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Obituaries

May V. M. ‘Maddie’ (LaFrance) LaFountain

May Vivian Madeline "Maddie" (LaFrance) LaFountain, surrounded by family, was called home to the Lord Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014.Maddie was born in Tupper Lake on July 22, 1935, to Lionel and Henrietta (LeRoux) LaFrance. She grew up in Tupper Lake with her brothers and sisters Theresa, Rollande, ...

Henrietta (Facteau) Vincent

Henrietta (Facteau) Vincent of Tupper Lake, New York, previously of Barstow, Calif., went to her heavenly reward on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at the age of 93, after a brief illness.Born on June 20, 1920, in Tupper Lake, she was the daughter of Dr. Henry H. Facteau and his wife Rosetta (nee ...

Dorothy ‘Dottie’ P. Oliver

Dorothy "Dottie" P. Oliver, 84, of 80 county Route 60, Gabriels, died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 at Adirondack Medical Center.Born in Lake Placid on Aug. 5, 1929, she was the daughter of John and Norma Ruth (Winch) Darrah. She married Robert Oliver on Nov. 22, 1972 in Gabriels.Dorothy had worked ...

Death Notice: Albert Becker

Albert Becker, 86, of Tupper Lake passed away at his home on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014.Calling hours are scheduled from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19 at the Stuart-Fortune-Keough funeral home in Tupper Lake. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 20 at St. Alphonsus Church in ...

Floyd D. Betters

Floyd Douglas Betters, "Buck" passed away Friday, Feb. 14, 2014.He was born on Sept. 7, 1919 in Mineville to Leila Mae Christian Betters and William L. Betters. At the age of 4, his family moved to Oakfield, and Buck graduated from Oakfield-Alabama High School at the age of 16. Within a year ...

Lillian Bloch

It is with great sadness that the family of Lillian Bloch marks her passing, on Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, at home in Montreal.Lillian was born on Aug. 7, 1921, in Shawinigan Falls, Quebec. She attended classes at McGill University's Bachelor of Commerce Program while working full-time for Blue ...

Death Notice: Dorothy P. Oliver

Word has been received of the death of Dorothy P. Oliver, 84, of 80 county Route 60, Gabriels, who died on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at Adirondack Medical Center of Saranac Lake.Calling hours are tentatively set to take place from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home ...

Death Notice: Henrietta Vincent

Word has been received of the death of Henrietta Vincent, 84, of 55 Wawbeek Ave., Tupper Lake, who died on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014.Funeral arrangements are in care of the Stuart-Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Tupper Lake. A Mass of Christian burial is tentatively set to take place at 10 a.m. ...

Janet E. Place

VERMONTVILLE - Janet Ellen Place, 81, of Pine Grove Lane, passed away on Monday, Feb. 10, 2014 at the CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh.She was born in Orinda, Calif. on April 25, 1932 the daughter of Lloyd L. and Princess A. (Morgan) Farrar.Janet was raised in Orinda, Calif. and worked for ...

Rita C. Kenedy

Rita Cuzzi Kenedy, 92, of Birch Street, Saranac Lake, died on Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, at the Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital in Plattsburgh.She was born on Dec. 2, 1921, in Mount Vernon, the youngest child of Emanuel and Carmela Cuzzi.She graduated cum laude from the College of New Rochelle ...

Nathan ‘Nate’ V. Pratt Jr.

Nathan (Nate) Vincent Pratt Jr., 59, of Graham, Wash., and formerly of Saranac Lake, died Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 at his home after a long, valiant battle with leukemia.He was born Nov. 15, 1954 in Saranac Lake. He was the son of Helen (Bowen) and Nathan Vincent Pratt Sr.He attended St. Pius X ...

Sophie Kury

Sophie Kury, 96, of Auburn, died Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, following a brief illness.Sophie was a native of Cleveland, Ohio, the daughter of Nicholas and Mary Iwanicki Sawran. She resided most of her life in the Auburn area. She was retired from Auburn Memorial Hospital. She was an active member ...

John Logan

John Logan, 83, of Ray Brook, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014.Born in Mt. Vernon on March 5, 1930, he was the son of Albert and Ruth (Miller) Logan. John married Marion B. Blair on May 30 1969. She predeceased him on Nov. 20, 2013.John has been a resident of Ray Brook since 1976 coming from ...

Roland Richer

Roland Richer, 91, of Tupper Lake, passed away Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at Mercy Living Center, where he had resided for the past six months.Born April 24, 1922, in Ste. Anicet, Quebec, he was the son of Albert and Rose Richer. A humble and warm-hearted man who gave back to his community. The ...

Kenneth J. Ormsby, Sr.

Kenneth J. Ormsby, Sr., 80, formerly of Leboeuf Street, Tupper Lake, died Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, at the Clinton County Nursing Home in Plattsburgh.He was born in Peasleeville on Sept. 2, 1933, the son of Floyd and Marion (Snay) Ormsby.For many years Kenneth owned and operated Kenneth Ormsby ...

Death notice: Rita Kenedy

Word has been received of the death of Rita Kenedy, 92, of 25 Birch St., Saranac Lake, who died on Monday, Feb. 10, 2014 at the Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital in Plattsburgh.Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and are in care of the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Saranac ...

Ralph L. La Duke

ROTTERDAM - Ralph L. La Duke, 87, of Rotterdam, passed away peacefully at his residence on Sunday, Feb. 2 after a long illness.Ralph was born in Lake Placid and was the son of the late Orriland Sabra La Duke. He was predeceased last year by his beloved wife of more than 65 years, Hilda M. La ...

Larey F. Hazelton

Larey Frederick Hazelton, 75, died at his home in New Castle, Colo. on Thursday evening, Jan. 30, 2014 with his wife Rita Hazelton at his side.Larey was born April 25,1938 to Frederick Guy Hazelton and Mildred Larey Hazelton in Lake Placid.Larey served for nine years in the U.S. Navy and was ...

Charles “Chuck” H. Zeh

MASSENA - Charles "Chuck" H. Zeh, 88, of the Highland Nursing Home, Massena, passed away late Sunday evening, Jan. 26, 2014, where he had been a resident for the past year.Charles was born in N. Charleroi, Pa. on Feb. 5, 1925. Charles married Fern (Miller) on June 11, 1948 in Mt. Vernon ...