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Rhoda Gough

Oct 17, 1923 - Oct 17, 2023

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Fort Covington, NY

Rhoda Snedeker Gough, 100, passed away on October 14, 2023. Rhoda was born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, but lived most of her life in Trenton, N. J. She was the daughter of the late Mary and Frank Smallwood and had two sisters, Ruth and Marion, and a brother Frank. In 1945, she married her childhood sweetheart Irv Snedeker and had two children, Joan, and Donald. After Irv's death in 1969, she married Robert Gough in 1974 and with him toured the world. Rhoda worked several jobs over the years...Read More

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Arthur F. Mayville

Mar 12, 1934 - Feb 02, 2024

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Fort Covington, NY

FORT COVINGTON – Arthur F. Mayville, age 89, passed away Friday (Feb. 2, 2024) at his home being comforted by his family. Arrangements are with the Flint Funeral Home, Moira.Art was born in Bombay on March 12, 1934, the son of the late Frank & Lillian (Jock) Mayville. He was the last graduating class from Bombay High School in 1954. On December 31, 1956, Art united into marriage with June LaBelle. She predeceased him on Feb. 27, 2005. He served in the United States Army from 1956-1959. For over 29 years he was employed with ALCOA in the Maintenance Department.Art was a member of the 25-year Club. He was an avid fisherman and loved hunting. Art enjoyed attending square dances and playing his guitar. However quiet in nature he was a jokester at heart, you never knew when he would pull a prank on you or pick on you.Treasured memories will be forever in the hearts of his children Deborah Kamph and her companion David Evans of Moria, Jeffrey (Donna) Mayville of Moira, Matthew (Maryann) Mayville of Bloomingdale, and Mary Joy Mayville of Brushton. He will also be fondly missed by his 6 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.Besides his parents and his wife, Art is predeceased by his siblings Glenn, Sr. Lorraine Bogart, Wendall Mayville, Vivian Charette, and Sharon Mayville.There will be no public calling hours.A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday Feb. 8th) at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church, Brushton. Interment will be held at a later date.Memorial Contributions may be made to the Alice Ballard Hospice Fund.Condolences and memories may be shared at www.flintfuneralhomeny.com

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Thomas R. Tuper

Nov 24, 1972 - Jan 28, 2024

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Fort Covington, NY

FORT COVINGTON – With heavy hearts the family of Thomas R. Tuper announce his passing Sunday (Jan. 28, 2024). He was surrounded with the love of his family by his side. Tom was 51 years old. Arrangements are with Flint Funeral Home, Moira.Tom was born November 24, 1972, in Malone, NY, the son of Leon & Rubecca (LaBelle) Tuper. Tom was a 1990 graduate of Salmon River High School. After a seven-year relationship, Tom united into marriage with Melissa Allen on January 2, 2024.Tom loved any activity which put him outdoors with mother nature. From watching softball, to hunting, fishing or going four wheeling, he loved the adventures of the outdoors. Tom was a communicant of the Pilgram Holiness Church, Brushton.For 30 years Tom owned and operated Tuper Construction, later as a bus driver for the Salmon River School District until the time of his passing.Treasured memories will be forever in the hearts of his wife Missy, and his four daughters Trinity (Shawn) Windoloski of Bombay, Tiffany (Sean) Brannon of Beaver, Utah, Tennille Tuper of Brushton, Tosha Tuper of Constable, and a stepson Shane Cook of Constable. He is also survived by his grandchildren Ryleigh, Megan, Matthew, Jackson, Colton, Ember, Caysen, and Adilaya.His siblings Leona (Leanard) Oakes of Bombay, Robert Tuper of Bombay, James Tuper of St. Regis Falls, John (Lisa) Tuper of Bombay, Joseph (Stephanie) Tuper of Malone, Leon Tuper of North Lawernce and several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive him.Besides his parents he is predeceased by a brother Raymond Tuper.A time of visitation will be held Saturday (Feb. 3) from 12-1:45 p.m. At the Flint Funeral Home. Funeral services honoring Tom’s life will commence at 2 :00 p.m. at the funeral home: with Pastor Lawrence Major presiding. Interment will be held in the spring.Memorial contributions may be made to the Bombay vol. Fire and Rescue.Condolences may be shared with Tom’s family at www.flintfuneralhomeny.com

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Velma Benware

Died : Jan 15, 2024

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Fort Covington, NY

Velma (Casagrain) Benware, passed away peacefully on January 15, 2024 in the care of her daughter Donna Benware Vanier and Hospice of the North Country. Velma was the daughter of the late Amos and Mae (LaFountain) Casagrain. She grew up in Owls Head and attended St. Joseph’s Ursaline Academy and remained an active alumnus for years, along with her loyal support of the Edmunite Missions in Alabama. She worked for attorney Clark, Woolworth, and Warner Plant in her younger years. On August 17, 1953, she married Harold Benware at Notre Dame Church in Malone. He predeceased her on June 14, 2003. Velma and Harold enjoyed family, home life, and traveling for 50 wonderful years. She will always be remembered as a loving wife and mother. Services will be scheduled at the convenience of the family. Bruso-Desnoyers Funeral Service in Malone is serving the family of Velma. Friends who wish may leave online condolences on Facebook at Ross Family of Funeral Homes or the website www.brusofuneralservice.com

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Robert Castell Sr.

