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Muriel H. Beseth

August 4, 2012
Adirondack Daily Enterprise

SARANAC LAKE - Muriel H. Beseth, 89, most recently of Mercy Living Center, Tupper Lake, formerly of 60 Church St., Saranac Lake, died, Thursday, Aug. 2, at Mercy Living Center.

Born on Aug. 18, 1922, in Saranac Lake, she was the daughter of Lawrence and Ella (Morgan) Beseth.

Ms. Beseth graduated from high school in Bridgeport, Conn., and worked at WNBZ for 45 years, until her retirement. Muriel had been a volunteer for the Meals on Wheels program for many years.

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She is survived by two nephews: Lewis (Josephine) DeFuria of Saranac Lake and Barry DeFuria of Lake Clear; great-nieces and -nephews: Tracy Mauler of Saranac Lake, Michael (Holley) DeFuria of Mechanicville, Rebecca Meyers of Kingston and Joseph L. (Jessica) DeFuria II of Saranac Lake; eight great-great-nieces and -nephews: Jonathan and Ashley Mauler, Courtney Youngs, Travis DeFuria, Whitney and Brandon Pagan and Faith and Michael DeFuria; and one great-great-great-niece, Madison Youngs.

She was predeceased by her parents and sister, Phyllis DeFuria.

Calling hours will take place at the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home on Monday, Aug. 6, from 2 to 4 p.m. A funeral service will immediately follow at 4 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will take place at St. Bernard's Cemetery in Saranac Lake.

Friends wishing to remember Muriel Beseth may make memorial contributions to Meals on Wheels of Saranac Lake in care of the funeral home. Family and friends can also share their memories and sign the online guestbook at



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