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December 11, 2013

Carol A. McLean

The Daily Star

---- — Carol A. McLean

HARTWICK — Carol A. McLean, 65, died unexpectedly Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at her home on Zachow Road in the Town of Burlington.

Born Sept. 28, 1948, at Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown, Carol was the daughter of Victor and Marian (Beauman) Williams.

She was raised on the family farm on Christian Hill and attended Hartwick Elementary and Hartwick High School. She married her high school sweetheart, Ronald McLean of Edmeston, and they resided on Christian Hill and later on their Zachow Road property for more than 45 years.

Carol enjoyed the out of doors and nature in general. She loved animals of every kind, especially her horses which she rode at every opportunity. She was always busy. “Her hands were always going.” She was an extremely hard worker and was always an active participant in the many chores around the farm. Carol was also well-known for her homemade butter, which she sold locally and far beyond. She was proud that she and her husband had personally built, from logs they had harvested, their log cabin home on Zachow Road.

She is survived by her husband, Ronald; two sons, Edward of Prattsville and Charles of Hartwick; and grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters, Natalie Hawley of Binghamton, Marlene Bryant of Cooperstown and Victoria Kappler (Richard) of Texas; her brother, James Williams (Marjorie) of Tennessee; and many nieces; nephews; and friends.

In accordance with Carol’s wishes, there will be no services.

Donations may be made in Carol’s memory to either the American Cancer Society, 8 Oak Avenue, Sidney, NY 13838 or The Susquehanna SPCA, 4841 St. Hwy. 28, Cooperstown, NY 13326.

Arrangements are under the guidance of Tillapaugh Funeral Service, Cooperstown.