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Carolyn Louise (Thygesen) LeGrys

July 11, 1932 ~ September 27, 2019 (age 87)

Cambridge-Carolyn Louise LeGrys, 87, of Cambridge, passed away Friday, September 27, 2019 at Elderwood at Ticonderoga.

Carolyn was born in Cambridge July 11, 1932 and was the daughter of the late Helmer and Dorothea (Abrahamson) Thygesen.

Carolyn graduated from Greenwich High School in 1950 and earned her bachelor’s degree from Plattsburgh State.  She was an elementary school teacher at the Cambridge Central School prior to her retiring.

Carolyn was very spiritual and was a devout member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Cambridge where she was an active member having served on the vestry, a member of the Daughters of the King, the Altar Guild, St. Martha’s Guild and attended Bible Study each Wednesday.

Carolyn loved reading especially history and science; she enjoyed bird watching, gardening and most importantly, her family was important to her.  She volunteered at Fishes and Loaves Food Pantry in Cambridge.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband of 56 years, Kenneth James LeGrys; a brother, Harold Thygesen.

Carolyn is survived by her children, Wendy Irene (William) Michalak of Ticonderoga, James Wayne (LaVita) LeGrys of Silver Springs, MD and Lance Steven (Maria) LeGrys of Dorset, VT.  She also leaves behind a brother, Dr. Kenneth (Jane) Thygesen of Cossayuna; a sister, Linda Thompson of Tampa, FL; grandchildren, Daniel J. Michalak, Alexandra D. LeGrys and Charlotte C. LeGrys and many nieces, nephews & cousins.

A celebration of Carolyn’s life will be at 1:00 pm Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 4 St. Luke’s Place, Cambridge with Fr. Mathew Baker officiating.  Interment will be at Woodlands Cemetery in Cambridge.

A reception will follow the services at the parish hall and everyone is welcomed to join the family.

Memorial contributions in memory of Carolyn may be made to St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 4 St. Luke’s Place, Cambridge, NY  12816.


Donations may be made to:

St. Luke's Church
4 St. Luke's Place, Cambridge NY 12816


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