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Shirley Tromblay, 83

Dan McClelland

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Shirley Tromblay, age 83, of Tupper Lake, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 14, 2019 at University of Vermont Hospital in Burlington.  Calling hours were held on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 to at Frary-Stuart Funeral Home, Tupper Lake.  A mass of Christian burial was celebrated at Tuesday at noon at St. Alphonsus Church in Tupper Lake, NY.  Burial took place at Holy Name Cemetery following the funeral Mass.

Shirley was born on December 23, 1935 in Tupper Lake, the daughter of Roy and Rose Chenier Foote.  She graduated from Saranac Lake High School in 1955.  She worked at the dress factory in Tupper Lake for a time. 

Shirley married Harold “Pete” Tromblay on October 30, 1965 in Tupper Lake.  The couple opened Pete's automotive repair shop in 1971 operating it together until they both retired in 2001. 

Shirley loved animals, especially dogs.  She enjoyed volunteering for Bingo at the Adult center.  With her husband they spent many falls in Booth Bay Harbor, Maine.  They enjoyed Sunday drives around the North Country.

She is predeceased by her husband Harold “Pete” Tromblay who died on January 7, 2005, and two brothers, Roy Foote and Francis Foote.

Shirley is survived by one sister, Lillian Barham, sister-in-law Loretta Foote and many nieces and nephews.  She will also be missed by many close friends. 

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Shirley’s memory to the Tri-Lakes Humane Society, 255 George Lapan Memorial Highway, Saranac Lake, NY 12983 or North Country Life Flight Inc., 49 Helms-Mueller Road, Saranac Lake, N.Y. 12983.

Wayne Scanlon, 79

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Wayne “Skip” Scanlon, age 79, formerly of Childwold, passed away Thursday afternoon, August 8, 2019, after a brief illness surrounded by his loving family. Visitations will be held Friday, August 16, 6 p.m. through 8 p.m. at Frary-Stuart Funeral Home, Tupper Lake.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 17 at 10 a.m. at Frary-Stuart Funeral Home with Deacon Gerald Savage officiating. Burial will take place at Gale Cemetery following the funeral service.

Wayne is survived by his four children: Ann Gregory and her husband, Ben, of Bernhards Bay, N.Y., Tammy Bisesi and her husband Russ of Central Square, N.Y., Scott Scanlon and his wife, Pam of Norfolk, N.Y., Brett Scanlon and his companion Sheila Sauve of Massena, N.Y.; one sister, Sharon Duketteand her companion Danny Otts of Tupper Lake; one brother Gary Smith and his wife Mary of Childwold.

Wayne is also survived by three grandchildren, Three step grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Besides his parents, Wayne is predeceased by his wife, Janice (Garrow) Scanlon.

Wayne started working at Newton Falls paper mill and went to Alcoa in 1977 as a mill wright retiring in 2002 after 25 years of service.

Wayne was born July 2, 1940 in Tupper Lake, the son of Wallace and Jean (McCuen) Scanlon. Wayne attended local schools and later married Janice Garrow on June 3, 1961.

He enjoyed outdoor activities such as, four-wheeling and hunting and was a past member of the Hedgehog Hunting Club. He also enjoyed spending time laughing and visiting with his family and friends. Wayne spent his winters taking advantage of the warm Florida weather.

Donations may be made in Wayne’s memory to the Piercefield volunteer fire department.

Online condolences can be made at

Walter B. Lavigne, 91

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Walter B. Lavigne, age 91, of 111 Wawbeek Ave., passed away Monday night, August 12, 2019 peacefully at his home. Calling hours will be held on Thursday, August 15, 2019, at 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. at Frary-Stuart Funeral Home, Tupper Lake, NY. Funeral services for Walter will take place on Friday, August 16, 2019 at 2 p.m. at St. Alphonsus Church with Rev. Douglas Decker officiating.

Walter is survived by his wife, Shirley (Auclair) Lavigne, of Tupper Lake; his seven children, Jackie Denis and her husband, Larry, of Tupper Lake, Howard Lavigne and his wife, Joanne, of Pennellville, NY, Dean Lavigne and his wife Marcy, of Tupper Lake, Mary Lalonde and her husband Stuart, of Tupper Lake, and Lisa Bryda and her husband Dean, of Castleton, NY; eleven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Walter is predeceased by his two daughters, Taire and Michelle Lavigne.

