Funeral services for Mary Woods, age 94, of Ogdensburg, will be held on Thursday, October 28, 2010 at Notre Dame Church at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. F. James Shurtleff officiating. Mrs. Woods passed away on October 25, 2010 at Highland Nursing Home, Massena.
Mrs. Woods is survived by two brothers, Joseph Sorel of Ogdensburg and Frank Sharpe of Mount Hope, Canada; and a special niece, Linda Ferris and her husband David of Ogdensburg.
Mr. David M. Roy, age 58, of Potsdam, passed away suddenly on October 26, 2010 at the Fletcher-Allen Medical Center in Burlington, Vermont. There will be no calling hours or funeral service.
Arrangements are with the Garner Funeral Home in Potsdam. Condolences online can be sent to www.garnerfh.com. Contributions in his memory can be made to either the Potsdam or West Potsdam Volunteer Rescue Squads or to the Potsdam Humane Society.
Mrs. Ellene M. Herne, 85, of 87 Rooseveltown Road, passed away on Tuesday afternoon, October 26, 2010 at Massena Memorial Hospital, where she had been a patient since October 2nd.
Ellene was born April 26, 1925 at the family homestead in Akwesasne, the daughter of Alexander and Rena David White. She attended schools Mohawk School and schools in Hogansburg and Massena. She went to beauty school in New York City. On December 9, 1964, she married Paul R. Herne in Bombay with Justice Jerome Brockway, officiating.
Graveside services for 41 year old Darren J. Chase, 11 West Main Street, Brasher Falls, and formerly of Franklin, NC, will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the Blake Cemetery at Joe Indian with Rev. Msgr. Robert Aucoin presiding. Calling hours will be held Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at the Buck Funeral Home in Colton. Mr. Chase passed away Tuesday evening, Oct. 26 at his home.
Mrs. Jeanne L. Serviss, 83, of 5 Belmont Ave, passed away Tuesday evening, October 26, 2010 at Massena Memorial Hospital, she had been in failing health for the past few years.
Jeanne was born May 20, 1937 in Massena, the daughter of Joseph H. and Helen “Nellie” Gardner Dupuis. She attended schools in Helena and Sacred Heart School. She graduated from Massena High School in 1944. She married Kenneth H. Serviss on August 31, 1946 at Sacred Heart Rectory with Rev. Bernard Kellogg, officiating.
Long time history professor at SUNY Potsdam Robert (Bob) Lincoln Briggs, 90, died at his home on Oct. 8, 2010 of complications from a seven year long battle against Parkinson's disease. Wonderful caregivers and the caring staff of Hospice and Palliative Care allowed him to be at home.
He was born in Lakewood, Ohio October 23, 1919 to Bert A. and Nettie (Buechler)
Briggs. His education included an AB from Denison University in 1943, an AM from the University of New Mexico in 1945, and a PhD from the University of Chicago in 1962.
St. Lawrence NYSARC's fundraiser features grand prize of $10,000
CANTON -- St. Lawrence NYSARC’s 30th Annual Fund Raiser drawing on Friday, Nov. 12, at the Best Western, features over 30 prizes, including a grand prize of $10,000!
The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the certificate drawing will begin at 7 p.m. The event is hosted by WWNY-TV’s 7News This Morning and “7News at Noon anchor, Jeff Cole.
The event is free and open to the public. Sponsors for the event include: Rose and Kiernan, Inc., Community Bank, Team Blevins, Tracy’s Used Cars, and Key Bank.
Owens claims endorsement by Bill O'Reilly; Doheny says it's a lie
A news release from Matt Doheny's campaign is saying that Democrat Bill Owens' "lied" when he said that Fox News personality Bill O'Reilly has endorsed him in his bid to keep his seat in Congress.
"Bill Owens needs to admit he lied and retract his comments that he has been endorsed by Bill O’Reilly and explain why his strategy for re-election has been misrepresenting Matt Doheny and his successful career," Doheny spokesperson Alison Power said.
"It’s time for Bill Owens to talk about the issues and stop lying,” she concluded.
Fall bazaar, cabbage roll sale at Norfolk's Church of the Visitation Oct. 30
NORFOLK – A fall bazaar will be held at the Church of the Visitation, Saturday, Oct. 30 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the parish center, Morris Street.
The event, which includes a cabbage roll sale, country store, candy, handmade crafts, attic table and religious articles, will benefit the Altar Rosary Society.
A luncheon will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Annual lighted pumpkin contest, display in Waddington Saturday
WADDINGTON – A lighted pumpkin contest will be held Saturday, Oct. 30 at the Waddington Town Hall Square.
As the pumpkins arrive, they are arranged into one of the largest lighted pumpkin displays in New York State.
Over the years, entries have included snowmen, spiders, ghosts, dogs, deer, fish, and more.
People may bring as many pumpkins as they want. Prizes will be awarded.
1. Pumpkins must be carved, painted or decorated. No need for candles.