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Shawn Sawyer

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Shawn “Beefcake” W. Sawyer, age 48, passed away on November 13, 2018 at the University Hospital in Syracuse.

There will be a Celebration of Life planned at a later date. Arrangements are with French Funeral Home in Gouverneur. Condolences may be shared online at

Shawn was born on October 8, 1970 in Gouverneur to James and Sharon (Pernice) Sawyer. He graduated from the Gouverneur Central School in 1989 and married Nicole “Nutsy” A. Charlton on June 3, 1995.

Beefcake had worked for the Natural Dam Paper Mill for 28 years, having been the Mill’s Maintenance Planner. He was a talented musician, playing bass in many jam sessions. He loved fixing things, riding motorcycles, and hunting with his Aunt Lottie and relatives. Always up for a good time, he and his buddy, Robbie, ran Suds-N-Buds, detailing cars and drinking beer. Most of all, Beefcake loved his family and spending time with his “garage friends” over the weekends and on Thirsty Thursdays.

His survivors include his parents, James and Sharon Sawyer of Richville; his wife, Nicole “Nutsy” Sawyer; his children, Kayla Sawyer and Patrick Sawyer; and sisters, Jennifer and Danyelle Sawyer, all of Gouverneur.

Donations in memory of Shawn may be made to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children at or 2900 Rocky Point Drive Tampa, FL 33607.

Joan Todd Jeneault

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Joan Todd Jeneault, 85, passed away on Thursday, November 1, 2018 in Ogdensburg at Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center.

A funeral mass will be held at St. James Catholic Church, Gouverneur on Monday, November 5, 2018 at 10:00 am with Fr. Shane Lynch officiating. A committal at Foxwood Memorial Park, Ogdensburg will follow. Calling hours will be held on Sunday, November 4, 2018 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm at the Green Funeral Home, Gouverneur.

Joan was born in Ogdensburg on September 8, 1933, the daughter of George and Retha Rivers Ladouceur. She graduated from St. Mary’s Academy in Ogdensburg. She married Lawrence E. Todd on August 7, 1954 at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Ogdensburg. They resided in Canton until moving to Gouverneur in 1961 where they owned and operated Parker Motel and Western Union. Joan also worked as a merchandiser for American Greetings for 10 years. Lawrence passed away on November 3, 2010. Joan married Albert Ernest Jeneault on September 7, 2013. He passed away in March of 2018.

Joan enjoyed bowling, square dancing, playing cards, and was an avid fan of the Syracuse Orange and New York Yankees. She was a member of St. James Catholic Church and the Gouverneur Elks Lodge.

Joan is survived by her children Julie and Roy Griffin of Edgewood, MD, Cathy and Benton Leslie, Sheila and Dale Johnson, Diane and David Wood, and Randy Todd and his companion Barb Langevin, all of Gouverneur, Robert Todd of Dania Beach, FL, a sister Patricia Ladouceur of Ogdensburg, several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Memorial donations may be made to St. James Church, 164 E. Main St., Gouverneur, NY 13642 or the Alzheimer's Association of Central NY, 441 W. Kirkpatrick St., Syracuse, NY 13204.

Diane Storie

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Diane B. Storie, age 59, of Gouverneur, passed away on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at Claxton Hepburn Medical Center.

Calling hours for Diane will be on Saturday, November 3, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at French Funeral Home in Gouverneur. Her funeral service will immediately follow at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Lay Pastor Tom Nichols officiating. Burial will be in Oxbow Cemetery. Condolences may be shared online at

Diane was born on June 21, 1959 in Ogdensburg, NY to the late Charles and Helen (Bromling) Bloodough. She attended Morristown Central School. She married Kennedy Storie on December 13, 1975. She was a dairy farmer her entire life and as an adult, she and her husband took care of three of their family farms. Kennedy passed away on May 3, 2009.

Diane loved hockey and especially loved watching the St. Lawrence Hockey team. She also enjoyed line dancing and was a huge animal lover, especially to horses and her cat Oscar.

Surviving is her companion, Bruce Lewis of Gouverneur; a daughter and son-in-law, Carrie and Kyle Chartrand of Gouverneur; two sons and their companions, David Storie and Allison of Gouverneur and James Storie and Jamie of Star Lake; a daughter-in-law, Jamie Storie of Gouverneur; two brothers, Charles “Chuck” and Timothy Bloodough; three sisters, Sue Earl, Pam Rumrill and Wendy Baldwin; 11 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Diane is predeceased by her husband Kennedy; a son, Kenny Storie and a granddaughter, Aubrielle Storie.