Walter was born on October 31, 1927 in Tupper Lake, NY, the son of Henry Lavigne and Marjorie (King) Lavigne. He attended local schools. Walter enlisted in the Navy at age seventeen and served his country aboard the USS Vestal for two years. Walter married Shirley Auclair on January 23, 1950 in St. Alphonsus Church in Tupper Lake, NY.

Walter’s favorite time was spent with family. He also enjoyed several hobbies. He was an avid hunter and fisherman as well as enjoyed camping, travelling, stone masonry, bowling, and snowmobiling.

Donations can be made in Walter’s memory to the Tupper Lake Rescue Squad, 169 Main St., Tupper Lake, NY 12986 or High Peaks Hospice, PO Box 840, Saranac Lake, NY 12983.

Rose M. Snide Lilly

Dan McClelland

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Funeral services for Rose M. Snide Lilly, age 88, of Long Lake, will be held on Friday, August 16, at 11a.m. at St. Henry’s Catholic Church in Long Lake with Rev. Scott Seymour officiating. Burial will be in Long Lake Cemetery. Calling hours will be held on Thursday, August 15, 2019, from 2p.m. to 6p.m. at St. Henry’s Catholic Church in Long Lake.

Mrs. Lilly passed away on Thursday, August 8, 2019, at Glens Falls Hospital.

Rose is survived by three sons, William Snide and his wife, Grace, of Malta, N.Y., Robert Snide of Pittsfield, MA, and David Snide and his wife, Victoria, of Long Lake; five grandchildren, Michael Snide and his wife Ashley of Malta, Nicholas Snide of Saranac Lake, Chad Snide of Malone, Jennifer Snide of Redford, N.Y. and Andrew Snide and his wife Kathryne of Queensbury, N.Y.; her companion, Norman Korniak, of Queensbury; her great grandchildren Danielle, Kailynn, Gabe, and Harvey Joe; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She is predeceased by her grandson Steven Snide and her brother Richard Hart.

Rose was born on December 3, 1930 in Long Lake, the daughter of Laverne W. and Hulda I. (Hanmer) Hart. She is a 1948 graduate from Long Lake Central School.

Rose married Harvey A. Snide on December 21, 1948, in Long Lake. He predeceased her on June 24, 1978. She and her husband, Harvey, owned and operated Long Lake Oil Service for many years. Rose thoroughly enjoyed her home town of Long Lake, where she resided for her entire life.

Rose also enjoyed being part of the famous Long Lake Kazoo Band and being a part of all the great things Long Lake has to offer. During the last seven winters, Rose took advantage of the beautiful warmth in West Melbourne, FL. with her companion Norm.

Donations may be made in Rose’s memory to the Long Lake Rescue Squad, 8555 Newcomb Rd, Long Lake, NY 12847.

Online condolences may be made at

Mary Lorraine Daggett, 90

Dan McClelland

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Mary Lorraine Daggett, 90, of Broad St., passed away peacefully to the hands of the Lord, Tuesday morning, July 23, 2019, following a courageous battle with cancer.

Born on September 26, 1928 in Tupper Lake, where she was a lifelong resident. She was the daughter of the late Basil and Clementine (Scanlon) LaFave. She was a graduate of Tupper Lake Central School.

Lorraine was employed for 26 years as a laundry superintendent at Sunmount DDSO in Tupper Lake.

Following her retirement, she poured her heart and soul into her home and family, especially her beloved grandson, Chad.

She was the last surviving child of the Basil and Clementine LaFave family. She had 14 brothers and three sisters predecease her. She was also predeceased by her loving husband, Robert “Bob” Daggett; her loving grandson, Chad R.T. Martin and her son-in-law, Robert Conover.

She is survived by her devoted daughter, Carol Conover of Tupper Lake, her “adopted” family Andy and Loretta Cappiello and their daughter Giana Maria Cappiello, her extended family Susan Rennell, George L. Martin of Bennington, VT, Jeff, Susan, Jill, Tara, and Joshua Trudeau; several nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, cousins as well as several beloved friends.

Friends may call Saturday, August 3, 2019 from 10 a.m. 11 a.m. at St. Alphonsus Church, Tupper Lake.

A funeral Mass will immediately follow at 11 a.m. at St. Alphonsus Church.

