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Obituaries

Kathleen A. Kennedy

Kathleen A. Kennedy, 91, of Saranac Village at Will Rogers died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019, at the Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake. Kathleen was born on June 5, 1928, in Redford, the daughter of Fred and Florence (Howard) Bell. Kathleen married Paul F. Kennedy on Sept. 10, 1949, in ...

Rita Peets

Funeral services for Rita Peets, 82, of Tupper Lake, will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, with Deacon Gerald Savage officiating. Calling hours will be held from noon up until the time of the service at Frary-Stuart Funeral Home, Tupper Lake. Mrs. Peets passed away on Friday, Nov. ...

Joseph W. St.Cyr

Joseph W. “Joe” St.Cyr, 23, of Saranac Lake and a former resident of Methuen, Massachusetts, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, after suffering a seizure. He was the son of William A. and Michelle T. (Belanger) St.Cyr of Methuen. Born in Lawrence, Massachusetts, Joe was raised in ...

Russell L. Darrah

Russell L. Darrah, 90, of Chittenango passed away on Tuesday. Russell was born in Lake Placid to the late Harold and Marjorie (Kennedy) Darrah. He spent much of his early life working on the bobsled runs. Russell then enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in the Korean War. After his ...

Brother Paschal Steen

Brother Paschal Steen (nee John A. Steen), TSA, a Franciscan Tertiary Friar of the Atonement, passed from this life on Nov. 2, 2019, at Elderwood of Uihlein at Lake Placid. A wake service is planned for Monday, Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. in St. Anthony’s Chapel, St. Paul Friary, Garrison. A Mass ...

Margaret Patricia ‘Peggy’ Ratigan

Margaret Patricia “Peggy” Ratigan, 76, of Saranac Lake died on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, at her residence. Peggy was born in Malone on April 13, 1943, a child of Frank and Margaret (Ryan) Ratigan. After her father finished his Naval service in World War II, the growing family had a couple ...

Death notice: Margaret ‘Peggy’ Ratigan

Word has been received of the death of Margaret “Peggy” Ratigan, 76, of Saranac Lake, who died on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, at her residence. Calling hours are tentatively set to take place on Friday, Nov. 8 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home, 20 Church St., Saranac ...

Nancy C. McCarthy

Nancy C. McCarthy, 72, of Lake Clear died on Oct. 23, 2019, at Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake. Born in Saranac Lake on March 26, 1947, she was the daughter of Ernest and Ruth Clark of Saranac Lake. Nancy was a devoted and loving wife, mother, sister and grandmother. Nancy ...

Maurice ‘Butch’ Trudeau

Maurice “Butch” Trudeau, 79, of Tupper Lake, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019. Calling hours for Maurice will be held on Sunday, Nov. 3 from 2 until 5 p.m. at Frary-Stuart Funeral Home in Tupper Lake. Funeral services for Maurice will take place at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Alphonsus ...

Cynthia ‘Cindy’ Marie Fogg

Cynthia “Cindy” Marie Fogg, 72, of Bloomingdale, died Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, at her residence. Born in Washington, D.C., on July 24, 1947, she was the daughter of Lloyd and Kathryn (Brooks) Greenwood. Cynthia was a devoted and loving mother, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother. ...

Robert M. ‘Bob’ Sofield

Robert M. “Bob” Sofield, 89, of Saranac Lake, died Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, at Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake. Born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, on April 10, 1930, he was the son of Wilson and Marjory (Tuffs) Sofield. He met the love of his life, Ruth Moody, and they were ...

Death notice: Ann Marie Hague

Word has been received of the death of Ann Marie Hague, 50, of Bloomingdale, on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, at Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital in Plattsburgh. Funeral arrangements are in care of the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home. At Ann’s request, there will be no calling hours, and ...

Lucy C. Gorr

Lucy C. Gorr, 88, formerly of Cocoa, Florida, and Bloomingdale, died on Oct. 26, 2019, at her daughter’s home. Funeral services are under the direction of Charlene Johnson-Allen at French Family Funeral Home, Star Lake. Calling hours will be Oct. 30 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the funeral ...

Donna Stevens

It is with extreme sadness that we are announcing the passing of Donna Stevens of Saranac Lake on Oct. 23, 2019. Donna died the way she requested, at peace in her home overlooking Lake Flower and under the care of hospice. Donna was an energetic and vibrant woman who lived to be 68 years ...

Candice (Bassett) Wagner

Candice (Bassett) Wagner, 67, died on Oct. 22, 2019, surrounded by her loving family from complications of a continuous nine-year battle with cancer. She was a practicing physical therapist for 35 years. Growing up in Elizabethtown, Candy had a great appreciation of the Adirondacks. She was ...

Tate Skeels MacDowell

Tate grew up on the slopes of Greek Peak, where he followed in the ski tracks of his parents Gary and Carroll MacDowell and his brother Travis MacDowell, making effortlessly stylish turns, tearing through the halfpipe and sharing his love for skiing with others as a ski instructor. He spent ...

Katharine ‘Kay’ (Leetch) Roedel

Katharine “Kay” (Leetch) Roedel passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, in Wilton, New Hampshire, on Oct. 22, 2019. Kay is survived by her husband of 59 years, Fred B. Roedel of Wilton, New Hampshire; children Fred B. Roedel III and his wife Deborah of Wilton, New Hampshire, ...

Norris Earl ‘Bucky’ Seney

Norris Earl “Bucky” Seney died on Oct. 23, 2019, at his home in Lake Placid. Bucky (and his twin sister Joyce) were born in Saranac Lake on Oct 15, 1928, to Edward and Edith Woodruff Seney. Bucky was a 1946 graduate of Saranac Lake High School and served five years in the U.S. Navy ...

Joan Butler Hallett

Joan Butler Hallett, 88, of Lake Placid passed away Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, at Elderwood of Uihlein at Lake Placid. Joan was born Nov. 20, 1930, in Richmond Hill, Queens. She was the daughter of Wilbur S. Butler and Helen McKeon Butler. She married Walter E. Hallett June 18, 1950, in St. ...

Death notice: Joan Butler Hallett

Joan Butler Hallett, 88, of Lake Placid passed away Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, at Elderwood of Uihlein at Lake Placid in Lake Placid. Mrs. Hallett was born Nov. 20, 1930, in Queens. She is the daughter of Wilbur S. and Helen M. (McKeon) Butler. She was the wife of Walter E. Hallett; he ...