Donations may be made in Diane’s memory to E.I Moses Walk/Run for Life Inc., P.O. Box 87, Colton, NY 13625.

Daniel Hawkins

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Daniel Hawkins, 38, passed away at his Toronto, Ont. home on October 22nd, 2018.

Daniel was born on November 7, 1979 to Debra Thornton who was from Edwards, NY where her parents Robert and Helen Thornton reside.

Daniel is survived by his mother, Debra Thornton, sister Jennifer and Bshen Clarke and their on Jaxson. Also his father Kenneth Hawkins, and many cousins, aunts and uncles from around Edwards and New York State. Also a half-brother Cole and extended family and friends in Canada.

Arrangements were with Chapel Ridge Funeral Home, 8911 Woodbine Avenue, Markham, Ont. Visitations were held on Oct. 25-26.

Jane A. Murdie

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Jane A. Murdie, 86, left this planet Earth on Monday, October 22, 2018 at Gouverneur Hospital, surrounded by her family.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday, October 25th from 2:00 to 3:00 pm with a funeral service to follow at 3:00 pm at the Green Funeral Home, Gouverneur with Rev. Orville Eacker and Rev. Howard Maxson officiating and burial to follow in East Riverside Cemetery, Gouverneur.

Jane was born in Fowler on January 8, 1932, the daughter of Frank and Grace Powers Walrath.

She attended Gouverneur schools and received her general equivalency diploma later in life in 1983.

Jane had worked in the cafeteria of E.J. Noble Hospital in Gouverneur and as a home health care aide for the Community Development Program.

Jane married Clarence Murdie on January 16, 1950 in Canton.

She enjoyed gardening, camping, reading, collecting teddy bears, and doing jigsaw puzzles. Jane was a member of the Fowler Baptist Church, Red Hat Society, Promenaders Square Dance Club, and was involved with the literacy program of the Gouverneur Library.

Jane is survived by her 3 sons Larry and Katherine Murdie of Mississippi, John and JoAnne Murdie of Fowler, Mark Murdie and his companion Terry Layboult of Fowler, 4 daughters Grace and Otis Woods of Russell, Susan and Richard LaBow of Richville, Bertha and David Morrow of Fowler, Claressa “CJ” and Joseph Fitzgerald of Balmat, her granddaughter that she raised Mary Bates of Fowler, one sister, Betty Stevens of Emeryville, several grandchildren, great grandchildren, and 1 great, great grandchild.

She is predeceased by her parents, a son Clarence “Jerry” Murdie, 4 brothers Ward, Glen, Robert, and Keith Walrath, 3 sisters Hilda Woodard Doyle, Ella Mae Paro, and Leona Hurlbut.

Memorial donations in Jane’s memory are suggested to the Literacy of Northern NY, 200 Washington Street, Suite 303, Watertown, NY 13601 or Gouverneur Reading Room Association, 60 Church Street, Gouverneur, NY 13642.

Robbie Joseph Fitzgerald

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Robbie was born on July 19, 1970, to William and Nancy Fitzgerald, and passed away at his home on October 11, 2018. He attended Gouverneur Central Schools and graduated in 1988. He made a life in Gainesville, Virginia, moving there in 1990. Robbie worked as an estimator and salesman for True Team Builders for over 20 years.

Robbie was an extraordinary friend with a sense of humor that could cause anyone to be happy in his presence. He was the type of person who kept in touch with his friends since childhood and had a deep loyalty to anyone in his life.

He is predeceased by his parents, William and Nancy. Also, a sister Kathy Fitzgerald. He is survived by his brothers, Zach and Jeff (Florida), Carl and John (Texas) and Barry (North Carolina). Also several nieces, nephews, and extended family.

There is no calling hours of funeral planned at this time. Condolences can be sent to the family in care of Jeff Fitzgerald, 3128 Deer Run Drive Northeast, Palm Bay, Florida, 32905.

Robbie was the kind of buddy that every guy would love to have in his life. Our buddy will be deeply missed. In this case, time will never heal the pain of his passing. Please if you knew him, take a moment to say a prayer for our friend, our buddy, Heavy Rob.

Gary Lee Ellis

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Gary Lee Ellis from Gouverneur, NY peacefully passed away on Oct. 10, 2018 in Madison, Alabama after losing his battle with cancer.

