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Karen E. Jenkins

Dan McClelland

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Karen Elaine Jenkins, age 65, of Richville, NY, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, August 15, 2019 surrounded by her family, at Burlington Medical Center in Vermont.

Calling hours was on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 from 2:00-5:00 p.m. at French Funeral Home, Gouverneur. The funeral service immediately followed at 5:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Beth Quick officiating. Condolences may be shared online at

Karen was born on June 22, 1954 in Gouverneur, NY to the late Darrell and Esther (MacTurk) Stevenson. She graduated from Gouverneur Central School in 1973. She married Harold Jenkins Jr. in November of 1978 at the Gouverneur United Methodist Church.

Karen worked for 34 years at United Helpers in Canton as a certified nurses’ aide. She enjoyed reading, spending time with her family, bowling, traveling and going on cruises and going to the casino. Karen had a special fondness for Sylvia Lake. She also loved her two feline companions, Conrad and Mitten. Karen and her sisters had a very special bond.

She is survived by her husband, Harold; a son and his wife, Mark and Karen Jenkins grandchildren Jonathan, Kayla and Mike Howard their children Hayden, Ava and Quinn; Ashley and Dean Witherell their children Joey, Connor, and Mason; Thomas and Kylea Plantz their children Treyton, and Trevor; Richard Butts III and his son Ricky IIII; two step children, Carrie and Scott Beaulieu a granddaughter Kara; Cindy and Eric Parson their children Aidan and Madi; and four sisters, Sharon and Warren Lennox, Gagi and Thomas Pollina, Brenda Nowacki; Joanne and Eric Strobel.

Karen is predeceased by a sister, Mary Nier.

Jane Wranesh

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Jane Wranesh, 98, passed away, surrounded by her family, on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 after a brief illness.

A funeral mass will be held on Monday, August 19th at 10:00 am at St. James Catholic Church, Gouverneur with Fr. Stephen Rocker officiating and burial in Hailesboro Cemetery with military honors. Calling hours will be on Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at the Green Funeral Home, Gouverneur.

Jane was born on August 16, 1920 in Oxbow, the daughter of Francis and Georgia Weidman Ridsdale.

She graduated from Antwerp High School in 1938 and attended Crouse Irving Hospital in Syracuse for nurses training. Jane served in the Army Nurse Corps during WW II in Britain and France.

In the midst of a memorable snow storm, Jane married Michael Wranesh on February 10, 1947 at St. James Church, Gouverneur with Fr. Diviney officiating.

She was employed as a registered nurse in Gouverneur at Van Duzee Hospital and EJ Noble Hospital, worked for the St. Lawrence County Physically Handicapped Children's Program for 12 years, and in retirement, at the Gouverneur Library for 12 years.

The couple lived in Hailesboro since 1947 in the home they built. Jane was a member of St. James Parish, Hailesboro Home Bureau, and was a community volunteer. She enjoyed spending time with friends and family, and gardening. In her later years, phone calls were a great source of enjoyment.

Jane is survived by her children Mary Lou and John Cook of Clinton, Peter and Robin Wranesh of Pennellville, Jim and Cindy Wranesh of Gouverneur, her grandchildren Tracy Szelest, Stacey Wranesh-Roberts, Todd Wranesh, Ryan Wranesh, Kris Carr, Jason Carr, Ken Cook, and Lisa Denny, 13 great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her husband Mike who passed away on May 27, 2013. Jane is also predeceased by her parents, sisters Catherine Wood and Irene Miner, brothers James Ridsdale, Bill Ridsdale and George Ridsdale.

Memorial donations in memory of Jane are encouraged to the Oxbow Cemetery, attn: Penny Slate, 37010 Pulpit Rock Road, Antwerp, NY 13608.

William D. Reynolds

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William D. "Bill" Reynolds, 99, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 18, 2019 at United Helpers Maplewood in Canton.

There will be no funeral services and arrangements are with the Green Funeral Home, Gouverneur.

William was born on November 14, 1919, the son of William and Bernice (Williams) Reynolds.

He graduated from Gouverneur High School in 1938 and married M. Jean Anderson in 1944.