May 03, 1958 - Jan 09, 2024

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Fort Covington, NY

Robert “Reggie” Castell Sr. lost his long and courageous battle with COPD on January 9th 2024. Reggie was born May 3rd, 1958, in Malone, NY to the late Norman and Ruby (Henderson) Castell. He was a lifelong resident of Fort Covington, N.Y., where he attended St. Mary’s Catholic and Salmon River Central School. “Reggie” was a nickname given to him by his late friend Wally Greene, owner of his favorite hangout, Greene’s Sunoco. In his younger years, his athletic noteworthiness included bicycle wheelies, street hockey, and football, which culminated in his last JV season where they went undefeated. After leaving school, he was united in marriage to the late Sue Spooner in 1979, which ended in separation in 1995, they have seven children together. Reggie went on to various employment over the years being employed with St. Mary’s Church, the Town of Fort Covington Highway Department, Clark Phippen Trucking, owning Reggie’s Tire Repair, Truck Stop #9 maintenance where he built the Potato Bowl lacrosse facility, North Star Trucking, Starks Gravel, CJ Trucking, then owning his own trucking business, R Castell Trucking. Reggie was a revered and masterful mechanic, welder, fabricator, truck driver, and anything else he set out to do. He was almost superhuman in his wide range of skill. In his spare time, he enjoyed his time with his children, building race cars to race at the Frogtown (Mohawk) Speedway, a hobby that stemmed from his love of spending time with his father at the Fort Covington and Manville Speedways when he was a child. Reggie built beautiful race cars for the street stock division and then went on to race a sportsman modified for Dolly McDonald where he captured a heat and feature win along with multiple top five and top ten finishes. Besides racing, Reggie enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson motorcycles, especially the sportster he bought to lift his sprits while battling cancer in 2004. Reggie was full of life, always having a positive attitude, an endearing smile, a warm and welcoming greeting, captivating conversations, the best advice, an ear to listen, and a rock-solid shoulder to lean on. Reggie is survived by his nine children; Robert “Robbie” Jr., Cory (Ashley), Vanessa (Dave), Melissa Brown (predeceased by Anthony), Norman (spouse and child), Christopher (Megan), Justin (Jessica), Matthew (Courtney), and Tyler (Macey). His grandchildren; Corianna, Alexia, Alex, Jason, Roman, Ava, Chloe, Carson, Giovanni, Za’Kyla, Zariah, Hudson, Olivia, Evan, and great grandson Amiri, his brother Jonny (Beanie), sister Helen (Glen), longtime companion Cindy “Crash” Bombard, many friends, cousins, nieces, and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, sisters; Theresa, and Irene, best friends; Timmy Snyder, Corey Cooke, and Heath “Hammer” Landry. Reggie is going to be missed by an incalculable number of people because he was loved and respected so much. Calling hours are from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, January 20th at the Cappiello-McKenzie & Cosgrove Funeral Home in Fort Covington, with a parade to the Fort Covington American Legion where the celebration of life will take place from 1-3. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Salmon River JV Football Team, Salmon River Varsity Hockey Team, or Massena Minor Hockey. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Cappiello-McKenzie & Cosgrove Funeral Home in Fort Covington. Friends may leave online condolences on Facebook at Ross Family of Funeral Homes or the website Brusofuneralservice.com

