Betty E. Vary

Vary obit

March 13, 1927 to May 20, 2015

LOWVILLE – Betty E. Vary, 88, formerly of Valley View Courts, passed away Wednesday morning, May 20, 2015 at the Lewis County Residential Healthcare Facility, where she has resided since October 2010.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in Fairview Cemetery, Town of Harrisburg, with Rev. Bruce W. Chapman officiating. There will be no calling hours. A luncheon at the Lowville VFW will immediately follow the graveside service. Any food donations may be dropped off at the VFW after 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday. Contributions may be made to Lewis County Memorial Post #6912 Auxiliary, West State Street, Lowville, NY 13367. Arrangements are with Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville.

She is survived by three daughters, Sharon Wetmore of Glenfield; twin daughters, Valerie Kuntz of Lowville; Vanessa and David Delles of Glenfield; ten grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren, and five great-great grandchildren; and a special friend and roommate, Erma Fairchilds. She was predeceased by her parents, and a son-in-law, George Kuntz.

Betty was born on March 13, 1927 in the Town of Fowler, a daughter of the late Harry Besaw, and was raised by her aunt, Nellie Besaw. She attended General Martin High School, and worked for Lally Manufacturing in Port Leyden for several years. A marriage to Clifford Gydesen ended in divorce. She married Richard G. Vary at the First Presbyterian Church. He died November 18, 1979. Mrs. Vary worked as a chamber maid at the Bateman Hotel, and was a cleaner for Lowville Academy and Central School for 14 years, retiring in 1989.

Betty was a lifetime member of Lewis County Memorial Post #6912, VFW Auxiliary. She enjoyed crocheting and crossword puzzles. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family, reading, and playing card games.

A special thank you to the third floor staff, and other caregivers at the Lewis County Residential Healthcare Facility, for their loving care and support of Betty during her stay at the nursing home.

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John A. Addington

April 8, 2015

Relatives and friends are invited to attend graveside services for John A. Addington, on Friday, May 15, 2015 at 4:30 pm, at Joslin Cemetery, Boonville.  Mr. Addington, 68, of Reed lane, companion of Yvette Lallier, passed away on April 8, 2015.  His arrangements are in care of the Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville.

Charles McConnell

March 15, 2015

Boonville - Relatives and friends are invited to attend a graveside service for Charles McConnell, on Friday, May 15, 2015 at 12:30 PM at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Boonvile, where members of Charles J. Love Post American Legion, Harland J. Hennessey Post VFW and the Tun Tavern Marine Corps League will confer Military Rites.  Mr. McConnell, age 79, husband of Maxine, a Veteran of the Korean Conflict Era and retiree of Georgia Pacific Paper Co. Lyons Falls, passed away on March 16, 2015.  Arrangements are in care of Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. Boonville.

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Deborah Ann Smith

October 11, 1955 to May 10, 2015

LOWVILLE – Deborah Ann Smith, otherwise known as “Brat”, 59, passed away at her home on Sunday, May 10, 2015, at her home on Cedar Street.

Debbie was born on October 11, 1955, the daughter of the late Earl and Louise Hina Smith of Lowville. She was a graduate of Beaver River Central School with the class of 1976.

Debbie worked cleaning school busses at Lowville Academy in the 1980’s and was a Medicaid driver in Lewis County. She found satisfaction in helping the elderly with meals, cleaning and shopping. She was an avid key chain and stuffed animal collector. She loved wearing a hat and was truly a people person and enjoyed spending time with her family. She was a member of the Lewis County Memorial Post #6912 Auxiliary V.F.W.

Debbie is survived by a brother Earl, Jr. of Lowville; a sister Patricia Lyndley of Lowville; brother Robert (Wanda) Smith of Watertown; sister Caroline Ortlieb of Martinsburg; sister Diane Smith of Carthage; brother Harry Smith of Plattsburg; sister Jennie (Mike) Burke of Carthage; sister Linda (Steve) Farney of Lyons Falls and a dear friend Joyce Woodcock, with whom she lived; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Debbie is predeceased by her grandparents, parents, brother Teddy Smith and a nephew Mike Ortlieb.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 15th at 11:30 a.m. at the Sundquist Funeral Home with Rev. Bruce W. Chapman, retired minister officiating. Calling hours will be on Friday from 9-11 a.m. prior to the funeral.

Private burial will be in Beaches Bridge Cemetery.

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Anna May Patrick

May 4, 1947 - May 10, 2015

Copenhagen- Anna May Patrick, 68, formerly of Happy Acres, widow of Kenneth C., passed away on Sunday, May 10, 2015 at the Lewis County Extended Care Facility, Lowville, where she had resided since August 2014.

Anna May was born on May 4, 1947 in Lyons Falls, a daughter of Casimier and Lillian Gibbs Gorzalkowski. She grew up on the Kelpytown Road outside Port Leyden. She was united in marriage with Kenneth C. Patrick, at St. Peter's Church, Lowville on July 24, 1965. Mr. Patrick passed away on March 1, 2009.

Mrs. Patrick was of the Catholic Faith. She was a loving mother and homemaker to her children and cherished the time she spent with her grandchildren. She enjoyed playing Bingo, and the other activities at the Extended Care Facility.

She is survived by her daughters, Bertha (Terry) Snyder, Copenhagen, Rose Patrick, Carthage, Amanda Patrick, Lyons Falls, Kathy Patrick, Lowville, Betty & Kevin Silva, Lyons Falls; her sons, Charles Patrick, Boonville, and Mark Patrick, Watertown. She was predeceased by her son Timothy on September 5, 2008. She is also survived by her twenty two grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, her sister Bertha (Frank) Besciglia, Florida, Kathy (Marvin) Sweet, Kentucky, June (John) Michaels, Boonville, and Brenda Gorzalkowski, Carthage. She was predeceased by her granddaughter, Heather Patrick and by her brother, Louis Gorzalkowski.

Her funeral will be held on Friday, May 15, 2015 at 12:00 noon at the Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, where Pastor George Gray, of the River of Life Fellowship Church, Copenhagen will officiate. Calling hours will be held on Friday, from 10:00 am until the time of the service. Interment will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Boonville.

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