July 17, 1927 to April 25, 2013
Port Leyden- Helen R. Levensailor, 85, a long time resident of River Road, widow of Charles L, passed away on Thursday, April 25, 2013, at Lewis Co. General Hospital in Lowville. She was born in Talcottville, on the Bourgeois Homestead Farm on Rt. 12D on July 17, 1927, a daughter of Vincent A. and Irene Kathleen Schue Bourgeois. Her family moved to the hamlet of Denley, later she moved to Port Leyden, where she completed her education. During the late 1940's Helen was employed at the Scanlon Hotel of Croghan, and later she was employed with the Green Thumb Agency through the Lewis Co. Office for the Aging. For many years Helen provided child care at her residence. On July 17, 1950, Helen was united in marriage with Charles L. Levensailor, at the Rectory of St. Martin's Church, Port Leyden. After that the couple moved to her home on River Road near Port Leyden, where she resided until entering Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, in 2011. Mr. Levensailor, a Veteran of WWII, and a retiree of Boonville Division of Ethan Allen Furniture Co., died on May 2, 2008. Mrs. Levensailor was a member of St. Martin's Church, Port Leyden and she had participated in the Jubilation Choir at St. Martin's and St. John's Churches. She enjoyed raising vegetables and flowers, canning, baking bread and those wonderful molasses cookies. Most of all, Helen loved her family; she treasured the moments spent with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She is survived by four sons and three daugters: Randy L. Levensailor, Port Leyden, Leonard V. (Debbie) Levensailor, Troy, Charles L. (Phylliss) Levensailor, Boonville, Arnold J. (Kathy) Levensailor, Port Leyden; three daughters and sons in law: Debra Ann (Robert) Millard, Boonville, Sharon I. (Jeffrey) McDougall, Phoenix, NY, Cassie M. (Shawn) Smith, Port Leyden, nineteen grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, one sister, Marie Kuritzky, Boonville, one brother, Michael Bourgeois, Lee Center and four living sisters in law. Helen was predeceased by two grandchildren, James Levensailor, and Connor Levensailor, and by brothers, Donald, William, Vincent, Frank and Augustus; and by sisters, Margaret Weber, Phyllis Stephens and Charlotte Sullivan. She always considered that she was blessed to have had another mother, Myrtle Hutchins Bourgeois, who passed away in 1972. She was also predeceased by her dog "Mouse."Her Funeral will be Tuesday at 10:00 A.M. at the Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, and at 11:00 A.M. at St. Martin's Church, Port Leyden, where Rev. Lawrence Marullo, pastor, will celebrate a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Port Leyden. Calling hours are Monday from 2-4 & 6-8 P.M. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lewis County Humane Society Pine Grove Rd, Greig, NY 13345.
For an on-line message of sympathy, please visit www.trainorfuneralhome.com
February 28, 1915 to April 28, 2013
Boonville- Doris Fitch, 98 of Boonville passed away Sunday, April 28, 2013.
Doris was born February 28, 1915 in Oneida, NY, the daughter of Floyd and Ethel Radel Draper. She was a 1933 graduate of Boonville High School and later graduated from Central City Business Institute. She was employed by the Husted Detective Agency in Syracuse. On July 24, 1937 she married Harold Fitch at the Most Holy Rosary Church, Syracuse. The couple moved back to Boonville in 1938. Harold passed away in 1975. In 1943 Mrs. Fitch and her mother opened a school, candy and business supply store. In 1965 Doris and her husband Harold opened the Montgomery Ward Sales Agency. Doris was a member of St. Joseph’s Church, the Alter Rosary Society, the Senior Bowling League and Woodgate Pines Golf Club. She was an avid traveler and enjoyed her many pets over the years.
