Elizabeth J. Scott, 83, of Ogdensburg, died on March 5, 2014, at the Riverledge Health Care & Rehabilitation. Calling hours will be Monday, March 10, 2014, 4 – 6:30 PM, the funeral service will follow at 6:30 PM, Father James Shurtleff officiating. Elizabeth is survived by her sons, Terry and his wife Margie Scott of Baytown, Texas, Jack and his wife Valerie Scott of Heuvelton, Randy Scott of Channel View, Texas, Daniel Scott of Highland, Texas, Larry and his wife Jill Scott of Dayton,Texas, Marcel Scott of Highland, Texas, daughters, Diane and her husband Tim Valley of Ogdensburg, Michele and her husband Darren Ernst of Baytown, Texas, 18 grandchildren, 24great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild, several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son, Raymond Scott, a daughter, Tammy Scott, grandsons, Justin Brian Ernst and Matthew Scott, brothers, Buddy and Albert Wicks, sisters, Shirley Kendall and Dorothy Premo. Elizabeth was born on September 15, 1930, in Ogdensburg, the daughter of Henry and Melvina Recore Wicks. She married Raymond Scott on December 7, 1948 in Heuvelton, he died on November 25, 1969. Betty was an aide at St. Joseph’s Nursing Home until her retirement. She was a parishioner of St. Mary’s Cathedral. She loved spending time with her family. She enjoyed going to casinos, fishing, playing cards, shopping, watching game shows on television, animals and Elvis. Contributions can be made to Meals On Wheels
Claude X. Bayard
Claude X. Bayard, 77, of Ogdensburg, died on February 2, 2014, at his home. There will be a funeral mass and burial in the spring. Burial will be in Notre Dame Cemetery. Claude is survived by his sisters, Suzanne and husband Robert Aumell of Cicero, Dorothy Smith of Ogdensburg, a niece, Diane and her husband Patrick Goodwin of Dewitt, nephews, Gregory M. Smith of Ogdensburg, David and his wife Lynn Aumell of Marcellus, Jeffrey and his wife Melissa of Canastota, several great nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother Donald Bayard. Claude was born on June 28, 1936, in Ogdensburg, the son of Roger and Marion Moreau Bayard. He graduated from Morristown Central School; he then earned an Associate Degree in Business Administration from SUNY Canton. He was a home health aide for St. Lawrence CDP in Canton, prior to that he was a store manager at J.C. Penney in Watertown and Endicott Johnson in Ogdensburg. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Ogdensburg, and was a parishioner of Notre Dame Church. He loved gardening, reading and walking his dog. Contributions can be made to your local rescue squad.
Maud Helen England
Maud Helen England, 89, of Broome County, died on January 21. 2014. She will be buried in the Rensselaer Falls Cemetery in the spring at the convenience of her family. She is survived by her sister-in-law, Winifred England, Missouri, her advocate, Susan Rupert, Ogdensburg, several nieces and nephews. Helen as she was always called enjoyed spending time with her family and friends at the center. She often made jewelry and gave them to family and friends. Helen had a great love for music and enjoyed dancing. She had a large collection of teddy bears. Her favorite song was The Old Rugged Cross. Contributions can be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley.
Emma Ruth Gilmour
Emma Ruth Gilmour, 84, of Ogdensburg, died on January 20, 2014, at her home. Calling hours will be Thursday, January 23, 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the funeral home. A funeral service will be Friday, January 24, 11 am at the Presbyterian Stone Church, Pastor David Hart officiating. Burial will be in the Stone Church Cemetery. Emma Ruth is survived by sons, David and his wife Jane Gilmour, of Ogdensubrg, Robert and wife Kathy Gilmour, of Ogdensburg, John Gilmour of Ogdensburg, daughters, April and husband Peter Bruyere, of Ogdensburg, Sue Ann and husband Mike Stoner,of Heuvelton, 18 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son Milford Gilmour, a grandson Jameson Gilmour, a daughter in law, Brenda Henderson Gilmour, brothers Spencer, Leonard and Danford Kirby, and a sister, Mable Ghize. Emma Ruth was born on May 25, 1929 in the Town of Oswegatchie to Milford and Avis Carter Kirby. She graduated from Ogdensburg Free Academy, and then married John Floyd Gilmour on April 8, 1948 at the Presbyterian Stone Church, he died on October 25, 2013. She was a homemaker and previous to that a therapy aide at the St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center till her retirement. She had also worked for the St. Lawrence County Department Of Social Services. Emma Ruth attended the Presbyterian Stone Church where she was very active as an Elder in Session, Sunday School Teacher, on the Cemetery, Church Festival, Memory Lane, Building and Stone Wall Building Committees, she taught also Vacation Bible School. She was a 4H leader (teaching sewing and cooking), a member if the Daughters of the Americn Revolution, was on the Board at the Salvation Army, hosted several foreign exchange students, and was an advocate for the disadvantaged. She was an artist (used water colors, paints and clay), liked to identify flowers and wild life, sew, write stories (especially birth stories) loved children and was an avid tree hugger. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Presbyterian Stone Church or the Presbyterian Stone Church Tree Fund, Stone Church Road, Ogdensburg, New York 13669.
