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LOWVILLE- Thelma Adams Axtell, 92, passed away on Wednesday evening, March 13, 2019 at her home, under the loving care of her family and Lewis County Hospice. A graveside service will be held in the spring in Port Leyden Cemetery, Port Leyden, NY, at the convenience of the family.

Thelma is survived by three sons and two daughter-in-laws, Paul and Judy Axtell, of Port Leyden; Bruce and Pat Axtell, of Lyons Falls; Mark Axtell, of Lowville; five grandchildren; a sister, Betty Cook, of Utica, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by a sister Irene Gydesen.

Thelma was born on June 11, 1926 in Port Leyden, a daughter of the late Clarence and Nettie Lane Adams. She graduated from Port Leyden High School in 1945 and she lived in Port Leyden until moving to Lowville in 1964, to her current residence in December,1999. Thelma worked as a nurse’s aide at Lewis County General Hospital during the 1960’s and later she worked for Lewis County Opportunities.

Thelma enjoyed reading, going to Bingo, and working on puzzles.

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Boonville- Patricia (Beck) Kelly, 83, formerly of Thornton Avenue, Boonville and John St. Constableville, widow of Wilson “Sam” Kelly, passed away while surrounded by the loving care of her family, on Thursday, March 14, 2019, at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville.


Patricia was born in Lowville, on June 12, 1935, a daughter of Walter and Hazel Rocker Beck. She grew up in Port Leyden, graduating from Port Leyden Central School, salutatorian with the Class of 1953, Thereafter she attended Crane School of Music, Potsdam, graduating with the Class of 1957, with a bachelor degree in Music Education. During the summer of 1956, Pat studied music abroad, in European countries. Later, Mrs. Kelly furthered her education, earning her Master Degree in Elementary Education.


In 1957, Mrs. Kelly began her teaching career at Holland Patent Central School, later she taught music at Forestport Central School, before teaching second grade at Adirondack Central School, Boonville, for many years, retiring in 1991.


On June 25, 1955, Patricia was united in marriage with Wilson J. “Sam” Kelly, at St. Martin’s Church, Port Leyden. For many years the couple resided on Thornton Ave. in Boonville, moving to John St. near Constableville, in 2000. Mr. Kelly, a retired lineman for the Boonville Municipal Commission, passed away on July 19, 2008.


Mrs. Kelly was a member of St. Joseph’s Church, Boonville, and for many years she enjoyed playing the organ at various area churches for weddings and special occasions and gave piano lessons to many area youth at her residence. She enjoyed bowling and golfing and is fondly remembered for the hole in one shot she achieved on hole # 2, at Woodgate Pines Golf Course. For many years she and Sam also enjoyed traveling extensively throughout the United States and Canada, in their motor home.


Patricia loved her husband and children; they were the center of her life. She is survived by three daughters and sons in law, Beth Fox and Bruce, Boonville and their children, Jamie Day (Justin), Ashley Brownsell (George), Samantha Grimm (Eon); Sandra Earl and Chris, Constableville, and their children, Nichole Earl (Chris), Emily Decoteau (Jon); Carolyn M. Green, Rome and her children, Christopher Green, Mallory Green, Eric Green; one son and daughter in law, William “Bill” Kelly and Lynn, Constableville and their children, Paul Kelly (Anna), Mandy Kelly, Keith Kelly and Lucas Kelly and twelve great grandchildren. She was predeceased by a great grandson, Joshua Davis in 2008 and by a son in law, Phillip Green, in 2011 and by a sister, Nancy Duflo.


Her Funeral will be Monday at 10:00 A.M. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 A.M. at St. Joseph’s Church of Christ Our Hope Parish, Charles St. Boonville, where Rev. Thomas Ward, pastor will officiate. Interment will be in the spring at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Boonville. Calling hours are 2-6 P.M. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Resident Activities Fund, 232 Academy St. Boonville, NY 13309, or to Friends of Lewis County Hospice P.O. Box 266, Lowville, NY 13367.

Remsen- Maralee C. Upright. 85, formerly of Pritchard Road, and Main St., Remsen, widow of Joseph F., passed away on Sunday, March 10, 2019, at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, while surrounded by the loving care of her family.


Maralee was born in the Town of Remsen, on June 3, 1933, a daughter of Chester H., and Bertha E. Kilb Clark. Her entire life was spent in the vicinity of Remsen, where she graduated from high school, with the Class of 1951. Mrs. Upright was employed as a waitress, first at the Butterfield House, Holland Patent, and then for many years at the Buffalo Head Restaurant, Forestport, retiring in 1977. For a time Maralee was also employed as a Clerk Typist, at Griffiss Airforce Base, Rome.


On August 2, 1952, Maralee was united in marriage with Joseph F. Upright, at the Remsen Methodist Church. For 38 years, the couple lived on Pritchard Road, later moving to Old State Rt. 12 and then Main St. in Remsen, before residing at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, since 2010. Mr. Upright, a retiree from NYS Highway Department, Alder Creek, passed away on June 4, 2002.


Mrs. Upright had attended the Remsen United Methodist Church.