Doris is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law; Harold and Nancy Fitch, Burlington, VT, Terry and Pat Fitch, Boonville and Wayne and Jean Houghton of Melbourne, FL; five grandchildren, Darren, Damon, Melissa, Jim and Stacie; five great grandchildren and a dear friend and neighbor , Wayne Waite. Special thanks to her care givers; Lori, Wendy, Dorrinne and the staff at Sunset Nursing Home.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 9 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Church, Boonville. Calling hours will be on Tuesday, April 30 from 4-7 p.m. at Mills Funeral Home, 301 Post Street, Boonville. Burial will be in St Joseph’s Cemetery, Boonville. Memorial donations may be made to Erwin Library or the Boonville Ambulance Fund.
For an online message of sympathy please go to www.millsfuneralhomes.com.
February 29, 1924 to April 23, 2013
Lyons Falls- Betty Kathleen Gamble, 89, a former long time resident of Washington St. Copenhagen, and more recently of Cherry St. Lyons Falls, passed away on Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, where she had resided since November, 2008.Betty was born in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, on February 29, 1924, a daughter of William and Esther Sage Harvey. She received her education in Kingston, moving to the United States after her marriage to Herschel Gamble, on March 15, 1941, in Kingston, Ontario. For over thirty years the couple lived in Copenhagen, where she was employed in the Copenhagen Central School Cafeteria. Later the couple moved to Watertown and Carthage. Her husband, a retired high school science teacher at Copenhagen Central School, died on January 1, 1991. After that Mrs. Gamble moved to Lyons Falls, residing on Cherry St.She was a member of the Copenhagen United Methodist Church and enjoyed sewing, knitting and playing the piano. She loved spending time with her grandchildren.Mrs. Gamble is survived by three sons, Ernest (Donna) Gamble, Germantown, NY, Harvey, Albany, Clair (Joan) Gamble, Glens Falls; two daughters, Colleen M. (Andrew) Bechard, Port Leyden, Debra Gamble, Syracuse; five grandchildren, and eight great children. She was predeceased by two granddaughters. The last of her family, she was predeceased by four brothers, Lawrence, William, Charles, Horace; and by three sisters, Nellie, May and Jean.Her Funeral will be Wednesday, May 1, at 3:00 P.M. at the Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, where Pastor Robert Dean, of the Boonville United Methodist Church will officiate. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery, Copenhagen. Calling hours are Wednesday, from 1 p.m. until the funeral. Memorial contributions may be made to Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Resident Activities Fund, 232 Academy St. Boonville, NY 13309.
To leave an on-line message of sympathy, please visit www.trainorfuneralhome.com
September 13, 1923 to March 14, 2013
Hollywood Florida- Muriel (Follette) Kolasa, 89, a recent resident of Hollywood, Florida, a former resident of Cooper City, Fla, and the community of Rockledge, Fla, passed away on Thursday, march 14, 2013, at Memorial Regional Hospital, South, Hollywood, Fla. For many years, Muriel and her late husband, John, lived on the East Road, Boonville, before moving to Florida in 1964, where they had since lived. She was born in Boonville, on September 13, 1923, a daughter of Mark A. and Bertha Benedict Follette. Muriel grew up near Boonville, on Jackson Hill; she graduated from Boonville High School, with the Class of 1940, and after that attended and graduated from Utica Business School. For many years after moving to Florida, Mrs. Kolasa was employed as a bookkeeper and accountant in the aero space industry at the Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, Florida. On August 30, 1946, Muriel was united in marriage with John F. Kolasa. Mr. Kolasa, a Pearl Harbor Attack Survivor and veteran of WWII, who was also employed at NASA in Florida, died on April 26, 2001. Muriel is survived by three sons and daughters in law, Dale (Gayle) Kolasa, Davie FL, and David (Joy) Kolasa, Cooper City, FL and Martin (Sandy) Oper, Buffalo; one daughter JoAnn Kolasa, Norfolk, VA; three grandchildren, and four great grandchildren.Her Funeral will be Friday, April 26, 2013, at 10:00 A.M. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc, 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, where pastor Robert Dean from the Boonville United Methodist Church, will officiate. Interment will follow in Boonville Cemetery. Calling hours are Thursday 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.
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