Carolyn A. LaFontaine

Carolyn A. LaFontaine

Carolyn A. LaFontaine

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. — Carolyn A. LaFontaine died peacefully on Friday, April 24, 2020, after a long illness. Patrick Lounsbury, her best friend, companion, and forever love was by her side. She was 59.

Born in Albany, she resided in Hollywood, Florida and then St. Augustine, Florida for many years. “Carebear,” as she was affectionately known, graduated from Berne-Knox-Westerlo schools and had a long career in the restaurant industry; she was proprietor of Carebear Productions.

“Carebear selflessly cared for too many people to count, whether it be delivering home-cooked meals with Pat, or daily phone calls just to see how everyone was doing,” her family wrote in a tribute.

Besides Patrick Lounsbury, she is survived by her brothers, Matt LaFontaine (Sue), and Billy LaFontaine (Judy); by her nephews, Buddy, Tyler, and Patrick; by her niece, Leighanna; and by many aunts, uncles, cousins, true friends, and her beloved cat, Cider.

Her parents, Matt and Mardi LaFontaine, died before her, as did her sister, Kathi, and many beloved pets over the years.

Due to coronavirus restrictions, no services are planned.

A memorial gathering will occur in Florida and at the South Berne Rural Cemetery in Berne, New York, on dates to be determined.

Memorial messages may be left at

“Carrie requests that big stuffed bears be donated to St. Peter’s Hospital Cancer Kids,” her family wrote.

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