The Rite of Committal will follow at St. Alphonsus where Lorraine and Bob’s urn will be interred, and military honors will be conducted for Bob.

Contributions in Lorraine’s memory may be directed to Adirondack Medical Center oncology unit in Saranac Lake. Lorraine’s family is so thankful for the wonderful love and care provided by her nurse Lorraine Bowman as well as the entire staff of Adirondack Medical Center.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Miller Funeral Home 6357 NYS Rte. 30, Indian Lake.

To express online condolences, please visit www.brewermillerfunerlhomes.

Mrs. Patricia Randolph, 93

Dan McClelland

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Patricia Randolph, wife of Dr. Martin Randolph for 62 years, passed away quietly in her home on Deer Hill in Danbury, Conn. Tuesday morning July 16. She was 93 years old.

A tireless mother, dedicated spouse, and accomplished nurse whose petite frame belied her strength of spirit, conviction, and courage, Patricia leaves behind three brothers and a sister, eight children, eighteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Her surviving siblings are Dr. Thomas Draper of Newtown, Robert Draper and Dennis Draper of Long Island, and Barbara Buxton of Florida. Her eight devoted children include Martin Jr., Christopher, Fraser, Jane, John, Michael, Gregory, and Joan.

Patricia’s life was driven by her love of people. Born into a large family in Queens Village, New York in 1925, Patricia Draper attended Mary Lewis Academy, and Mount St. Vincent’s School of Nursing where she became a registered nurse. While training at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Patricia’s skill and interest in treating children caught the attention of the hospital’s medical staff. They recruited her to head the pediatric ward and paid for her expenses to train at the much-respected Children’s Hospital in Washington, D.C. It was there that she met Dr. Martin Randolph who was chief resident.

After their marriage in 1948, Martin Randolph was recruited by Danbury Hospital as the first
pediatrician in Danbury, and Patricia proved to be vital to his success in that role for over fifty years from 1948 to 1998. Dr. and Mrs. Randolph moved into their Deer Hill home in 1952 and raised eight children there. They established a doctor’s office in the home, which allowed Patricia to act as both nurse in the office and full-time mother to eight children.

Under her critical eye, she converted a dilapidated Victorian home on Deer Hill Avenue into a warm and inviting home, for her family and a highly effective office for Dr. Randolph. She flourished in her role as mother: providing abundant and wholesome meals, nurturing her children with endless care and affection, overseeing schoolwork, chores, and proper behavior - all while maintaining an immaculate home. While her children experienced unquestioned love, they knew that Patricia maintained extremely high standards of behavior. This included Wednesday afternoon chores after school, strict mealtimes for the entire family throughout the week, reading periods every day, and abstaining from candy.

In 1961, Patricia took seven children 300 miles into the Adirondacks where she and Dr. Randolph had purchased a small cabin on seven acres of land. The cabin had no electricity, part time running water, no telephone, and was 45 minutes from the nearest town. Patricia’s capable management and characteristic work ethic turned this rustic cabin into a cherished family center to which the Randolphs have been returning ever since.

After the Randolph children reached school age, Patricia worked as a full-time registered nurse in Dr. Randolph’s office until his retirement. Patients, employees, and all who came in contact with Patricia were touched by her compassion, her genuine interest in their needs, and her remarkable ability to remember even the smallest details of their lives. Indeed, Dr. Randolph’s success as a physician, researcher, and writer was predicated on the foundation that Patricia
provided as she so effectively and selflessly managed his family, his office, and his home.

Patricia Randolph was also a devoted member of St. Peter’s Church; a passionate supporter and fundraiser for keeping the Regional YMCA in Danbury; a tireless worker for the Food Bank of Danbury; a diehard supporter of UConn Women’s Basketball; and a generous supporter of numerous charities.

Her children, grandchildren, and many friends have been touched by Patricia’s lifelong
devotion to her husband as well as the life lessons that she modeled so seamlessly: strength of spirit, the courage to endure hard work, and the perpetual value of family. Her life of giving to her family, her community, and her church demonstrates the adage that by giving one is enriched. Patricia Draper Randolph passed away thoroughly enriched by the adoration of the many people whom she touched. She lived by four lessons: give generously to the community and underprivileged; live life to the fullest; be grateful and positive; and foster a deep commitment to family and friends.

