June 10, 1945 to November 22, 2013
Boonville- Karen E. Williams, 68, of Woodgate Drive, passed away on November 22, 2013 at Faxton-St. Luke’s Health Care.
She was born in Boonville on June 10, 1945, a daughter of Robert and Elizabeth O’Connor Fitch. She grew up in Boonville and attended Boonville High School and on September 17, 1966 she married Leonard Williams at St. Joseph’s Church, Boonville. After their marriage they lived on Erwin Street and eventually moved to lower Schuyler Street for forty years. The couple moved to Woodgate Drive five years ago.
Karen was employed at Sanford Pharmacy, Sears Catalog Store and Whelley’s Restaurant, all in Boonville. For many years Karen babysat for several area families. She was a member of Charles J. Love Post Ladies Auxiliary and the Harland J. Hennessy V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed her Irish heritage, playing cards and spending time with her family.
Surviving are her husband, Leonard; daughter and son-in-law, Amy and Martin Seeley, Lewisville, NC; son and daughter-in-law, George Grant Williams and wife Barbara Carey; Tucson, AZ; five grandchildren, Kyle Armstrong, Cy and Brayden Seeley, Leonard (Leo) and Henry Williams; one sister, Mary Ann Bourgeois and Jay Silverman, Mechanicsville, NY; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Joseph and Jane Muha; two sisters-in-law, Jean Williams and Frieda Fitch; one brother-in-law, Ronnie Bourgeois and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Kenneth Fitch in 2012 and a brother-in-law, Daniel Williams in 2007.
The family would like to thank the staff at St. Luke’s Hospital and Sunset Nursing Home for the care given over the past several months.
A funeral mass will be held Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Church, Boonville with Reverend Sean O’Brien officiating. Interment will be in the spring at the Boonville Cemetery. Calling hours will be Tuesday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Mills Funeral Home, 301 Post Street, Boonville. Memorial contributions may be made to the Boonville Ambulance.
For an online message of sympathy please go to www.millsfuneralhomes.com
March 31, 1922 to November 12, 2013
Boonville - Beatrice Carmen Roberts, 91, formerly of Kortenaer Village Apartments, passed away peacefully at Sunset Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center on November 12, 2013.
The daughter of Thomas D. Mulhearn of Utica, and Elizabeth "Betty" Longway of Turin, she was born in Utica on March 31, 1922. Beatrice was a graduate of the Palmer Method Beauty School, and employed her skills at the Elite Beauty Shop in Utica. During WWII she also worked at Savage Arms.
Beatrice married Daryl J. Carmen of Old Forge on November 11, 1944 at the Tabernacle Baptist Church in Utica. She has lived in Syracuse, West Leyden, Rome, Bradenton, FL, and in Old Forge where she served as Matron of the O.E.S. Chapter #449.
Following her divorce from Daryl she was married to Thomas Roberts of Rome in 1975. Mr. Roberts passed away in 1988.
Beatrice is survived by her sons, Richard Daryl and Thomas Earl, both of Alder Creek, five grandchildren; AD2 Richard D. Carmen II USN, Le Moore NAS, CA, AE2 Matthew T. Carmen USN (Res), Chazy, NY, Candice M. Carmen, Waterville, NY, Melissa Kendall, and Austin Thomas (KImberly) Carmen, both of Port Leyden, three great-granddaughters; Addison Grace Carmen, King George, VA, and Andrea and Samantha Carmen, both of Port Leyden.
A memorial service and interment will be held in the spring of 2014 at Turin Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville.
For an on-line message of sympathy, or to share a memory of Beatrice, please go to www.trainorfuneralhome.com
June 14, 1933 to November 18, 2013
LOWVILLE – Beverly J. Bourgeois, 80, formerly of Domser Road, Talcottville, died Monday morning, November 18, 2013 at the home of her daughter, Brenda J. Bourgeois, where she was under the care of her family and Lewis County Hospice.