Jeffrey A. Rolfe
Jeffrey A. Rolfe, 50, of Ogdensburg, died on January 15, 2014, at his home. There will be no services. Jeff is survived by his mother, Elizabeth I. Rolfe of Adams Center, siblings, William (Joe) and his wife Christine Rolfe, of Pamelia, Stephen and his wife Elizabeth C. Rolfe of LaFargeville, David and his wife Lori Rolfe, of Farmington, NY, Ricky and his wife Sue Rolfe of Adams, Bruce and his wife Lee Rolfe of Adams Center, Walter and his wife Sarah Rolfe from the Town of Watertown, Karen and her husband Stephen Wright of Adams Center, Christine and her husband Mark Ellingsworth of Watertown, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father Charles Rolfe. He was born on September 29, 1963, in Watertown, the son of Charles and Elizabeth McCaffrey Rolfe. Jeff loved being outdoors, hiking and fishing. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Epilepsy Foundation.
Evelyn P. Childs
Evelyn P. Childs, 89, of Ogdensburg, died on November 21, 2013, at the Claxton Hepburn Medical Center. A graveside service will be, Monday, November 25, 2013, 12:00 PM at the Pine Hill Cemetery, Eel Weir Rd., Reverend Thomas Nichols officiating. Evelyn is survived by her son, Harlan and his wife Deborah Childs of Eufaula, AL, a daughter, Bethany Felt of Heuvelton, a brother in law, Avery J. B. Childs of Florida, grand children Timothyand wife Leslie Felt of Ogdensburg, Kevin and his wife Amanda Felt of Canton, Sherri and husband Jason LaValley of Chazy, Morrie and husband Michael Lynn, Clayton, AL, 5 great grandchildren, a special niece Dorothy and her husband Jeffrey Swift of Morristown, several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brothers, Ivan and George Fulford. She was born on January 26, 1924 in Morristown, the daughter of David W. and Prudence D. Dunbar Fulford. She married Maurice G. Childs on Mary 24, 1941 at the Galilee United Methodist Church; he died December 17, 2009. Evelyn was a factory worker at ACCO in Ogdensburg from 1957 until her retirement in 1979. She was a member of Maple City Swingers, and Modern Square Dancing. Evelyn loved doing crafts, going camping and had a large nut cracker collection. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Morristown Volunteer Fire Dept. or Meals on Wheels.
Betty M. Smithers
Betty M. Smithers, 88, of Ogdensburg, died on November 13, 2013, at her home. Calling hours will be Saturday, November 16, 2013, 11 am – 1 PM; a funeral service will follow at 1 PM, all at the funeral home, Reverend Thomas Nichols officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Hill Cemetery, Eel Weir Road. Betty is survived by her son, Leif and wife Nancy Smithers, Rensselaer Falls, daughters, Anita Crowe, Ogdensburg, Nola and husband David Brown, Chula Vista, CA, brothers, Ellis Fishbeck, FL, Dean and wife Ruth Fishbeck, DePeyster, 9 grand children, 2 step grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and 5 step great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son Vance Smithers, (Jan. 9, 2011), brothers, Howard and Larry Fishbeck, sisters, Mildred Mayhew and Ella Breaky. Betty was born on May 17, 1925 in the Town of DePeyster, the daughter of Ralph and Ruth Washburn Fishbeck. She graduated from Heuvelton Central School in 1942 as the Salutatorian. She married Harold Smithers on January 19, 1947, at her parent’s home with Rev. Allen Bowering officiating; he died June 12, 1994. She worked as a herdsman, milked cows and on the machinery in fields on the farm she and her husband owned on Spiles Bridge Road. She also worked at Cleveland Container and the Saranac Lake Inn in housekeeping. She was a member of the Galilee Methodist Church and the DePeyster United Methodist Church. Betty loved spending time with her family, bird watching, planting flowers, cooking, and reading the newspaper. Contributions can be made to the Galilee Methodist Church, the DePeyster United Methodist Church or a local rescue squad.
