Obituaries

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Glenford Foley

Glenford Foley, 88, of 14 Kiwassa Road, Saranac Lake, died Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, at Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital in Plattsburgh. Born in St. Regis Falls on July 5, 1929, he was the son of Vernon and Viola (Debien) Foley. Glenford married Dorothy Sovay. She predeceased him on July ...

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Rev. Patrick W. Mundy

The Rev. Patrick W. Mundy, 79, passed into new life with his family at his side on Monday, Sept. 4, 2017, at Meadowbrook Healthcare in Plattsburgh. The reception of the body will be at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 7 at St. John the Baptist Church in Plattsburgh, led by the Rev. Msgr. Dennis ...

Sharon M. Sutton

Sharon M. Sutton, born in 1948, ended her life journey peacefully at the Mercy Health Care Center in Tupper Lake on Sept. 3 2017. Sherry was a kind soul who loved her family and friends. She was always the first person to lend a hand to anyone in need. Sherry helped raise many children ...

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Lee Clarence Hovey

Lee Clarence Hovey, 79, of Tupper Lake passed away Monday, Sept. 4, 2017, at Adirondack Medical Center. He was born on July 19, 1938, in Tupper Lake. He was the son of Clarence and Laura (Bone) Hovey. Lee left high school in his junior year in order to serve his country in the United States ...

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Susan A. Sanford

Susan A. Sanford passed away peacefully Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, surrounded by her family. Born May 9, 1944, Susan was the daughter of Lawrence and Elois (Patraw) Sanford. They predeceased her. As a “caretaker’s daughter,” she grew up at Kildare Club. As well as being a homemaker ...

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Elizabeth W. Pine

ROCHESTER — Elizabeth W. Pine, 83, of Pittsford, a longtime State Supreme Court justice, died Monday, Aug. 28, 2017. She had been suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and colon cancer. She was born Aug. 5, 1934, in Saranac Lake to W. Warriner Woodruff, a prominent physician and surgeon, ...

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Rebecca ‘Becky’ J. Colby

Rebecca “Becky” Jean Colby, 53, passed away peacefully at her home in Vermontville on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, with Billy, her best friend and fiancee of 20 years. Becky was born in Lake Placid on Jan. 29, 1964. She was the daughter of Beatrice Colby and the late Robert Colby. She ...

James ‘Jay’ H. Higgins III

James “Jay” Henry Higgins III passed away peacefully at his home in Washington, D.C., on July 7, 2017, at the age of 77. Jay is survived by his sister Barbara H. Rhine of Rumford, Rhode Island; brother Louis H. Higgins of Lake Placid; nieces Victoria Rhine of Providence, Rhode Island, ...

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Barbara B. Day

Barbara Breier Day of Saranac Lake died of leukemia on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017. She was 74 years old. Ms. Day graduated from Saranac Lake High School in 1961. She was a prolific speedskater who was the New York state champion. She had a B.A. from Russell Sage College, an M.A. from SUNY ...

Alicia A. (Durkee) Edenfield

Alicia Anne Durkee Edenfield of Saranac Lake was given the name of Berniece O’Gara when she was born in Buffalo on Nov. 23, 1955. On June 23, 1958, she was adopted into the Durkee family of Orchard Park and became the cherished daughter of A. David and Florence M. Durkee. Alicia ...

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Majeed Maroun

Majeed Maroun, 84, of Tupper Lake, passed away at his home on Thursday, Aug. 24. Born July 20, 1933 in Tupper Lake, he was the son of Camil and Naivie (Moses) Maroun. He attended local schools and graduated from Tupper Lake High School class of 1951. He attended St. Lawrence University for ...

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Margaret K. (Bradbury) Morrow

Margaret Kathleen (Bradbury) Morrow passed away Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, in Spanaway, Washington at the age of 100. Margaret (Peggy) was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1917 to James and Catherine Bradbury. They left Ireland and went to Ottawa, Canada when Peggy was only 3 years old. She was ...

Diana M. Aubin

Diana M. Aubin, 76, of Saranac Lake, died Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. Born in Lake Clear on July 7, 1941, she was the daughter of Mace and Doris (Donaldson) Moody Sr. Diana was a lifelong resident of Saranac Lake. She worked for many years at the Dress Factory in Saranac Lake and for the ...

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Gaile Van Wie

CLARKSVILLE — Gaile Van Wie, nee Wood, 81, of Clarksville, unexpectedly entered into God’s holy presence on Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017, at St. Peter’s Hospice Inn, surrounded by her loving family. She was born June 8, 1936, to Milo D. Wood and Mary Alice Richardson-Wood. Throughout her ...

Loren Fidalgo Varga

Loren Fidalgo Varga passed away unexpectedly on Aug. 15, 2017. She was the wife and soulmate of Paul Varga. Loren was born and raised in Toms River, New Jersey. After high school, she attended the Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia. It was in Philadelphia that she met Paul and ...

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Nicole J. Angelo

Nicole Jay Angelo, born in Port Washington on Dec. 24, 1958, died at the Jay summer residence in North River on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017. She was the widow of Charles, and was predeceased by her father Frank P. Jay. She was surrounded by her family: beloved mother Jayne; cherished ...

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Eunice M. Coolon

Eunice M. Coolon, 88, of Saranac Lake, died Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, at Mercy Health Care in Tupper Lake, where she had been a resident since May. Born in Saranac Lake on Oct. 30, 1928, she was the daughter of Harvey and Eunice (Kelly) McDonald. Eunice married Charles C. Harvey and later ...

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Gertrude D. ‘Dorothy’ Salmon

Gertrude D. “Dorothy” Salmon, 91, of North Bangor, passed away Monday evening, Aug. 14, 2017, at the home of her daughter and son in law, Cynthia Salmon-Conzola and Edward J. Conzola, while under their loving care and Hospice of the North Country. Born in Saranac Lake on Jan. 25, ...

Death notice: M. Victoria ‘Dicki’ Jenkins

M. Victoria “Dicki” Jenkins died on Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, at her home on Upper Saranac Lake. Arrangements are in care of the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Saranac Lake. There are no calling hours, and services will take place at the convenience of the family.

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Donald K. Clifford Jr.

Donald K. Clifford Jr., widely known as “Obie,” died peacefully and comfortably in his Mount Kisco home on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017. Anyone who knew Obie knew the uplifting force of his optimistic enthusiasm. His overwhelming attitude towards life was gratitude. “The odds of any one ...