Bill owned and operated a dairy farm and Reynolds Stables in Richville. He enjoyed his horses, winning many heavy weight championships, and was especially proud of his team that took first place in New York State in 1977.

Bill is survived by his children Roxanne Reynolds of Austin, TX, Gary Reynolds of Richville, Brad and Sheila Reynolds of Antwerp, Amy and Richard Gladle of Cape Vincent, several grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters Elaine Gruneisen of Gouverneur, Jean Reynolds of Fowler, nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents, a brother Welby Reynolds and a sister Margaret Clark.

Memorial donations in Bill's memory are encouraged to Hospice of St. Lawrence Valley, 6805 US Hwy 11, Potsdam, NY 13676 or Richville Vol. Fire Department, PO Box 51, Richville, NY 13681.

Edwin E. Bresett

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Edwin E. Bresett, 81, passed away on Monday, August 12, 2019 at Canton-Potsdam Hospital.

Calling hours will be held on Friday, August 16th from 10:00 to 11:30 am with a memorial service to follow at 11:30 am at Mercy Point Church in Gouverneur with Pastor Sean Silkwood officiating. Arrangements are with the Green Funeral Home, Gouverneur.

Edwin was born in Rossie on November 29, 1937, the son of Earl and Zella (Perry) Hunter.

Ed grew up on the family farm on the Old Northerner Road near DeKalb, raised by his adopted parents Charles and Ethel Bresett. He graduated from Hermon-Dekalb Central School in 1955 and worked on the farm, eventually taking over and operating the farm for several years. Ed also worked at Gouverneur Talc Company, retiring in 2002.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking, puttering around the house and garage, and as his children put it, trying to dance.

Ed married Jeanne C. Benware on September 2, 1960.

He is survived by his children Christine and Henry LaQuier of Rensselaer Falls, Mitchell and Ian Bresett - McCormick of Colton, his grandchildren Matthew LaQuier and his wife Melissa Proulx of Canton, Adam LaQuier and his fiance Jordan Hokaj of Lancaster, NY. Ed is predeceased by his parents, adopted parents, 3 half brothers Donald Gibson, Alton Gibson and Alger Gibson, 2 half sisters Joyce Hadley and Katherine Tolworthy.

Memorial donations in Ed's memory are encouraged to Friends 4 Pound Paws, PO Box 394, Gouverneur, NY 13642 or Canton Fire & Rescue.

Helen N. Blance

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Funeral services for Helen N. Blance, age 93 of Heuvelton were held on Monday (Aug 12, 2019) at the Fox & Murray Funeral Home with Rev. Tom Nichols officiating. Burial will follow at Oldsville Cemetery in the Town of Macomb.

Calling hours were held also on Monday from 12:00pm to 2:00pm. An Eastern Service was held at 1:30pm at the funeral home during calling hours. Mrs. Blance passed away on Thursday (August 8, 2019) at her home surrounded by her loving family and under the care of Hospice.

Surviving are her children Linda (Ivan) Coant of Fulton, Noreen Butterfield of Heuvelton and Cindi (James) Frederick of Macomb; nine grandchildren James (Jennifer) Coant of Syracuse, Charles (Sandra) Coant of Hannibal, Michael (Kimmi) Coant of Fulton, Beth (David) Pechey of Hammond, William (Francine) Butterfield of Ogdensburg, Alisa Tanner of Fulton, Robert Tanner of Fulton, Jason Tanner of Delaware, Salina Bacon of Heuvelton, David & Loren Putman of Hammond; great-grandchildren Daniel, Tyler, Mackenzie & Sam Coant, Chance Darien, Marissa & Abigale Tanner, Jasmine Mason, Patrick Youngs, Anthony, Dominic, Damien & Dontee Butterfield; great-great-grandchildren Wayne Chambers & Liam Samarco; a brother Howard Shippee of Canton along with many nieces, nephews & cousins.

Her husband James and a daughter Lorraine Tanner predeceased her.

Helen was born on February 25, 1926 in Antwerp, a daughter of the late Charles & Marion (Fleming) Shippee. She attended Antwerp School for her education, and later married James A. Blance on December 24, 1945 at the home of her parents.

