Ann LeBel, Riverside Drive, died Saturday, June 4, 2011 at Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center where she had been a patient for a week.
Born on August 5, 1920, she was the daughter of Richard Taylor and Rose Boyle Taylor.
She attended Ogdensburg schools, graduating as valedictorian from St. Mary’s Academy in 1938. In 1941, she graduated from A. Barton Hepburn Hospital School of Nursing as a Registered Nurse. She then worked at A. Barton Hepburn Hospital. She married Conrad LeBel at St. Mary’s Cathedral on January 8, 1942. The marriage was performed by Msgr. Louis D. Berube. After raising her family, she went to work at St. Joseph’s Home, retiring in 1986 after 25 years.
She was a member of St. Mary’s Cathedral parish and the A. Barton Hepburn Hospital Nurses’ Alumni Association.
She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Nancy LeBel, Ogdensburg; four daughters, Mrs. Robert (Rosanne) Collins of Star Lake, Christine LeBel of Ogdensburg, Mrs. James (Patricia) Kennedy of Massena, Mrs. Michael (Barbara) Pinkerton of Canton; two brothers, Michael Taylor of Ogdensburg and John and Beverly Taylor of Canandaigua; one sister, Sister Mary Christine Taylor, S.S.J. of Massena; one sister-in-law, Mrs. Joseph (Theresa) Taylor of Bloomingdale; 17 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Besides her husband, who died on January 16, 1993, she was pre-deceased by two sons-in-law, Robert Collins and James Kennedy; four brothers, James, Richard, William and Joseph Taylor and one sister, Sister Rose Ann Taylor, G.N.S.H.
The funeral will be on Tuesday, June 7th at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Cathedral, with burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Calling hours will be on Monday, June 6th from 2 - 4 and 6 – 8 p.m. at Frary Funeral Home. Donations may be made to St. Joseph’s Home Foundation.
The family would like to thank the ladies who took care of her for the last few years: Debbie Henry, Beatrice Conger, Barbara Johnson, Opal Showers, Kelly Gonyea and Mary Taylor. Their devotion and care will be forever appreciated.