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Obituaries

Rev. Richard F. Stone

Rev. Richard F. Stone, 90, of Canton, passed away peacefully in the early evening on July 31, 2021 at the Canton-Potsdam Hospital with his loving wife and daughter by his side a few hours earlier. Richard (Dick) was born on Feb. 22, 1931 to Willis and Muriel (Mahoney) Stone in Waterloo, New ...

Naoma Lanthier

Naoma Lanthier, age 86, of Tupper Lake, passed away on Friday, July 30, 2021. Per the family’s request, there will be no services at this time. Arrangements remain under the care and direction of Frary Stuart Funeral Home, Tupper Lake. Naoma is survived by her husband, Wilfred J. Lanthier, ...

Roger Clinton Wells

Roger Clinton Wells, age 75, of Smyrna, Delaware and formerly of Bloomingdale, passed away on July 23, 2021 at home and surrounded by his family after a one-year battle with cancer. Roger was born to Harold and Ethel (Eseltine) Wells on April 17, 1946 in Potsdam. The Wells family lived in ...

Death notice: Roger E. Smith

Word has been received of the death of Roger E. Smith, age 59, of Gabriels, who died on Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021 at Adirondack Medical Center. Calling hours are tentatively set to take place at the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home on Thursday, Aug. 5 from 4 to 7 p.m. A fireman’s prayer service ...

Service notice: Vance Gilligan

A celebration of life for Vance Gilligan, 72, of Malone, who died on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, at his home will be held at noon Aug. 14, 2021 at the Red Tavern, 857 County Route 14, Duane. Donations in Vance’s memory may be made to NRA-ILA.

Rita Helen Coppinger

Rita Helen Coppinger, 68, of Lake Placid, passed away Sunday, July 25, 2021, at Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake. She was born in Lake Placid on Nov. 6, 1952, the daughter of Kenneth and Helen (Reynolds) Planty. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and a lifelong ...