Constableville- Colleen E. (Moxley) Rogers, 46, a loving daughter, sister, aunt and friend, of James St., passed away peacefully, after a brief illness, while surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, February 28, 2021, at Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse.


Colleen was born in Leominster, MA, on December 18, 1974, a daughter of Stanley and Cynthia Felshaw Moxley. Colleen spent her youth in Massachusetts, Virginia, Alabama and Germany, before living in the Boonville area, where she graduated from Adirondack Central School, with the Class of 1994.  Thereafter she relocated to Lancaster, MA and was employed for many years at Sunoco Plastics in Devens, MA, where she found many friends and established her professional identity.  Recently, Colleen returned to Constableville, to help care for her family.  


She was a compassionate animal lover who generously spent time caring for homeless animals and who donated tons of food and supplies to the Lewis County Humane Society.


Colleen will be lovingly remembered by her mother, father and sisters, Wendy and Erin; Colleen was adored by her nephews, Sam and Owen McPhilmy and niece, Jennavieve Allen.  In addition to her parents, Stanley and Cynthia, she is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles and cousins.  Colleen will be missed dearly by Stephen “Beaver” Rogers, her longtime companion, Billy Palmer and her soul sister, Tina Landry.


Services will be held at the convenience of her family at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lewis County Humane Society, P.O. box 682, Lowville, NY 13367.


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Boonville -Rodney J. Bourgeois “Popz”, 61, passed away  at home on
February 24, 2021 after a brief illness.

He was born on November 5, 1959 in Constableville a son of Jim and Doris
DeMuth Bourgeois. He grew up in Boonville, working at his family’s
Esso gas station. He graduated from Adirondack Central School with an
Electrical certification in 1978. He worked in the electrical field then
spent 15 years at Ethan Allen. He then moved to Florida to resume his
electrical career and then returned to Boonville. Rodney was untied in
marriage on August 19, 1979 with Patricia Wawrzyniak. They later
divorced but remained friends. He was united in a second marriage to
Donna Marmon on June 28, 2018.

Rodney enjoyed hunting, fishing, going to concerts, all music (heavy
metal), woodworking, demolition derbies, NASCAR, football, riding all
terrain vehicles and snowmobiling. Rodney’s greatest love of all is
the time he spent with his loved ones regardless of the time of day.

He is survived by his former wife Patricia and wife Donna; children,
Jill (Bob) O’Connor, Brantingham, James  (Jessica) Bourgeois, Ava,
Vincent (Heather) Bourgeois, Delaware, Tricia (Zig) Mazur,
Constableville; step son, David (Amanda) Marmon, West Leyden, and
Patricia’s son,  Michael Lesperance, whom he loved like a son. He is
also survived by 17 grandchildren, Ty (Kelsie), Trey, Dawn, Andrew,
Steven, Zadok, Cami, Hunter, Jayden, Aubrey, Emmalee, Izaak,
Christopher, Lizzy, James Jr. , Alexi and Mason; great grandchildren,
Paylynn, Eloria and one on the way; sisters, Nancy Malchowski and Joyce
(Ron) Egnaczyk; many nieces and nephews and his dog, Bella. He was
predeceased by his parents and a brother William (Bill) Bourgeois.

A Celebration of Life will be at 1 p.m., Saturday, March 6, 2021 at
Mills Funeral Home, 301 Post Street, Boonville. Calling hours at the
funeral home will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. until the time of
the service on Saturday. Donations may be made to SPCA or to Boonville
Fire Company, P.O. Box 164, Boonville, NY 13309 or to the Boonville
V.F.W., 108 Park Ava, Boonville, NY 13309. Please wear a face mask and
adhere to social distancing while inside the funeral home. For an online
message of sympathy please go to [1].

Donations of food may be brought to the Boonville VFW any time after 11



Port Leyden- Thomas H. Capron, 77, of James St. passed away at his residence on Thursday, February 25, 2021, while under the loving care of his wife, Jean and his family.


Tom was born in Boonville, a son of Charles and Anna Grace Hines Capron.  He grew up in Boonville receiving his education at Boonville Central School.  For thirty-five years Mr. Capron was employed in the finishing department of Ethan Allen Furniture Co. Boonville.  


On August 21, 1965, Tom was united in marriage with Jean M. Samson; in 1971, the couple moved to their present home in Port Leyden.  


Tom enjoyed people and helping people; for many years he drove for Volunteer Transportation of Jefferson & Lewis County and also served for many years as a volunteer fireman, EMT and ambulance driver for Port Leyden Fire Company.  


Most of all Tom loved his wife, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.  In addition to his wife, Jean, of nearly 56 years, Tom is survived by two children; Christina Capron, Alabama and Jon (Cari) Capron, Port Leyden; his siblings, Maynard (Charlene) Capron, Betty (William) Laquay and Larry Capron.  Tom was preceded in death by his infant son, Thomas Matthew Capron, his parents, Charles and Anna Grace Capron and his brothers, Clarence, William and Walter Capron.  


He was an Honorary Life Member of J.S. Koster Hose Company, Port Leyden, Lewis County Volunteer Police Association and he served on the Board of Directors of Whitton Place Apartments, Port Leyden.  


