July 13, 1937 - October 21, 2020
Sister Carol (Carolyn Elizabeth) Daul, a Franciscan Sister of the Atonement from Graymoor, transitioned into God’s glory on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 in the Lurana Healthcare Residence at St. Francis Convent, Garrison, New York. Sister Carol was born in Dannemora, New York on July 13, 1937 to Helen E. (Palmer) and Jerome P. Daul. Survived by her Sisters in Community, she is also survived by a sister, Rita Martin of Dannemora, a brother, Richard G. Daul of Chazy, NY. Sister Carol is predeceased by four brothers: Jerome, Thomas, William and Earl. As Carol grew up in Dannemora, she came to know the Franciscan Sisters of the Atonement through the faith formation programs in her parish. In a North Country Catholic article of March 12, 2014, Carol fondly recalls the ways in which the Sisters influenced her life: “The Sisters not only instructed us in the faith, but evangelized us by visiting every family in the parish, providing sodality parties, dances, and plays for the youth. They played softball with us and trained us in leadership roles, giving us positions of ministry within the parish. The Sisters enthusiastically spent so much time with us that all of us wanted to be at the church where the action was!” Carol entered the Community on September 8, 1957 and became a Novice on March 25, 1958. Sister Carol later professed her First Vows on April 16, 1959 and her Final Vows on August 29, 1964. As an Atonement missionary for 61 years, Sister served in catechetical, parish and pastoral ministries in New York State: Schenectady (1960-62), Glens Falls (1962-68), Adams (1979-1982), Crown Point (1999-2014), Plattsburgh (2014-2015), Morrisonville (2015-2019); California: Merced (1968-79) and Oildale (1982-88); Vermont: Burlington (1994-98); and New Hampshire: North Conway (1998-1999) before returning to Graymoor in September 2019. Through all these mission assignments, Sister Carol’s love for God’s people was evident through her caring actions and her willingness to be present to others. In California, “I taught religion in the migrant camps, visited all their homes and shared in the making of tamales. We participated in the culture of the people we served, and assisted them in the posada procession and helped them make their little shrines and floats for the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, who was thoroughly serenaded each 12th of December.” *continued on next page Sister Carol was dynamic in faith formation and family education. She developed programs to suite the needs to the local people and would engage parishioners to work with her and be the teachers for others. Through building up others, Carol created a ‘sense of belonging’ for all and was a catalyst in promoting a true ‘parish family.’ Carol will be greatly missed as a missionary of the Lord and of the Franciscan Sisters of the Atonement. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Sister Carol’s wake and funeral will be private (Sisters only) and will be held in the Motherhouse chapel at Graymoor at a later date. Burial will be in the Sisters’ cemetery at Graymoor. Funeral arrangements by Dorsey-Carlone Funeral Home.
Sister Carol (Carolyn Elizabeth) Daul, a Franciscan Sister of the Atonement from Graymoor, transitioned into God’s glory on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 in the Lurana Healthcare Residence at St. Francis Convent, Garrison, New York. Sister... View Obituary & Service Information
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