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Obituaries

Leonard N. Ely

Leonard N. Ely, 86, of Oneida, died Tuesday, March 10, 2015, at Oneida Healthcare Center, Oneida.Born in Saranac Lake on Nov. 19, 1928, he was the son of Richard N. Ely and Milla Moe Ely.Leonard was a 1946 graduate of Saranac Lake Central School. Upon graduation he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. ...

Mary T. Dukett

Mary Theresa Dukett, 65, passed away on Monday March 2, 2015 at her home. She was surrounded by her loving family.Mary was born on Jan. 5, 1950 in Saranac Lake. She was the fifth of six children of Edward and Margaret (St. Mary) Dukett.Mary attended St. Bernard's and Pius Catholic Schools in ...

Mabel E. Hunting

Mabel E. Hunting passed to her eternal reward Sunday, March 8, 2015 from her daughter's home in Lake Placid, after a period of declining health.Mabel was born Sept. 9, 1920 in Oakham, Mass. to the late Henry W. and Evelyn (Clifford) Grimes. She graduated from Barre High School, Barre, ...

Raymond E. Poirier

Raymond E. Poirier, 78, of 8226 State Route 3, Vermontville, died Saturday, March 7, 2015, at the Adirondack Medical Center in Lake Placid.Born in Tupper Lake on Dec. 14, 1936, he was the son of Edmond and Hazel (LaBarge) Poirier. Raymond married Mary Losey on Dec. 27, 1961, in St. Bernard's ...

Death notice: John L. Bowman

John Lyle Bowman, 81, of Lake Placid, died Friday, March 6, 2015, at Adirondack Medical Center of Saranac Lake.Mr. Bowman was born July 21, 1933, in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. He is the son of the late Lyle and the late Mary (Barnes) Bowman. He served in the Marine Corps during the Korean War. ...

Gerald V. Macey

Gerald V. Macey, 86, of 286 County Route 47, Saranac Lake, died Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at Uihlein Living Center in Lake Placid.Born in Vermontville on March 5, 1928, he was the son of Victor and Mary (Duckette) Macey. Gerald married Therese St. Dennis on May 25, 1974 in St. Bernard's ...

Helen C. Eldrett

Miss Helen C. Eldrett, 75, of Perch Lake Road, Watertown, passed away at her home under the care of her twin sister Mary and Hospice of Jefferson County.Helen was born Jan. 6, 1940, in Saranac Lake, the daughter of Donald and Janet Sprague Eldrett. She graduated from Saranac Lake High School ...

Death notice: Gloria B. Annette

Gloria B. Annette, 92, of Tupper Lake, passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at Mercy Living Center in Tupper?Lake, where she had resided for the past two years.Calling hours are scheduled from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 4 with a service at 6 p.m. at the Stuart-Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in ...

Death notice: Gerald V. Macey

Word has been received of the death of Gerald V. Macey, 86, of 286 County Route 47, Saranac Lake, who died on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at Uihlein Mercy Center in Lake Placid.Calling hours are tentatively set to take place at the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home on Wednesday March 11, 2015. A Mass of ...

Lucienne M. ‘Lou’ Gensel

Lucienne M. "Lou" Gensel, 91, passed away peacefully on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, at her home in Tupper Lake. She was surrounded by her loving family.Lou was born on Oct. 5, 1923, in Hawkesbury, Ontario, Canada. She was the eighth of 10 children of Isadore Joseph and Alida (Comtois) Lanthier. She ...

Death notice: Mary T. Dukett

Word has been received of the death of Mary T. Dukett, 65, Old Hotel Road, Upper Saranac. Mary passed away Monday, March 2, 2015, at her home.Arrangements are incomplete with the Stuart-Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Tupper Lake.A full obituary will be available at a later date.

Janet (Graham) Blair

Janet (Graham) Blair, 87, of Tupper Lake, passed away at her home on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015.Born Feb. 11, 1928, in Tupper Lake, she was the daughter of James and Mary Catherine (O'Donnell) Graham. Janet grew up in Tupper Lake and attended Holy Ghost Academy.She married Edward Blair on Nov. 27, ...

Philip M. ‘Brown Bear’ Duprey

Philip M. "Brown Bear" Duprey, 71, of 198 Neil St., Saranac Lake, passed away at home on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, under the loving care of family and High Peaks Hospice after a long, courageous battle with colon cancer.He was born Feb. 6, 1944, in Lake Placid, the son of Philip and Mae (Strack) ...

Vauna (Bernstein) Ratner

Vauna Bernstein Ratner, at the age of 53, passed away on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, at her family home, surrounded by loved ones.Born in Idaho Falls, Idaho, Vauna spent her years growing up in Saranac Lake and graduated with the class of 1980. Friends will remember her involvement and love of ...

Sister Mary R. Tapley, R.S.M.

Sister Mary Rosalie Tapley, R.S.M., 82, died Sunday, March 1, 2015, at Mercy Center, Dallas, Pennsylvania, where she had been a resident since 2008.Sister was born June 22, 1932, in Watertown, the daughter of Francis and Rosalie (Welch) Tapley.She entered the Sisters of Mercy in Tarrytown on ...

Pauline E. Durant

Pauline E. Durant, 82, of 14 Kiwassa Road, Saranac Lake, died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015.Born in Saranac Lake on May 12, 1932, she was the daughter of Cecil and Hazel (Hanmer) Tredo. Pauline married Loren Durant, who predeceased her.Pauline was a lifelong resident of Saranac Lake and had worked as ...

Eleanor M. Bedore

Eleanor M. Bedore, 86, of 60 Church St., Saranac Lake, died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, at the Adirondack Medical Center.Born in Saranac Lake on Nov. 8, 1928, she was the daughter of Raymond and Mary Josephine (Green) Slattery. Eleanor married George Bedore on April 10, 1948, in St. Bernard's ...

Melvin Chambers

Mel Chambers, 82, passed away Monday, Feb. 23, 2015 in Jensen Beach, Florida.He was born in Niagara Falls on Nov. 7, 1932 to Edward and Mabel (Higgins) Chambers.Mel attended Niagara University and Buffalo State University on cross-country and track scholarships, earning a bachelor of science in ...

Solange M. Verheydt

Solange Marie Verheydt, 86, of 82 Woodruff St., Saranac Lake, died Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, at the Mercy Living Center in Tupper Lake where she had been a resident since 2012.Born in Saranac Lake on April 9, 1928, she was the daughter of Donat and Elgantine (Lalande) Gendron. Solange, married ...

Irving ‘Bud’ Hunt

Irving "Bud" Hunt passed peacefully Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, at the age of 94 to be reunited in heaven with his loving wife of 67 years, Peggy, who predeceased him in 2009.Bud was born March 8, 1920, in Saranac Lake. He lived his entire life, except a few post-college years on the same property ...