It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Carson J. Grace, 65, of Constable, NY. He was discharged from St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany, NY on April 13, 2020 and went to the home of his brother-in-law, Lee Patnode of Homes, NY. Lee is a Hospice Nurse and he and his team took care of him until his passing on April 18, 2020. He was surrounded by all of his family.
Carson was born on December 10, 1954, in Plattsburgh, NY. He was the son of James and Joanne(Hebert) Grace. They predeceased him; He was also predeceased by his brother, Randy Grace on May 16, 2018.
Carson was a proud veteran who served in the United States Marines during the Vietnam War. While in the Marines he had an incident where he was washed out to sea for almost 15 hours. They went out to search for him one last time after many attempts and he was spotted, He was honorably discharged in 1977.
Carson worked as a warehouse manager for Schwan’s in Malone, NY for a few years. He later worked for Alcoa in Massena, NY. After being laid off, he went to work for CSX Transport as a railroad engineer in Selkirk, NY. He was forced to retired in 1999 after being injured.
Family was the most important thing to Carson, and his love and devotion to his family was unquestionable. He took great pride in his work and providing for his family. His greatest joy was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandson.
He also enjoyed car racing, fishing, reading, watching wrestling and crossword puzzles.
Carson is survived by his beloved wife, Diane (Patnode); his loving children, Melissa Hammond and her fiance Jim of Round Top, NY., Amy Sherman of Orange City, FL., Jason Spinner and wife, Shannon of Athens, NY., Nicole Grace and partner Vic of Westerlo, NY., and Rebecca Grace of Albany, NY.; his grandchildren, Garrett Spinner and wife Joanne of Westerlo, NY., Alexis, Meagan and Amelia Hammond, Nicholas Grace of Athens, NY, Christian Quick of Reinholds, PA., and great–grandson Nathan Spinner. He also leaves behind his brother, David Grace and his wife, Ellen of Colonie, NY. and his brother Randy’s wife, Joanie Grace of North Bangor, NY. He also has many other relatives.
Carson will be missed by all who were fortunate to have known and loved him.
A memorial service with a Military Honors Guard to honor and celebrate Carson’s life will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family.