A memorial mass was celebrated at St. Peter’s Church on Saturday, July 20 at 10:30 a.m. In addition, a reception of family and friends was held at Green’s Funeral Home on Main Street in Danbury from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, July 19. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Greater Danbury Community Health Center or the Humane Society.

Candace Mauney Gaudet

Dan McClelland

Candace Mauney Gaudet, age 72, of Martinez, Georgia, and formerly of Lincolnton, passed away on Tuesday, July 23, 2019.

Her funeral service was held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 27, 2019, in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Hollybrook Cemetery. The family received friends at the funeral home from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. that Saturday.

Mrs. Gaudet was born July 8, 1947, in Lincoln County, to the late William Andrew Mauney and Grace Williams Mauney. She worked as an art teacher for Georgia Public Schools. She loved animals and was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend.

She is survived by her husband, Larry Gaudet; a son, William Gaudet, and wife Monica, and their daughter, Alethea, all of Aiken, SC; and a daughter, Mary Hosch, and husband Bryant, and their son, Brandon, all of Atlanta, GA.

Memorials may be made to the Humane Society of Lincoln County, PO Box 23, Lincolnton, NC 28093.

The Warlick Funeral Home is serving the Gaudet family.

Merrill Emmons “Corney” Cornell, 93

Dan McClelland

Merrill Emmons “Corney” Cornell, 93, of Baltimore, MD and formerly Childwold, went to be with his Lord on July 20, 2019.

Born in Randolph, N.Y. on October 28, 1925, he was the youngest child of “Ned” and Emeline (Hall) Cornell.

While a student at Randolph Central School, he earned his Eagle Scout pin.

He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1943 upon graduation from High School, and served in the Pacific during WWII.

He earned a degree in electrical engineering from Clarkson University in 1950.

He married Minnie North of Conifer in 1952 and they raised their family during 52 years of marriage. His work as a switch inspector for the railroad and later as a research engineer, took him to Pennsylvania, Ohio and Maryland. He and Minnie eventually returned to live in the Adirondacks when he retired in 1983. Minnie preceded him in death in 2004.

He had a great appreciation for the outdoors, enjoying hiking, camping and canoeing. He was a collector of stamps and Civil war books. He served several years as a deacon of the Baptist chapel in Tupper Lake before moving to Maryland in 2008.

He is survived by three children and three grandchildren; Daughter, Janice (Jack) Barber and grandson Tom of Catonsville, Md., son, Allan (Genoah) Cornell of Seargrove, NC., son Brian (Nancy) Cornell and granddaughters Amy and Sarah of Laurel, MD.

Services were held Saturday, July 27th at the Stuart-Fortune-Keough funeral home, Pastor Rick Wilburn officiating. Burial was at Gale cemetery.

Michael A. Fortier, 78

Dan McClelland

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Michael A. Fortier, 78, of 2547 State Route 30, Tupper Lake passed away on Saturday, July 20, 2019 in Syracuse.

Born on March 24, 1941 at St. Theopile, Quebec Canada, he was the son of Eugene and Mary Rose (Toulouse) Fortier.

He worked at Strathmore Paint Company in Syracuse. He loved going hunting and fishing.

He is survived by his son Michael (Melissa) Fortier of Fulton, two daughters: Lisa Fortier of Syracuse and Tammy (John) Adams of Tennessee. He is survived by several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Also surviving him is five brothers: Jean Paul, Yvon, Edward (Debbie), Kevin and Jimmy and six sisters: Gisele (Richard) Denno, Noella (Ronald) Durkee, Carole (Richard) Peets, Denise (Raymond) Skelling, Micheline Baldwin, Diane (David) LeBlanc and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his daughter, Tina, his parents Eugene and Mary Rose, a brother, Richard and brother-in-law Jess Baldwin.

There will be no calling hours. A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be at Holy Name Cemetery at 10a.m. on Saturday, July 27. A celebration of life will follow at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 36 High Streeet, Tupper Lake. Everyone is welcome.

Memorial donations may be made to Kiwanis Club Toys for Tots in care of Julie Dukett at 251 Hosley Ave, Tupper Lake, NY 12986.

