Candace ‘Candy’ Mary Weaver

Candace Mary Weaver (Candy) passed away peacefully in her sleep at the age of 68.

She was the daughter of Evelyn (LaVasseur) and Joseph C. Weaver. Candy is survived by her daughter Cara Mathers and her partner Nicholas Taylor, her grandchildren Ian and Eve Taylor; her brother-in-law of 43 years Thomas Snye; her beloved nephew Neilson Snye, his partner Melissa Milano, his children Claire and Timmy Snye; and Melina Mathers and Robert S. Mathers for whom she cared deeply. She was predeceased by her parents, cherished sister Carrie A.

Snye and her beloved Uncle Doc and Uncle Pit.

Candy was a person that genuinely cared for anyone she encountered. The unconditional love that she offered this world is something so rare that all who knew Candy remember her with warmth and reverence. Dedicating nearly her entire career to serving people with developmental disabilities at various agencies around the country, she spent almost three decades at the Citizens Advocates Inc. During her tenure there, she worked tirelessly to create a fun, nature-based environment for the individuals that she served. Her team was instrumental in the creation of a multi-use nature trail on the center’s property. Her love of the monarch butterflies is noted through her teams work to fill thousands of informational mailers containing milkweed seeds to help a butterfly in need.

Doing her part to help the monarch is just one of the many ways that Candy lived her life to show love to others and teach others how to love life. From rescuing stranded puppies and a mother dog while seven months pregnant, to happily feeding any neighborhood kid that came along; from tug of war competitions at Tupper Lake Woodsmen’s Days, to driving her father’s log truck or team of horses; from cutting mazes through blackberry patches, to make a fun summer playground, to rescuing and nursing a wounded race horse back to health; from reviving any plant that she touched, to ensuring that her house glowed on any holiday. Candy’s strength, perseverance and kindheartedness was exemplary to the very end. Her compassionate nature is one that is fondly looked upon by anyone that knew her. She is someone that can truly be remembered for her love and devotion to serving everything she encountered with nothing but empathy.

Calling hours for Candance M. Weaver will be held on Friday, Dec. 9, 2022 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Frary Funeral Home located at 24 Cliff Avenue, Tupper Lake NY, 12986. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to High Peaks Hospice.