Maralee greatly enjoyed her role as home maker and wife to her husband Joe, and providing for her children. Her husband Joe was a resident at Sunset for 22 years; during that time, Maralee served as a volunteer at the nursing home, continuing in that capacity after her husband passed away and while she was a resident at the nursing home. She always paid special attention for the welfare of residents who did not have family or friends to visit. Her presence at the nursing home will be sorely missed.


She is survived by two sons Douglas C. Upright, Fort Mill, SC, and Steven J. (Patricia) Upright, Remsen; one grandson, Jesse (Breann) and their children, Caleb and Eva, all Stittville; step grandsons, Damon (Amy) Ralph, CT, Mitchell Clark, Albany; step great grandsons, Blake Clark, Remsen and Mitchell Clark, Jr. Florida. Also surviving is one sister, Beatrice Buhite and her sister in law, Mary Clark, both residents at Sunset. She was predeceased by her brother, Robert Clark.


Maralee’s family wishes to extent a note of sincere and heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the staff and management of Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, for all of the kindness, care and compassion which they extended to Maralee over the years.


Her Funeral will be Thursday at 7:00 P.M. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, where calling hours will be Thursday from 1-3 P.M. and 5-7 P.M. Interment will be in the spring in Fairchild Cemetery, Remsen. Memorial contributions may be made to Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Resident Activities Fund, 232 Academy St. Boonville, NY 13309

LOWVILLE - Peter H. “Pete” Peebles, 64, of Watson, died on Monday, March 11, 2019 at Faxton-St. Lukes Healthcare of Utica with his family by his side.

Pete was born on July 30, 1954 in Lowville, the son of the late Henry and Loretta (Beyer) Peebles where he graduated from Lowville Academy and Central School. He married Cathy J. Lee on September 11, 1982 at St. Peter's Catholic Church with Rev. Pashal Rys, officiating.

He was the owner of Peebles Signs & Graphics for more than 35 years. Pete loved motorcycles, snowmobiles, and ATVs; he still holds records at ESTA Safety Park Drag Strip in Cicero set on his 1982 Suzuki drag-bike! He loved riding around on ‘the hill’ whether leaf peeping or scouting potential rides.

Pete is survived by his wife Cathy, their two daughters and sons-in-law, Mickenzie H. and CPT Mark Schilly; Madison L. and David Collette, Jr; his three brothers, Frank R., Robert R. “Bobby”, and Scott A. Peebles; his nephews, Frank II (his wife Homa) and Austin Peebles; a great nephew, Max; cousins; and the family of Robert and Muriel Lee.

Calling hours for family and friends will be on Thursday, March 14th from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M., and on Friday, March 15th, from 11:00 to 1:00 P.M., at the Sundquist Funeral Home. There will be no funeral service.

On Friday, March 15th starting at 1:00 P.M. everyone is invited to a reception at Lewis Lanes.

Memorials in Pete’s name may be made to: Mohawk Valley, American Stroke Association, 125 Business Park Drive, Suite 106, Utica, NY 13502;;

GREIG – Henry Claude Bardo, 61, died Thursday at his home.

He was born on July 29, 1957 at the Lewis County General Hospital in Lowville, at 4:59 P.M. the son of the late Claude Henry and Ruth Kathryn Gallup Bardo. Henry was in the class of 1976 at South Lewis High School, he also went to BOCES in Glenfield for Agriculture 1 & 2, Farm Production 3 & 4 in his tenth, eleventh, and twelve grades. Henry was in FFA in BOCES, as an officer for BOCES Chapter and one year on Lewis County FFA Chapter.

Henry bought the family farm from his father, Claude on April 1, 1994. Henry became the fourth generation on the family farm and in 2009 he and Sharon sold the farm and moved to Greig where they lived on his mother’s homestead (Gallup) and was also the fourth generation there.

He and Sharon Elizabeth Jarecki were married on August 26, 2000 at St. Mary’s Church in Constableville with the Rev. Paschal Rys, Pastor officiating. Sharon died on August 1, 2010. Sharon was born on February 14, 1958 in Constableville, the daughter of the late Peter Albert and Rose Marie Hoffman Jarecki.

He is survived by his sister Mary A. Simmons; his niece, Kaylynn R. Simmons; and nephew, Richard F. Simmons.

Henry belong to different clubs and organizations, life member of Glen-Greig Fish & Game Club, Lowville Fish & Game Club, NRA, Buckmaster, NYS Rifle & Pistol Association, Adirondack Conservation Council, NYS Conservation Council, North American Hunting Club, NRA Whittington Center/Santa Fe Trail Gun Club. Also has been regular member to other fish & game clubs and snowmobile clubs. A member of the NYS Farm Bureau since 1994 and Lewis County Farm Bureau Board as member and membership chair for the bureau. Lowville Elks Lodge # 1605, and associate member of Lewis County Marine Corps League # 754.

Calling hours for family and friends will be on Monday, March 11, 2019 from 4 to 7:00 P.M. at the Sundquist Funeral Home.

His funeral service will be on Tuesday, March 12th at 11:00 A.M. at the funeral home with Rev. David Herrmann, Pastor of Lowville Methodist Church officiating. Spring burial will be in Calvary Cemetery

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