Gary was born on June 14, 1946, one of seven children born to Merild and Hazel Ellis. He graduated with the Class of 1964 from Gouverneur High School and spent the majority of his life in the Gouverneur area.

Gary loved to travel and enjoyed classic cards, motorcycles, gardening, playing cards, and most recently woodburning. He was an avid bicyclist and greatly enjoyed music, singing an playing guitar. Most of all he loved spending with his family and friends, especially his grandchildren and great-granddaughter, Celia.

He is survived by his daughters Katherine (Dean) McAtee and April (Eric) Weekes, his siblings Janet (Charles)) Coons, Ernie Ellis, Larry Ellis and his companion Sylvia Fuller, and Tom (Donna) Ellis. He is predeceased by his parents, and older brother Norris Ellis, and younger sister Jean (Ron) Gardner. He is also survived by numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephew.

There was no funeral per his request. A private celebration of life was held at the Gouverneur Elks Lodge. He is buried near his sister Jean at East Riverside Cemetery in Gouverneur.

Elsie A. Laidlaw

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Elsie A. Laidlaw, age 88, formerly of Gouverneur, passed away on October 17, 2018 at the Carthage Center.

There will be a celebration of her life on Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at the Community Center in Gouverneur. There will be a burial in the spring of 2019. Arrangements are with French Funeral Home, Gouverneur. Condolences may be share online at

Elsie was born on October 17, 1930 in Gouverneur to the late Lawrence J. and Martha Mae (Rice) Laidlaw. She grew up on Rock Island Road until moving to the village as a teenager. She attended school in Gouverneur.

At the age of fifteen, Elsie began working for J.J. Newberry’s. She then worked in the kitchen of E.J. Noble Hospital, was head cashier and bookkeeper for the A & P Grocery store until it closed in 1975, and worked as a cashier for the Great American. Elsie retired in 1997 from New York Air Brake in Watertown as a machinist in the Dynapower and Stratapower division.

Her survivors include her daughter, GiGi Y. Hayden and her partner, Michael Kerr of Oswegatchie; her sister, Genevieve “Jenny” Patton of Florida; and her grandchildren, Brandon M. Hayden and his fiancé, Elizabeth Scott, and Brady E. Hayden and his wife, Sarah.

Above all else, Elsie loved to take care of other people. She was the ideal “neighborhood mom”. She helped to take care of her niece, Leslie D. Miller, after her mother passed away. Her niece Kathleen Facey and her nephews, Joe and Steve Patton, and Darrell Miller, were always surrounded by her love.

Elsie also fondly thought of her friend, Myrtle Belmore’s sons as her own. Wayne, Warren, Weldon, Wendell, and William Belmore were a huge part of Elsie’s life.

Elsie is predeceased by her parents and her sister, Helena L. Cross Miller.

Donation in memory of Elsie may be made to the Gouverneur Police Department or the Gouverneur Volunteer Fire Department. Both addresses are: 33 Clinton Street, Gouverneur NY 13642.

John Rubar

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James "John" Rubar II, 71, passed away on Sunday, October 21, 2018 at Crouse Hospital in Syracuse with his family at his side.

A funeral mass will be held on Thursday, October 25th at 11:00 am at St. James Catholic Church, Gouverneur with Fr. Shane Lynch officiating and burial in East Riverside Cemetery, Gouverneur. Calling hours are on Wednesday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the Green Funeral Home, Gouverneur.

John was born in Gouverneur on March 29, 1947, the son of James and Margaret Bullard Rubar.

He graduated from Gouverneur High School and served in the U.S. National Guard.

John was a member of U.A. Local Pipefitters Union 73 and worked for B & S Industrial for over 30 years as a welder, pipefitter, and steamfitter. He was highly instrumental in maintaining the papermills, cogeneration plants, mines, and nuclear plants of the area. John was revered as one of the best in the industry.

He was a member of Pine Tree Hunting Club, Oswegatchie Hunting Club, and his family camp in Croghan. An avid outdoorsman, John enjoyed fishing, hunting, feeding wildlife, and trapping, especially coyotes. He also played fastpitch softball in his youth and more recently, enjoyed watching his grandchildren grow up, loved playing cards and working foodplots.

John had 4 children from a previous marriage.

John is survived by his companion of 30 years Cora Jeanne McCarthy, his children Shannon Cook and fiance Ken Hurlbut of Massena, John M. and Bridget Rubar of Constantia, Heather and Chad Soper of Fowler, Barbara and Eric Cadwell of Watertown, Stacey and Sean Devlin of Gouverneur, Amanda and Bill Pickering of Madrid, Shannon and Mark Tilbe of Brookfield, a brother William Rubar of South Carolina, several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents and a sister Kathleen DeLorme.

