Carol A. Childs, 80, of Batavia, passed away on Thursday, April 29, 2021, at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia. She was born July 12, 1940, in Batavia, daughter of the late Joseph (Carmel Cappiello) Messina. She is preceded in death by her husband, David Childs in 2008 and a sister, Sara Petroline.
Carol worked for many years at OTB, she was an industrious and dedicated worker. She loved children, animals and expressed a deep appreciation of nature. Carol was a very caring woman that placed others above herself. She was a devoted wife and mother.
She is survived by her sons, Mark and Michael Childs of Batavia; sister, Frances (John) Nowak of E. Amherst; along with several nieces and nephews.
An 11 a.m. Celebration of her life will be held on Thursday, May 6, 2021, at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020. Carol will be laid to rest in Elmwood Cemetery, Batavia.
The funeral home will be restricted to 50% of their normal capacity. Face coverings and social distancing are mandatory. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association www.alz.org. For more information, please call 585-343-8260 or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020.