Freda J. Spadaccini 01/21/2021

January 21st, 2021 7 comments

Freda J. Spadaccini

Freda J. Spadaccini, 88, formerly of DeKalb Junction, died on January 21, 2021, at United Helpers Maplewood, Canton.  A private family service will be held and a graveside service will be in the spring at St. Henry’s Cemetery.  Freda is survived by her sons, Michael and his wife Susan Spadaccini of Dexter, Allen and his wife Julie Spadaccini of DeKalb Junction, a daughter, Mary and her husband Douglas Dobson of Canton, grandchildren, Andrea and her husband Jon Roma of Vestal, Marina Spadaccini and her companion Shawn Thompson of Boiling Springs, NC, Angela and her husband Glenn Thomas of Canton, Caitlin Spadaccini of Burlington, VT, Jenevieve Spadaccini of Burlington, Vt, Jonathon Hermsan of South Dakota, Jamie and his wife Heather Peters of DeGrasse, 9 great grandchildren,  3 great great grandchildren, several nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by her sister Marie Daniels.  She was born on February 20, 1932 in Pierrepont, to the late, Elmer and Jennie Shantal Enslow. Freda married Michael Spadaccini on May 3, 1952 at St. Henry’s Church, DeKalb Junction, he died on September 21, 1996. She was a devoted homemaker her whole life. She was dearly loved by her family and will be deeply missed.  She was a past parishioner of St. Henry’s Church, a member of the DeKalb Hermon Senior Citizens Club, and TOPS of DeKalb. She loved to cook, sew, and flower gardening. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Society of United Helpers, 732 Ford Street, Ogdensburg, New York, 13669.

James C. Spadaccini 01/07/2021

January 9th, 2021 10 comments

James C. Spadaccini

James C. Spadaccini, 86, of DeKalb Junction, died on January 7, 2021, at United Helpers Maplewood.  There will be a graveside service in the spring at the Union Cemetery, DeKalb Junction.  Jim is survived by his sons, Joseph and his wife Jodie Spadaccini of DeKalb Junction, Tomme and his wife Michelle Spadaccini of Vernon, CT, sister in laws, Frieda Spadaccini of Canton and Gloria Spadaccini of Russell, grandchildren, Anthony Spadaccini and companion Brie Gleason of South Glen Falls, Shawn Spadaccini and his companion Emily Pinckney of Canton, Jason Spadaccini and Matthew Spadaccini of Vernon, CT, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased his siblings, Phillip Spadaccini, Michael Spadaccini, Nicholas Spadaccini and Mary Dawson. He was born on February 19, 1934 in the Town of DeKalb, to the late, Antonio and Anna Autunna Spadaccini. Jim graduated from the DeKalb High School in 1952 and married Sylvia “Sue” Bush on May 14, 1960 at St. Henry’s Church, DeKalb Junction, she predeceased him on January 17, 2012.  He worked as a custodian at the Hermon School and then the Hermon Dekalb Central School until his retirement in 1999.  While he was working at the school he also worked as a cheesemaker at Kraft in Canton.  He made many friends while he worked at Hermon DeKalb Central School. He was a parishioner of St. Henry’s Church and St. Mary’s Church, a member of the DeKalb Hermon and Senior Citizen Club. He was a Yankee and University of Connecticut girls’ basketball fan. He enjoyed gardening and trains.  In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Society of the United Helpers, 732 Ford Street, Ogdensburg, NY, 13669.

Ethel I. Newcombe 12/18/2020

December 18th, 2020 6 comments

Ethel I. Newcombe

Ethel I. Newcombe, 89, of Richville, died on December 18, 2020, at the Gouverneur Hospital.  There will be calling hours, Monday, December 21, 12 – 2 PM, social distancing and face masks are required. A private family service will follow and then the burial will take place at the Old DeKalb Cemetery, Old DeKalb, NY.  Ethel is survived by her siblings, Howard and his wife Marion Newcombe of DeKalb, Joseph and his wife Marilyn Newcombe of Rock Fall, CT, Charles and his wife Barbara Newcombe of Edwards, Lawrence and his wife Pamela Newcombe of Glenn Falls, Mary Ames of Canton, Ilene Cole and her companion Ivan Gordon of Ogdensburg, a sister in law, Helen Newcombe of Rensselear Falls, a brother in law Neal Newvine of Amenia, NY, 16 nephews and 15 nieces. She was predeceased by her companion Murray Miller, siblings, Edward “Earl” Newcombe, Floyde Newcombe, and Dorothy Newvine. She was born on January 4, 1931 in Heuvelton, to the late, Lawrence and Marion Bush Newcombe. She graduated from Richville High School in 1949 and then graduated in 1950 from the Ogdensburg Business School. Ethel was a bank teller at the Community Bank in Gouverneur until her retirement December 31, 1997 after 31 years.  She was a life member of the DeKalb Hermon and Gouverneur Senior Citizens Clubs, and the E. J. Noble Hospital Ladies Auxiliary. She loved to knit, crochet and play bingo. Ethel’s family would like to thank Raymond Crouse for his kind and loving care. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Gouverneur Volunteer Rescue Squad or the DeKalb Junction Volunteer Fire Department.

