Joie Charles McDougall, age 64, of Gouverneur passed away on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at his home under the loving care of his family and Hospice of St. Lawrence Valley.
Joie was born on November 17, 1954 in Gouverneur to the late Charles and Harriett L. (Tharrett) McDougall Jr. He attended Gouverneur Central School. On November 29, 1975, he married Diane Rickett at the Gouverneur United Methodist Church.
Joie worked as a machine operator at Cives Steel for 15 years. He had previously worked in Maintenance for Kinney Drugs. He was a member of the Gouverneur Fire Department for 15 years, where he was also a member of the Dive team and a former Fire Police. He was a member of the Gouverneur Elks Lodge, Past commander of the Sons of the American Legion and the VFW Auxiliary. He loves cooking and listening to good old country music.
Surviving is his wife Diane of Gouverneur; two sons and their wives, Charles and Kristy and Jamie and Sandra all of Gouverneur; three brothers, David of Fowler, Stevie and Diane of Conway, SC and Allen of Fowler; three sisters, Kathy and Jim Harris of Heuvelton, Debbie and Herbie Coates of Gouverneur and Amie and Dave Wing of Louisiana; five grandchildren, Charles Jr., Emma, Lily, Alexandra and Olivia and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours for Joie will be at French Funeral Home, Gouverneur on Thursday, April 18, 2019 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. His funeral service will be on Friday, April 19th at 10:00a.m., at the Gouverneur Community Center. Burial will follow at East Riverside Cemetery in Gouverneur. Condolences may be shared online at www.frenchfuneralhomes.com.
Donations may be made in Joie’s memory to the Gouverneur Volunteer Fire Department, 1035 US Hwy. 11, Gouverneur, NY 13642.