Priscilla A. Carr, of 842 Dobson Road, Sugar Grove, Pa., passed away after a six-month battle with kidney cancer. She is survived by the entirety of her im-mediate family, including her parents: Frank and Joan Coffaro; her siblings: Joseph Coffaro and sister Carol Johnson; her husband, Thomas William Carr; and her children: Hobart Carr, JoAnna (Carr) Ferman, Elisabeth Carr, Warren Carr and Thomas Frank Carr; and her grandchildren: Graham Carr, Grace Carr and Carson Ferman.
Preceding her in death was her granddaughter, Avery Ann Ferman.
Born Sept. 9, 1951, Priscilla graduated from Eisenhower High School in 1969 and then attended Edinboro University, gra-duating with a degree in education. She married Thomas William Carr on Sept. 18, 1971. After completing a student teaching in Sagertown, Pa., she began her career with a special education job with the Tri-county intermediate unit in Meadville, Pa. They lived in Meadville for four years, then moved back home to Sugar Grove, living with and caring for her maternal grandfather, Hobart Sanders, during the completion of their Dobson Road home.
Priscilla lived the majority of her married life devoted to her five children. During the rearing of her children, Priscilla intermit-tently taught as a substitute teacher before resuming her teaching career full-time in the early 1990s. Priscilla landed her dream job of teaching at Sugar Grove Elementary after teaching several years at Pittsfield Elementary. She inspired many students, and felt as though the faculty and staff at Sugar Grove Elementary were her second family. Priscilla was a lifelong member and attendee of the Sugar Grove United Methodist Church. She was a member of the choir, and at one time, the treasurer. The congregation has always been a source of love, support and spiritual guidance for the entire family.
She was a lover of music, theatre, and any activities that her children and grandchildren took part. She was a great cook for a large family and will be remembered for many dishes, including her lasagna, dinner rolls, apple pie, german chocolate cake and strawberry rhubarb pie. Her greatest joy in life was having all of her children at home with her sharing a meal with laughter and love. She will be greatly missed, and always remembered.
Friends will be received at the Sugar Grove United Methodist Church on Friday, May 24, from 4-6 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. where a funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 25, at 11 a.m. Those wishing to place memorials may do so to the Sugar Grove Free Library, 22 Harmon St., Sugar Grove, PA 16350. Family and friends may order flowers, sign the online guest book or send an e-condolence at www.mckinneyfuneral.com