Marylou Whitney passes away at age 93

Dan McClelland

by Rich Rosentreter

News arrived last week of the passing of Marylou Whitney, age 93, a woman who was a key figure in horse racing and instrumental in making the Saratoga Race Course what it is today. Her philanthropic efforts and contributions to racing helped earn the nicknames “Queen of Saratoga” and “Grand Dame of Saratoga.”

Mrs. Whitney died Friday, July 19, at her Cady Hill home in Saratoga Springs, and information about her life were provided by the New York Racing Association.

Mrs. Whitney was among the most successful owners in thoroughbred racing. She married Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney, one of the founders of the National Museum of Racing and Pan American Airlines, respectively, in 1958, and their stable embarked on a winning tradition, with Tompion capturing the Travers in 1960 and Chompion winning the Mid-Summer Derby in 1968, according to the NYRA.

In the 1970s, the Whitneys successfully convinced the NYRA to keep Saratoga Race Course open during a time when wagering and attendance had a decline, the release said.

“An avid horsewoman and true lover of the sport, Mrs. Marylou Whitney was one of thoroughbred racing's greatest ambassadors. As owner of her eponymous stable, Marylou was a top breeder and a committed supporter of the thoroughbred industry, who delivered some of the most memorable moments in New York racing. Marylou’s passion for racing was only matched by her love for the City of Saratoga Springs and her support for the backstretch community. Her generosity was unparalleled and the list of her contributions is endless. Saratoga would not be the destination it is today without the esteemed leadership, dedication and support of Marylou,” NYRA CEO and President Dave O'Rourke said in a press release. “Marylou's love of this sport and city will have a lasting impact on generations to come.”

The Whitneys also had a key influence on the Saratoga community, as they founded the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC), which opened in 1966. Marylou Whitney Stables earned nine graded stakes victories and campaigned more than 190 winners from 2000-2019, the release said.

Her life

Born Marie Louise Schroeder on December 24, 1925, she grew up in Kansas City, Missouri. She was the daughter of Harry Schroeder, an accountant who had attended law school with Harry Truman, and mother Marie Jean.

Growing up, she was a member of Troop 44 of the Girl Scouts of America. After graduating Southwest High School, she attended the University of Iowa for a time before working as an actress, appearing in movies and television shows.

Mrs. Whitney was presented with an Eclipse Award of Merit in 2010 for her contributions to racing and was elected to the Jockey Club in 2011. Other honors include the name “First Lady of the Kentucky Oaks” in 2015 for her charitable works. In 2018, she was in attendance as the Racing Hall of Fame inducted three generations of Whitneys as Pillars of the Turf, including Sonny, his father, Harry Payne Whitney, and his grandfather Williams Collins Whitney, who purchased Saratoga Race Course in 1900 and helped create Belmont Park, according to the release.

She figured prominently in this area for the vast acreage she and her husband owned between here and Long Lake, and was a local benefactor in many respects. The park provided big employment for many local loggers over the years. A major portion of Whitney Park was sold to the state in the 1990s to further outdoor recreation in this area.

Mrs. Whitney is survived by her husband John Hendrickson and her five children, Louise “M'Lou,” Frank “Hobbs,” Henry, Heather and Cornelia.

Merrill Cornell, 93

Dan McClelland

Word has been received of the death of Merrill Cornell. He passed away Friday, July 19th in Baltimore MD. Merrill was a longtime resident of Childwold. Calling hour are scheduled for Saturday, July 27 from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. at the Stuart-Fortune-Keough funeral home followed by a funeral service at the funeral home. Pastor Richard Wilburn of the Tupper Lake Baptist Chapel will officiate.. Burial will be in Gale Cemetery.

Death notice: Mary Lorraine Daggett

Dan McClelland

Word has been received of the death of Mary Lorraine Daggett of Tupper Lake. She passed away Tuesday morning, July 23 at the home of her daughter, Carol.

A full obituary will appear in the next edition of the Tupper Lake Free Press.

Daniel Robert Baldwin, 66

Dan McClelland


Daniel Robert Baldwin, 66, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, July 11, 2019.

Dan was born on June 17, 1953 in Tupper Lake and was the son of the late Arthur and Germaine (Parent) Baldwin. Dan was predeceased by his brothers Robert and David.

Dan grew up in Tupper Lake and attended Tupper Lake High School, graduating in 1972.