Paul A. Trimm 11/13/2020

November 13th, 2020 3 comments

Paul A. Trimm

Paul A. Trimm, 69, of Hermon, died on November 13, 2020, at his home.  There will be calling hours, Monday, November 16, 10 am – 12:45 PM, social distancing and face masks are required. A private family service will follow and then the burial will take place at Riverside Cemetery, Norwood. Paul is survived by his wife, Marsha, a son, Allen Trimm of DeKalb Junction, daughters, Krista and her husband Chris Carrow of Hermon, Kamie Trimm and her fiancé, Chris Jenkins of Hermon, Nikki Trimm and her fiancé, Bryce Gibson of Hermon, a sister, Sandra St. Dennis of Glen Falls, grandchildren, Chati and her husband Craig Brunet, Christopher Carrow, Connor Carrow, Cooper Carrow, Piper Gravelle, Temperance Gravelle, Paul Gibson, Tiffany Jenkins, Emily Jenkins, Adalynn Gibson, great grandchildren, Craig Brunet and Amelia Brunet. He was predeceased by his siblings, James Trimm Sr., Richard Trimm, Archie Trimm, Phyllis White, Beverly White, Elaine Payne, and Donna White. He was born on September 3, 1951 in Potsdam, to the late, Archie and Eleanor Rust Trimm Sr. He married Marsha Garow on August 30, 1980 at the United Methodist Church in Norwood. Paul was a laborer for the St. Lawrence County Highway Department until his retirement in 2009.  He was a board member and firefighter for the Hermon Volunteer Fire Department and was a past firefighter for the Potsdam and Norwood Volunteer Fire Departments. Paul loved his grandchildren. He enjoyed driving the fire truck, hunting, fishing, camping and being an avid Yankee Fan and a NASCAR enthusiast.  In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Hermon Volunteer Fire Dept.

Mary Jane Miller 10/30/2020

October 31st, 2020 No comments

Mary Jane Miller

Mary Jane Miller, 90, formerly of Potsdam, died on October 30, 2020, at the United Helpers Rehabilitation and Senior Care in Ogdensburg.  There will be a private graveside service in the spring at Rensselaer Falls Cemetery.  Mary Jane is survived by her sister in laws, Betty Miller of Ellenton, Florida, and Ethel Newcombe of DeKalb, several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers, Merrill (Molly) Miller, Murray Miller, sister, June Miller, and a nephew, Jeffrey Miller. She was born on September 10, 1930 in the Town of DeKalb, to the late Robert James and Pauline Edith Millar Miller. Mary Jane had a beauty shop in Rensselaer Falls, and after that, she opened her shop, Mary Jane’s Beauty Shop in Ogdensburg. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Stars, Rensselaer Falls, and the Debra Drive Senior Citizen’s Club.  She enjoyed crocheting, knitting, playing cards and cooking. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Rensselaer Falls Volunteer Fire Dept.

Elaine R. Matthews 10/19/2020

October 21st, 2020 6 comments

Elaine R. Matthews

Elaine R. Matthews, 67, of Hermon, died on October 19, 2020, at the Albany Medical Center.  There will be a graveside service October 24, 2020 12:15 PM at the Hermon Cemetery, Pastor John Frary officiating.  Elaine is survived by her husband Dennis “Denny” Matthews, sons, Dustin and his wife Karen Matthews of Constable, Casey Matthews of Hermon, a daughter, Kristie Hare of Hazel Green, Alabama, brothers Gilbert and Clair Peck of DeKalb, Roger and his wife Janet Peck, Norfolk, Virginia, a sister, Elizabeth and her husband Charles Holland of Watertown, grandchildren, Emma Matthews, Everly Matthews, Ellie Matthews, Karighan and her husband Dylan Gibbs, Kestian Hare, Drake Matthews, Paige Hamilton, Porter Hamilton, Parker Hamilton, Peyton Hamilton, former daughter in law Kelly Hamilton, several nieces and nephews. She  was born on December 19, 1952 in the Gouverneur, to the late James and Grace Gilbert Peck. She graduated from Hermon DeKalb Central School in 1971. Elaine married Dennis Matthews on November 14, 1970 at the Hermon United Methodist Church. She worked at the Community Bank in Hermon till her retirement in 2018.  Elaine was a board member and treasurer for the Hermon Library and the Hermon United Methodist Church.  She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She enjoyed sewing, arts and crafts, reading, and gardening. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Hermon Library or the Hermon United Methodist Church.

