Archive for January, 2022

Muriel C. Patton 01/22/2022

January 23rd, 2022 2 comments

Muriel C. Patton

Muriel Patton., 87, of Hermon, died, January 22, 2022 at her home. There will be a private graveside service in the spring, at Fairview Cemetery. Muriel is survived by her sons, John Patton of Colorado, Arthur and his wife Kimberly Patton of Oswego, daughters, Debra and her husband Scott Bennett of DeKalb Junction, Cathy and her husband Neil Thomas of Pierrepont, Sandra and her husband William Russell of Canton, 12 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased her husband James, a brother Melbourne Aldous, and a sister Grace (Aldous) Bowles.  Muriel was born February 13, 1934 in Madrid to the late, Jacob Claude and Ethel Crary Aldous. Muriel graduated from DeKalb High School in 1952.  She married James A. Patton on December 29, 1953 at the Gouverneur Methodist Church, Reverend Robert Woods officiating, he died on August 21, 2004.  She worked as an operator for New York Telephone in Gouverneur from 1952-1960, in 1975 she and her husband opened and operated Patton’s TV in Hermon until the 1980’s.   Muriel was a member of the Order of the Eastern Stars Chapter 108 and the Hermon United Methodist Church. She loved spending time with her family and enjoyed garage sales, the casino, and crocheting. Contributions in lieu of flowers can be made to the Hermon Rescue Squad, 1651 CR 21, Hermon, New York,13652, Canton Rescue Squad, Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley or the animal shelter of one’s choice.

Clarridge D. Grant “Don” 01/18/2022

January 19th, 2022 3 comments

Clarridge D. Grant


Clarridge D. Grant., 94, of DeKalb Junction, died, January 18, 2022 at his home. There will be a graveside service on May 21, 2022 at 1:00 PM with military honors at Hermon Cemetery, Pastor Joseph Weidler officiating . Don is survived by his sons, Thomas and his wife Emily Grant, of Rensselaer Falls, Bruce and his wife Bonnie Grant, of DeKalb Junction, his daughter, Kitty and her husband Steven Cook, of Massena, 8 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Anna, a son, Steven Grant, a great grandson Grant Woodrow, brothers, Phillip and Richard Grant, and a sister, Harriet Gary.  Clarridge was born July 21, 1927 in Potsdam to the late, Glenn and Elsie Curtis Grant. He married Anna Thomas on July 21,1948 at the United Methodist Church, Colton, she died on October 4, 2020.  Don was in the Army during WWII, where he earned an Army of Occupation Medal and a WWII Victory Medal.  He worked for National Grid first as a line foreman, then in 1966 he became the supervisor in Hermon until his retirement in 1976.  Don was an avid golfer and enjoyed hunting.  He was a member of the AMVETS Post 11, Gouverneur Elks Club, Hannawa Falls Fire Department, Emerald Greens, Canton Country Club, and a life member of the DAV. He had been a Town of Hermon Councilman. Contributions in lieu of flowers can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the Canton United Helpers Nursing Home.  

David A. Brown Jr. “Boozer” 01/15/2022

January 17th, 2022 6 comments

David A. Brown Jr.


