Thelma M. Patnode

Thelma M. Patnode, 93, formerly of 60 Church St., Saranac Lake, died Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, at the Mercy Living Center in Tupper Lake.

Born in Churubusco on June 11, 1924, she was the daughter of Fred and Mildred (Vancour) Patnode. Thelma, married Leo Alexander Patnode on Jan. 14, 1946, in Churubusco. Leo predeceased her on April 7, 1966.

Mrs. Patnode was a resident of Saranac Lake since 1980, coming from Lake Placid, where she was employed in the Housekeeping Department at the Mirror Lake Inn and Lake Placid Club for many years. She also worked at the Saranac Inn in the mid 1940s. She is a member of the Catholic Daughters of America Court St. Bernard, St. Bernard’s Altar Rosary Society and past member of L.I.F.T. widows support organization.

She is survived by one sister, Beverly (Jerry) Russotto of Gansevoort; one brother, Warren Patnode of Rochester; and several nieces and nephews including Paul Patnode of Saranac Lake. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Edith Perry and Alma Cook, and one brother, Donald Patnode.

Calling hours will take place from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 3 at the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Saranac Lake. A Mass of Christian burial will immediately follow at 11:30 a.m. on Friday Nov. 3 at St. Bernard Church in Saranac Lake. Burial will follow at St. Bernard Cemetery in Saranac Lake.

Friends wishing to remember Thelma M. Patnode may make memorial contributions to Catholic Daughters of America Court St. Bernard in care of the funeral home. Family and friends can also share their memories and sign the online guestbook at