SARANAC LAKE - Isabellea "Izzy" M. Amell, 96, formerly of 48 Margaret St., Saranac Lake, died Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010 at Meadow Brook Nursing Home in Plattsburgh where she had been a resident since September 2008.
Born in Vermontville on May 22, 1913, she was the daughter of Allen and Lorena (Skiff) Fletcher. She married Clarence Amell on April 2, 1934. He predeceased her on Jan. 5, 1970.
Izzy was born, raised and married in the same house in Vermontville. She moved from Vermontville to Saranac Lake in 1942. For many years she worked for various dry cleaners in the area including; Vitullo Brothers as a presser and a clerk, for Jackson's as a manager, for Ortloff's as a presser and for United as a presser and clerk, retiring in 1975. She later worked at the Saranac Lake Adult Center in the kitchen and dining room until 1988 when she retired permanently.
She is survived by many friends, including one of her dearest friends of 68 years, Pearl Tuthill of Saranac Lake.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; and two brothers: Lee Fletcher in 1977 and Francis Fletcher in 1961.
Funeral arrangements are in care of the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Saranac Lake. At Izzy's request there will be no calling hours or funeral services. A private burial will take place in the spring at the Mountain View/Brighton Cemetery in Gabriels.
Friends wishing to remember Izzy Amell may make memorial contributions to the Saranac Lake Adult Center in care of the funeral home.