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Obituaries

John Francis McGrath

Bloomingdale resident John Francis McGrath died on Oct. 24, 2020, at the Saratoga Hospital in Saratoga Springs. He was 81. Mr. McGrath was born on Aug. 3, 1939, in Rockville Centre to John and Lena McGrath. While residing in Long Island, John worked for the United Parcel Service in ...

Allan L. Horton

Allan L. Horton, native of Lake Placid, passed away on Nov. 15, 2020 in Utica. Born to Elizabeth (Perkins) Horton on Aug. 20, 1956, he is survived by former spouse Arlene Horton of Lake Placid, and children Jeremy (Erin) of Lake Placid, James (Amber) of Pennsylvania and Shawn (Jocelyn) of ...

Roger ‘Luke’ LaClair

Roger “Luke” LaClair, 86, of Tupper Lake peacefully passed away at Mercy Living Center on Nov. 11, 2020. Luke was born in Sutton, Vermont, on March 4, 1934, to Roy and Winona (Niles) LaClair. After proudly serving in the U.S. Marines from 1953-1956, he returned to Tupper Lake and after ...

John Henry Steidl

John Henry Steidl, 86, passed away at his home in Montclair, New Jersey, while in hospice care on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts on April 6, 1934, he was the son of John and Anita (Jones) Steidl. He graduated from Saranac Lake High School in 1951. He went to Union ...

Patricia R. ‘Pat’ Hurley

Patricia R. “Pat” Hurley, 92, passed away peacefully at Elderwood of Uihlein at Lake Placid on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020. Born in Montclair, New Jersey, on Sept. 14, 1928, she was the daughter of Carl R. and Patricia B. Russell. Pat graduated from Fair Lawn High School in 1946. The ...

Patricia D. Cook

After a lengthy battle with health issues, Patricia D. Cook, age 75, of Tupper Lake, accepted God’s invitation to join him in his heavenly paradise. Pat was born in Constable on March 17, 1945, the only child of Bernard F. and Hortense Collins Duffy. Born and raised on the family farm, Pat ...

Norma Abbott Peckham

Norma Abbott Peckham, age 91, of Vermontville, beloved wife of the late John W. Peckham Sr., died peacefully on Nov. 7, 2020. Norma was born in Saranac Lake on Aug. 14, 1929, to the late Howard and Blanche Abbott. Norma was employed by Bic Corporation in Milford, Connecticut, until her ...

Elizabeth Pearl ‘Betty’ Lawrence

Elizabeth Pearl “Betty” Lawrence, age 89, of Lake Placid passed away Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, at Clinton County Nursing Home in Plattsburgh, where she had been a resident since March 2012. Mrs. Lawrence was born June 12, 1931, in Hopkinton. She is the daughter of the late Roland and the ...

Nancy Ann Smith

On Nov. 2, 2020, Nancy Ann Smith of Johnson Avenue in Lake Placid passed away peacefully in her sleep at the age of 80. She was born Aug. 29, 1940, the second daughter of the late Francis and Isabel (Barry) Fisk. Nancy attended Lake Placid High School, Class of 1955, and Ellis Hospital ...

Michael Anthony Quinn

Michael Anthony Quinn, 64, passed away on Nov. 2, 2020, surrounded by his wife and children. While Mike referred to himself as “just a bartender,” his family, and the community, knew him as so much more. Mike touched so many people with his selflessness, wild grin, open nature and his ...

Thomas M. Boothe

Thomas M. Boothe, age 71, of 273 Glenwood Drive, Saranac Lake, died Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, while hiking with friends in Chesterfield. Born in Bethesda, Maryland, on Sept. 7, 1949, he was the son of Perry M. Boothe and Marcia Hammond Boothe. His father’s career in the United States Navy ...

John A. Steen

John A. Steen, age 91, of 60 Church St., Saranac Lake, died peacefully Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, at his home while in the care of hospice following a long illness. He was surrounded by family and friends. Born in Cambridge on Aug. 27, 1929, he was the son of the late Alf K. and Frances (Burns) ...

Alvin G. Cote

Lifelong Tupper Lake resident Alvin G. Cote, age 89, died Oct. 29, 2020, after a brief illness. A committal service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 3 at Frary-Stuart Funeral Home, 24 Cliff Ave., Tupper Lake. He is survived by his son Allen Cote and his partner Ghislaine Striney; ...

Eileen ‘Gen’ Madden LaPlante

Eileen “Gen” Madden LaPlante, age 87 of 185 Old Military Road, Lake Placid, passed away peacefully Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, at Elderwood of Uihlein at Lake Placid, and God has finally granted her wish to be with Bob after nine long, lonely years of living without him. Born in Saranac ...

Death notice: Thomas M. Boothe

Word has been received that Thomas M. Boothe of Saranac Lake died on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, of natural causes while hiking. He was a retired Navy captain and the current chairman of the village of Saranac Lake’s Development Board. Funeral arrangements are in care of the Fortune-Keough ...

Death notice: Wilhelmina S. England

Wilhelmina S. England, age 99, of Lake Placid passed away Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, at Elderwood of Uihlein at Lake Placid in Lake Placid. Mrs. England was born Jan. 1, 1921, in Townsend, Georgia. She is the daughter of Clarence and Lillie (Richardson) Shaw. A graveside service will be ...

Victoria M. (Bennett) Duell

Victoria M. (Bennett) Duell, 31, of Ellenburg Center, passed away Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, at the UVM-CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh with her loving family by her side. She was born in Plattsburgh on Nov. 28, 1988. Victoria had a love of traveling and being outdoors hiking. She ...

Dorene Jean (Hadlock) Fletcher

Dorene Jean (Hadlock) Fletcher, age 62, of Saranac Lake died Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, at the home of her daughter Carrie Rochelle after a courageous battle with cancer. Dorene was born in Malone on Aug. 21, 1958, the daughter of Warren and Esther (Durant) Hadlock. Dorene married Randy ...

Joseph H. Smith

On Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, Joseph H. Smith of Johnson Avenue in Lake Placid passed away peacefully at the age of 90, with his wife and daughter at his side. Joe was born Dec. 29, 1929, the youngest son of John Henry and Eva Cotton Smith. Joe graduated from Lake Placid High School in the ...

Hugh E. Bickford

Hugh E. Bickford passed in peace on Oct. 19, 2020, at the age of 73. He was the loving father of Brenda (Troy) Valdez, Bridget (Corey) Jeffries and Belinda Bickford; proud grandfather of Tyler, Tiffany, Alyssa, Ashley, Trenton, Tavian, Taige, Treve and Journey; brother of Nancy Offman and ...