showed, with great gratitude, her heritage through ongoing dedication to Native American culture, attending sweat lodges, as well as many dance gatherings and drumming ceremonies. Carole loved watercolor painting, drawing and other art, including photography. Carole had exceptional skill in blowing yolk out of uncooked eggs and painting them at Easter by hand. She was amazed by helium balloons. Carole enjoyed traveling to other countries, including Greece, Germany and Poland, and learning secondary languages. She spent years attending air shows, hot air balloon shows, architectural exhibits and enjoying boat trips, particularly with John and his good friend Ron Vigars. Carole had a special interest in plants, with an Iris being her favorite flower. Her favorite color was yellow. Carole looked forward to going out to eat, especially when she could order angel hair pasta. She was an avid reader, loved book stores, and would spend hours lost in a library. Carole spent an extraordinary amount of time studying Ancestry and researching her family’s heritage and background. She enjoyed the simple pleasures in life, such as nature and rocks, meditation, and natural healing. She has received Certificates of Completion in Therapeutic Touch, Yoga, Yang Style Tai-Chi, Shiatsu and Acupressure as a Technique in Managing Pain, Reiki, and Usui Natural System of Healing. She also attended classes of Holistic Modalities, including Chi Gong, Introduction to Craniosacral Therapy, and Barefoot Shiatsu. She attended many workshops and seminars including Psychology, Native American Ceremonies, Yoga, Chakra Balancing, Sound Healing, Chinese Medicine, Bach Flower Remedies, and Herbal Healing Remedies.
Carole loved to cook and bake, always from scratch. She always looked forward to homemade creamed onions and pie crusts during family holidays. Carole loved the idea of starting a grab bag at each holiday gathering. She loved music, singing and dancing. She was a believer of the free spirit. Carole would dance around her home alone, flying from one room to the other, when no one could see her. She always found peace and serenity in the simplest form. Carole supported Vietnam and Gulf War Veterans. She will be deeply missed by many.
Calling hours to celebrate Carole’s life have been scheduled at Cannon Funeral Home, 2020 Central Ave., Colonie, NY on September 10, 2020 from 4-5:30pm with Prayer and sharing from 5:30-6pm. All are invited to join this event.
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