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Carmen B. Klein

September 14, 1946 ~ January 25, 2024 (age 77) 77 Years Old

Carmen Klein Obituary

Carmen Beatrice Loretta Austin Klein, 77, of Route 28, passed away Thursday afternoon, January 25, 2024 at Glens Falls Hospital.
Carmen was born on September 14, 1946 in the island nation of Barbados, West Indies, where she became the daughter of the late Nigel and Edna (King) Austin.
Carmen moved to this country as a young child and proudly became a Citizen of the USA on July 17, 1961.
After completing high school in the Bronx, she joined the workforce, working in the Empire State Building and B Altman.
Carmen was and remained a strong willed, independent woman.
She met the love of her life in the summer of 67 and became engaged to him, Peter Klein, in October of 1967.
The young couple, she was 21 and Peter was 25, married in New York City on February 24, 1968.
While living in the Bronx, the happy couple had two children, first Devon their son, then Araina their daughter.
Wanting a life in the country, Carmen and Peter moved upstate to Dorloo, NY, in 1971, where they had their youngest, Eric Klein.
While living in Dorloo, Carmen earned an associate degree from SUNY Cobleskill in Culinary Arts.
Then in 1984 the family moved back to the Bronx for job opportunities until 1987 when missing and loving the country life caused them to move upstate again, this
time to Indian Lake where Carmen worked at the Indian Lake Public Library and later at the Adirondack Museum as Administrative Secretary helping to book bus
tours.
Carmen enjoyed cooking, reading, gardening, and above all, she loved being surrounded by her family especially her granddaughters and great grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her parents and a brother, William Austin. Survivors include her loving husband of 56 years, Peter Klein; one daughter, Araina (Tracy) Eldridge of Indian Lake, Devon (Josephine) Klein of Buffalo, Eric Klein of Indian Lake; two granddaughters: Ashton (Raymond) Hoag and Allison (Benjamin) Conboy all Of Indian Lake; four great grandchildren: Colin Conboy,
Azalea Conboy, Amelia Hoag and Aaron Hoag; siblings: Hetty Austin of Chester, NY, Joseph Austin of Queens, Charles Austin of Australia, Peter Austin of Bronx,
NY; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends may call Tuesday, January 30, 2024 from 5-7 p.m. at Miller Funeral Home, 6357 State Route 30, Indian Lake.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Wednesday, January 31, 2024 at St. Mary’s Church, Indian Lake.
Private burial will be in Benton Cemetery, Indian lake.In lieu of flowers, contributions in Carmen’s memory may be directed to Heifer International at https://www.heifer.org

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
January 30, 2024

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Miller Funeral Home
6357 NYS Rte. 30
Indian Lake, NY 12842

Funeral Mass
Wednesday
January 31, 2024

10:00 AM
St. Mary's Catholic Church
Rte. 30
Indian Lake, NY 12842

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