Charlotte Capron Willoughby

Boonville- Charlotte M. Willoughby, 87, widow of Channing, passed away on Tuesday, May 19, 2020, at Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse.  

Charlotte was born in Boonville, on October 17, 1932, a daughter of Robert and Iva Urtz Capron.  She grew up in Boonville, graduating from Boonville Central School, with the Class of 1950.  While in high school, she was employed as a ticket seller at the Franjo Theater.  

For several years Charlotte was employed at Hills Department Store, Boonville, first as a clerk and later as a buyer for Hills three stores.  After employment at Hills, she was employed in the bookkeeping department of First National Bank, Boonville.  

On October 17, 1953, Charlotte was united in marriage with Channing “Chan” Willoughby, at the Boonville Methodist Church.  For a time the couple lived in Rome, where Mrs. Willoughby was employed at Goldbergs in the Accounts Payable Department.  In 1975, the couple returned to Boonville, where Charlotte was employed at the office of Henry Doughty Associates, accounting firm of Boonville, until Mr. Doughty retired.  Her last employment was for Dave Peters Chrysler, Plymouth, Dodge, retiring in 1990.  Mr. Willoughby, a retiree of Canterbury Press Co. of Rome, passed away on October 30, 2010.

Charlotte and Chan had a love of boating and spent several years on the St. Lawrence River, as well as boating on many Adirondack Lakes, especially enjoying 4th Lake.  

Mrs. Willoughby was an avid reader and served on the Board of the Erwin Library for over 30 years.    

Charlotte is survived by a sister and brother in law, Dianne and Ben Daskiewich, a sister in law, Laurie Capron; one niece, Susan (Jeff) Thomas, and three nephews, Scott (Jean) Daskiewich, Dan Capron and Christopher (Rene) Capron.  She was predeceased by her brother, George W. Capron, on October 7, 2019.

Graveside services will be held privately at the convenience of her family in Boonville Cemetery.  There will be no calling hours.  Memorial contributions may be made to The Erwin Library, Schuyler St. Boonville, NY 13309, or to the Lewis County Humane Society, P.O. box 682, Lowville, NY 13309.  Arrangements are in care of Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. Boonville.

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Constableville- Theodore W. Valenti, 70, of Main St. and husband of Dorothy, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 17, 2020, at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville.

Affectionately known as Ted, he was born in Utica, on June 6, 1949, a son of Dominick and Mary LaBuz Valenti, graduated from Utica Free Academy, and attended Montgomery County Community College.

He was united in marriage with Dorothy Urban on August 27, 1974 at Holy Trinity Church and they lived together in Utica, NY until moving further upstate in 1981 to Constableville for a more rural life.

Ted was employed for his faculties in management and sales for several companies including McDonald’s, Pitney Bowes, and Home Depot. He was heavily involved in the local community as an active member of the Constableville United Methodist Church and Constableville Library Board; plus prior experiences as a Village of Constableville Trustee, coach for South Lewis Youth 8-man Football Team, and C-Ville Little League.

In addition to his loving wife Dorothy Valenti of 46 years, Ted is survived and will be longingly remembered by his daughter Mary Brooks and her husband James Brooks of Lee Center, NY, his son Dominick Valenti and his wife Kaitlyn Valenti of Holland Patent, NY, and his son Dr. Theodore Valenti Jr. and his wife Sheena Valenti of Greensboro, NC as well as his two grandsons Kaiden Brooks and Michael Valenti of whom which he often expressed his pride.

Ted loved the tranquility of nature and at home he enjoyed gardening and spending time on his front porch watching birds with his beloved dogs Buster, Gomer, and Champ. He loved playing Texas Hold Em’ and watching horses at the Vernon Downs Track, but his most content times were spent with family at his Pleasant Lake Camp in West Carthage NY. Ted touched many lives with his generosity, compassion, and fabulous cooking ability and he will be thoroughly missed as a loving husband, father and friend. In keeping with Ted’s wishes there will be no services. Arrangements are in care of the Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville.

Stephen Denslow, 61 of East Road Boonville, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday May 12, 2020 at Lowville hospital after a brief stay.

Stephen was born in Constableville, NY on September 30, 1958. He graduated from South Lewis Junior/Senior High School with the class of 1976 and attended BOCES for Autobody.

Stephen was employed at Great American, local farms, Ethan Allen and Adirondack Cycle & Snow.  Stephen also served as Justice of the Peace for the Town of Leyden and was a member and flagman for the Northern New York Vintage Snow Sled Racers Snowmobile Club.

He was united in marriage to Diana Bartlett on September 6, 2008 and they resided on East Road in Boonville. Diana was a great comfort to him and the love of his life. 

