SARASOTA, FL. - Carol Thompson Bryant, 84, passed away peacefully in her sleep Sunday November 5, 2017 at her residence at Arden Court Assisted Living in Sarasota, Florida. Carol was a longtime resident of Greenville, NY before moving to Anna Maria, FL in 1994. Carol is survived by her son, Garth Bryant; daughter-in-law, Theresa Bestler Bryant; granddaughters Jeannette (William) Borman, Jaime Snyder; and her great-grandchildren Luke, Gabrielle and Emma Borman and Cole Snyder.
Carol was a graduate of Greenville Central School and State University of New York at New Paltz. Carol spent over 20 years teaching at Greenville Central School. She spent her entire career in first grade teaching hundreds of Greenville children to read. She also worked for many years at her family's business, Bryant's Super Market. After she moved to Florida, she spent much of her time doing volunteer work at Blake Memorial Hospital, the Anna Maria Historical Society, and teaching immigrant children to read. She also continued her life-long love of traveling and playing Bridge with her many friends. Carol fulfilled her spiritual needs as a member of St. Bernard's Catholic Church in Anna Maria, FL. Even after moving to Florida, Carol returned to Greenville often and maintained close ties with the community and her lifelong friends.
Carol spent her last day shopping and having lunch with her granddaughter, Jaime Snyder, and her great-grandson, Cole Snyder, continuing a lifetime of spreading good cheer and humor to her very last hour.
There are no local services scheduled at this time as it was Carol's wishes to be buried in the Rensselaerville Cemetery next to her daughter, Beth Bryant Savino, and grandson, Joseph Savino. Burial will be in the spring when her whole family can attend. Condolences can be posted at ajcunninghamfh.com.