August 23, 1927 to January 24, 2017

Boonville- Robert L. Cook, Sr., 89, husband of Betty, of Feeder Street, passed away in the comfort of his home on Tuesday, January 24, 2017.

Robert was born in Turin on August 23, 1927, a son of Robert J. and Anna B. Salmon Cook. After completing his education at Lyons Falls Central School, he enlisted in the US Navy, serving in WWII, until his medical discharge in 1945. On October 2, 1946 Robert was united in marriage with Betty Adams at Forest Presbyterian Church, Lyons Falls.

He was first employed as a machine operator at Moyer & Pratt Paper Co. Lyonsdale.
Later for 20 years the couple lived in Carson City, Nevada, where Mr. Cook was employed as a machinist in machine parts manufacturing at Richdale Machine Parts Co. of Carson City, NV. In 1992 the couple returned to Boonville.

In addition to his wife, Betty, of seventy years, Robert is survived by his children; Robert L. Jr. (Mary), Port Leyden, Joan (William) Ramsdale, Boonville and Thomas A. Hobart, IN. He was predeceased by three sons, Michael, Frederick and Franklin who died as an infant. Also surviving are grandchildren. Mr. Cook was the last of a family of 12 brothers and sisters.

In keeping with his wishes there will be no calling hours or funeral services. Interment will be in the spring in Port Leyden Cemetery, at the convenience of the family. His arrangements are in care of Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. Boonville.

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September 1, 1933 to January 24, 2017

Boonville- Mary L. Pellegrino, 83, a longtime resident of Woodgate Drive, wife of Robert, passed away while surrounded by the loving care of her family and hospice, on Tuesday, January 24, 2017, at Heritage at Twin Creeks Assisted Living Center, Allen Texas. In 2015, Mary and her husband, Robert, relocated to Allen, Texas to be close to their daughters Melanie and Valerie.

She was born in Massena, on September 1, 1933, a daughter of Leo Lewis and Anna Belle (Cole) LaBrake. Mary grew up in Massena, where she received her education, graduating from Massena High School with the Class of 1951. Thereafter she was employed at ALCOA, Adirondack Central School and the Convenient Food Market corporate office.

On August 18, 1956 Mary was united in marriage with the love of her life, Robert F. Pellegrino Sr. at Massena, New York. This was a loving and enduring union which lasted for over 60 years.

In 1958 the couple relocated to Boonville, where they resided on Woodgate Drive and raised their six children.

Mary deeply loved her husband, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She will be fondly remembered for her great cooking, kind and generous spirit and interest in her children’s activities. She took pride in her Native American Heritage. In addition to her being a loving homemaker, Mary also enjoyed reading, watching soap operas, having coffee with friends and cheating at cards with her grandkids.

Mrs. Pellegrino was a member of St. Joseph’s Church, Boonville. She was a religious education teacher for 30 years, in the Eucharistic ministry and active in the Altar Rosary Society.

In addition to her husband Robert of Plano, Texas, Mary is survived by her children and their spouses; Kevin Pellegrino and wife Dawn of St. Augustine, FL, Robert F. Pellegrino Jr. and wife Daria of Philadelphia, PA, Melanie Pellegrino and husband Ronald of Plano, TX, Kent Pellegrino and wife Diedre of Brockport, NY, Beth Pellegrino and dog Tiff of Niskayuna, NY , and Valerie Pellegrino of McKinney, TX; nine grandchildren, Kari Auerbach, Mathew Pellegrino, Jessica McMillen, Katera Pellegrino, Aiyana Pellegrino, Alexandra Agar, India Agar, Isabella Wielgus and Ian Wielgus; four great grandchildren, Aiden Auerbach, Emily Auerbach, Rebekah McMillen, Cecelia McMillen; brother, Leo LaBrake of Lutz, FL, three step-brothers and a lifelong friend, Margaret Garbarino.

A prayer service will be Monday at 9:15 A.M. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, and 10:00 A.M. at Christ Our Hope Catholic Parish, St. Joseph’s Church, Charles St. Boonville, where Rev. Thomas Ward, will celebrate a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will be later in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Boonville. Calling hours are Sunday 1-4 & 6-8 P.M. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 441 West Kirkpatrick St. Syracuse, NY 13204.

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Koziol obit

July 23, 1932 - January 21, 2017

LOWVILLE – Dolores R. Koziol, 84, died on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at Lewis County General Hospital. She was formerly of Constableville.

She was born on July 23, 1932 in the town of Martinsburg the daughter of the late Stanley and Mary Konzal Percoski. Dolores graduated from Lowville Free Academy in 1949. She was united in marriage with Stanley Koziol on August 21, 1954 at St. Hedwig’s Catholic Church. Together they owned and operated a dairy on Route 26, Constableville. She and Stanley sold the farm to their daughter and son-in-law in 1988, and they moved to Lowville for a few years before Stanley died in February of 2004.

