Morris K. LaFaver “Mo”, 77, of 87 Keyes Road Lisbon, died at his home on October 31, 2011 while surrounded by his family and under the care of Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley.
The funeral service for the celebration of his life will be held at 11 a.m. at the Morley Wesleyan Church on November 3, 2011 with Reverend Paul Dettmer and Pastor Zack Working officiating. Calling hours will be held on November 2, 2011 at the Frary Funeral Home in Ogdensburg from 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Burial in the Morley Cemetery will follow.
Msgr. George M. Phillips, 96, died today, October 28, 2011 at St. Joseph’s Nursing Home in Ogdensburg after a long illness. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, November 2, at 11 a.m. at St. Andrew’s Church, Norwood, with Most Reverend Terry R. LaValley, Bishop of Ogdensburg presiding, and with the priests of the diocese concelebrating. The homilist will be Rev. James Shurtleff, pastor of Notre Dame Church, Ogdensburg. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery in Watertown.
Richard D. Rotundo, 66, of Ogdensburg, but formerly of Gouverneur, passed away on Tuesday, November 01, 2011 at Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center in Ogdensburg.
Calling hours will be on Saturday, November 5, 2011 from 11:00-1:00 p.m. at French Funeral Home, Gouverneur. The funeral service will follow at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor James Meola officiating. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Gouverneur.
A graveside committal for infant Markell Lesley Shaw Tiller will be held at the convenience of his family in the Fairview Cemetery in Edwards. A public gathering for family and friends will be held at the home of Jeff and Linda Hill, grandparents of Markell, on Friday, November 4, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. Markell was born in Syracuse on Sept. 22, 2011 at Crouse Irving Hospital.
Mr. Frank C. Valentine, 29, of 187 Center Street, suddenly passed away early Monday morning, October 31, 2011 at his home.
Frank was born on February 5, 1982 in Washington, Pennsylvania, the son of Guy and Patricia Wozniak Valentine, who survive.
Services will be held in Ohio at the convenience of the family. Local arrangements are with the Donaldson Funeral Home, Massena.
Alysen Nevaeh Charleson, age 4 1/2, daughter of Angie McCormick, Canton, won Best Overall Costume at this year’s Colton AmVets Halloween party. The whole McCormick clan came out for the fun, including: Dale and Cindy McCormick, Mandy McCormick, Tim Graveline, Andy Hooper, McKenzie LaPlatney, and Noah Locy. To view a slide show of more Halloween photos from across the area, click here.
Survey of registered Potsdam village voters finds 53 percent now oppose dissolution
By CRAIG FREILICH
POTSDAM -- A survey of registered voters in the Village of Potsdam finds that 53 percent now oppose dissolution of village government, a major reversal from a poll taken in April.
The telephone poll was conducted by SUNY Potsdam political science students between Oct. 21 – 29. Village residents will vote whether to dissolve the village on Nov. 8.
Friends of the Norwood Library benefit raffle chances on sale now
NORWOOD – The Friends of the Norwood Library are conducting a raffle to benefit the library.
Items include a watercolor by Mike diVincenzo, a large afghan made by Bobbie Lyons, gift certificates from Laurie’s Casual Cuts, Ashley House and Heart and Hearth, $50 in cash, a bird house by Bob Hand, a medium afghan donated by Donna Raab and a brownie pan.
All items are on display at the library.
Chances are $1 each.
Drawing will take place Dec. 14 at the library’s annual Christmas party.
Canton Zonta's Buns for the Holidays orders needed by Nov. 15
CANTON – Orders for Zonta’s Buns for the Holidays need to be received by Nov. 15 for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
These are McCarthy’s original cinnamon buns and dinner rolls baked by the restaurant’s former baker Donna Miller. Order by contacting a Zonta member of calling 386-8114.
They can also be found on Facebook.
The cost is $15 for a half-dozen cinnamon rolls and $4 for a half-dozen dinner rolls.
All fundraising dollars go to benefit the advancement of women by scholarships, clothing for children, support to Renewal House and other various women’s needs.
Claxton-Hepburn Books are Fun Book Fair Nov. 3, 4
OGDENSBURG – The Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center Auxiliary is sponsoring a Books Are Fun Book Fair Thursday, Nov. 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Friday, Nov. 4, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the medical center auditorium.
You will find a wide variety of children's story books, cookbooks, general interest books, New York Times Best Sellers, stationery, scrapbooking materials, music collections, and gifts for all ages.
They accept all credit and debit cards, checks, and payroll deductions.