Isabelle Carter
Isabelle Carter
Isabelle Carter

Obituary of Isabelle A. Carter

 Isabelle A. Carter, a lifelong resident of Syracuse and Bridgeport, New York, passed away on April 9, with family by her side. The daughter of John and Isabelle O’Brien, she was born on August 7, 1925, and graduated from St. Anthony of Padua High School in Syracuse. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Her early married life was spent raising 6 very active boys. Isabelle loved to have fun, ensuring that her children and especially her grandchildren had many wonderful memories made of time with her at Grandma’s house on Onieda Lake with overnights, lake time and family gatherings on the deck. An avid, competitive bridge player, she was proud of her many tournament wins making sure that even out of town family members received newspaper clippings detailing them. Her work at American Airlines catering unit Skychef located at Hancock International Airport afforded her flight benefits allowing her to travel all over the world, even in retirement. You always had to be careful if you asked Isabelle for advice because she would give it to you straight!

She was predeceased by her husband, William Carter, her son, David Carter, grandson, Alex Carter and great grandson, Bennett McLaughlin, as well as her parents and brother Francis O’Brien. She is survived by her sons, Edward (Elimara) of Colorado, John (Jeannette) of Camillus, Robert (Joanne) of Florida, Paul (Janet) of Kansas, Peter (Kathleen) of Syracuse, and daughter-in-law Jeanne Carter, fourteen grandchildren, and twenty-one great grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at Holy Family, 127 Chapel Drive,  on Thursday, April 15th at 10 am. Calling hours will be at Edward J. Ryan and Son Funeral Home in Syracuse on Wednesday, April 14th from 4-7pm . A private burial will be held at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Weedsport. In lieu of flowers please send donations to Holy Family Food Pantry, 127 Chapel Dr., Syracuse, NY 13219.


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Calling Hours

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Edward J Ryan & Son Funeral Home
3180 Bellevue Avenue
Syracuse, New York, United States
(315) 468-3443

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 am
Thursday, April 15, 2021
Holy Family Church
127 Chapel Drive
Syracuse, New York, United States