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.
Nancy J. Johnson, 82, of Canton, died on July 4, 2020, at her home surrounded by her loving family. There will be a private graveside service at Hermon Cemetery. She is survived her son, James Sayer and his husband John Keese of Norfolk ,MA, daughters, Kim Sayer of Baker, FL, Barbara “Bobbie” Butler and her companion Peter Foster of Massena, a sister Phyllis Edwards of The Villages, FL, grandchildren, James and his wife Karin (Juell) Blackburn of Rensselaer Falls, Tonya Blackburn and companion Jason Premo of Winthrop, great grandchildren, Courtney Piatt, Peyton Blackburn, Natasha Barnhart , Devin Barnhart, and a great great granddaughter Hadley, several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her siblings, John and Charles Johnson, Harriet Jenne and Eleanor Johnson. Nancy was born on August 9, 1937, in Ogdensburg, to the late John and Ora Chase Johnson. She graduated from Hermon DeKalb Central School in 1955 and continued her education at the Watertown School of Commerce graduating in 1957. Nancy was a court stenographer, for the St. Lawrence County District Attorney for 20 years, then she was the office manager at the Florida State Probation and Parole Office for 13 years retiring in 2002. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Hermon since 1957. Nancy enjoyed bowling, knitting, crossword puzzles, ceramics and playing cards. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to charity of one’s choice.
Nancy B. DiGiulio, 83, of Syracuse, died on October 1, 2019, at St. Camillus Health and Rehabilitation Center. There will be a graveside service on October 19, 2019, 11 am, at the White Chapel Memory Garden (Sermon section), Reverend Candace Lawrence officiating. Nancy is survived by her husband, Michael P., sons, Timothy and his wife, Margaret DiGiulio of Syracuse, David DiGiulio of Castleton, Steven and his wife Christine DiGiulio of Troy, 9 grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers, Robert Doolittle, Frederick, Kenneth, Arthur, Howard Hicks, sisters, Margaret Watkins, Beverly and Betty Traverse. Nancy was born on March 23, 1936, in Fayetteville, NY, the daughter of the late Frederick and Wava Chapman Hicks. She graduated from Fayetteville Manlius High School in 1954 and then attended CCBI. She married Michael DiGiulio on January 21, 1961 at her parent’s home. She was a secretary at Upstate Medical Center. Nancy loved spending time with her grandchildren, watching television, doing aerobics, swimming, going to the casino and out to dinner. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society.
Neale D. Hance, 70, of Canton, died on May 9, 2019, at his home. There will be a celebration of life at a later date. Neale is survived by his sons, Neale E. Hance of Morley, Robert Hance of Canton, his daughter, Randi Lynne and Quentin Wright of Canton, brothers, David and Judy McMartin, Lawrence and Kathy McMartin, sisters, Ruby and Verde Snyder of Canton, Penny Rutherford, Tammy and David Allen of Lisbon, grandchildren, Logan Hance, Ethan Hance, Bryson Hance, Taylor Hance, Heaven Hance, Latham Rider, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son Silas Hance, and a brother, Steven Hance. Neale was born on July 5, 1948, in the Town of Canton, the son of the late, Clint Neale and Pauline Hance McMartin. He married Danette A. Hance on February 2, 1980, she died on February 21, 2017. He was a laborer at Heuvelton Veneer Plant and a roofer at Bellinger’s Roofing in Canton. Neale enjoyed, spending time with his grandchildren, playing the guitar, and tell stories. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made American Lung Association.
Nelson L. Perrault
Nelson Perrault, 60, formerly of, DeKalb, died on December 29, 2017, at Standifer Place, Chattanooga, Tennessee. Calling hours will be, Friday, January 5, 2018 , 4 – 7 PM, the funeral service will be 11:00 am, Saturday, January 6th at the funeral home, Lay Minister Frank Carter officiating, burial will follow in Pine Hill Cemetery, Eel Weir. He is survived Darlene Webb, his partner of 32 years, brothers, Gary Perrault of Indiana, William Perrault of Rochester, Stanley Perrault of California, a sister in law, Elaine Perrault of Tennessee, a sister Renee Chase of Maryland, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased, by a brother Bruce Perrault. Nelson was born on February 22, 1957 in Ogdensburg, the son of the late Clarence and Edna Hughes Perrault. He was a maintenance worker and janitor at La Quinta in Tennessee. He loved his nieces and nephews and enjoyed watching television. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to American Cancer Society or Alzheimer’s Association.
Nancy M. Seaman
Nancy M. Seaman, 83, of Russell, died on April 16, 2017, at her home. There will be no services. She is survived by her son Scott Seaman. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to ASPCA or Wounded Warriors Outdoor Adventures, 668 Ruddy Road, Chase Mills, New York 13621.
Norma J. Lottie
Norma J. Lottie 70, of DeKalb Junction, died on December 15, 2015 at Claxton Hepburn Medical Center. Calling hours will be Friday, December 18th, 2 – 4 & 7 – 9 PM. The funeral service will be Saturday, December 19, 1:00 PM at the funeral home, Pastor William Scott officiating. Burial will be in East DeKalb Cemetery, DeKalb, New York. She is survived by her husband, Robert E., sons Robert E. Lottie Jr. and his companion Diane Monroe of Massena, Russell and Dorcas “Sam” Lottie of DeKalb Junction, brothers, Frank Lucas of DeKalb, Francis Lucas of Syracuse, Gerald and his wife Priscilla Lucas of Canton, James Lucas of Morristown, Robert Lucas of South Carolina, Marvin and his wife Penny Lucas of DeKalb, sisters, Susan and her husband Gene “ Knook” Flannigan of Pierrepont, Lucy Harris of DeKalb Junction, Tina and Francis Hewlett of Canton, 7 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers, Lawrence Lucas, Randy Lucas and a sister, Geraldine Gilson. Norma was born on October 8, 1945, in Ogdensburg, New York, the daughter of Robert and Mary Bancor Lucas. She married Robert E. Lottie in April 1962 at the DeKalb Junction United Methodist Church. She was a self-employed house cleaner and a past member of the Christ Church of Love. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society.
Nicholas Gardinier, 65, died on March 13th, at his home in Old DeKalb after a year long battle with esophageal cancer.
Nick was born in Mt.Kisco, NY to W.Ivan and Ethel K. Gardinier. He graduated from Lockport High School in 1964 and SUNY School of Forestry, Syracuse in 1969. After a brief teaching career, Nick moved to St Lawrence County in 1972. He married Bonnie Tyner July 16, 1976 and moved to their present home of 35 years in Dekalb. Nick worked as a general contractor who restored and built houses and buildings all over St. Lawrence County. Nick was known and respected by his friends and neighbors as a person of great integrity, deep generosity and committed civic participations. As a boy, Nick loved spending summers at the Gardinier family farm in Deposit, NY, fishing the Delaware River and hunting. He carried this love of the outdoors and rural living throughout his life. He also had a passion for the sciences, and spent much of his time reading about astrophysics. He is survived by his wife, Bonnie, his daughter Audrey, his sister Phyllis Gardinier, of Ballston Spa, and Bonnie’s family in Indiana.
Because of his wish to have his remains given for anatomical research, there will be no calling hours, or funeral service. The family and friends of Nick will celebrate his life in a memorial service at a yet to be determined date. Memorial contributions may be made to: North Country Public Radio,Canton, NY 13617 or Angel Flight NE,492 Sutton Street, Andover, MA 01845.