Service Notice: William C. Thomas

William C. Thomas, age 69, of Springfield, TN, but formerly of Gouverneur, passed away on October 4, 2016 in Springfield, TN.
There will be a graveside service on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 1p.m. at Hailesboro Cemetery in Gouverneur with Pastor Howard Maxson officiating and Military Honors. Local arrangements are handled by French Funeral Home, Gouverneur.

Service notice: Phyllis Foeppel

Service notice

A spring graveside service for Phyllis Foeppel will be held on Saturday, June 24th at 11 am at South Edwards Cemetery.
Mrs. Foeppel, 78, passed away on March 29th. Arrangements are with the Green Funeral Home, Gouverneur.

Patricia Elaine Vandusen

Patricia Elaine Vandusen

Patricia Elaine (nee Shippe) Vandusen passed away suddenly at her home on Friday June 2, 2017 at the age of 58.
She was the much loved daughter of Mike (Faye) Shippee, and Shirley Nicholas (Lionel), beloved wife of Barry Vandusen, loving mother of Patrick Laidlaw (Shawna) and Amber Fretts (Joe) and cherished grandmother of Taylor, Trinity, Tobias, Eli and Gracie. Dear sister of Joadie (Larry), Rick (Donna), Ronnie (Esther), Sheila, Brad (Marc), Dianna (Daryl), David (Karen), Todd (Janine), Chris and Mike (Jackie). Patricia is the sister in law of Cheryl (Richard), Terry (Heather), Janet, and Kevin (Kelly). P
She was predeceased by one sister Renee, by one brother Greg, and mother in law Doris.  She is also survived by father in law Ivan (Diane) by numerous nieces and nephews.
A Memorial service will be held in the Spragueville Church on Saturday June 10 at 12p.m. followed by burial in the Spragueville cemetery. A Reception will follow at the American Legion in Antwerp.
A Celebration of Life will once again be held on Saturday July 29, at 12p.m. at 47 Station Rd. Gananoque, Ontario.
As expressions of sympathy donations made to the Gananoque and District Humane Society would be appreciated by the family.
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Beverly E. Dalton

Beverly E. Dalton, 86, of Richville, passed away on Saturday, May 13, 2017, at her home.
Funeral services are private with the Green Funeral Home, Gouverneur.
 Beverly was born on May 29, 1930 in Fowler, the daughter of Roland B. and Cleo Allen Dalton.
She graduated from Gouverneur High School in 1947, attended A.B. Hepburn School of Nursing, received certification in public health, graduated from Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Science degree, and performed graduate work at the universities of Rochester and Cortland.
Beverly worked in the healthcare field for many years. She worked for the NYS Dept. of Health in Gouverneur, for St. Lawrence County in the Massena area, served as a public health nurse in Alaska on Kodiak Island and in Metlakatka, and at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, FL. She also was employed at Cortland County Health Department in Marathon and Cortland and at the St. Lawrence County Psychiatric Center in Ogdensburg.
Bev served on the advisory committees of SUNY Canton and BOCES, was a surrogate member and decision-making member of New York State for persons disabled, a member of the United Church of Richville, and Richville Friendship Class.
 She enjoyed photography, genealogy, travel, pets, and pet therapy.
 Bev is survived by her great nephew, Chad Dalton of Richville, who she raised from an infant. She is also survived by her brothers Roland Dalton of Marcellus, James Dalton of South Carolina, Robert Dalton of Phoenix, NY, Gary Dalton of DeKalb Jct., her foster brothers James Allen of Central Square and Richard Allen of Florida.
Bev is predeceased by her parents, a brother Norman Dalton, a sister Nancy Ellingsworth, nieces Sheryl Dalton and Sandra Dalton, a great niece Caitlyn Whitney and great nephew Nicholas Bloodgood.
Memorial donations in Bev's memory may be made to a charity of one's choice.

Mohan F. Porter

Mohan F. Porter

Mohan F. Porter, 92, of Gouverneur died Friday, May 5, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family.
Surviving is his wife of 48 years, Sally, and four children- Jodi Bigarel, Brett Towne, Kendra Travisand Craig Porter.
Mohan is survived by 18 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Mohan is also survived by a brother, William, sisters Lillian Gollinger, Sally Hays, Carol Feltand Patti Reed.
Two sons, Larry Porter and Damon Towne, and a daughter Vicky Miller died before him. Two brothers, Benjamin and Irvin, and sisters Margaret Whitford and Evelyn Richards also predeceased Mohan.
No calling hours will be held and there will be a private burial.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Lawrence County Hospice, 6805 US 11, Potsdam, NY 13676.
Publisher's note: during the time Sally Porter worked at the Tribune Press during its years on Clinton Street and later on Trinity Ave. Mohan did many favors for the owners and staff of thehometown weekly.  In his very talented way he often crafted cupboards or shelves- whatever we seemed to need at the time to make our jobs a little easier.  He was great with his hands. Never would he take money for his help.  We enjoyed our conversations with him over the years and always found him to be pleasant and kind.  He cared deeply about his family and we were honored to know him.  Our condolences to Sally and her family at this time of their profound loss.
-Dan McClelland

Service Notice: John Halford

A memorial service will be held for John L. Halford, Sr. on Saturday, May 13th at 2:00 pm at the Green Funeral Home, Gouverneur. Calling hours will be held from 1p.m. to 2 p.m., previous to the service and burial with military honors will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Gouverneur.
   Mr. Halford, 91, passed away on December 7, 2016.