David A. Brown Jr., 50, of Richville, died, January 15, 2022 at Canton-Potsdam Hospital. There will be calling hours Friday, January 21, 2022, 3-6 PM at the funeral home, a funeral service will be on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 11:00 am, at the DeKalb Junction United Methodist Church, Pastor Martha Helmer officiating. The family respectfully requests that all visitors please wear a mask and follow all COVID -19 procedures.  For the protection of the immunocompromised family members, the family also requests that if you are sick that you leave a condolence or remembrance on the funeral home webpage in lieu of attending.  David is survived by his wife Barbara, sons, Eric Brown of Richville, Connor Brown of Richville, daughter, Jacklyn Morris of Arizona, his father, David A. Brown Sr. of DeKalb, brothers, Kevin Brown of DeKalb Junction, Danny Brown of Harrisville, Jason Brown of DeKalb, Frederick “Rick” Jones of Oswego, Richard and his wife Nicky Ward of Hermon, Donald and Robin Ward of Clare, sisters, Debbie Weller of Richville, Lisa Brown of DeKalb Junction, Lori and her husband John Kingrey of Pyrites, grandchildren, Akira Richardson, Robin Richardson, Salem Caraveo, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother and step father, Shirley and Lawrence Jones, his stepmother Diane Brown and his sister Karen Carr.  David was born on February 10, 1971 in Gouverneur, to David and Shirley Aldridge Brown. He married Barbara Perrin on September 18, 2004 at the DeKalb Junction United Methodist Church. David, worked as a laborer for Whitton Construction LLC in Gouverneur, prior to that had worked for other construction companies in the area including RSI, when he was younger, he worked at Acco Brands in Ogdensburg as a night watchman.  Boozer enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and his hobby farm.  He loved being with his family and friends. Contributions in lieu of flowers can be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children. 51 Blossom Street, Boston, MA, 02114.  

Terryl L. Chase 01/09/2022

January 11th, 2022 6 comments

Terryl L. Chase

Terryl L. Chase, 78, of DeKalb Junction, died on January 9, 2022. There will be a graveside service May 14, 2022, 11:00am at the East DeKalb Cemetery, DeKalb Junction, Pastor Martha Helmer officiating. Terryl is survived by her son, Ricky L. and his wife Kristie Chase of Ellsinore, Missouri, daughters, Bonnie and her husband Stuart Law of Hermon, Teresa and her husband Jim Clary of Russell, grandchildren, Heather Chase, Ethan and his wife Makenzie Chase, Josie Chase, Wyatt Chase, Erin Escablos, and Christopher Clary, several nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by her brother, Jack Bishop.  Terryl was born on July 15,1943 in Potsdam, to the late, Lindon and Allison Smith Bishop. She graduated from Hermon DeKalb Central School in 1962. She married Lyle Chase on September 27, 1962 at her mother’s home, he died in 1986.  Terryl was a cleaner at St. Lawrence University until her retirement in 2005.  She was a former member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the DeKalb Junction Volunteer Fire Department.  Terryl enjoyed reading, knitting mittens, listening to Willy’s Roadhouse and scratch tickets. She loved the sunshine and her cats. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Ogdensburg SPCA.

Geraldine M. Blair 01/08/2022

January 10th, 2022 2 comments

Geraldine M. Blair

Geraldine M. Blair, 96, of Hermon, died on January 8, 2022, at her home. There will be a graveside service in the spring at St. James Cemetery, Gouverneur. Geraldine is survived by her daughters, Elaine and her husband Robert Larry of West Henrietta, Mary and her husband Wayne Hendricks of DeKalb Junction, Susan and her husband Larry Moore of Richville, Dawn and her husband Edward Slayko of DeKalb Junction, her sister, Marlene Vrooman of Gouverneur, 13 grandchildren, several great grandchildren, several great great grandchildren, several nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by her sons, Leslie Davis in 2014, an infant son Lawrence Davis, a grandson, Jim Davis, her brothers, Lawrence Harvey and John Harvey, and a son in law, Steve Jenkins.  Geraldine was born on February 9, 1925 in Carthage, to the late, Lawrence and Emma Castle Harvey.  Geraldine married Elmer “Ike” Davis on January 30, 1945 at the St. James Church rectory by Father Frederick Shue, he died on June 26, 1963.  Geraldine was an operator for New York Telephone in Gouverneur before she went to work as a ward clerk at E.J. Noble Hospital and Kinney Nursing Home in Gouverneur, she retired in 1975.  She was a life member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW Post 6338, Gouverneur, and a parishioner at the St. James Catholic Church in Gouverneur.  Geraldine enjoyed watching soap operas, reading and bowling. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley.