Patricia Ann Beaudette Cornell passed in the early hours of December 18th, 2010. She was born on November 27th, 1938 to the late Gordon LaPort and Diana Turcotte of Tupper Lake. She was later adopted by and took the last name of her loving step-father, William Beaudette. Patricia was the widow of Jack E. Cornell of Canton who predeceased her in 1973.
Known for her fashion sense, Patricia, or ‘Patty’ as she liked to be called, worked at Newberry’s Department Store in Ogdensburg, in her younger years as a window dresser and later assisting her husband in the pharmacy he owned and ran in Endicott. As a wife and mother to three children, Mrs. Cornell went above and beyond to make a perfect home as an excellent cook, baker, artist and seamstress making beautiful clothing for her family.
Mrs. Cornell left behind three children and their spouses, Catherine Cornell-Dunn and Ronald Dunn of Windermere, FL, Jack and Joyce Cornell of Albany, and Jennifer (Cornell) and Peter Mazza of Orlando, FL; four grandchildren, Kara, Kristopher, and Kaeleb Kasmarcik of West Windsor, and Stanley Cornell of Albany; three great grandchildren, Giannah, Gabriellah, and Joanah Ruark of West Windsor; one sibling, her sister, Joanne (Beaudette) Abram of Binghamton; her cousin and dear friend, Jean Anne Donah of Tupper Lake who was more like a sister to her while growing up; and by Cornell, Lord, Smith, Lain, Beaudette and Sastamoinen, nephews and nieces, great nephews and great nieces
She was predeceased by her brothers, Wayne and Billy Beaudette of Tupper Lake.
Calling hours will be on Tuesday, December 21st from 7 to 9 p.m. at O’Leary Funeral Home at 32 Park Street in Canton. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, December 22nd at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church located at 68 Court Street in Canton. Burial will follow at the Fairview Cemetery in Canton.
Mrs. Cornell’s family would like to thank the Doctors, Nurses, and staff at the Samaritan Keep Home and Samaritan Hospital in Watertown, for providing such sincere care for our mother during her stays there.
Patricia will be remembered for her beauty, intelligence, creativity, sometimes off-color wit, infectious giggles, and especially for having the grace to continue with hope for happiness, day after day, in the face of her many hardships and health issues. We will dearly miss the woman we knew and envision her in a place where she is happy and free in both mind and spirit.
In lieu of donations to various charities, please send/bring flowers, lots of flowers. A beautiful funeral for the most beautiful woman.