Stephen’s favorite pastime was listening to Kenny Youngs and old country music.  His favorite song was “Green, Green Grass of Home.” He helped organize and was always excited for the East Road Picnics and enjoyed spending time with his friends and family.  He also enjoyed hunting, attending the car shows at Freddy’s Diner, going to local dances, cheating at board games and playing kickball with his nieces and nephews. Stephen had a huge heart for animals, especially dogs and his vintage car a Dodge Coronet. 

He is survived by his wife Diana, his mother Mary Denslow, three sisters – Karen (Bob) Kapfer, Dorinda (Jerry) Fruin , all of Boonville; Carol (Patrick) Casey, Ozark, Alabama and brother Dale (Cindy) Denslow, Port Leyden. Steven leaves behind many nieces and nephews as well as great nieces and nephews whom he loved, cherished dearly. 

He was predeceased by his father Donald “Pete” Denslow, June 1, 2009.

Graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family in Port Leyden Cemetery.  There are no calling hours.  Memorial contributions may be made to Boonville Fire Department Ambulance Fund, P.O. box 164, Boonville, New York 13300 or to The Lewis County Humane Society, P.O. Box 682, Lowville, NY 13367.  His arrangements are in care of Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. Boonville.

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CARTHAGE – Timothy Joseph Monnat, 59, of Tooker Hill, town of Croghan, died on Thursday, May 14, 2020 in the village of Croghan.

Born on September 29, 1960 in Lowville the son of Stanley F. and Norma A. (Boliver) Monnat. He attended Fr. Leo Memorial School and Beaver River Central School where he graduated from in 1979. After graduation he enlisted in the U.S. Army serving 12 years between active duty and reserves. In 1980 he met Teresa Anne Evans from Louisiana and they were married in 1982. Tim’s first son was born in 1983, Anderson David Monnat. Their marriage ended in divorce. 

Tim married Amy J. Lyng and his family grew to include his step-son Gregory D. Lyng. On December 9, 1987 they had their first son, David Lee Monnat and on November 28, 1991 their second son, Matthew Gary Monnat. Tim and Amy were married for 27 years, during this time he worked for Climax Mfg., at Carthage Specialty Paperboard, Inc. for 26 years. Their marriage ended in divorce.

He was always hunting, fishing, trap shooting and loved the wildlife and outdoors but enjoyed hunting trips the most. Tim enjoyed spending time in the woods with his boys and friends. He was always ready to tackle any project, lend a hand, and give his shirt off his back to anyone. Tim loved his dogs, Cheyenne and Kira.

Surviving are his sons, Anderson and his wife Lacy, Matthew and his fiancé, Angela Schwendy, his stepson, Gregory and his wife Holly; his grandson, Mason Monnat, granddaughters, Hailey and Sara Monnat; his step-grandchildren, Theodore and Alexis Lyng; his parents, Stanley and Norma; his bother, Thomas and his wife Brenda; his brother-in-law, David; several nieces and nephews. Tim is predeceased by his son, David, his brother, Gary, and his sister, Kelly Garrison.

Tim was a communicant of St. Stephen’s Catholic Church. His wish was to be cremated with a private committal service at St. Stephen’s Cemetery. Memorials in Tim’s name may be made to: Beaver River Memorial Post #1663, P.O. Box 217, Croghan, NY 13327

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Floyd- Stephen T. Grenicko, 64, passed away suddenly, after a long illness, at his residence on Thursday, April 30, 2020.  


Stephen was born in Constableville, on March 25, 1956, a son of Andrew and Lorena Burr Grenicko.  He grew up on the Crofoot Hill Road, near Constableville, later living in Boonville, where he received his education.  Mr. Grenicko served his county in the U.S. Navy, on the USS Lang and was honorably discharged in 1973.  For many years he was self-employed in home construction in the Utica area.  He was married to Barbara Benedict.  


He greatly enjoyed fishing on Oneida Lake and also hunting.  His greatest joy was spending time with the grandchildren.    


Stephen is survived by two daughters and a son; Shannon Grenicko, (Anthony Strange), Boise, ID, Christopher (Christeen) Grenicko, Payette, ID and Jessica Karol, Fernley, NV and his grandchildren.   He was predeceased by his son, Stephen T. Grenicko, Jr., a brother, John and by a sister, Rena, who died as an infant and by his parents, Andrew Grenicko and his mother, Lorena Burr.  Stephen is also survived by his companion of 21 years, Karen A. Foley, Floyd and by her children, Cortney Kulpa, Crista Russell and Robert Lewis and her grandchildren.  


Private graveside services will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Constableville.  There are no calling hours.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Constableville Fire Company, P.O. Box 438, Constableville, NY 13325, or to the American Cancer Society, 100 Lomond Ct. Utica, NY 13502. His arrangements are in care of Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. Boonville.  


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