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Obituaries

Bonnie Jean (Woodward) Watson

Bonnie Jean Watson passed away peacefully Dec. 24 after a long illness. She was born in Plattsburgh on a hot summer day, July 25, 1950, the daughter of the late Robert and Barbara (Bromley) Woodward. The sixth of eight children, she was the first redhead among a family of brunettes, but not ...

June M. Riley

June M. Riley, 84, of Saranac Lake, died Monday Dec. 23, 2019, at the Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake. Born in Bennington, Vermont, on Sept. 23, 1935, she was the daughter of Frederick and Loretta (Marcoux) LaFranchise. June married Charles “Chic” Riley on June 27, 1959; ...

Rita Florence Badore

Rita Florence Badore, 92, of Tupper Lake died on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019, at the UVM Health Network, Elizabethtown Community Hospital. She was born in Plattsburgh on Feb. 9, 1927, the daughter of Frank and Bessie Forrett. Rita grew up in Ellenburg Depot and graduated high school in ...

Gloria G. Amoriell

Funeral services for Gloria G. Amoriell, 79, of Tupper Lake, will be held on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019, at 6 p.m. at Frary-Stuart Funeral Home with Deacon Gerald Savage officiating. Calling hours will be held from 3 p.m. up until the time of the service on Thursday. Gloria passed away on ...

Death notice: Merry A. McCormick

Word has been received of the death of Merry A. McCormick, 62, of Elderwood of Uihlien at Lake Placid and formerly of Saranac Lake, on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019, at Elderwood of Uihlein at Lake Placid. Funeral arrangements are in care of the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home, 20 Church St., Saranac ...

Agnes Marie Stewart

Agnes Marie Stewart, a former resident of the Hudson Valley and Lake Placid, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, at St. John’s Riverside Hospital in Yonkers at the age of 79. For the past six years, she resided at the St. Cabrini Nursing Home in Dobbs Ferry. Born in Mount Vernon on ...

Margaret T. Turnbull

Margaret T. Turnbull, 103, formerly of Saranac Lake, died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, at the Lewis County Residential Health Care Facility. Born in Manhattan on March 6, 1916, she was the daughter of Frank and Margaret (Frank) Hallhuber. Margaret married John Turnbull on Aug. 13, 1939. John ...

Madeleine Shaw Tyrol

BRUNSWICK, Maine — Madeleine Shaw Tyrol, 92, died on November 29, 2019 at Dionne Commons Assisted Living Facility. She was born at Panther Point, New York, on Jan. 29, 1927, the daughter of Sam and Marie Godou Shaw. A graduate of the New York State Teachers College in Albany, Madeleine ...

Elsbeth Hohmeyer

The Hohmeyer family announces the passing of their beloved Mom and “Omi,” Elsbeth Hohmeyer on December 10. Elsbeth (Ellen) Hohmeyer was born 1924 in Oer-Erkenschwick, Germany to August and Emma Kriwett. She studied and became a children’s nurse. She immigrated to the United States ...

Stephen M. Amoriell

Funeral services for Stephen M. Amoriell, 50, of Tupper Lake, will be held on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, at 11 a.m. at Frary-Stuart Funeral Home in Tupper Lake with Deacon Gerald Savage officiating. Calling hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 13 and 10 a.m. up until time of the ...

Muriel I. Morrison

Muriel I. Morrison, 99, of Lake Placid, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2019, at Elizabethtown Community Hospital after a brief illness. She was born July 23, 1920, the daughter of William I. Ide and Pearl Wharff Ide. Muriel married Joseph C. Morrison on April 18, 1949. Joseph passed away in ...

Richard ‘Dick’ Martell

Richard “Dick” Martell, 85, of Tupper Lake, passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness at the Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake, surrounded by his loving family. There will be no services, per his request. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Frary-Stuart Funeral ...

George Duane “Red” Preston

George Duane “Red” Preston, 88, of Lake Placid, passed away peacefully on Dec. 8, 2019. Red was born in Lake Placid, the son of Oren and Mildred Preston, on March 12, 1931. He graduated from Lake Placid High School in 1949 and spent 45 years working at the A&P grocery store ...

Ursula Wyatt Trudeau

Ursula Wyatt Trudeau, a long-time resident of Saranac Lake, died early Thursday morning, Dec. 5, 2019, at her residence at Saranac Village at Will Rogers. She was 87. Born in Montreal, Quebec, on Jan. 17, 1932, the daughter of Col. Henry Johnston and Beatrice (Lyman) Johnston, Ursula showed ...

James P. Gibeault

James P. Gibeault, age 60, of Bloomingdale passed away Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019 at the Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake after a battle with cancer. Born in Onchiota on May 22, 1959, he was the son of James A. Gibeault and Marie Skeels. Also raised and loved by Sandra Wade of ...

Roland Edwin ‘Rollie’ Sears Jr.

Roland Edwin “Rollie” Sears Jr., 84, of Lake Placid passed away on Dec. 5, 2019 in Lake Placid. Rollie was born in Lake Placid to Roland E. Sears Sr. and Aileen R. Sears on March 15, 1935. He graduated from Lake Placid Central High School, Class of 1953 and attended Clarkson ...

Raymond Francis ‘Ray’ Riley

Raymond Francis “Ray” Riley, age 95, of Elderwood of Uihlein at Lake Placid, NY, died Sunday Dec. 1, 2019 at Elderwood of Uihlein. Born at the Sisters Farm in Gabriels on June 23, 1924, he was the son of Dennis and Elizabeth (Keegan) Riley. He met the love of his life, Patricia Tyler and ...

Stephen ‘Steve’ Gothard

Longtime resident at Camp Arden in Loon Lake, interior and rustic furniture designer Stephen (Steve) E. Gothard, 72, died at home Dec. 1, 2019. He was born Jan. 17, 1946. Steve was a native of LaGrange, Illinois and graduate of Elmhurst College with a baccalaureate degree in Economics and ...

William H. Jaquis Sr.

William H. Jaquis, Sr., 84 of Birdsboro, Pennsylvania, died on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019, at Lancaster General Hospital, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Born in Lake Clear, he was the son of the late Marion and Anna (Friend) Jaquis. He was the loving husband of Barbara J. (Lewis) Jaquis to whom he was ...

Norma Jean Parry

Norma Jean Parry, 92, of Tupper Lake, passed away at her home on Thursday morning, Nov. 28, 2019. Norma was born on Wednesday, Dec. 22, 1926 in Rome, New York, the daughter of the late Everson and the Lulu Thompson Clark. Norma graduated from Rome Free Academy and later received her ...