Funeral services for Mrs. Donna M. Conger, 66, of Fineview and formerly of Brier Hill, will be held on Thursday, Sept. 22, at 2 p.m. at the Fox & Murray Funeral Home, Ogdensburg, with Rev. Frederica Webb, pastor of the Wellesley Island United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Ingham Cemetery, Town of Morristown.
Calling hours will be held on Wednesday from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the Fox & Murray Funeral Home. Mrs. Conger died on Monday morning (Sept. 19, 2011) at Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center, Ogdensburg where she had been a patient since Sept 16th. She had been in failing health for the past 10 years.
Mrs. Conger died on Monday morning (Sept. 19, 2011) at Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center, Ogdensburg, where she had been a patient since Sept 16. She had been in failing health for the past 10 years.
Surviving are her husband, William "Punky" Conger; a daughter, Mrs. Michael (Carol) Lytle, Heuvelton; two sons, Robert Conger and his wife, Lisa of Rochester, and David Conger and his wife Michelle of Glen Rock, NJ; three sisters, Mrs. William (Frances) Harris of Rossie, Mrs. Denman (Cynthia) Gosen of Largo, Fla., and Mrs. William (Susan) Goosic of Phoenix, Ariz; five grandchildren, Elizabeth and Jordan Lytle, Morgan, Lindsay, and Allie Conger; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. An infant daughter, Paulette Conger, and four brothers, Douglas, Peter, Russell and Gordon Ayen, predeceased her.
Donna was born on Sept 20, 1944 in Auburn, daughter of Francis H. & Louise (McDermott) Ayen.
She graduated from Hammond Central School and married William "Punky" Conger on July 20, 1964.
After their marriage, the couple farmed on the Conger Road in N. Hammond for a period, and then moved to Brier Hill where they continued farming. In 1979 she became employed at Morristown Central School where she worked as a bus driver and custodian until 1999. She and her husband operated Conger's Marina at Wellesley Island State Park for 12 years, and the Nut-N-Fanci Restaurant and Store on Wellsley Island for 14 years to the present.
She enjoyed sewing, baking, and especially, her grandchildren. Memorial contributions can be made to the Wellesley Island Volunteer Rescue or the Brier Hill Volunteer Fire & Rescue.