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Timothy F. Murphy

September 16, 1956 to May 31, 2017

~~Boonville – Timothy F. Murphy, 60, passed away in the comfort of his home on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, while under the loving care of his family and Hospice.

Timothy was born on September 16, 1956 in Constableville, a son of Leo F. and Jean Grenier Murphy. He was raised in Boonville where he received his education, graduating from Adirondack Central School with the Class of 1975. While in high school, Tim excelled on the Varsity Football, Wresting, and Track and Field teams. He then furthered his education at Mohawk Valley Community College, Utica. Growing up, Tim spent many hours working on the Muha Dairy Farm. Following his education, Tim was then employed with Prowler’s Trailer Manufacturing, Bailey’s Feed Mill, and Ethan Allen Furniture Co., all of Boonville.

For a time Timothy was married to Debbie Schweinsberg, and together the couple had one son David. For over twenty five years Timothy was employed with the New York State Dept. of Corrections, retiring from Mohawk Correctional Facility, Rome, due to illness. Tim absolutely loved his Harley Davidson motorcycle, whether it was the time he spent getting it ready for the season, his yearly trip to Lake George Bike Week, or just a local ride. He was a member of the Blue Knights Motorcycle Club. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing as well. Tim liked attending live music events such as the Rome Woodstock and other concerts. He was a member of the Boonville Elks Lodge and Boonville Rod and Gun Club.

Tim had a caring and compassionate personality that was recognized by everyone he came in contact with; his devotion as a father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend will be a memory cherished by all.

Timothy is survived by his son: David (Brooke) Murphy, Clinton, his beloved granddaughter Kailyn Murphy, his siblings: Anita (Frank) Karpinski, Colleen Bedore, Therese (Ken) Stabb, all of Boonville, Cathleen (David) Ward, Constableville, and Sue (James) Snyder, Boonville; his godfather and very special Uncle and Aunt, Aubrey (Irene) Grenier, his nieces and nephews: Brian (Vicky) Karpinski, Jennifer Bedore (Jamie), Nikki (Jamie) Podkowka, Matthew (Tina) Ward, Stacey (Adam) Swift, Ashley (Jason) Stash, Jeffery (Kayla) Kelly, Megan Murphy, Joseph Snyder (Jennifer), James (Cassandra) Murphy; several great nieces and great-nephews and cousins, as well as his godmother, Betty Main. Besides his parents, Tim was predeceased by his infant sister Maureen Murphy in 1954, a brother Dennis Murphy in 2008, his uncle Wilfred Grenier and his wife Mary, and a great niece Abigail Kelly.

A Memorial service will be held on Monday, June 5, 2017 at 7:00 pm at the Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville. Interment will be held privately in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Boonville. Calling hours will be held on Monday from 3:00 pm until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc., 4277 Middle Settlement Road, New Hartford, New York 13413.

For an online message of sympathy, please go to www.trainorfunerahome.com

Frederick E. Brown

Frederick Brown obit

October 20, 1950 to May 30, 2017

~~Turin- Frederick E. Brown, 66, of State Rt. 26, passed away at his residence on Tuesday, May 30, 2017.

He was born in Lowville, on October 20, 1950, a son of Earl and Fannie Hutchins Brown. Fred grew up in the Turin area, receiving his education at South Lewis Central School, later earning his GED. For over 40 years, until his retirement, in January, 2016, he was employed as a paper coating machine operator for Neenah Paper Co. (Formerly Fiber Mark D.S.I) of Lowville. On June 17, 1988, Fred married Cathy Post; the marriage ended in divorce.

Fred was a member of Abundant Life Fellowship Church, Boonville, where he was also baptized. For many years he found great pleasure and satisfaction in operating his woodshop, where he was very talented at manufacturing furniture.

~~Fred is survived by his daughter, Amanda L. Brown, Turin. Cathy and his daughter, Amanda and his son, Kyle, were the lights and love of his life. On November 18, 2013, Fred was predeceased by his beloved son, Kyle. Additionally, he is survived by a daughter, Shannon, Turin, and son, Fred, who lives out of state. Also surviving are brothers, Robert (Diane) Brown, Lyons Falls, Edward Brown, Turin; one sister, Shirley (Henry) Watts, LaFargeville. He was predeceased by a nephew, Robbie Brown.

