Services for Marjorie P. (Jennings) Rice, 98, a resident of Arizona and formerly of Dekalb Junction, will be held on Saturday, August 13, 2022 at 10 a.m. at the Allen-Denesha Funeral Home in Dekalb Junction. Burial will follow the services in Maple Grove Cemetery, Richville. Mrs. Rice passed away in Cottonwood, Arizona on August 5, 2022.
Maybelle K. Rowland
Maybelle K. Rowland,77, of DeKalb Junction, died on August 18, 2022, at her home. There will be a graveside service on Saturday, August 27th, 10:00 am, at Hermon Cemetery, Hermon, NY, her nephew Harry Harmer Jr. officiating. Maybelle is survived by her sons, Michael C. Rowland of Hermon, Gregory L. Rowland of DeKalb Junction, Derek L. Rowland of Ogdensburg, her companion, George “Bill” Taylor of DeKalb Junction, a brother, Clarence “Sy” Morrow of DeKalb Junction, a sister, Mary and her husband Donald Fuller of Richville, several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Richard Morrow, sisters, Ruby Carpenter and Shelby Harmer. Maybelle was born on February 21, 1945, in Gouverneur, the daughter of the late Charles and June Stevens Morrow. She attended DeKalb High School. Maybelle married Charles Rowland in 1962, at the Old DeKalb United Methodist Church, he died in 1988. Maybelle was an aide at Moongate Nursing Home in Canton for 30+ years, retiring in 1996. She was a member of the Old DeKalb United Methodist Church. She loved horseback riding and reading. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the St. Lawrence Psychiatric Hospital.
Marilyn G. Layaw
Marilyn G. Layaw, 95, of Potsdam, died, March 2, 2022 at Highland Nursing Home. As per Marilyn’s wishes there will be no services. Marilyn is survived by her son, Daniel Layaw and his companion Tanya Benjamin, her daughters, Robin and her husband Timothy Bradish of Potsdam, Angela Chincinski and her companion Darren Kelly, her sister Joyce Phillips of Council Bluff, Iowa, 9 grandchildren, several, great and great great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her three brothers and six sisters. Marilyn was born December 5, 1926 in Potsdam to the late, Ernest and Mary O’Brien LaPoint. She married Clyde Layaw on August 3, 1946, he predeceased her in 2010. Marilyn was a devoted homemaker. She enjoyed doing jigsaw puzzles, going to garage sales and sitting on her patio talking to her neighbors. Contributions can be made to the charity of one’s choice.
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.
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 graveside service on August 14,2021 at 10:00 am at the Rensselaer Falls Cemetery, Pastor Martha Helmer officiating. 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.
Marie T. Fitzgerald Jones
Marie T. Fitzgerald Jones, 73, formerly of Richville, died on June 25, 2020, at Massena Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. There will be no services. She is survived her son, Brian Jones, brothers, Gerald and his wife Donna Fitzgerald of Star Lake, Richard Fitzgerald of DeKalb, Paul Fitzgerald of Richville, several nieces and nephews. Marie was born on November 18, 1946, in Ogdensburg, to the late Leo and Cecile Lebel Fitzgerald and graduated from the Knox Memorial School. She married Thomas C. Jones on December 31, 1965 and he predeceased her on February 25, 2004. She retired as a clerk for the Department of Social Services after 20 years, she then worked as a residential assistant at Jefferson St. Lawrence ARC. Marie was an Avon representative and won the ALBI award 4 years in a row. She enjoyed the outdoors, gardening, and canning. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society or the Diabetes Association.
Michael L. McRobbie
Michael L. McRobbie, 56, of Hermon, died on December 22, 2019, at Canton Potsdam Hospital. There will be a Celebration of Life at AM VETS Post 11, DeKalb Junction at 2 PM, January 3, 2020. He is survived by his wife, Denise McRobbie, children from a previous marriage, John Wilson and his wife Emily of DeKalb, Michael McRobbie of Albany, Corey Burwell of Ogdensburg, Leslie Whitton of Hermon, Kimberly McRobbie and Randy of Gouverneur, Whitney McRobbie of Potsdam, his wife’s children Erin Tiernan of Canton, Morgan Tiernan and Jeff of Richville, Alicia Trudell and her husband Frank of Hermon, brothers, Donald McRobbie and his wife Cheryl of Waterloo, David McRobbie of DeKalb,, sisters, Cathy Hendrick and her husband Gerald of Brockport, Cherie Zira and her husband Dan of Hermon, Caryn Chilas and her husband Michael of Rochester, 26 grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Mike was born on September 10, 1963 in Gouverneur, New York, the son of the late, Lowell and Isla Jean Nichol McRobbie. He graduated from the Hermon DeKalb Central School, and then attended SUNY Canton. Mike was a mechanic at M R Bell in Canton and at Kerr Trucking, DeKalb Junction. Mike loved and adored his family, he was very generous and would do anything for anyone. He enjoyed tinkering with mechanical devices, barbeques, and hunting. OOGA, OOGA till we meet again! In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Potsdam Humane Society.