She is survived by her two children, Frederick and Cindy Koziol of Christiansburg, VA and Christine and Michael Watkins of Constableville; her four grandchildren, Ericka, Brian, Rachel and her husband Andrew, and Brittany; her three great grandchildren, Aiden, Dylan, and Jonah; several nieces and nephews, and cousins. Dolores is predeceased by her sister, Marie Percoski, and her six brothers, Stanley, Charles, Frank, Wenzal, Chester, and Thomas Percoski.

Dolores was a past communicant of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Constableville, and St. Theresa’s Guild Lowville. She was a member of the Polish American Club where she enjoyed Polka dancing with Stanley. She enjoyed spending time with family, friends and especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She is a communicant of St. Peter’s Catholic Church where her funeral mass will be said on Friday, January 27th at 12:00 Noon with Rev. Christopher Carrara, Pastor officiating. Spring burial will be in the Lowville Rural Cemetery.

Memorials in Dolores’ name may be made to: Friends of Lewis County Hospice, Inc., P.O. Box 266, Lowville, NY 13367, or Lewis County Office for the Aging, 7660 State Street, Lowville, NY 13367

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April 5, 1933 to January 25, 2017

BOONVILLE- Dorothy M. (Harvey) Persons , 83,wife of Franklin, passed away Wednesday, January 25, 2017, surrounded by the loving care of her family and Hospice, after a long illness.

Dorothy was born April 5, 1933, the daughter of the late Arthur John and Marion Gladys Bennor Harvey of Massena, New York. Dorothy married Franklin B. Persons, Sr. on December 7, 1952; this was a loving union of 64 years and blessed them with seven children.

Dorothy was a courier for Bonfare Convenience Stores from 1983 to 1986 and was also a house cleaner for several businesses and private homes in Boonville.

Dorothy was a member of St. Joseph’s Church, Boonville. Dorothy enjoyed time spent with her two dogs, Toto and Cletus, playing sports, snowmobiling , motorcycling and spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Dorothy is survived by her six children: Wayne (Jackie Ball), Rome, Sandra (George) Tourgee, Lakeville, MA, Donna (James) Mitchell, Irvington, KY, Franklin (Daryl), DeeDee (Keith) Gardner, both of Boonville, Reneé (Robert) Lamach, Verona, thirteen grandchildren: Bobbie Jo Williamson, George Tourgee, Jr., David Tourgee, Michael Garyantes, II, Raymond Garyantes, Frank Persons, III, Tabatha Wilcox, Amber Persons, Matthew Gardner, MacKenzie Gardner, Michael Gardner, Gabriel Lamach, Gavan Lamach, thirteen great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, her sisters Helen Griffin and Cheryl Warren both of Mebane, NC, Beverly Bailey of Olmstedville, NY, three nieces and one nephew. Dorothy was predeceased by a son, Michael Kevin Persons, sisters Kate Bennor and Ann Harvey and brothers Arlington (Chic) and Wayne Harvey.
The Family would like to thank the staff of St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Intensive Care Unit and Hospice and Palliative Care for all the care and support that was given to Dorothy and her family.

Her funeral will begin Monday, January 30, with a 12:15 pm prayer service at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, followed by her Mass of Christian Burial at 1:00 pm at St. Joseph’s Church of Christ Our Hope Parish, Boonville. Interment this spring will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Calling hours will be Sunday from 4-8pm at the funeral home. Contributions in Dorothy's memory may be made to her favorite cause the ASPCA at, the Stevens Swan Humane Society Utica, 5664 Horatio St., Utica, NY 13502

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Malone obit

July 24, 1926  -  January 20, 2017

Ava- Janette M. Malone, 90, of Route 26 passed away at University Hospital, Syracuse on January 20, 2017.

She was born in Ava on July 24, 1926, a daughter of Horace and Hattie Fox Backer. She grew up on the family farm and attended a one room school house on the East Ava Road and then attended West Leyden High school. She was employed as a dietary aid at the Rome State School for a short time and then married Clarence (Pat) Malone on June 1, 1974 in Rosaland, Florida. The couple lived in Florida and then moved to Arizona in 1976 where she was employed as a home health aide. Then the couple moved back to Ava in 1989. Pat died January 5, 2014. Janette was a member of the Crimson Cuties Red Hatters where she was Queen Mother, the Boonville and Lee Center Senior Citizens and Point Rock United Methodist Church. She enjoyed playing cards, crafts, chair caning, refinishing furniture and bowling.

Surviving are a son and daughter in law, Paul and Debra Howard, Garland, Texas; grandchildren, Michael Layva and Keith Howard; 3 step grandchildren; 9 great step grandchildren and one step great great grandson; one sister, Doris Spinelli, Rome, one brother and sisters in law, Gil Backer and Ann Owens, Ava, Marie Backer, Boonville and many nieces and nephews. Janette was predeceased by her daughter Jane Layva on September 11, 2016, twin sons who died in infancy, five brothers, Stanley, Willard, Douglas, Raymond and Warren Backer and a brother in law, Charles Spinelli.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 2 p.m. at the Mills Funeral Home, 301 Post Street, Boonville. Calling hours will be from 12-2 p.m. prior the service. Spring burial in Ava Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Point Rock United Methodist Church or the American Heart Association.

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