Carol Tamburo Wallace

August 2, 2019
Carol Tamburo Wallace, of Fulton passed peacefully on Friday, August 2, 2019 at Oswego Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Carol was born April 23, 1939 in Auburn, NY to the late Samuel and Carmela (Daloia) Tamburo. She had a magnetic personality, a quick wit, and loved to have fun. She was the matriarch of her large and close-knit family, including the many dear life-long friends that she considered family. Carol graduated from Auburn East High School, Eastman School of Dental Hygiene, and earned her Bachelor of Science Degree at SUNY Cortland. She also earned her Advanced Certificate at SUNY Oswego in Elementary Education. Carol was employed by the Fulton City School District as a Dental Hygiene Teacher and later as a Substitute Teacher. She served as President and Vice President of the NYS Dental Hygiene Teacher Association. Carol was also a member of the Fulton Teachers Association and the New York State Teacher Retirement System. Her job at Lanigan Elementary led her to meet Floyd Wallace, who became her loving husband of 54 years. They were married April 24, 1965 and together they had four children that Carol devoted her life to raising: Daniel (Francia) Wallace of Ithaca, NY; Cheryl (Anthony) Vilardo of Niagara Falls, NY; Michelle (Bob) Briggs of Fulton and David (Jackie) Wallace of Baldwinsville, NY. While making the choice to stay home and raise her children, Carol was an active member of the Fulton community. She served for many years on the Fulton YMCA Board of Directors. She was also involved in the Fulton Friends of the Library, Fulton Women’s Club, Fulton Historical Society, and the Fulton Athletic Booster Club. Carol was a past communicant of Holy Family Parish, Fulton and Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Minetto. Carol loved to travel, visiting Europe, Mexico, cruising the Caribbean, spending winters in Florida and frequenting the casinos of the Northeast. Carol’s other hobbies included shopping (she loved a good deal,) practicing yoga, and hosting parties. Carol was the kind of grandmother every child should have. She adored her eight grandchildren: Carlos and Owen Wallace, Carmella and Katie Vilardo, Robert and Claire Briggs and Jay and Lauren Wallace. They all adored her right back and Carol was also thrilled to hear that she had a ninth grandchild on the way, due in January 2020. In addition to her husband, children and grandchildren, Carol is survived by her dear sister Marlene Tamburo and brother Samuel Tamburo both of Auburn, NY. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and in-laws; all of whom loved Carol dearly. A Funeral Service will be held 9:45 am Tuesday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Minetto where a mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. John Canorro. Burial will be held privately in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Auburn, NY. Calling Hours will be conducted 4:00 to 7:00 PM Monday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in honor of Carol to the Children’s Room of the Fulton Library: 106 S. 1st St., Fulton, NY 13069, where she loved bringing her grandchildren, the Fulton YMCA Scholarship Program: 715 W. Broadway, Fulton, NY 13069 or the Fulton Athletic Booster Club: C/O Lisa Greene, 362 Park St. Fulton, NY 13069.

3 thoughts on “Carol Tamburo Wallace

  1. Floyd and family,

    It is with a heavy heart that I extend my sincere sympathies to you in the loss of your beloved Carol. She was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother.

    May she Rest In Peace in Paradise with Our Lord and Savior.

    In friendship and sympathy,
    Rosemary Occhino-Pilawa and family

  2. Oh my! We are so saddened to hear of the passing into Glory of Carol. She is in Heaven’s Glory! Our love & sympathy wishes go out to the entire Wallace family. What an impact your family has had on Lanigan Elementary & myself!! Your family will always have a special place in our hearts!
    Love, Sam& Sandy Patane & family

  3. My wife Linda and I convey our deepest feelings of sadness at Carol’s passing. As her yoga teacher, I knew her in a unique way: her blithe spirit, her interactions with our group [always generous] and her values. We often gathered after class for more “real world” discussions and wide-ranging sharing. In these situations, Carol was a great listener and an empathetic soul, both giving and funny in her own approach to her rich life. We know that she’ll be greatly missed and also that her wonderful life still resonates for her lucky family. Much love to all, Howard, North Coast Yoga

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