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Obituary for Carole Sponable

Carole G. Sponable, 80, of Phoenix, NY, passed away on Friday April 21, 2017 in Syracuse. Born to her late parents, Doris E. (Planck) and Cecil M. Group on September 17, 1936 in Syracuse, NY. A graduate of Baldwinsville Academy, class of 1954.

In 1958 Carole move to Phoenix with her late husband Willard C. “Spike” Sponable. Since 1973 she was the owner /operator of Carole G. Sponable Accounting. Carole was a member of Pennellville United Methodist Church; a former member of Phoenix United Methodist Church; a Village of

Phoenix Trustee in 1989; the Mayor of of the Village of Phoenix from 1990-1994; lifetime member of the Ladies Auxiliary Enterprise Fire Co. # 1, Phoenix; the chairwoman

of the Community Youth Council; and a major proponent of

the annual fireworks program on the Oswego River, as well

as a longtime co-coordinator of the Bridge House Brats

youth program. Go to for a

tribute to Carole in costume and of course donning her

signature sunflower hat. Recently, she was bestowed the

honor in an inaugural event by receiving a Lifetime

Achievement Award in 2016 from the village of Phoenix

officials and the Phoenix community. Carole was also

active in the Schroeppel Community Services department

in various programs for adults and children. She served

on the Schroeppel Town Council as well.

Predecease in death by her husband Willard C. “Spike”

Sponable on November 28, 1973; her son Danny T.

“Puffy” Sponable on April 1, 2005; her sisters Barbara

Gerhardt and Marcia Boyce.

Surviving are her son Robert T. (Betsy) Sponable of

Tunbridge, VT; three daughters Delaine Virtucio of Columbia,

SC, Kim Fields of Plant City, FL, and Jennifer Sullivan of

Virginia Beach, VA; one sister Shirley Johnston of Baldwins-

ville; five grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; several

nieces and nephews; and many friends.

Services are on Sunday June 4, 2017 at 2:15 p.m. in the

Pennellville United Methodist Church, 389 County Route 54,

Pennellville, NY 13132. The Rev. Jeff Hodge will officiate

the service. A calling hour period will be from 1 to 2 p.m.

prior to the service in the church sanctuary as well.

At 4 p.m. the same day, following the church service a

celebration of life remembrance service for Carole will be

held in Henley Park at the Bridge House downtown Phoenix.

In lieu of flowers: contributions in Carole’s memory can be

made to Francis House, Syracuse; The Bridge House Brats

Youth Council; and the Pennellville United Methodist Church.

Burial will be on Monday June 5, at 10 a.m. in Pine Plains

Cemetery, 8686 Henry Clay Blvd., Clay, NY 13041.

Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, Phoenix has

care of arrangements.