Estabrooks, Carolyn Jane Davis TROY Carolyn Jane Davis Estabrooks, 93, died on Wednesday, January 11, 2017, at the Eddy Memorial Geriatric Center, after a brief illness. Born in Troy, she was the daughter of the late Frank S. B. Davis and Leona DeSilva Davis King Hotaling. She resided in Cropseyville for most of her life. She was a 1942 graduate of Troy High School, and attended Hudson Valley Community College. Carolyn was a well known artist whose many abstract water colors are in private collections. She enjoyed teaching art at Wiawaka, supporting Capital Roots, traveling, bird watching (Audubon Bird Counts), cooking, sewing for her family, and a variety of handwork and crafts, "creating something from nothing." She was a member of Ilium Literary Club, Campfire Girls, Rensselaer County Council for the Arts and Brunswick Presbyterian Church. Survivors include her children, Frank (Lori) Estabrooks of Cropseyville, Nanson E. Serrianne of Glens Falls, Carrie M. Estabrooks of Mont Tremblant, Quebec and Jay L. Estabrooks of Berlin; a daughter-in-law, Barbara (George) Estabrooks; her grandchildren, Danush, Elizabeth, Nina, Daisy, Bonny, Seth, Samuel, Ethan and Aaron; her great-grandchildren, Kody, Zoe, Riley, Liam and Dylan; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by four children, John, Paul, George, and Polly Mae Estabrooks; a sister, Shirley Connell and two stepbrothers, Raymond J. Hotaling and William Hotaling. The family is very grateful to Kathy Schermerhorn (mother of Daisy and Bonny) for sharing her time, travels and support with Carolyn. Relatives and friends may call in the Bryce Funeral Home, Inc., 276 Pawling Ave., Troy, on Friday, January 20, from 1-3 p.m., with a service at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Carolyn Jane Davis Estabrooks, to the Capital Roots, 594 River St., Troy, NY 12180 or Food Pantries for the Capital District, 32 Essex St., Albany, NY 12206. To sign the guestbook, light a candle or for service directions, visit brycefh.com .
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