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Jean A. Davis

Mar 05, 1931 - Dec 29, 2023

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Fort Covington, NY

Jean A. Davis, 92 of Fort Covington passed away Friday, December 29, 2023 at her home. She was born March 5, 1931 in Bombay, the daughter of James and Grace (Charette) Collett. Jean was a life member of St. Mary’s of the Fort Church. Throughout her earlier years, Jean enjoyed attending the activities of her children, even leading their cub scout troop and teaching catechism classes. She spent many nights square dancing with her husband, Glen, whom she was married to for 63 years. She loved to play cards and was an avid sports fan; especially of the Edmonton Oilers and Wayne Gretzky. More recently she had become the number one fan of the Boston Celtics. Jean enjoyed spending time with her friends, services and events at her church and eating out. Above all, Jean loved her family and enjoyed all the time spent with them playing games, pillow-fighting, chatting and just being together. Jean was the center of the family and will be dearly missed by all. Jean was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Glen; one son, Robin and her nine siblings. Left to cherish memories of Jean are her children, Terry Davis and his wife Deborah of Clayton, NY, Sue Jones and her husband Mark of Easton, PA, Holly Klingenberg of Ballston Spa, NY, and daughter-in-law, Anne Davis of Croghan, NY; 10 grandchildren, Katie LaClair, Terri Reynolds, Kathryn Jones, Karen Erdmann, Glen Jones, Tyler Klingenberg, Tanner Klingenberg, Teagan Klingenberg, Christopher Davis and Alexandra Davis; six great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Calling hours will be Wednesday, January, 3, 2024 from 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 at Cappiello-McKenzie and Cosgrove Funeral Home in Fort Covington. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Thursday, January 4, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s of the Fort Church in Fort Covington. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery. After burial, a reception for friends and family will be held at the American Legion, Fort Covington, NY. Arrangements are in the care of Cappiello-McKenzie & Cosgrove Funeral Home in Fort Covington. To share an online condolence, please visit Ross Family of Funeral Homes on Facebook or www.BRUSOFUNERALSERVICE.com

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Cheryl M. Wilbanks

Oct 26, 1944 - Dec 28, 2023

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Fort Covington, NY

Cheryl M. Wilbanks, age 79, of Fort Covington, N.Y., passed away on December 28, 2023. Born on October 26, 1944, she was the daughter of the late David and Cora LaTray Hill. She was wed to Wesley Wilbanks, whom she met in Tennessee, and where they resided for several years. He Survives. Cheryl was Fort Covington Town Justice for seventeen years and a bus driver for Salmon River Central School for 27 years. She loved cooking, gardening, flowers, spending time with her grandkids, puzzles, and going out to eat. She also loved cardinals. Along with her husband she is survived by her sons David Wilbanks and Logan (Marissa) Lamb, a daughter Sueann Wilbanks, and her grandchildren: Lily, Gwen, Gavin, Owen, David, Jr. and her special grandson Kaysen. Along with her parents she was also predeceased by her sister. Calling Hours will be held from 11am-12pm & 4pm-6pm on Friday, January 5, 2024 at Cappiello-McKenzie & Cosgrove Funeral Home in Fort Covington, N.Y. A graveside service will be held in the spring at new St. Mary’s Cemetery in Fort Covington. Arrangements are under the care of the Cappiello-McKenzie & Cosgrove Funeral Home in Fort Covington, N.Y. Friends may leave online condolences at Ross Family of Funeral Homes on Facebook or www.brusofuneralservice.com on the website.

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Patricia Poirier

Dec 19, 1941 - Dec 19, 2023

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Fort Covington, NY

Patricia G. Poirier, 82, of Burke, N. Y. , passed away on December 17, 2023, at UVM Health Network: Alice Hyde Medical Center in Malone, N. Y. , with her loving family by her side. Born on March 17, 1941, she was the daughter of the late Wallace and Lydia Perry King. She graduated high school and on November 25, 1961, was united in marriage to the late Roger C. Poirier at St. George's Church in Burke with the Rev. Rieter officiating. She owned and operated a dairy farm in Burke with her husband for over thirty-two years. She was a Eucharistic Minister at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Constable, N. Y. She was also a past member of the Malone Ladies of the Moose. She loved to bake, bowl, decorate for Christmas, do crossword puzzles, go for rides in the rain and to see Christmas decorations, watch game shows, and Hallmark and Lifetime movies, and loved to be with her grandchildren. Survivors include her sons: David (Carmin) Poirier and Steven (Carolyn) Poirier all of Burke, her daughters: Gail (Scott) Proulx of Hastings N. Y. and Michelle Poirier and her companion Mark Dietz, Jr. of Burke, her brothers Kenneth (Lila) King of Burke, Gerald (Peggy) King of Ohio, and Carlton (Phylis) King of Bloomingdale, N. Y. , fifteen grandchildren: Kayla Jock, Shyanne Planty, Colton Poirier, Eric Grace, Aron Grace, Brittany Dustin, Brianna Poirier, Sabrina Poirier, Alison Poirier, Adara Martinez, Amy Proulx, Alyssa Proulx, Kearstiin Smith, Kourtnee Smith, Kristoffer Smith and Braedyn Dietz, as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. Along with her parents and husband, she was predeceased by her brothers: Leonard King, Roy King, Robert King, Francis (Howard) King, Wallace (Pete) King, Richard King, and her sisters Louella King and Evelyn Boileau. Calling Hours will be held from 4-6p. m. on Thursday, December 21 at Bruso-Desnoyers Funeral Home in Malone. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10 a. m. Friday, December 22 at St. Patrick's Church in Chateaugay, N. Y. Burial will take place in St. Georges Cemetery in Burke. Arrangements are under the care and guidance of the Bruso-Desnoyers Funeral Service in Malone. Those who wish may leave online condolences at Ross Family of Funeral Homes on Facebook, or the website www. brusofuneralservice. com.

