ALBANY – Carol Ann Lawrence, 65, of Albany, died Thursday, September 16, 2010 of complications from hip surgery. Carol was born in Albany, the daughter of the late James Norton and Helen Luce Norton. She lived here most of her life and was a graduate of Mercy High School Class of 1963. She was employed by the New York Telephone Co. as an operator, the Fuller Brush Co. in the billing department, and the Junior College of Albany (Sage Albany Campus) in the registrar’s office. Carol had been an active member of the Chrommettes of America, an all female car club, proudly driving and displaying her red 1961 Corvette, although her chronic illness kept her from participating in these events in recent years (Click to see her club photo: http://clubs.hemmings.com/clubsites/chrommettes/Lawrence.html).
Carol is survived by her loving husband of nearly 24 years, Allen “Al” Lawrence; her stepchildren Jennifer M. Stevens (Matthew) of Melrose, and Allen J. “A.J.” Lawrence, Jr. of Albany; her sister Janice Woods of Camillus; and her brother in law William J. Lawrence of Guilderland. She was predeceased by her brother Donald Norton.
Funeral services will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Tuesday morning at a time to be announce. Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home Monday from 4-8 p.m. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Glenmont. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the American Lung Association in New York, 155 Washington Ave. Suite 210, Albany, NY, 12210. To leave a message of condolence for the family or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.