His family wishes to extend a huge note of heartfelt thanks and appreciation to Lewis County General Hospital, Lowville and the I.C.U. Nurses, Respiratory Therapy Department and to Lewis County Search and Rescue for bringing Tom home from the hospital and to Dr. Lynn Pisaniello for her very professional care of Tom.  


A graveside service will be later this year, in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Boonville, at a date and time to be announced.  There are no calling hours.  Memorial contributions may be made to J.S. Koster Hose Company, P.O. box 652, Port Leyden, NY 13433.  His arrangements are in care of Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville.


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Boonville- Tracey Benedict Abdullah, 43, of Boonville, wife of Shareef, passed away while surrounded her loving husband and family at St. Luke’s Memorial Hospital, New Hartford, on Friday, February 26, 2021.


Tracey was born in Lowville, on October 26, 1977, a daughter of David and Donna Larrabee Benedict.  She grew up on the East Road near Turin and graduated from South Lewis Senior High School, Turin, with the Class of 1995. While in high school, Tracey also attended the Howard G. Sackett Technical Center, at Glenfield.  Thereafter she continued her education at Herkimer County Community College earning an Associate Degree in Travel and Tourism.  During the summer of 1997, Tracey was chosen to work on an internship at Walt Disney World, Orlando, FL.  


After graduating from Herkimer Community College, she was employed as a Flight Attendant for American Airlines, based out of Miami, FL, on traveling on international flights. Later Tracey met and married Ryan Bush, together they lived in Fairbanks Alaska for several years.  While living in Alaska their two children were born; Zoe Bush and Hunter Bush.  Later Tracey and Ryan were divorced.  


Later while living in Fairbanks, Tracey met Shareef Abdullah and they were married on January 3, 2015, in Fairbanks.  In 2018, the couple relocated to Boonville, where they have since lived.  


While in high school, Tracey enjoyed playing soccer and volley ball; she greatly enjoyed watching pro football and hockey.  She was a Dallas Cowboys Football Team fan and a NY Rangers Hockey Team fan.  


In addition to her husband, Shareef, Tracey is survived by her parents, David and Donna Benedict, Port Leyden; her children, Zoe Bush, and Hunter Bush, both of Brantingham; a step daughter, Ashanti Abdullah, TX; two sisters, Kimberly (Scott) Coleman, Blossvale, Danielle Benedict, Boonville; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and several cousins.  She was predeceased by her maternal grandparents, Gordon and Amanda Larrabee; paternal grandparents, Miles and Elizabeth Benedict.  


Services will be held in the spring at the convenience of her family.  There are no calling hours.  Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc. 4277 Middle Settlement Road, New Hartford, NY 13413.  Her arrangements are in care of Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, NY.  


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Boonville- Elizabeth N. Stabb, 88, of Domser Road passed away on
February 22, 2021 in the comfort of her home while under the care of
Lewis County Hospice and her loving family.

She was born in Patterson, NJ on April 27, 1932 a daughter of Mathias
and Margarete Steinbuechel Niederpruem. Elizabeth along with her sister
Margarete traveled to Wuppertal, Germany in 1938 to visit their
Grandparents and were stranded there when WWII broke out. After a nine
year separation she was reunited with her parents who had settled in
Boonville. Elizabeth graduated from Boonville High School in 1951.She
furthered her education at St. Elizabeth’s College of Nursing
graduating in 1954. Elizabeth was united in marriage to Robert E. Stabb
on April 26, 1954 in Utica, a loving union that lasted 66years. The
couple made their home on a farm in Talcottville.  Elizabeth was
employed at Lewis County General Hospital, by local physicians
delivering babies in the Boonville area and as a private duty nurse for
Edmond Wilson. She retired from Sunset Nursing Home after 34 years with
many of those years spent as night supervisor.

Elizabeth was a member of St. Mary’s Church, Constableville. She
enjoyed knitting, ceramics, bowling and baking. Most of all she enjoyed
her family.

Surviving are her husband, Robert; her children, Ed and Heidi Stabb, Ken
and Therese Stabb, Linda and Mark Bourgeois, Lori and Bill Bourgeois all
of Boonville, Gerry and Tim Blaise, Ilion, Julie Shannon, Boonville, Bob
and Kim Stabb, Fayetteville, NC; son-in-law and daughter-in-law, Martin
and Kathy Cannan, Riverton, WY; nine grandchildren; ten great
grandchildren.  Also surviving are her beloved family in Germany;
several nieces and nephews;  brother-in-law, Hugo Waynor, FL and Aunt,
Roxy Niederpruem, Tuscon, AZ. She was predeceased by a daughter, Terry
Cannan in 2000, a sister and brother-in-law, Margarete and Robert Healt
and two sisters-in-law, Rita Waynor and Katherine Brown.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on March 3, 2021
at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Constableville with Rev.
Lawrence Marullo as celebrant. Spring burial in Prussian Settlement
Cemetery, West Leyden. There are no calling hours. Donations in her
memory may be made to Friends of Lewis County Hospice, P.O. Box 266,
Lowville, NY 13367. Arrangements by Mills Funeral Home, Boonville. For
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