Marie A. Denton, 71, of Gouverneur, passed away on Monday, February 13, 2012 at her sisters’ home in Harrisville under the care of Hospice of St. Lawrence Valley.
Calling hours will be on Thursday, February 16th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at French Funeral Home, EDWARDS. There will be a graveside service on Friday, February 17th at 10:00 a.m. at Fairview Cemetery in Edwards with Kay Church officiating.
Marie was born on October 14, 1939 in Gouverneur to Herbert and Minnie (Reed) McCumber. She graduated from Gouverneur Central School in 1957. Marie married Ellis “Junior” S. Denton on September 7, 1963 at the Gouverneur Baptist Church with Rev. Donald A. Barton officiating. Junior passed away on February 18, 2009.
Marie worked as a nurse’s aid at E.J. Noble Hospital in Gouverneur for 45 years, retiring in 2004. She enjoyed doing crossword puzzles and taking care of her dog.
Marie is survived by a son, Herbert E. Denton and his fiancée Joyce Ealy of Butler, PA; her mother, Minnie McCumber of Gouverneur; a sister, Bonnie Tebo of Harrisville; a granddaughter, Rachelle Ealy; and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Ellis “Junior” Denton; her father, Herbert McCumber; a brother, Herb McCumber Jr; and a nephew, Herbert “Mack” McCumber.
Donations may be made in Marie’s memory to Hospice of St. Lawrence Valley, 6805 US Hwy. 11, Potsdam, NY 13676 or to St. Lawrence Co. SPCA, 6718 St Hwy. 68, Ogdensburg, NY 13669.