Lloyd Benson Compo, 83, of Lisbon, died on November 1, 2013, at his daughter’s home. A funeral mass will be on November 7, 2013, 2:00 PM at Notre Dame Church, calling hours will be 3- 6 PM at the funeral home, November 6. Burial will be in Notre Dame Cemetery. Born, August 28th, 1930, son of Napoleon and Christine Billings Compo. He attended Ogdensburg Schools, and then joined the Marine Corps, October 12, 1948. He served four years, when he returned, he worked at Diamond National Plant until it closed, and then he worked for United Helpers Nursing Home for 10 years until he retired.He is survived by his daughter and son in law, Barbara and Thomas Sherry, two grandsons, Thomas Benson (Kathy) Sherry, Vacaville, CA, Richard Bennett Sherry, Eureka, CA, two great grandchildren, Sierra and Rouke Sherry of Vacaville, CA, his companion of 23 years, Beverly Green ( she passed on 11/3/2013), her children, Jim and Lori Green, Barb and Dick Durkin, Melody and Chris Hess, Lynn and Don Lucas, Patti Mountzouris, their children and grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife of 28 years Rosalie Rivers Compo in 1978 and his sister Lottie Merria in 2004.He enjoyed gardening, fishing, card games and golf. He and Beverly traveled in their retirement.In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley or the Marine Toys for Tots in his name.
Beverly J. Green
Beverly J. Green, 82, of Lisbon, died on November 3, 2013, at River Ledge United Helpers. A funeral mass will be on November 8, 2013 at 9 am at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Ogdensburg, Father Joseph Morgan officiating. Burial will follow in Notre Dame Cemetery. Beverly is survived by her children Barbara and Dick Durkin, Hannawa Falls, Lynn and Donald Lucas, Massena, Melody and Christopher Hess, Bristow,VA, James and Lori Green, Ogdensburg, Patricia and Peter Mountzouris, Marlborough, MA, sisters, Norma and Keith Stiles, Joan and Grady Howard, Barbara Aumell and Therese Legendre, 13 grand children, 13 great grandchildren, her companion’s daughter and son in law, Barbara and Tom Sherry, several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a infant daughter Beverly J. Green in 1951, her companion of 23 years Lloyd ”Ben” Compo, on Nov. 1, 2013and her siblings Lois Heagle, Leon Aumell, Donald Aumell and Linda Kutka. She was born on November 9, 1930, the daughter of Lawrence and Geneva Denny Aumell. She graduated from Ogdensburg Free Academy in 1948. She married James L. Green on February 24, 1949, he died September 30, 1987. She worked as a pharmacy technician at Claxton Hepburn for 31 years and prior to that she was the “House Mother” for 10 years at the A. Barton Hepburn School of Nursing. She loved spending time with her family, knitting, quilting, fishing on the St. Lawrence River, bird watching, putting puzzles together, sewing, and spending winters in Myrtle Beach. Contributions can be made to the Ogdensburg Volunteer Rescue Squad.
Mrs. Shirley A. Neail, 86, of Massena, New York, widow of Kenneth S. Neail, Sr., passed away, Saturday, November 2, 2013 at St. Regis Nursing Home.
Mrs. Neail was born in Ogdensburg, NY, on July 25, 1927, daughter of Victor and Mae Lillian Buch, on December 18, 1948, she was married to Kenneth S. Neail at the First Congregational Church, Ogdensburg with the ceremony being performed by Rev. Roland N. Wendell, and Mr. Neail passed away on March 29, 1994.
Mrs. Neail lived in the Ogdensburg and Massena area.
Mrs. Neail worked at the Cleveland Container in Ogdensburg and at the Hepburn Hospital in the laundry for several years. She also worked at St. Joseph’s Nursing Home.
Mrs. Neail was a member of the First Congregational Church of Ogdensburg. She enjoyed spending time with her family and especially loved cats. She also enjoyed shopping and playing rummy “500”. Many will remember conversations with her about her love for cats.
Mrs. Neail is survived by four daughters: Mrs. John (Susan) Miller of Brier Hill, NY, Mrs. Randolph (Betty) Hines of Massena, NY, Mrs. Kim Perry of Crosby, TX and Ms. Sharon Martin of Massena, NY; two sons: Kenneth Neail, Jr. of Monroe, NC and Gregory Neail of Massena, NY; one brother: Robert (Dragana) Buch of Anchorage, Alaska; 9 grandchildren and several great- grand children. An infant daughter Mary Ann predeceased her in 1950. Also, her beloved cat “Smokey” predeceased her in 2009.
The family would like to extend sincere thank yous to all of those who did so much to help and care for her. While we are saddened by our loss, we are very grateful for having had the pleasure of knowing and loving this wonderful woman. She will be deeply missed by all. Her spirit endures in the hearts and minds of her family and friends.
Calling hours will be, Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 2-4 and 7-9 and the funeral service will be Wednesday, November 6, 2013, 10:00 am, all at the Allen-Nichols Funeral Home, Ogdensburg, NY. Burial will follow in Pine Hill Cemetery, Town of Oswegatchie.
Memorial contributions can be made to an SPCA or to the charity of one’s choice.