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PETERSBURGH, N.Y. -- Carole C. Michaels Brock, 58, of Russell Road, died Friday, April 6, 2007, at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington, Vt. Born in Bennington, Vt., on July 28, 1948, she is the daughter of Eleanor Jones Michaels of Bennington, Vt., and the late C. Lloyd Michaels. Carole was a 1966 graduate of Berlin High School.

Carole raised her family and in 1976 began working for CB Sports in Bennington, Vt., and Glens Falls, N.Y., as a sewing machine operator and eventually became the supervisor of the AM5 Design Dept. She designed the gear worn by the US Olympic Luge Team that competed in Lake Placid in 1980 and in Sarejevo in 1984. She also designed gear for the America’s Cup team and the New England Patriots.

In 1991, she returned to nursing school and received her licensed practical nurse license. She began working at the former Leonard Hospital in Troy and later transferred to St. Mary’s Hospital in Troy where she was an endoscopy LPN.

She was active with the Petersburgh Rescue Squad since 1983, serving as an EMT and also as president, and was a member of the Petersburgh Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary. She loved to sew and was a quilt maker.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her loving husband, Earl G. Brock; four children, Christine M. (Shawn) Cinney of Berlin, Michael C. (Michelle) Lindsey of Hoosick Falls, Melissa M. (James) Durand of Troy and Erika L. (Chuck) Douglas of Grafton; five grandchildren, Amanda Cinney, Tyler and Macy Lindsey, Conner and Collin Douglas. She is the sister of Robert (Elaine) Michaels of Berlin, William (Sandy) Michaels of Rockford, IL and the late Gary A. (Janet) Michaels. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service celebrating Carole’s life will be held Wednesday at 4 p.m. at the Thomas M. Barber Funeral Home, 66 Armsby Road, Petersburgh. Relatives and friends are invited and may also call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 1 to 4 p.m. previous to the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Petersburgh Rescue Squad, the Petersburgh Methodist Church or to the Bennington Relay for Life in care of Thomas M. Barber Funeral Home, PO Box 361, Petersburgh, NY 12138.

Information provided by the funeral home.
Published in Bennington Banner on Apr. 9, 2007
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