Caroline (Bilski) Linstead

Olean, NY – Caroline Bilski Linstead, 94, of Perrysburg, N.Y. peacefully passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013. She joins her parents, Charles and Stella Bilski, husband William Linstead, as well as siblings Mary, Virginia, Martha, Alice, and Margaret. “Aunt Carrie” is survived by nieces Marcia Gallo, Susie Ellis, Jeanne Brych, Barbara Royer, Kathleen Ray; and nephews James J. Edwards, Gary Withington, Michael C. Prusak; as well as several great and great-great nieces and nephews. Caroline had a long and remarkable career as an Auditor for New York State. In spite of being hearing-impaired, she was bright, widely-traveled, and devoted to family and friends. Caroline was a dedicated communicant of St. Joan of Arc Church in Perrysburg, N.Y. and gave generously of herself and time to church activities and those in need.Calling hours are 4-5:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, at Schindler Funeral Home, 44 Center St., Gowanda, N.Y. (716) 532-4200. Mass will be Monday, Feb. 4 at 11 a.m., at St. Joseph’s RC Church, Erie Avenue, Gowanda, N.Y. Interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, Gowanda. Contributions may be made to St. Mary’s School for the Deaf, Buffalo, N.Y., or St. Joseph’s Indian School in Gowanda, N.Y. “You made the moon to mark the seasons, the sun that knows the hour of its setting”. ~ Psalms 104:19