Memorial donations in John's memory may be made to the Gouverneur Vol. Fire Dept., PO Box 268, Gouverneur, NY 13642 or the American Lung Association.

Dustin Smith

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Gouverneur - Dustin Ryan “Bug” Smith, 30, a native of Gouverneur, passed away on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at his IRA home in Morristown.

Dustin was born in Gouverneur on June 15, 1988, the son of Tracy and Yvonne Parody Smith.

He graduated from O.F.A. in 2007 and resided the last several years in Morristown.

Dustin enjoyed going fishing, watching television, especially NASCAR, football, and wrestling. He also enjoyed spending time on the internet and playing video games. Dustin had worked at the bottle redemption center in Ogdensburg and more recently, provided Meals-On-Wheels in the Morristown area.

He is survived by his parents Tracy and Yvonne of Gouverneur, his sisters Leslie-Ann and Wayne Robinson of Massena, Kellie Smith of Gouverneur, Marina Smith of Gouverneur, his grandmother Helen Parody and her companion Mike Turner of Antwerp, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Dustin is predeceased by a brother Tracy Smith Jr. who passed away at birth and his grandparents.

A celebration of life in his honor was held at the Gouverneur VFW. Arrangements were with the Green Funeral Home, Gouverneur.

Carlton D. Brown

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Carlton D. Brown died October 11, 2018 at 5:30 a.m. at the VNA Hospice House in Vero Beach, Florida. He was born April 6, 1927, son of Earl and Ethel (Laidlaw) Brown, near Gouverneur, New York. He attended grade school at the neighborhood school on the Johnstown Road and then on to Gouverneur High School.

Carlton married Martha E. McCrea on May 23, 1947 at Richville, New York.

He was a dairy farmer most of his life, owning farms near Antwerp and finally near Philadelphia, New York.

He and Martha had 3 children, Gloria, Richard, and Earl. They took in foster babies and eventually adopted two – David and Patti – to complete their family.

In 1977 Carlton moved his family to Palm Beach County, Florida, living at North Palm Beach and then Jupiter, Florida where he lived up to five years ago.

He and Martha divorced in 1984.

Carlton worked as a groundsman at the North Palm Beach Country Club, starting at the age of 72. He always enjoyed working outdoors and meeting people.

He is survived by his children, Gloria Jenkins, Philadelphia, New York, Earl, West Palm Beach, Florida, David, Jupiter, Florida, and Patti, address unknown. Also by several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, 2 sisters-in-law, nieces, and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents, stepfather, son Richard, daughter-in-law Joan, brother Emerson.

He had resided at the Isles of View Beach, Florida, the past 4 years after suffering a fall at his home in Jupiter. He moved to be closer to his daughter, Gloria, who lived in Vero Beach at that time.

A memorial service will be at the cemetery next year at the convenience of the family in Gouverneur, New York.

Clifford B. Bullock

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Clifford Bruce Bullock, age 90, of Edwards, passed away on Sunday, October 7, 2018 at his home.

There were calling hours for Clifford on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at French Funeral Home, Edwards. His funeral service was on Thursday, October 11th at 11:00 a.m. at the Edwards United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Edwards.

Clifford was born on June 29, 1928 in Edwards, NY to the late Glenn and Louise (VanBuren) Bullock. He attended Edwards Central School. Cliff married Thelma L. “Sally” Smith on October 19, 1950 at the Gouverneur Methodist Parsonage. The couple owned and operated Willow Shade Dairy Farm for many years. Cliff also drove milk truck for six years. Sally passed away on July 24, 2016.

He was a former member of the Grange, Federal Farm Agency, and a member of the Edwards School Board, Edwards Volunteer Fire Department, National Farmers Organization, a member and Board of Director of the St. Lawrence Valley Ayrshire Club and a former 4-H Leader. He enjoyed snowmobiling, 4-wheeling and traveling.

