Carol Schram

Obituary of Carol Ann (Rubino) (Betrus) Schram

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    Mrs. Carol Ann (Rubino) (Betrus) Schram, affectionately known as Nonnie, 83, a resident of the MVHS Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in New Hartford, formerly of Valley View Rd., New Hartford, passed away on Tuesday, April 2, 2024, at the nursing home with her loving family by her side.

     Carol was born in Utica, on June 17, 1940, the daughter of Emilio and Anna (Angrisano) Rubino. She was raised in Utica and was a graduate of Proctor High School. In 1960, Carol was united in marriage with Joseph N. Betrus, at St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Church in Utica, a loving and devoted union of 10 years, until Joseph’s death in 1970. In 1978, Carol was married to James “Poppy” E. Schram, and the couple shared 46 wonderful years together. For over 30 years, Carol was employed with Griffiss Air Force Base in Rome, retiring early to help care for her beloved granddaughter, Alyssa. When Alyssa started school at St. Peter’s Elementary, so too did Carol start her “dream job”, also at St. Peter’s and she also worked nights at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino. Carol enjoyed shopping and was a sports enthusiast and especially loved watching her favorite, Tom Brady. Carol was always present at every sporting event or school activity her son and granddaughter participated in and of course was their biggest fan. She was a lady of class, who always dressed flawlessly with her nails and makeup done to perfection. Carol’s greatest joy was caring for her German shepherds and most importantly her precious granddaughter, who was the light of her life. She was a devoted parishioner of St. Mary of Mt. Carmel/Blessed Sacrament Parish in Utica.

     Mrs. Schram is survived by her loving husband, James; devoted son, Joseph N. Betrus, Jr. and his companion, Linda Sarcone of N. Utica; cherished granddaughter, Alyssa Betrus and her companion, Mike Smith of N. Utica; adored great grandson, Ezra Smith; cousin, Jeanette Creo of Utica; two sisters-in-law, Eleanor Smith and Connie Lorenz and former daughter-in-law, Avery Graziano as well as many dear friends too numerous to mention.  Besides her parents, Emilio and Anna and husband, Joseph, Carol was predeceased by her in-laws, Ferris and Minnie Betrus and Adam and Helen Schram; and two cousins, Theresa Dubyna and Angela Tofani.

     Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to Carol’s funeral Mass of Christian burial on Saturday, April 6, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary of Mt. Carmel/Blessed Sacrament Parish, 648 Jay St., Utica. The family will greet relatives and friends at the conclusion of the funeral Mass. She will be laid to rest in Calvary Cemetery in Utica. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Anita’s Stevens Swan Humane Society, 5664 Horatio St., Utica, NY 13502 in Carol’s memory. Envelopes will be available at church.

     Mrs. Schram’s family extends their heartfelt gratitude to the staff at Babe’s at Harbor Point Restaurant in N. Utica, for love you showed to Carol and for making her part of your family.  A special thank you to the nurses and staff on Barton West at the MVHS Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, for the wonderful care and compassion you provided to Carol.

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Funeral Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 am
Saturday, April 6, 2024
St. Mary of Mt. Carmel / Blessed Sacrament Church
648 Jay St.
Utica, New York, United States


Calvary Cemetery
2407 Oneida St.
Utica, New York, United States

Memorial Donations

Anita’s Stevens Swan Humane Society, 5664 Horatio St., Utica, NY 13502 in Carol’s memory.
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