Carol Ann Miazga Ohnsman

Carol Ann Miazga Ohnsman, was born in Cohoes, New York, on June 22nd, 1961, to Carol Ann George and Joseph Miazga. She passed away at the age of 59 on January 7th, 2021, from the only battle she couldn’t win, lung cancer.

Carol graduated from Niskayuna High School and attended Lady Cliff College in Highland Falls, New York, and later attended Manhattanville College in Purchase, New York. She then moved to Malta, New York, in 1989 where she started her family with three wonderful boys, and became an influential part of the Ballston Spa community. After her first marriage ended in 2002, she met the man she would spend the rest of her life with, Dan Johnsen, and they moved to the village of Ballston Spa. In 2008, Carol and Dan moved again to just outside of town where her boys finished high school and then went on to college.

Carol was a beloved member in the community. She became a provider and supporter for more than just her three sons. She was the team mom for hundreds of young men and women who came through the Ballston Spa Athletics Program for over a decade. She served in many roles within the Ballston Spa football and cheer program as well as the lacrosse program including president of the Football and Cheer Booster Club for many years. Carol had an infectious smile and laugh and a selflessness that had an incredible impact on so many. She was a constant presence at every game and could be seen on the sidelines, in the concession stand, or in the bleachers with a 50/50 bucket working the crowd. Carol always put her best efforts into everything she did and wanted to make everyone feel comfortable. If she knew you, then she knew your whole family and would always make it a point to say hi and ask how everyone was doing.

Carol spent her last ten years around some of her closest friends on Sacandaga Lake. Every Friday, she enjoyed getting out of work and heading straight to the boat that she and her husband Dan owned, so that she could "float" for the weekend. Her fondest memories include spending countless hours with friends and family on the dock, at the marina and soaking up the summer sun on the lake. Family and friends meant everything to her.

She is predeceased by her mother Carol Ann Miazga and is survived by her sons Jason, Chris (Sarah), Sean and husband Dan as well as her five brothers and sisters, Joe, Chris, Justin, Jen, and Cass, her many nieces and nephews, and her father, Joe Miazga.

Due to the Covid 19 pandemic and travel restrictions we will be postponing services to a later date. In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made to the Ballston Spa Football Booster Club. They can be sent to Ballston Spa Booster Club, 36 Bayberry Drive, Ballston Spa NY .

Guest Book


I am deeply saddened after hearing about Carol’s death. I was one of the lucky ones to spend a couple years at the lake with her - hanging out at the affectionately named “barge” and in the water. It was the most fun I’ve ever had. Carol’s love for the men in her life and Ballston Spa football was undeniable. Until we meet again, floating on our lazy bunz, RIP girlfriend. xoxo

Robert Van Splinter

My sincere condolences to you and family. You will be missed

Mr & Mrs O

What a great picture of your Mom. We remember her from so far back. It’s hard to believe we won’t run into Carol. I was lucky enough to watch your Mom raise 3 crazy, rambunctious boys. Talk about being a mult-tasker. She always put her boys first. Even though we hadn’t seen her for awhile we are still heartbroken that she is gone and we love you guys like crazy. Please let us know if we can help with anything.

Lynnette Stedry

Jason, Sean, Chris, Don and family,
Carol will be greatly missed by the community and those who knew her. I will always remember her generosity, kindness, and love for all the kids. I will especially miss her guidance and help with Football Booster Club. She was my rock and could always put a smile on my face and those around her. Peace be with all of you.

Amy Miazga

We cannot believe you are gone. Maggie has cried daily. She loved our Christmas Eve's together and how you kept all her pictures on your fridge. Oh and your peppermint fudge! Thank you for hiring me at the Home Town Bakery. My first job and best job. Plus I met your brother Chris and we are still together decades later. You were so kind so non judgemental. Rest in peace. You are with your mom . Watch over all of us now.

Erin Fitzgerald Cirilli

Dear Christopher, Amy and Miazga Family, Ohnsmann sons and family, and to Dan

No words can convey how deeply sorry we are on the passing of such a beautiful, spirited, caring and loving angel who graced us all in her own way as did your mom. Both enriched and brightened so many of us with their love, kindness and support.

The memories we shared at one time or another were the fondest I have and as I look back what wonderful times we shared.

May God comfort you all during this difficult time.

With love, prayers and deepest sympathy
Erin, Arnie and Gina Cirilli