Cliff is survived by his two sons and their wives, William and Sheila Bullock and Larry and Deborah Bullock all of Edwards; three daughters and their husbands, Joanne and Richard Lynn of West Cornwall, CT, Barbara and Charles Newcombe of Edwards and Carole and David LaVoie of Fulton; two brothers and their wives, Charles and Sue Bullock of Edwards and Herb and Scottie Bullock of Canton; five sisters and their spouses, Mary Jane and Earl Knight of Michigan, Joyce and Bill Cooper of Florida, Anna and Dick McCormick of Gouverneur, Lois McAllister of Florida and Leona and Paul Baker of Watertown. Cliff is also survived by 17 grandchildren, of whom they raised their granddaughter, Brenda Coronato of Rayford, NC; 3 step grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

He is predeceased by his wife and parents; two brothers, Harold and James; and two sisters, Agnes Smithers and Margaret Bullock.

Donations in memory of Clifford may go to the Edwards United Methodist Church or the Edwards Volunteer Rescue Squad.

Dorothy Ruth Macaulay

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Dorothy Ruth Macaulay, 88, passed away on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at Gouverneur Hospital surrounded by her loving family.

Calling hours were held on Tuesday, October 2nd from 1:00 to 3:00 pm with a funeral service at 3:00 pm at the Green Funeral Home, Gouverneur with Rev. James Warrington, pastor of Macomb Community Wesleyan Church officiating and private burial in Oldsville Cemetery, Macomb.

Dorothy was born in Lyons Falls on December 8, 1929, the daughter of Howard and Nellie Gaddis.

She married George A. Macaulay on January 25, 1948.

The couple operated the family farm on the Yellow Lake Road, and Dorothy worked at E.J. Noble Hospital in Gouverneur as a ward clerk for 33 years.

Dorothy enjoyed spending time with her family, cooking, baking, and sharing her favorite recipes with her family, such as teaching them her secrets to homemade doughnuts or cabbage rolls. She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary.

She is survived by her three children Michael and Brenda Macaulay of Fowler, Linda and Donald Reynolds of Albion, George and Joni Macaulay of Pleasant Lake, her companion Wallace Sibley of Gouverneur, 8 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Dorothy is predeceased by her husband George, two sons Larry Macaulay and Jim Macaulay, her sisters Helen Macaulay and Gwen DeGrace, and her grandson Richard Macaulay.

Memorial donations in Dorothy’s memory may be made to Gouverneur Hospital, 77 W. Barney Street, Gouverneur, NY 13642.

Gary J. Orford

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Gary J. Orford of Dongan Hills, Staten Island, N.Y. passed away in Seaview Nursing Home on September 23, 2018.

Gary was born in Gouverneur, N.Y. on April 6, 1940. He was the son of the late Phyllis Phillips and Emerson (Doc) Orford. Gary’s wife of 51 years was Linda Orford (Kurtz) and they shared four wonderful children together: Stephen Orford, Christine Orford, Robert Orford, and Scott Orford, all of Staten Island. His siblings included Sherlyn DePrima, Debra Samuels, and the late Sandra Phillips.

Gary enjoyed a wonderful childhood growing up in the Adirondacks and would often reminisce about the many, wonderful, outside adventures that pristine area had to offer. On Staten Island, he was a Boy Scout troop leader for his sons, once again, enjoying nature. Gary was also a published author and avid Syracuse football and basketball fan. Go Cuse!

An accomplished International Insurance Executive, Gary visited 30 states and 32 countries over a span of his illustrious career. Working for Continental Insurance Company where he met his wife, as well as AIG, Royal, and Globex International, which he helped form in 1993 and for which he was recently presented with an award for his years of commitment and dedicated service. He so cherished this award.

Gary was a very intelligent, well educated man who earned a BBA from the College of Insurance in Manhattan. He was truly an enjoyable, polite and loving person who cherished his family and the many friendships he made throughout his 78 years. Gary, thanks for the memories. Viewing was held on Thursday and Friday, September 27 and 28 at the Hanley Funeral Home, 60 New Dorp Lane, Staten Island, N.Y. 10306.

Service notice: John R. Manson

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A graveside service will be held for John R. Manson of Macomb on Sunday, October 14th at 1:30 pm at Riverside Cemetery, Rossie with a celebration of life to follow at the Rossie Community Center. Mr. Manson, 72, passed away on December 25, 2017.

Robert Paul Rice

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Robert Paul Rice, 71, passed away on Sunday, August 19, 2018 in Gouverneur.
There are no funeral services and arrangements are with the Green Funeral Home, Gouverneur.
Paul was born in Canton on June 7, 1947 and was raised by his parents Lloyd and Eva Peck Rice on the family farm in Macomb.
He enjoyed gardening, drawing and painting, spending time outdoors and with his dog. Paul also enjoyed searching for and collecting Indian artifacts, rocks, and minerals. He was a member of several mineralogy associations including the St. Lawrence County Rock & Mineral Club and had donated mineral specimens to the local colleges and museums.
Paul is survived by his nieces and nephews Bruce Rice of Macomb, Mary Rice of Hammond, Jane Zeller of Fowler, Bobby Rice of Pillar Point, several great nieces and great nephews. He is predeceased by his parents, a brother Forrest Rice, a niece Patsy Liscum and nephews David and Emerson Rice.
Memorial donations in Paul's memory may be made to the St. Lawrence County Rock & Mineral Club.