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Kevin Ghostlaw

Dec 08, 1959 - Dec 08, 2023

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Fort Covington, NY

Kevin J. Ghostlaw, age 64, of Ogdensburg, N. Y. , passed away on December 5, 2023 at his home at Spruce Street IRA. Born on August 11, 1959 in Malone, N. Y. , he was the son of the late William Kenneth and Marion McElwain Ghostlaw. He was a 1980 graduate of Salmon River Central School. Kevin participated in the Special Olympics with North Star in both Potsdam and Malone and then with the New York State Special Olympics in Buffalo. Kevin is survived by his brother and his companion Kenneth J. Ghostlaw and Mary Fuller of Massena, N. Y. , and a sister Leona Ghostlaw of Massena, as well as many nieces and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents and his sisters Vivian Hamelin and Evelyn McKenzie. An hour of visitation will be held on Thursday, December 14 from 11-12 at Church of the Sacred Heart in Massena, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at noon. Burial will take place in Old St. Mary's Cemetery in Fort Covington in the spring. Donations may be made to the Special Olympics. Arrangements are under the care of the Cappiello-McKenzie & Cosgrove Funeral Home in Fort Covington, N. Y. Friends may leave online condolences on the funeral home Facebook page at Ross Family of Funeral Homes or the website: www. brusofuneralservice. com

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Dayton Tuper

Nov 20, 1931 - Nov 20, 2023

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Fort Covington, NY

Dayton E. Tuper, 92, of Fort Covington, N. Y. , passed away on Saturday, November 18, 2023 at the Alice Center in Malone, N. Y. Born on October 9, 1931 in North Bangor, he was the son of the late Ernest and Ida LaPage Tuper. On August 7, 1954, he was wed to the former Patricia Johnson at St. Mary's of the Fort Church in Fort Covington with Father Lauzon officiating. She predeceased Dayton on May 18, 2009. Dayton attended local school and then enlisted in the United States Army, where he served in Germany and France from 1950-1953. He then was employed as a Motor Equipment Operator at the Fort Covington Highway Department, retiring in 1994. He was a longtime communicant of St. Mary's of the Fort Church, a 3rd Degree Knights of Columbus in Fort Covington, a member of the Massena AMVETS Post #4 and a proud member of the Fort Covington American Legion, Post #1418, where he had served as commander. He is survived by his sons: Edward (Stacy) Tuper of Omaha, Nebraska, Bruce (Linda) Tuper of Waterbury, CT. , Ronald (Lisa) Tuper of Vulontown, CT. , and Paul Tuper of Terryville, CT. , his daughters: Bonnie Beaudin of Fort Covington, Nancy (Marty) Almond of Burke, N. Y. , sons in law Howard Rockhill and Kenneth Rockhill, as well as many grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Along with his parents and wife, he was predeceased by his brother Clayton, daughters Maxine Rockhill and Karen Rockhill, daughter in law Laura Tuper, granddaughter Melissa Brand and son in law Donald Beaudin. Calling Hours will be held at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Constable, N. Y. on Tuesday, November 21 from 9 to 11 a. m. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Bombay next to his beloved Patricia. Donations may be made in Dayton's memory to the Fort Covington American legion, Post # 1418 or the activities fund of the Alice Center. Arrangements are through the Cappiello-McKenzie & Cosgrove Funeral Home in Fort Covington, N. Y. Friends who wish may leave online condolences to the family on the funeral home Facebook page at Ross Family of Funeral Homes or the website www. brusofuneralservice. com.

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Carolyn Thibeault

Nov 13, 1963 - Nov 13, 2023

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Fort Covington, NY

Carolyn Thibeault, 60, of North Bangor, N. Y. , passed away on November 11, 2023 at her home, surrounded by her loving family and under the care of Hospice of the North Country. Born on March 30, 1963 in Malone, N. Y. , she was the daughter of the late Nelson Bray and Dora Valley. Survivors include her husband: Edward Thibeault Sr. , sons: Donal Mitchell, Jr. , Thomas Mitchell and Christopher (Caitlin) Thibeault, her daughters: Lilah Mitchell, Aimee Mitchell, Brandie (Cameron) Hoseler, and Amber Thibeault, her brothers: Nelson LaPree and Wilbur LaPree, a sister: Linda LaGree, as well as several grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Carolyn was predeceased by her parents and a son: Edward Thibeault, Jr. She was a member of the National Lung Cancer Association and was the best mom anyone could ask for. Arrangements are entrusted to the Bruso-Desnoyers Funeral Service in Malone. Those who wish may leave online condolences to the family on the funeral home Facebook page at Ross Family of Funeral Homes or the website www. brusofuneralservice. com

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