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John C. Hastwell Jr.

November 25, 1938 to May 1, 2017

Boonville- John C. Hastwell Jr., 78, of Domser Road passed away unexpectedly on May 1, 2017 at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville.

He was born in Lyons Falls on November 25, 1938, a son of John C. Hastwell Sr. and Geraldine Shaver Hastwell. He attended Lyons Falls High School and after he completed school he worked on area farms. He married Frances Diann Carey on October 12, 1957 at St. Joseph’s Church, Boonville and settled on outer West Street. John was employed at McKeever Vineer Mill and then Boonville Furniture Factory. In 1966 John gained employment at Rome Cable. For a time he worked for Kraft in Lowville and then retired from Adirondack Central High School as a custodian. John and Diann moved to their present home on Domser Road in 1967. John enjoyed nature, bird watching, people watching in downtown Boonville, visiting with friends, pizza at the Alpine and telling jokes.

Surviving are his wife, Diann; his children, John III and Tracy Hastwell, Boonville, Gordon and Laurie Hastwell, Boonville, Robert and Lori Hastwell, Boonville, Kathy Stinebrickner, Ok., Margaret and Dale Keefer, Croghan, Marjorie and Russ Edmondson, North Carolina, Patrick and Tami Hastwell, Texas, Daniel and Brenda Hastwell, Boonville, Joseph and Melanie Hastwell, Boonville, Raymond and Christie Hastwell, Boonville and Steven and Hazel Hastwell, Florida; 25 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren and eagerly awaiting the arrival of a 16 great grandchild; one brother, William Hastwell, San Bernardino, Ca.; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Mary Moeller, Syracuse, NY., Dolores and Richard Hart, Walworth, NY and one uncle, Goza Fazekas, Syracuse, NY. John was predeceased by his parents, two brothers, James and Wayne Hastwell and twin granddaughters, Tiffany and Brittany Hastwell in 1996.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, May 8, 2017 at 10 a.m. at Christ Our Hope Parish/St Joseph’s Church, Boonville with Father Thomas Ward officiating. Calling hour will be Sunday from 2-6 p.m. at Mills Funeral Home, 301 Post Street, Boonville. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to Parkinson’s or to the Diabetes Association.

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

Mary Louise Vantran


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LOWVILLE – Mary Louise Vantran, Mary Lou’s memorial service will be on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 12:00 Noon at the Lowville United Methodist Church with Rev. David B. Herrmann, Pastor officiating. Burial will follow in Beaches Bridge Cemetery.

Mary Louise Vantran, 56, of late a resident of Focus Rehabilitation & Nursing Center of Utica, died on Thursday, December 22, 2016.

Mary Lou was born in Lowville on July 11, 1960 the daughter of the late Stanley E. and Gene E. (Sprague) Vantran, where she graduated from Lowville Academy and Central School. She worked with her father after high school for a short period before becoming a nurse’s aide at Lewis County General Hospital. She also worked at a nearby adult home, before briefly attending Paul Smith’s culinary arts program.

She was a member of the Lowville United Methodist Church, and the First United Methodist Church in Watertown where she resided later in life. She appreciated the opportunity to travel as a youth with the Girl Scouts, and later as an adult on a trip to Holland to visit friends there. She enjoyed crocheting and puzzles, but she truly loved flowers & cooking for herself and others.

Mary Lou is gratefully remembered for her kindness to all who knew her by her surviving brother and sister-in-law, John and Kimberly Vantran, and her four nephews: Ben, Luke, Matt, and Jack Vantran, all of Parkton, MD.

Online condolences may be shared at www.sundquistfh.com


Kenneth W. Vigus

March 13, 1947 to March 25, 2017

Boonville- Kenneth W. Vigus, 70, of Pine Lane, husband of Rhonda, passed away at St. Luke’s Memorial Hospital, New Hartford, on Saturday, March 25, 2017, after a courageous and hard fought battle with leukemia. For many years, Ken and Rhonda were residents of Schuyler St. before moving to Pine Lane in 2013.

Visitation hours will be at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, on Saturday, May 6, 2017, from 11:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M., where a Memorial Service will be held immediately after. Interment will follow in Boonville Cemetery, where members of Charles J. Love Post American Legion, Harland J. Hennessey Post V.F.W. and Tun Tavern Marine Corps League will provide Military Honors. Memorial contributions may be made to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, CNY Chapter, 401 North Salina St. Syracuse, NY 13203.

Contributions of food may be taken to the Charles J. Love Post American legion on Schuyler St. Boonville, on Saturday morning.

For an on-line message of sympathy, please go to www.trainorfuneralhome.com

Laura B. Cavanaugh

Constableville - Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial, for Mrs. Laura B. Cavanaugh, on Friday, May 5, 2017, at 10:00 A.M. at St. Mary's Church, Constableville, where Rev. Lawrence Marullo, pastor, will officiate.  Interment will follow in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Constableville.

Following the servies all are cordinally invited to attend a luncheon at the Sullivan Family Farm on High Market Road, Constableville.  Mrs. Cavanaugh, a longtime resident of Highmarket Road, and widow of Wililam "Bill" Cavanaugh, passed away at her residence on March 7, 2017.  Her arrangements are in care of Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. Boonville.

Don Robinson

Port Leyden:  Graveside services for Don Robinson with full military honors with Charles J Love Post American Legion, Harland J Hennessey Post VFW and Tun Tavern Marine Corp League and Deacon James Chaufty, officiating, will be May 6 at 12 Noon in Calvary Cemetery in Port Leyden.

A luncheon will be held immediatlely following the service at the Port Leyden Fire Hall and food may be dropped off after 9:00 A.M.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Port Leyden Fire Dept.

The Callaghan Funeral Home, LLC, Port Leyden is entrusted with the arrangements.

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