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Carol A. Zobel, volunteer at St. Louis Church

July 26, 1948 –Sept. 19, 2016

Carol A. Zobel, a longtime administrative assistant and volunteer at St. Louis Catholic Church in Buffalo, died Monday in Kenmore Mercy Hospital after a short illness. She was 68.

Born in Buffalo, the former Carol Naber graduated from Cardinal O’Hara High School, where she recently celebrated her 50th reunion. She worked many years as a legal secretary for the law firm of Nuchereno and Nagel, and later held administrative positions at St. Mary’s School for the Deaf and Mass Mutual Insurance. The longtime Amherst resident also taught sign language for the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda continuing education program.

Along with her husband, Michael J., Mrs. Zobel was a widely known member of St. Louis Church who served several terms as secretary of its Parish Council. In addition, she was instrumental in founding and coordinating the St. Louis Garden Society, which for many years has maintained the grounds of the historic downtown landmark. In 2011, she received the St. Joseph the Worker Award from the Diocese of Buffalo for her service to St. Louis.

An accomplished quilter, she often donated blankets she made to hospitalized children.

Besides her husband, she is survived by a son, Michael J. III; a daughter, Karen B. Palmer; two sisters, Ellen B. Naber and Patricia L. Perkins; a brother, Michael R. Naber, and four grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Louis Church, Main and Edward streets.

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