GOUVERNEUR -- Herman “Junior” Towne Jr., 82, passed away on Wednesday, March 22, 2023, at his home.
A casual dress celebration of life will be held on Sunday, March 26th, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at the Casablanca Restaurant in Gouverneur. Arrangements are with the Green Funeral Home, Gouverneur.
Junior was born in Gouverneur on May 16, 1940, the son of Herman and Ella (Apple) Towne. He attended Gouverneur schools and lived in the Gouverneur area all his life.
Junior worked a variety of jobs and owned/operated Nina’s Hotel with his wife, Squally, for nearly 50 years. He lived the past 60 years at his Maple View Farm.
He enjoyed working on his hobby farm, watching the birds, hunting, and fishing, and watching Gunsmoke. Junior also enjoyed visiting, sharing stories, and stretching the truth with his patrons, friends, and family.
Junior married Patricia “Squally” Patton on August 22, 1998. He was previously married to Barbara Kane from 1960 to 1986.
Junior is survived by his wife Squally, his children Natalie Towne, Rick, and Kathy Towne, Teresa and Chris Stone, Dan and Mia Clark, Jerrilyn Patton, and Mark Hendrick, his son-in-law Lloyd Storie, 11 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. His siblings also survive him: Lillian Fuller, Florence Ashley, Elizabeth Paro, Carol Venton, Virginia Towne, Lorraine Hand, several nieces, and nephews.
Junior is predeceased by his parents and his siblings, Mildred Cornell, Nelson Towne, Kathleen LaMont, Leland Towne, and Richard Towne.
Memorial donations in memory of Junior are encouraged to Gouverneur Vol. Rescue Squad or Gouverneur Vol. Fire Department.