A private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family in Calvary Cemetery, Port Leyden. Contributions may be made to Friends of Lewis County Hospice, Garden Fund, P.O. Box 266, Lowville, NY 13367. Arrangements are with Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville.
She is survived by nine children and their spouses, Mary C. and Harvey Ingersoll of Lowville; Diane L. Mulligan of Lowville; Patricia J. Markham and her companion Rick Hoskins of Lyons Falls; William E. and Lorraine Bourgeois of Boonville; Ray A. Bourgeois of Las Vegas, NV; Richard J. and Brenda L. Bourgeois of Lyons Falls; Brenda J. Bourgeois of Lowville; Thomas E. and Darlene Bourgeois of Remsen; Lisa A. and Patrick Anson of Marcy; a brother and a sister, William Forkell, and Louise Brummett of Fulton; eleven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, and one great-great granddaughter. Mrs. Bourgeois was predeceased by her husband, William V. Bourgeois, who died August 18, 2005; a son, John A. Bourgeois, who died July 20, 1981; a granddaughter, Catherine E. “Katy” Stefhon-Allen, who died September 11, 2004; her mother, Myrtle Forkell; her father and stepmother, Ernest and Lillian Forkell; and by two brothers, Ernest Forkell and Louis Forkell.
Beverly was born on June 14, 1933 in Watertown, NY, a daughter of the late Ernest and Myrtle Benwitz Forkell, and the step-daughter of the late Lillian Forkell. She attended St. Patrick’s Catholic School in Watertown, and Watertown High School. On October 24, 1951, she married William V. Bourgeois in Constableville. Mrs. Bourgeois was a homemaker and mother to ten children. She lived in Talcottville all of her married life, moving to Lowville in April, 2006, she resided with Diane Mulligan and Brenda J. Bourgeois.
Mrs. Bourgeois was a communicant of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Constableville. She enjoyed reading and her puzzle books, and spending time with her grandchildren.
Condolences may be shared with the family at www.isenekerfuneralhome.com
June 17, 1965 to November 16, 2013
Boonville- Daniel W. Hall, 48 of Eastern Rock Road, passed away suddenly on November 16, 2013 following an automobile accident on Route 46, Boonville.
He was born on June 17, 1965 in New Hartford, NY a son of Robert and Ann Otter Hall. He grew up in Old Forge and graduated from Town of Webb High School in 1983. He operated the Arco Gas Station with his father in Old Forge. He was employed with Herkimer County Highway Department, Old Forge and a trail groomer in Old Forge at the Packer Shack. He also operated a logging and firewood business. Dan was employed at Davidson Chevrolet, Boonville for over twenty years in the sales department. In May of 2004 Dan married Deborah Nichols.
Dan enjoyed horseback riding at Adirondack Corral, NASCAR racing and his favorite driver was Dale Earnhardt. He loved his canine companions, especially bear, who was at his side constantly. He was a member of the Boonville Elk’s Lodge and a past member of the Old Forge Fire Department.
Surviving are his wife, Deborah; his former wife, Sharon Nahor and their two daughters, Heather Hall, Verona and Cindy Hall, Florida; his mother and step father, Ann and Jim Eisenhut, Waterville; his father and stepmother, Robert and Ann Hall, Big Moose; one brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Brenda Hall, Edinburg, Pa., one sister and brother-in-law, Melissa and Tim Glisson, Manlius, NY; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Don and Patty Nichols, Spencer, Massachusetts; nieces , nephews and many friends, his 4-H family of past and present and special friend, Michelle Bailey (Red).
A funeral service will be 10 a.m. on Thursday, November 21, 2013 at Mills Funeral Home, 301 Post, Boonville, NY with Rev. Sean O’Brien officiating. Burial will be in Boonville Cemetery. Calling hours will be Wednesday, 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Steven Swan Humane Society, 5664 Horatio Drive, Utica, NY 13502 or the Boonville Town office for the dog shelter, 13149 State Route 12, Boonville, NY 13309.
For an online message of sympathy please go to www.mills funeralhomes.com
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