Carolyn S. Wandryk
Carolyn Schutze Featherstun Martin Wandryk, passed away February 17th at the age of 80, at the NYS Veteran’s Home, with loved ones near.
Carolyn grew up in Maplewood & South Orange, New Jersey and summered in Southold, Long Island, New York growing up, with her brother Steve. She loved Long Island, and teaching 3rd grade at Cutchoque East and Mattituck Elementary School for close to 30 years. She loved spending time with children and always had a smile and chuckle recalling many beautiful stories. To this day her students remember the fun they had in Mrs. Featherstun’s Class and after marrying Jim Martin, Mrs. Martin. Her passion for teaching never waivered. Mom loved music and always filled our home with the sounds of the latest records she bought through the mail. Besides family, teaching and music her other true love were her dogs. Which she had many and loved dearly all her life.
After her beloved husband, Jim Martin, passed away, she relocated to Batavia, New York. Here she was near her son Craig and wife Lori. In Batavia, she was blessed with another chance at love with a very special man named Frank Wandryk, whom she married in 2003. This expanded her family by blending his daughter Debbie, husband Terry and son Jake and son Frank Jr., all whom she loved very much. Her son Bradley and wife Marianne and son Doug and wife Kim, although miles away were always with her in her heart. Mom was lucky enough to have many grandchildren CJ, Christopher, Sean, JD, Mariella and Alyssa, all who loved their Nana. She loved being a Grandmother and would light up when they were with her. Mom, Nana, was loved and will be missed greatly. Her big smile and hearty laugh will be remembered always.
There will be no prior visitation. Family and friends are invited to her Memorial Mass on Friday (February 26th) at 1:45pm in the Chapel of the New York State Veterans Home, 220 Richmond Ave., Batavia, NY.
Donations in her memory can be made to Volunteers For Animals, 3841 West Main St Rd. Batavia, NY 14020. Expressions of condolence may be shared with her family at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.
ARRANGEMENTS WERE ENTRUSTED TO THE J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA, NY 14020. RONALD KONIECZNY II, DIRECTOR.