His Funeral will be Friday at 4:00 P.M. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, where Pastor Daniel Tabolt, of Abundant Life Fellowship Church, Boonville, will officiate. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Port Leyden. Calling hours are Friday 2-4 P.M. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to The Lewis County Humane Society P.O. box 682, Lowville, NY 13367, or to Abundant Life Fellowship Church, P.O. box 22, Boonville, NY 13309.

To leave an on-line message of sympathy, please visit www.trainorfuneralhome.com

Gilbert L. Morczek

Graveside services with Military Honors for Gilbert L. Morczek, 83 of Constableville will be held this Friday, May 26th at 1:30 PM at St. Patrick's Cemetery, Constableville.

Mr. Morczek passed away on November 22, 2016 in Watertown.  Arrangements by Mills Funeral Home, Boonville.

To view the full obituary, please visit www.millsfuneralhomes.com

Gretchen L. Percoski Larson

Larson obit

August 5, 1973 to May 28, 2017

LOWVILLE - Gretchen L. Percoski Larson, 43, died on Sunday, May 28, 2017 at her home.

Gretchen was born on August 5, 1973 in Watertown and was adopted on September 10, 1973 by her parents Richard C. and Maren Ann (Tyrrell) Percoski. She graduated from Lowville Academy and Central School and then from Jefferson County B.O.C.E.S. with her Licensed Practical Nursing certificate. Gretchen worked at Mercy of Northern New York, Samaritan Medical Center, and Lewis County Residential Health Care Facility. Two marriages ended in divorce to, Tim McEwen and Tracy Larson.

Gretchen loved being with her children, going to concerts, traveling and spending time with her friends. Her heart was genuine and she would always go out of her way to help anyone.

She is survived by her parents, Richard and Maren Ann; her three children, Andrew Percoski of Hudson Falls; Mallory McEwen of Bozeman, MT and Stephanie Larson of Minneapolis, MN; her brother, Martin and Christina Percoski of Manlius; and three nieces; aunts and uncles.

Calling hours will be Thursday, June 1 from 11:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M. at Sundquist Funeral Home.

Her funeral will follow at 2:00 P.M. on Thursday, June 1st at the funeral home with Rev. Christopher Carrara, officiating. Burial will be in Lowville Rural Cemetery.
Memorials in her name may be made to: Lewis County Search & Rescue, P.O. Box 247, Lowville, NY 13367

You may leave words of condolence at www.sundquistfh.com

Susan L. Bush

Susan Bush obit

March 18, 1949  -  May 22, 2017

Brantingham – Susan L. Bush, 68, passed away at her home on Monday, May 22, 2017, while under the care of Lewis County Hospice and her family.

Sue was born March 18, 1949, in Adams Center to Carlton and Ruth Turner Lucas and attended a two-room school house in Barnes Corners until the 6th grade and graduated from Lowville Academy in 1967. She was married to Jack T. Bush on August 5, 1967, in St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Lowville with Msgr. Thomas Hayes and Rev. John Hayes, uncles of Jack’s, officiating. Prior to living in Brantingham, the couple made their home in Lowville for many years.

Sue was office manager for Louis Bush & Sons. She was an active member of the Lewis County General Hospital Auxiliary helping with the Holliberry Sale and being in charge of the Geranium sale. She also enjoyed golf and spending time with her granddaughters.

In addition to her husband Jack and mother Ruth of Rodman, Sue is survived by their three sons, Timothy N. (Janice) of Lowville, Michael R. and his companion, Pauline Larche of Brantingham and Ryan L. (Kim) of Manlius ; her siblings, Linda (Rob) Sharlow of Wesley Island, Joanne Lucas of Rodman, Russell Lucas and Rick (Sue) Lucas all of Barnes Corners, Randal (Teresa) Lucas of Adams Center, Lori (Dan) Vincent of Barnes Corners, Jeff (Brandy) Lucas of Adams Center and Eric (Angie) Lucas of Green Castle, PA; her granddaughters, Morgan, Tasha, Mia, Evelyn and Maren.
She was predeceased by her father, Carlton and brother Rodney Lucas.

Family and friends may call on Thursday, May 25, 2017, from 4-7 p.m. at the Sundquist Funeral Home. The funeral service will be on Friday, the 26th at 10:00 a.m. at St. Peter’s Catholic Church with Rev. Christopher Cararra, pastor officiating. Burial will be in Brantingham.

Memorial donations can be made to in Sue’s name to: Lewis County Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship Fund, Lewis County Hospice or toa charity of one’s choice.

To convey online condolences, please use: www.sundquistfh.com

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