Alexander W. Hamilton 10/03/2020

October 6th, 2020 2 comments

Alexander W. Hamilton

Alexander W. Hamilton, 64, of Harrisville, died unexpectedly on October 3, 2020.  There will be a Celebration of Life Ceremony at his brother’s home, October 17, 2020 from 1 – 5 PM, 676 CR 19, Hermon, New York 13652.  Alex is survived by his mother Genevieve Hamilton, Edwards, his son Brandon Shrewsberry of Marcy, brothers, Richard and wife Jean Hamilton of Hermon, Alan Hamilton of Heuvelton, Asa Hamilton of Hermon, a sister, Kay Cornell of Edwards, several nieces and nephews. He was born on October 13, 1955 in the Gouverneur, to the late Herbert Hamilton and Genevieve Paro Hamilton. He graduated from Hermon DeKalb Central School in 1974.  He was a laborer with Union Local 322, Massena. Alex was a member of the Sons of the American Legion 317.  He enjoyed dancing, playing golf, hunting in Fire Falls, traveling, the outdoors, being with people and making them laugh. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Skaneateles Falls American Legion Post 317, 4572 Jordan Road, P.O. Box 136, Skaneateles Falls, New York 13153.

Anna F. Grant 10/04/2020

October 6th, 2020 2 comments

Anna F. Grant

Anna F. Grant, 92, formerly of DeKalb Junction, died on October 4, 2020, at Canton Potsdam Hospital.  There will be a graveside service on, October 10th, 2:00 PM at Hermon Cemetery, Pastor Joe Weidler officiating.  Anna is survived by her husband of 72 years, Clarridge “Don” Grant, sons, Thomas and Emily Grant, Lisbon, Bruce and Bonnie Grant, DeKalb Junction, a daughter, Kitty and Steven Cook, Massena, brothers, Orin and Bonnie Thomas, Colton, Bing and Betsy Thomas, Louisville, a sister, Kay and Robert O’Brian, Lowville, 8 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son Steven Grant, brothers Allen, Joseph, Glenn and Francis Thomas, and a great grandson Grant Woodrow.  Anna was born on July 2, 1928 in the Town of Pierrepont, to the late Roy and Katherine Dorothy Thomas. After graduating from high school she graduated from the Wallace Business School in Ogdensburg. She married Don on July 21, 1948 at the United Methodist Church in Colton.  Anna was the secretary to the director of the ARC of Canton until the late 70’s.  She was a past member of the United Methodist Church in Colton and loved being a homemaker, reading and knitting. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Alzheimer’s Association, Maplewood Nursing Home or the charity of one’s choice.

Nancy L. Brown 10/04/2020

October 5th, 2020 3 comments

           Nancy L. Brown

Nancy L. Brown, 78, of Canton, died on October 4, 2020, at her home, surrounded by her loving family.  There will be calling hours, Thursday, October 8th, 10 am – 1 PM, at the funeral home, COVID guidelines will be followed, masks and social distancing required. A graveside ceremony will be, October 8th, 1:30 PM at Hermon Cemetery.  Nancy is survived by her sons, Michael and Tammy Brown of Canton, Donald “Duck” and Colleen Brown, DeKalb Junction, Mark and Cathy Brown of Canton, daughters, Patti and Jeffery Klock of Philadelphia, Peggy Cardinell (Daniel Clarke) of DeKalb Junction, Penny and Robert Locke of Morley, sisters, Joanne McIntrye of Hailesboro, Tammy and Jerrilee “Peaky” Hartle of Croghan, 19 grandchildren, 41 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and her beloved dog Buddy. She was predeceased by her siblings, Donald Ward Jr., and Elaine McCracken.  Nancy was born on December 12, 1941 to the late Donald and Ina Johnson Ward Sr.. She married Weldon “Butch” Brown at his sister’s home in Oxbow on February 15, 1958, he died on April 11, 2008.  Nancy worked for St. Lawrence University in the housekeeping department till her retirement in 1997.  She volunteered at the St. Mary’s Thrift Store from 2013 -2018.  She loved spending time with her family, cooking, baking (her donuts were everyone’s favorite), sewing, playing cards, going to the thrift store and feeding people (no one ever left her home hungry). In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to St. Mary’s Thrift Store c/o St. Mary’s Church, 66 Court St., Canton, NY 13617.

Timothy R. Kelley 10/02/2020

October 3rd, 2020 14 comments

      Timothy R. Kelley

Timothy R. Kelley, 56, of DePeyster, died on October 2, 2020, at his home .  There will be calling hours, Wednesday, October 7th, 5-7 PM, at the funeral home, COVID guidelines will be followed, masks and social distancing required. A graveside ceremony will be on Friday, October 9th, 4 PM at White Church Cemetery, Lisbon. Tim is survived by his daughter, Mikayla Kelley and her companion, Arthur Berry of Adams, a son, James A. Willis of Ballston Spa, brothers, Thomas and Sherry Kelley of DeGrasse, Joseph and Cindy Kelley of DeKalb, Mark Kelley of Heuvelton, Keith and Colleen Kelley of DePeyster, sisters, Jane Bogardus of Heuvelton, Mary Ann Kelley of Heuvelton, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister Ann Marie Kelley. Timothy was born on August 5, 1964, in Ogdensburg, to the Francis and June Dawley Kelley. He graduated from Heuvelton Central School in 19, 1982.   After graduation, Tim stared his business, Tim Kelley Hoof Trimming until he retired in 2013.  He currently was a school bus driver at Hermon DeKalb Central School. Timothy was a member of CSEA and enjoyed, cutting wood, farm work, hunting and fishing.  In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Hermon DeKalb Central School.