Helen sold Avon products for many years, assisted her husband with the farm, worked at Coville’s General Store in Pope Mills and was active with the Macomb election board for years. She was a member of the De Peyster United Methodist Church and Order of Eastern Stars St. Lawrence Chapter 60.

Helen enjoyed working at church, involvement with the Grange and Eastern Stars, reading, gardening and spending time with her family. Memorial contributions can be made to the De Peyster United Methodist Church or Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley. Condolences and fond memories can also be shared at

Jeanette Elizabeth (French) Hughes

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Jeanette Elizabeth (French) Hughes passed away on July 24, 2019 in Myakka City, FL., at the age of 91. She was born on April 3, 1928 in Russell, New York, to parents Raymond James French and Margie Nina (Barry) French. She was pre-deceased by her two brothers Leon James French (1987) and Harold Gregory French (1944, killed in WW II).

She married her high school sweetheart William M. (Bill) Hughes on January 22, 1949. They were married for 58 years until his death in 2007.

She is survived by her daughter Marlea J. Hughes (Wanda Knipp) of Myakka City, FL., and her son Gregory M. Hughes (Eileen) of Naples, FL. She is also survived by five grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

She was a Registered Nurse. Upon graduating from high school in 1945 as valedictorian of her class, she enrolled in the Cadet Nurse Corps. This was a Federal program started in 1943 to help alleviate the nursing shortage which existed during WWII. Her education was free and she received $20 a month during her training. She graduated from the nursing program at Plattsburgh State Teachers’ College (now SUNY Plattsburgh) in 1948. As a senior cadet nurse, she was required to spend the final 6 months of schooling working full time in a civilian or federal hospital. She spent this time working in New York City, where she remembered seeing Ethel Merman on Broadway in “Annie Get Your Gun”.

In 1956 with her husband and two children, she moved from Russell, NY. to Sarasota, FL. In the late 1950’s the family home was just a few miles from the Ringling Circus winter quarters. Her children remember standing in the backyard at dusk on winter evenings and hearing the lions roar and the elephants trumpet.

In Sarasota she worked as the office nurse of Dr. Fred Droege (Ear, Nose, Throat & Allergy) from the late 1950’s until his retirement in the 1980’s.

She was an active participant in the Nurses’ Health Study for over 40 years. This is a series of prospective studies established in 1976 which investigate the risk factors for major chronic diseases in women.

Jeanette enjoyed her family, her work, and her pets. In 2001 she and Bill moved to Myakka City, FL., where she loved taking care of her flowers and growing vegetables. One of her greatest enjoyments was playing a game of Rummy while conversing with family and friends.

A Graveside Service will be held 10:30 am, Saturday, August 17, 2019 at Manasota Memorial Park in Bradenton, Florida.

In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to Tidewell Hospice or to the organization of your choice.

Online condolences may be made at

The family is being served by Robert Toale and Sons Funeral Home at Manasota Memorial Park 1221 53rd Avenue East, Bradenton, FL.

Lenore Helen Montigne

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Lenore Helen Montigne (Toomey), 75, of Lake Saint Louis, MO, passed away peacefully on July 9, 2019.

Lenore was the life of the party. She was a master at bridge and mahjong and loved a good competition. You could find her at the card table taking a gamble on her luck. Her strength and tenacity to find joy in life were infectious, and she lived her life to the absolute fullest.

Lenore leaves behind her husband Mike Montigne of Lake Saint Louis, MO, her sister, Marilyn Dame of Mechanicville, NY, and her nieces Genevieve Dame and Caitlin Richmond of Atlanta, GA, and Diana Dame of Aspen, CO.

Lenore was predeceased by her parents, Helen and Leo, sister Susan McClusky, and first husband Donald Toomey.

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Lorraine A. Roberts

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Lorraine A. Roberts, 78, of Burrville, passed away on Thursday July 25, 2019 at her home.

Calling hours were on Tuesday, July 30th from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon with a funeral service at noon at the Green Funeral Home, Gouverneur and burial to follow in Hermon Cemetery.

Lorraine was born on March 5, 1941, the daughter of Earle and Mildred (Cook) Noble.

She graduated from Knox Memorial School in 1959 and from the House of the Good Samaritan School of Nursing in 1962 as a registered nurse. Her clinical nursing included 5 months in New York City and 3 months at the hospital in Ogdensburg.

Lorraine worked in the office of Dr. Finnerty in Watertown before employment at Alice-Hyde Hospital in Malone. She began working at the House of the Good Samaritan in 1974 and retired from Samaritan Medical Center in 2003. Her career in nursing was defined by her compassion for her patients and as a preceptor for starting nurses.

She was a member of the Samaritan Centennials and enjoyed cooking for her family, but most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, affectionately known as her “six pack”.

Lorraine is survived by her two sons Timothy E. and Brenda A. Roberts of Copenhagen Thomas C. and Angela M. Roberts of Watertown, her 6 grandchildren Rebeka, Justin, Emma, Colton, Donald, and Noah. She is predeceased by her parents and a brother E. Laurence "Larry" Noble.

Memorial donations in Lorraine's memory are encouraged to your local SPCA.

Mary E. McClure

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Mary E. McClure, age 99, of Gouverneur, passed away on Sunday, July 28, 2019 under the care of Hospice.

Mary was born on December 28, 1919 in Gouverneur to the late Clarence and Harriett (Bassett) Conklin. She graduated from Gouverneur Central School in 1939. Mary married Allan P. McClure on August 7, 1948 in Philadelphia, NY with Rev. Shumway officiating. Allan passed away on June 9, 1971.

Mary worked as a teacher’s aide at Gouverneur Central school until her retirement in 1985. She was a member of the Home Bureau and Tops Club. She enjoyed traveling all over with the senior citizens, she made many wedding cakes and did clothing alterations all of her life. She also loved her cats.

Surviving are two sons, Leslie and Ruth McClure and David McClure and his companion, Nancy Spilman; two sisters, Joan Sheen and Kay and John Perry and four grandchildren, four great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Mary is predeceased by her husband, parents, two brothers, Herbert and Francis Conklin and two sisters, Margaret Bressett and Erlene Moussaw.

Her funeral service will be private. Condolences may be shared on

Donations may be made in Mary’s memory to the Gouverneur United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 157, Gouverneur, NY 13642 or to the Gouverneur Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 164, Gouverneur, NY 13642.

Robert Hull, Sr.

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Robert "Bob" Hull, Sr., 73, formerly of Oxbow, passed away on Tuesday afternoon, July 23, 2019, in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his loving family.

Calling hours were held on Thursday, July 25th from 10:00 to 11:00 am, followed by a funeral service at 11:00 am at the Green Funeral Home, Gouverneur and burial in Oxbow Cemetery.

Robert was born on July 10, 1946 in Gouverneur to Albert "Tiny" and Anita (LaPierre) Hull.

He married Bonnie Versailles on July 2, 1966, and the couple just celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary.

Bob was a former employee of New York Air Brake and the paper mill in Natural Dam. He performed carpentry work and had many hobbies such as hunting, fishing, gardening, and playing cards. Bob enjoyed woodworking and building things for his family and friends. He also enjoyed working on his vehicles and used to belong to a homing pigeon racing club.

Bob was a Red Cross blood donor and was recognized by New York State for donating over 20 plus gallons of his rare AB RH negative blood. He also had been a member of the Oxbow Volunteer Fire Department and their auxiliary. Most of all, Bob enjoyed spending time with his friends and family. Bob was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend who will be deeply missed by all those who knew and loved him.

Family members who are left behind to cherish his memory include his wife Bonnie, their four children Robert Jr. and Stella Hull, Amelia Hull and Larry, Scott and Jessica Hull, and Angela Hull, his grandchildren Scott Hull Jr., Brittni Hull, Joseph Hull, Miracle Hull, Brandon Gibbs, John, Josh, and Aaron Baker. He is also survived by his two brothers Donald and Cindy Hull, Albert and Diane Hull, his sisters-in-law Patricia Burns, Cecelia McCall, and Julie Versailles, brothers-in-law Randy Fleming and Chuck Burns, many nieces and nephews. Bob is predeceased by his parents and two grand babies.

Robert W. Simmons

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Robert “Bob” W. Simmons, 41, passed away in his sleep peacefully on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at his family home.

Robert was affectionately known as Robbie and Bob by his family and Bugsplat by his nieces and nephews. He was born on July 24, 1977 to Phillip and Connie (Bush) Simmons.

In 1997, he graduated from Gouverneur High School and went on to proudly enlist in the United States Army for 4 years. Following his honorable discharge from active service, Robbie continued to serve his country in the Army Reserves at Fort Drum where he eventually deployed to Iraq for a year. After his service, Robbie worked as a civilian at Fort Drum as a Heavy Mobile Equipment Repairer for 13 years.

Outside of work, he enjoyed bowling, golf, and watching sports, especially rooting on the Milwaukee Brewers and Pittsburgh Steelers. Not keen on ties or pants, you could find Robbie in shorts through all four seasons and he never left home without a ball cap or his sense of humor. He loved to believe he was the world’s greatest driver and when he was feeling smug, he would annoy his siblings with Johnny Cash sing-a-longs in the tune of off key.

Robert is survived by his father and best friend, Phillip, and mother, Connie, of Gouverneur, his sister Jo and her husband Richard Elliot of Lillington, NC, his brother John Simmons and his companion Amber Willard of Norwood, his nieces and nephews Erin Elliot, Christopher Elliot, Zachary Simmons, Kaitlyn Simmons, Morgan Williams, Liam Willard as well as several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Calling hours were held on Sunday, July 7th, 12:00 to 2:00 pm followed by a funeral service at 2:00 pm at the Green Funeral Home in Gouverneur with Dave Hart officiating and burial with Military Honors in East DeKalb Cemetery.

Walter F. Payne

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Walter F. Payne, 92, passed away on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at Highland Nursing Home in Massena.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, July 13th at 10:00 am at Hailesboro Cemetery with Rev. Richard Mayforth, pastor of Gouverneur First Presbyterian Church officiating. Arrangements are with the Green Funeral Home, Gouverneur.

Walter was born on October 4, 1926, the son of Charles and Doris (Lamb) Payne.

He attended Gouverneur schools and lived on the family farm on the Smith Road most of his life.

Walt attended electrical classes and did some electrical contracting while operating the farm. He also drove a milk route for Borden's Milk, worked for the Oswegatchie Power Company, and for 46 years operated Payne Brothers Shop in Hailesboro with his brother Don, specializing in small engine repairs and sales.

Walt had been a member of the St. Lawrence Power and Equipment Museum, the Odd Fellows, and enjoyed collecting marbles, hunting, fishing, and had obtained a pilot's license.

He is survived by his brother Donald and Memory Payne of Gouverneur, a niece Janet Fleming, 2 nephews Alan Fleming and Carl Fleming. He is predeceased by his parents and a sister Betty Fleming.

Joan Perrin

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Joan A. Perrin, age 84, died on July 5, 2019 at St. Luke’s Nursing Home, Oswego, NY. She had been a resident of Antwerp and Harrisville, NY.

Born May 6, 1935 in Gouverneur, NY, she was a daughter of Clifford A. Hance (deceased) and Isabelle Howard Hance (deceased). Joan lived in Balmat, NY, attended Balmat Grammar School and graduated from Gouverneur High School in 1953. After leaving GHS, she attended and graduated with honor from Central City Business Institute, Syracuse, NY, where she obtained a Medical Secretarial Diploma.

After graduation, Joan moved to Newark, NY, where she worked as a medical secretary for two doctors at the Newark State School for Mentally Retarded. She married Richard D. Perrin, former resident of Gouverneur, serving in the United States Air Force at Geneva, NY (Sampson AF Base). They were married in the St. James Catholic Church in Gouverneur on November 27, 1954.

After their wedding, they returned to Newark, where they lived several years while Dick served in the Air Force. Their son, John Alan, was one of the last babies born at Sampson AF Base before the base closed in May 1956.

Mrs. Perrin accompanied her husband on his moves to numerous Air Force bases while he was in the service. She often remarked those years were some of the happiest and most interesting times of their lives. While Chief Master SGT Perrin was in the AF, Joan was a volunteer at many AF Base facilities and at many schools her son attended in the States and in Germany. They lived in Omaha, Neb., Washington DC area, Wiesbaden, Germany; and Scott AFB, ILL. She also was active in the Cub Scouts while they were stationed in Virginia. In Germany she was active in the NCO Wives Club and was a Gray Lady volunteer at the Wiesbaden USAF Hospital.