On December 6, 1975, he married the love of his life, Tina Gonyea. They made their home at 8 Fourth Street in Tupper Lake for 43 years. They have three wonderful children. Janelle (Baldwin) Clark, Jared and his companion Jared Stark, and Adam.

Dan was employed at Sunmount DDSO for 33 years, and retired in 2008. After his retirement, he worked for D.E.C. as a Park Ranger for numerous seasons.

Dan was an avid outdoorsman. He loved hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, and long rides on his motorcycle with his friends and family. He truly enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren teaching them about the things he loved.

He is survived by wife Tina, three children, one granddaughter, Sophie Arsenault, and three grandsons, Chase Arsenault, Hudson Baldwin, and Sawyer Clark; one brother Bryan (Carol) Baldwin of Tupper Lake; four sisters: Jean White of Syracuse, NY, Judy Baldwin of Syracuse, N.Y., Kathy Woods of Norwood N.Y., Debra Martin of Stuart Florida and many nieces and nephews.

There will be a celebration of life for Dan on Wednesday, July 17 at the VFW in Tupper Lake at 5pm. All are welcome to join us to share their memories of Dan.

Ryder White, 4

Dan McClelland

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Ryder Anthony White, age 4, passed away Friday July 12th, 2019 at the Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake. Ryder was a fun-loving little boy. He loved dinosaurs and foxes and his big sister Railyn. Ryder loved to ride his bike and play outside. Roblox was his favorite game of all time. He had so many stories and cool dances. Ryder was full of so much energy and love. He loved everything and everyone. He is survived by his parents, Zeb and Allison White, his sister Railyn. Grandparents Elaine and Luis Peralta, Karen and Jean Soucy, David and Sally White. Also surviving are lots of Aunts and Uncles and his loving cousins, Isabella, Eddie, Selenia and Sylus. A funeral service has been scheduled for Monday, July 22nd at 10 a.m. at St. Alphonsus church followed by a reception in the activities room at Mercy Living Center.

Gloria E. Bombard, 74

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Gloria Ellen Bombard, 74, passed away unexpectedly in the hospital on Tuesday, July 9, 2019.

Born on April 22, 1945. She was the daughter of George Baker and Pearl M Theriault.

She worked as a home health aide for North Country Home Health Services and she did a lot of private care duties.

She loved to go camping. She enjoyed sitting outside watching the birds and nature. She loved visiting with her family. She loved to live life to the fullest. Her favorite insect was the butterfly and her favorite bird, the red cardinals.

She is survived by her life companion Francis Miner, her sisters June Hutchinson, Darlene Bechler and her husband Phillip Bechler, her brothers Pat “Babe” Baker, Donald Baker and his wife Karen Baker, Kevin Baker, her sons Jim Phelps, Roy Phelps his wife Nancy Phelps, Charlie Phelps with his wife Peggy Phelps, her daughter Rose Morris her husband Jim Morris. She’s also survived by several grandchildren: Felicia Branch, Christian Phelps, Thomas Smith, Zachary Smith, Nissa Phelps, Timothy Allen, and Sarah Phelps. She was also survived by several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her mother and father, also by her son Steven Phelps, her brothers George, Richard, Robert, Fred, Joseph, and David Baker.

Calling hours were held on Monday, July 15, at the Stuart-Fortune-Keough funeral home.

Jeanne Mulvana Parent, 91

Dan McClelland

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Jeanne Mulvana Parent, age 91 passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at her Moira home surrounded by her family.

Jeanne was born March 28, 1928, the daughter of Edward and Grace (Mayville) Savage, in Bombay, New York. She was a 1945 graduate of Bombay High School. Jeanne was employed for a short time at ALCOA in Massena, New York and then worked for Frank Crowley, postmaster of the Bombay Post Office, for two years.

On July 4, 1950 Jeanne married the love of her life, Joseph H. Mulvana, at St. Patrick's Church in Hogansburg, New York officiated by Msgr. Walter Funke. Together they lived in Bombay, New York until 1953 while Jeanne worked at Roy Brown's and F.L. Cross' grocery stores. They then moved to Rooseveltown and resided there for two years.

In April 1955, Jeanne and Joe purchased a three-quarter acre of land at the end of the Savage Road in Moira for $800, assured by her 11 brothers, sisters and Grandpa Savage that, “We will help you make this two-story dilapidated structure into a home.” And that is exactly what they did, and Jeanne and Joe then began crafting a humble and modest life for themselves and their eight children. Jeanne remained in that dwelling her entire life.

In 1970, Jeanne was elected Moira town tax collector, a position which she retained for 36 years. She also worked as a clerk for the Town of Moira for 10 years. Jeanne taught religious instruction for St. Mary's Catholic Church in Brushton, and served as a monitor at Brushton-Moira Central School.

Joe, her loving husband and father of her eight children, predeceased her on February 17, 1968.

On April 4, 1974, she was united in marriage to Ray W. Phillips, Sr., at St. Mary's Church, Brushton officiated by Rev. Albert Richardson. Ray predeceased her on May 10, 1984.

On November 28, 1997 she married Carlton Parent at St. Mary's Church in Brushton, New York officiated by Rev. Alfred Fish. Carlton predeceased her on September 9, 2008.

In addition to her three husbands, she was predeceased on October 22, 1975 by her 22 year old daughter, Martha Jeanne Mulvana, her parents, and her 11 sisters and brothers: Beatrice Duemars, Bernice Prashaw, Hazel Peets, Dorothy Derouchie, Elsie Peets, Harold, Neil,Victor, Gerald, Wayne, and Jack Savage.

Jeanne is survived by her seven children and their spouses: Steve Mulvana, Bombay, Laura Mulvana (Butch) Goodrow, St. Regis Falls, Jim and Cindie Mulvana, Tupper Lake, Dan and Bobbi Mulvana, Homer, William and Nina Mulvana, Moira, Jane Mulvana (Michael) Sevey, Moira, and Suzanne Mulvana (Kent) Niles, Northern West Chazy, 22 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by six stepchildren: Ray Jr., and David Phillips, Wayne, Donald, Dale, and Raymond Parent. She is also survived by two sisters-in-law: Ellen Savage, Moira, and Korleen Savage, Malone, several nieces and nephews.

Over the course of her life, Jeanne never turned down a friendly competitive game of SkipBo, dice, or her favorite card game, 500. On the rare occasion she had downtime, she could often be found keeping up with her daily crossword puzzles. But, her most treasured pastimes were all the beautiful memories spent with her family.

Jeanne was a very spiritual woman, never allowing her strong Catholic faith to waver. She firmly believed the world would be an even better place if everyone prayed the Rosary, and she continued to promote daily recitation of the Rosary to all of her family.

Jeanne will be fondly remembered for her outstanding homemade bread, most times yielding 35 loaves at a time. Jeanne was also excited when it came time to process 35 quarts of her special dill pickle recipe.

Deserving much praise and gratefulness, and holding a special place in her heart is her grandson and close confidant, Aaron Mulvana, who assisted her with anything she needed and was a great pillar of strength and support to her for almost 11 years.

Remembrances in her memory may be made to St. Mary's Catholic Church, Brushton, the Moira Rescue Squad, North Country Home Services, and/or Hospice of the North Country.

Calling hours will be held at Flint Funeral Home on Wednesday July 17, 2019 from 4-7 PM. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Brushton, New York on Thursday July 18, 2019 at 11 AM. Burial will commence within the parish cemetery.

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Irvin Cole Sr., 76

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Irvin H. Cole Sr., 76, of Westville, passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at CVPH in Plattsburgh. Born May 23, 1943 in Lyndonville, VT. He was the son of Lawrence Sr. and Irvie Cole.

He grew up in Tupper Lake where he played high school basketball and met his wife of fifty six years, Helen M. Russell. They married September 28, 1963 and raised their four children in Tupper Lake. Irvin was a mechanic, sportsman and avid outdoorsman throughout his lifetime.

He is survived by his wife, Helen, children; David and Laura Cole of New Bern, NC., Irvin Jr. and Tammy Cole of North Bangor, Julie and Dan Newton of Paul Smiths and Russell and Christine Cole of Tupper Lake. Also surviving are 10 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, two brothers; Lawrence Jr. and his wife Gloria, Bruce, and a sister Betty and husband Chuck Abare.

Calling hours were scheduled from 2-4 pm Friday, July 5 at the Stuart-Fortune-Keough funeral home.

Edward Lewis Motteram, Jr., 71

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Edward Lewis Motteram, Jr. (Gus) age 71, died peacefully on May 22, 2019 at 5:58 p.m. with his heartbroken wife Jo-Anne (Moody) holding his hand and his large and loving family surrounding him. His death followed a very brief illness. The world lost a bit of its brightness when he passed into the golden rain of his heavenly and eternal home.

He was born September 29, 1947, in Homestead, PA and was the oldest son of Edward L. Motteram Sr. and Alberta Naomi Owens. He made his home in Richardson, TX and Childwold, N.Y.

Ed proudly served in the United States Air Force from 1967 to 1973, when he was honorably discharged at the rank of Staff Sergeant, after serving as an instrument instructor for new pilots. After his discharge he returned to college and completed his Bachelors in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Arlington. He worked briefly at Texas Instruments and Gardner Denver.

He retired in June of 2013 from Flowtronix/Xylem where he worked for many years as a sales engineer, selling and designing pumps for irrigation and fire suppression systems. He traveled extensively throughout the U.S. for his job and was fortunate enough to play golf at some of the country’s premier courses as a perk of his work.

Ed was an avid reader of the Bible, and had an amazing memory for scripture. He enjoyed reading about WWII and could wax on for hours about the personalities and strategies of the military leaders of the time.

Ed also was a model railroader, designing track layouts and towns around his N-scale setup. He spent many hours in his “man cave”, always changing and perfecting the details. He also received his pilot’s license and spent many hours in the air.

After his marriage to Jo-Anne (Moody) in 2014 they went on many “adventures” across our great country, from Yellowstone National Park to the Grand Canyon and the Adirondacks of New York State and many places in between. They spent many hours driving and observing the beauty of God’s works on earth and had recently purchased a vacation home in Childwold.

Edward is survived by his loving wife, Jo-Anne, of Richardson, Texas as well as one brother, David Motteram and wife Gina of Rowlett, TX; sisters Judith Griffin (Bill) of Dallas, Texas; Jeanne (Charles) Stevens of Stratham, GA; Ellen (David) Gehl of Houston, TX; and Jane (Steve) Sheffler of Rowlett, TX. Ed was an amazing “Uncle Gus” to his many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and “Grandpa Ed” to Katherine Walker, and William, Ellie and Tommy Slaughter. He was predeceased by his parents and brothers William and Thomas Motteram.

Five years ago Ed acquired a bonus family when he married Jo-Anne. He was loved greatly by her son David Slaughter and wife Tanya as well as her daughter Becky Friedman and husband Jerry. He also gained another large family with Jo-Anne’s eight siblings who embraced him as their own.

Ed was a family man from the start to the very end. His best memories were from family reunions, holiday gatherings and just good times with his siblings and friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Network of Community Ministries in Richardson, Texas or the 24 Hour Club in Dallas, Texas. Internment will be at DFW National Cemetery at a later date.

Dorothy McCarthy Brennan, 85

Dan McClelland

Dorothy McCarthy Brennan passed away at her home in Stephenson, Virginia on Sunday, June 2, 2019 at the age of 85.

She was born in Yonkers, N.Y. on July 30, 1934.

She moved to Tupper Lake at the age of nine and attended Holy Ghost Academy. She graduated from Tupper Lake High School in 1951.

She then attended the University of Rochester on scholarship and earned a bachelor of science degree in nursing in 1955.

In April of 1956 she married James Brennan at St. Alphonsus Church.

She earned a masters degree in Mathematics from George Mason University.

She lived in Detroit, Michigan, Frankfurt, Germany, London, England; and Vienna, VA.

Dorothy kissed the Blarney Stone, walked the Great Wall of China, watched the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, saw the Berlin Wall go up and explored ancient Italy.

She worked as a nurse at the National Institute of Health in Washington, DC during the first years of the AIDs epidemic.

Dorothy lost her devoted husband in 2017.

She is survived by six children: Kathy, Betsy, Bill, Jim, Mike and Jen, five grandchildren, and one brother, Tom McCarthy of Tupper Lake, N.Y.

Graveside service: Elizabeth (Bette Ann) Benware

Dan McClelland

There will be a graveside memorial service for Elizabeth (Bette Ann) Benware at the Holy Name Cemetery on Saturday, June 15 at 10a.m.

Family and friends of Bette are invited. Following the graveside service there will be a luncheon at the Tupper Lake Christian Center located at 102 Main Street in Downtown Tupper Lake.