Eula Grace Kentile passed away Monday, January 21 at the Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake, surrounded by her family.
Eula was born on September 21, 1940 to the late Sylvester and Delima (Clement) Reid. She was the second daughter out of three born.
She is survived by her four children: Raymond (Deanna) Kentile, Richard (Gertrude) Kentile, Rebecca (Kevin) St. Louis, all of Tupper Lake, and Lisa (Gordon) Drasye of Richford, N.Y. Also surviving Eula are two sisters, Mary (the late Leonard) Cassel of Houston, Texas and Linda (John) Hoyt of Tupper Lake.
She is also survived by 17 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and one aunt, Gertrude Clement.
Eula attended Tupper Lake Central School and graduated in 1959 with her sister Mary Cassel by her side. On September 21 the same year, Eula married the love of her life; Richard J Kentile Sr. She worked various jobs including OWD, Tupper Lake Central School, Big Tupper Ski Area and Rite Aid. One thing Eula was known for was her famous beans and Swedish meatballs, a favorite at family gatherings.
Eula was predeceased by her loving husband Richard J Kentile Sr, her parents Sylvester and Delima Reid, nephew Robert Cassel and brother in law Leonard Cassel.
Burial and services will be held in the late spring. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Tupper Lake Rescue Squad and Tupper Lake Fire Department. Special thanks to the staff at Adirondack Medical Center.
Arrangements are with the Stuart-Fortune-Keough funeral home.