After Chief Master SGT Perrin retired in 1974, they returned to Northern New York and moved to Antwerp, NY. Mrs. Perrin worked 12 years at E.J. Noble Hospital in Gouverneur in medical records. After leaving E.J. Noble, she was hired as secretary to the Area Engineer, New York District Corps of Engineers on Ft. Drum during the expansion of the Fort Drum to accommodate the 10th Mountain Division. After leaving the Corps of Engineers, she was secretary to the Environmental Division of Ft. Drum. Working at Ft. Drum gave her great satisfaction as she enjoyed working with the military and civilian personnel.

After retirement Joan and her husband spent a number of years traveling to Lake Bonaparte for the summers and Ellenton, FL for the winters.

Mrs. Perrin enjoyed reading, music, swimming, and the company of her friends. She is survived by her husband, Richard, a son, John, daughter-in-law Martha of Oswego NY and nieces and nephews.

Her father, Clifford Hance, her mother, Isabelle Hance, sister Kathleen Brady and two brothers, Michael and Phillip, died before her.

There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are with French Funeral Home in Gouverneur. Donations may be made to your favorite charity or any charity for children or animal rescue. Condolences may be shared online at

Service Notice: Ernie Hutt

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A memorial service for Ernie Hutt will be held Saturday, July 27, 11 a.m., at the First Presbyterian Church of Gouverneur. A reception will immediately follow. Burial with military honors will be in Riverside Cemetery at 1:30 p.m.

Ernie, 94, passed away on January 13, 2019.

William F. Dusharm

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William F. "Bill" Dusharm, a native of Gouverneur, 82, passed away on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at Seneca Nursing Home in Waterloo, NY.

Calling hours will be on Saturday, June 29th from 10:00 to 11:00 am, followed by a funeral service at 11:00 am at the Green Funeral Home, Gouverneur with Rev. Eric Harblin officiating and burial in Hailesboro Cemetery.

William was born in Gouverneur on November 21, 1936, the son of James and Alice (House) Dusharm.

He lived on Adelia Street in Gouverneur before moving to the Finger Lakes area to be closer to family.

Bill enjoyed spending time with friends and family, swimming, camping, and traveling.

He is survived by a brother Gerald Dusharm of Newark, 3 sisters Dorothy Hart of Palmyra, Eleanor Finley of Ogdensburg, Mary Lou House of Sodus Center, several nieces and nephews. Bill is predeceased by his parents 3 brothers Charles, Walter, and Gordon Dusharm, 4 sisters Betty Skeels, Beverly Durham, Joyce LaSage, and Patricia Dusharm.

Christopher Honsky

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Christopher Mark Honsky, 64, of Dannemora, New York passed away on June 1, 2019 in Ketchikan, Alaska.

Chris was born January 22, 1955 at E.J. Noble Hospital in Governeur to John Kuzma Honsky and Elizabeth Spaulding Honsky. He attended Fowler, Balmat and Edwards Elementary schools; he graduated from Edwards Central High School in 1973. Following high school, he went to work in the mines as a blaster for St. Joe Minerals. He later worked around the country in the oil fields of Wyoming and constructing subway tunnels in Baltimore. He then became a career correctional officer for New York State retiring at the rank of Sergeant in 2015. He enjoyed fishing throughout his life; beginning at the pump house at Sylvia Lake, the Oswegatchie, Raquette, Lake Champlain and various lakes in Clinton County and the Adirondack Region, St. Lawrence Rivers, as well as Montana, Lake Okeechobee, the Louisiana Delta, Belize and at the end, catching his limit of Halibut in Ketchikan, Alaska.

He is survived by Veronique Brown, his life partner, his three grandchildren, Victor, Bazzy, and Nadiya, his sister, Mary Beth and brother John (Susan) of Missoula, Montana and family in NY and across the country. He was preceded in death by his parents, John K. and Elizabeth Honsky. He was a long-time member of the Warthogs Motorcycle Club.

Cremation and transportation were managed by the Ketchikan Mortuary with final arraignments by French Funeral Home. Visitation will be held at the French Funeral Home in Edwards, NY, Friday, June 14 from 2 to 5 PM with burial to follow at the Fairview Cemetery in Edwards with the Rev. Dr. Elizabeth Quick of the Gouverneur United Methodist Church officiating. Condolences may be shared online at

Ricky A. Gushlaw

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Ricky A. Gushlaw passed away Saturday, June 1, 2019.

Ricky A. Gushlaw was born December 12, 1960, the son of Alton J. Gushlaw and Shirley M. Cox Gushlaw.

He is survived by his companion, Karen Peck of Gouverneur, three brothers, Joseph E. Gushlaw and wife Tina, Danny and his companion Susan Brown, and Chris M. Gushlaw, all of Clayton, and a sister Margie M. Decteur of Redwood. He is also survived by several aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews, and cousins.

He is predeceased by his father (September 20, 2014) and his mother (February 5, 2019). Also, a brother Jeff Gushlaw.

Susan B. Knight

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Susan B. Knight left us at approximately 10:05 p.m. on Thursday, June 6, 2019 at Flowers Hospital for her eternal home in the presence of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She fought a brave battle with liver failure over the past few years. She was 69.

Funeral services were at 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 10, 2019 at Sorrells Funeral Home in Enterprise with Reverend John McCrummen officiating. The family received friends at the funeral home Monday beginning at 10:00 a.m. and continued until time of service.

Mrs. Knight was born November 15, 1949 to the late Kenneth and Iva Porter. Susan was a loving wife, mother and friend. She loved knitting and crocheting, enjoyed crafting, had a very creative mind when it came to house renovations and building and was an avid camper.

She leaves behind to cherish her memories, her beloved husband, James Knight of Daleville, AL; sons: Michael Hoover (Jennifer) of Syracuse, NY, Jonathan Hoover (Kiesha) of Watertown, NY and Jeffry Knight (Sherri) of Gouverneur, NY; daughter, Holly Register (Bennie D.) of Enterprise, AL; sister, Barbara Porter Currier of Gouverneur, NY; eight grandchildren: Carlyn Hoover, Courtney Hoover, Braelynn Hoover, Jarret Knight, Tanner Knight, Samantha Mullin, Daniel Mullin and Chloe Register; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

Sorrells Funeral Home and Crematory of Enterprise, (334) 347-9598, is in charge of arrangements. To sign a guest register, please visit

Eileen N. McNeil

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Eileen N. McNeil, 80, passed away on Wednesday, June 5, 2019.

There will be no funeral services and arrangements are with the Green Funeral Home, Gouverneur.

Eileen was born on May 10, 1939 in Gouverneur, the daughter of Joseph and Otto Tharrett.

She graduated from Gouverneur High School in 1957 and married Roland "Manny" McNeil on June 30, 1957.

Eileen had worked at Foeppel's Meat Market, was a housekeeper in Alexandria Bay, worked for Sears and Roebuck in Syracuse, and helped Manny run farms in Theresa and Rossie. She enjoyed scratch off tickets, playing bingo, and spending time outdoors, especially in her flower gardens.

Eileen is survived by her husband of 62 years, Manny, her son Robert and Joanne McNeil of Antwerp, 2 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her parents, brothers, and sisters.

Martin “Corky” Hogue 

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Martin “Corky” Hogue passed away December 28, 2018 in Inverness, Florida. There will be a Memorial Service at the First United Methodist Church 34 Grove Street, Gouverneur with Rev. Elizabeth Quick officiating on Saturday, June 15 at 11:00 a.m. Following the service friends and family are invited to the American Legion Post #65 from 12:00-3:00 to continue at share memories of Corky. 

Corky grew up in Balmat, son of Charles and Wilma Hogue. After graduating from Gouverneur High School he joined the Navy. He came home on leave in December of 1960 and married Diane Edwards on December 23rd. They were married 57 years until Diane passed away April 12, 2018. Their children Natalie Kelley, Denise Kingsley and Jon Hogue look forward to seeing family and friends to help “Celebrate” the Life of Corky. He was a very dedicated man to his family, his work at Corning Glass, Canton NY, and the Gouverneur Volunteer Fire Department. He spent many days on Panther Mountain, hunting, fishing and enjoying the outdoors.