Robert G. “Bob” Tripp

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Robert G. "Bob" Tripp, 79 passed away on Friday June 08, 2018 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Syracuse.   As per Bob's wishes a private family graveside service will held at Hailesboro Cemetery.  
Robert is survived by his wife Phyllis, two sons Robert Jr. of Richville, and Brian of Fowler; two daughters Deborah and her husband Kevin Hadfield of Fowler, and Carol and her husband Piere Besaw of Fowler; eight grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.  He is also survived by two sisters; Faye Stronach of Gouverneur, and Bernice Lariccio of Binghamton. He is predeceased by two sisters, Jean Bowman and Louise Conklin.
Bob was born on February 15, 1939 in Ogdensburg, a son of the late Carl and Eva Baker Tripp.  On December 01, 1958 he married the love of his life, Phyllis Fuller at the Gouverneur First United Methodist Church Parsonage with Rev. Wood officiating. Bob and Phyllis celebrated their marriage together for 59 years.
Bob owned and operated several businesses over the years.  He operated a construction company, he operated Bob's Market and diner in Fowler, and also Tripp Fuel Company in Fowler.  Bob was a life member of the Gouverneur Rod and Gun Club. He enjoyed raising Honey Bees and operating heavy equipment and spending time at his camp in Waddington.
Memorial donations in Bob's memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Syracuse NY Office, 6390 Fly Road 2nd Floor, East Syracuse, NY 13057 or to the American Heart Association, Memorial/Tribute Processing Center, PO box 3049, Syracuse, NY 13220.  Arrangements are with Green Funeral Home, Gouverneur.

Service notice: Iva Storie

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A funeral service for Iva Storie will be held on Saturday, June 16th at 2:00 pm at the Green Funeral Home, Gouverneur with her burial to follow in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Hammond. Calling hours are 1-2 pm on Saturday, previous to the funeral and 6-8 pm, Friday evening. Iva passed away on February 25th, 2018.

Lucille Phelps

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Lucille J. Phelps, age 80, formerly of Gouverneur, passed away on April 26, 2018.
Calling hours will be held at French Funeral Home in Gouverneur on Thursday, May 3, 2018 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Her funeral service will be on Friday at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home officiated by Rev. Beth Quick. Burial will follow in the Hailesboro Cemetery.
Lucille was born on July 12, 1937 in Harrisville to the late Arthur Edwin Clarke and Helen Elizabeth (Cring) Clarke. She graduated from the Harrisville Central School in 1955, earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Arts and her Master’s degree in Elementary Education at Oswego State University.
Mrs. Phelps began her long career with the Gouverneur Central School as an Elementary Industrial Arts Teacher for 10 years at all six Elementary Schools in the District. She briefly worked as the Junior High School Wood Shop Teacher before a 27-year career teaching the fourth grade; retiring in 1997.
Lucille married Bruce S. Phelps on June 29, 1968 at the Gouverneur Methodist Church officiated by Rev. Stanley Brown. Bruce passed away on January 30, 2014.
Lucille enjoyed woodworking, traveling, reading, and genealogy. She was a lifetime member of the Harrisville Historical Association, the NYS Teachers Association, and the Harrisville United Methodist Church.
Her survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, and two grandsons; Bruce A. Phelps of Gilbert, AZ, Charles S. and Allison L., Jared S. and Jaxson L. Phelps of Pocono Lake, PA.
Donations in memory of Lucille may be made to Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 600 Baltimore Drive, Wilkes Barre, PA 18702. Condolences may be shared online at


Service Announcements

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Service Announcements

GOUVERNEUR – The funeral service for Retha H. Brown, of Gouverneur, who passed away on February 11, 2018, will be held Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Gouverneur First United Methodist Church. Arrangements are with French Funeral Home.
HARRISVILLE – The burial service for Marla R. Martin, formerly of Harrisville, who passed away on April 18, 2018, will be held Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Harrisville Cemetery. Arrangements are with French Family Funeral Home.