Lockport - The Rev. Carole Grant-White, claimed the promises of Baptism on Sunday, July 21, 2019, at Brompton Heights of Williamsville.
Born Carole Lee Grant, September13, 1942 in Peabody, Mass., she was the daughter of Edna White and John Robert Grant. A "war widow", Edna married Joseph La Placa in 1944 and they built a home and business in Marilla, N.Y. where Carole's half-siblings, Peggy (Dave) Tim and Joseph Andrew (Donna) LaPlaca completed the family.
After graduating from Iroquois Central School in 1960, Carole married Alton Tabor White in 1962. He developed and held patents on several epoxy and urethane compounds, and while residing in New Hampshire the two started a synthetic resin company, Vista Ray, which they operated until shortly before his death in 1972.
Carole enjoyed three professions she joyfully and sometimes simultaneously pursued at once. A Licensed Practical Nurse she worked at Portsmouth, NH and Lockport, NY as well as serving as occasional nurse and chaplain in three hospices. In 1970 she received a BA from Roberts Wesleyan College and began teaching English and Drama at Wyoming Central School. Throughout her educational career this would lead to positions at three WNY BOCES. Along the way she acquired her MA degrees from SUNY Buffalo and Niagara University. More to her surprise than that of colleagues, she received another MA in Pastoral Arts from Christ the King Seminary and was ordained as an Episcopal/Anglican Priest in 1989.
She served in the Dioceses of Niagara and Moosonee, Ontario, enjoying a long and mutual ministry in the James' Bay areas with the First Nation Cree Communities. She also served a summer in the United Kingdom and several part-time and Interim Positions in the Dioceses of Western New York and Southwest Florida.
Besides siblings, colleagues from each vocation and other wonderful friends who enriched her life, she is survived by her nephews, Jeff (Suzette) Tim, Matthew (Regina) Tim; nieces, Stephanie LaPlaca and Jessica (Les) Charles; two great-nephews; Liam Charles and Dominic Tim and her fur baby, Kibbie.
Carole is predeceased by Zeus, her faithful cocker spaniel pastoral assistant who exercised his own "healing ministry".
Though there will be no calling hours, we pray your presence at a celebration of Carole's life and invite all to join in the Communion of All Saints at Holy Eucharist at Christ Episcopal Church, 7145 Fieldcrest Drive, Lockport, New York 14094 on Friday, July 26th at 11 a.m. Carole will be laid to rest in Maplewood Cemetery, Marilla. Please consider memorials to Niagara County SPCA, 2100 Lockport Road, Niagara Falls, New York 14034; Hospice Buffalo, 225 Como Park Boulevard, Cheektowaga, New York 14229; Christ Episcopal Church, 7145 Fieldcrest Drive, Lockport, New York 14094 or to St. James Episcopal Church, 405 East Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements were entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia.