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Glenfield- Margaret (Hiscott) West, 94, of Sand Pond Road, wife of John R., passed away Sunday, August 4, 2019, at Lewis County Extended Care Facility, Lowville, while surrounded by the loving care of her family.

 

Margaret was born in Watertown, on January 20, 1925, a daughter of John J. and Isabelle Hoban Hiscott. She grew up in Watertown, receiving her primary education at Immaculate Heart Central School, graduating from Watertown High School, with the Class of 1943. Thereafter she earned a degree in Theology from Maria Regina College, Ogdensburg, later attending University College Branch of Syracuse University and Lemoyne College, Syracuse.

 

For fourteen years Mrs. West was employed as a telegraph operator and station agent on the St. Lawrence Division of the New York Central Railroad. Later she was employed as a teletype operator for American Airlines, Crucible Steel, Carrier Corporation and J.W. Winkleman. For several years she also taught religious education at St. Peter’s School, Lowville.

 

On December 26, 1950, Margaret was united in marriage with John R. West, in St. Patrick’s Church, Watertown. For many years the couple lived in Syracuse, moving to Sand Pond Road, near Glenfield, in 1974, where they have since resided.

 

Mrs. West was a communicant of St. John’s Church, Lyons Falls and a member of St. John’s Altar and Rosary Society and Right to Life.

 

Beginning in her early teen years, Margaret sang and played her guitar weekly on the radio in Watertown. She loved the North Country and fishing and hunting. She was an avid reader and enjoyed studying the weather. She was secretary of the New York Pure Water Association. She enjoyed eating out and having long visits with family and friends.

In addition to John, her loving husband of 69 years, Margaret is survived by three children, Christine (Eileen), John (Stephanie), Robert (Julie); her grandchildren, Christopher, Alexandria and Nathan and one sister, Mildred Stovall. In addition to her granddaughter, Gabrielle and niece, Annette, Margaret was also predeceased by two sisters, Denise and Mary.

 

Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, August 12, 2019, at 10:30 A.M. at St. John’s Church, Lyons Falls, where Rev. Lawrence Marullo, pastor will officiate. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Port Leyden. Calling hours are Sunday 1-4 P.M. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville. Memorial contributions may be made to Right to Life or Mass cards are also appreciated.

Otter Lake- Nicholas M. “Nick” Pallotta, Jr., 68, of State Rt. 28, husband of Kathleen, passed away on Wednesday, August 07, 2019, at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Utica, after a brief illness.

 

Affectionately known as “Nick,” he was born in Englewood, New Jersey, on June 14, 1951, a son of Nicholas M. and Louise Ascione Pallotta, Sr. He grew up in Palisades Park, New Jersey, where he graduated from high school. Thereafter for thirty years, Mr. Pallotta was employed as a truck driver for the Town of Palisades Park, New Jersey.

 

In 1990, he and his wife, Kathleen, purchased the former Perry’s Store on State Rt. 28, in Otter Lake, changing the name of the business to Adirondack Grocery, which they were operating at the present time. After retiring from truck driving in 2000, Mr. Pallotta relocated permanently to Otter Lake.

 

Nick greatly enjoyed fishing, snowmobiling and he was an avid NY Yankee Baseball fan. Nick will be fondly remembered for being a jovial person who loved interacting with people.

 

In addition to his wife, Kathleen, Nick is survived by one brother, Michael Pallotta, Constableville; two nephews, Jason and Michael Pallotta; one aunt, Frances Parker, Dumont, NJ and by many cousins. He was predeceased by his father, Nicholas, in 2010, his mother, Louise, in 2007, a nephew, Jamie, in 2010 and by a sister in law, Wendy Pallotta, in 2018.

 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend visitation hours on Friday, August 9, from 4-7 P.M. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville.

 

A Prayer Service will be Monday at 9:00 A.M. at Hunt Stellato Funeral Home, 1601 Palisades Ave. Ft. Lee, NJ, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 A.M. at St. Nicholas R.C. Church, Palisades Park, NJ. Visitation hours at Hunt Stellato Funeral Home are Sunday 2-6 P.M.

 

Interment will be on Tuesday at 1:00 P.M. at Woodgate Cemetery, State Rt. 28, Woodgate, NY.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.

Glenfield- Margaret (Hiscott) West, 94, of Sand Pond Road, wife of John R., passed away Sunday, August 4, 2019, at Lewis County Extended Care Facility, Lowville, while surrounded by the loving care of her family.

 

Margaret was born in Watertown, on January 20, 1925, a daughter of John J. and Isabelle Hoban Hiscott. She grew up in Watertown, receiving her primary education at Immaculate Heart Central School, graduating from Watertown High School, with the Class of 1943. Thereafter she earned a degree in Theology from Maria Regina College, Ogdensburg, later attending University College Branch of Syracuse University and Lemoyne College, Syracuse.

 

For fourteen years Mrs. West was employed as a telegraph operator and station agent on the St. Lawrence Division of the New York Central Railroad. Later she was employed as a teletype operator for American Airlines, Crucible Steel, Carrier Corporation and J.W. Winkleman. For several years she also taught religious education at St. Peter’s School, Lowville.

 

On December 26, 1950, Margaret was united in marriage with John R. West, in St. Patrick’s Church, Watertown. For many years the couple lived in Syracuse, moving to Sand Pond Road, near Glenfield, in 1974, where they have since resided.

 

Mrs. West was a communicant of St. John’s Church, Lyons Falls and a member of St. John’s Altar and Rosary Society and Right to Life.

 

Beginning in her early teen years, Margaret sang and played her guitar weekly on the radio in Watertown. She loved the North Country and fishing and hunting. She was an avid reader and enjoyed studying the weather. She was secretary of the New York Pure Water Association. She enjoyed eating out and having long visits with family and friends.

In addition to John, her loving husband of 69 years, Margaret is survived by three children, Christine (Eileen), John (Stephanie), Robert (Julie); her grandchildren, Christopher, Alexandria and Nathan and one sister, Mildred Stovall. In addition to her granddaughter, Gabrielle and niece, Annette, Margaret was also predeceased by two sisters, Denise and Mary.

 

Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, August 12, 2019, at 10:30 A.M. at St. John’s Church, Lyons Falls, where Rev. Lawrence Marullo, pastor will officiate. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Port Leyden. Calling hours are Sunday 1-4 P.M. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville. Memorial contributions may be made to Right to Life or Mass cards are also appreciated.

Boonville- Yvette M. “Vet” Lallier, 64, of Reed Lane, passed away on Saturday, August 3, 2019, at Albany Medical Center, where she had been a patient since July 21, 2019.

 

Affectionately known as “Vet,” she was born in Utica, on September 13, 1954, a daughter of Richard A. and Mary Van Buskirk Lallier. Vet grew up in Denley, Town of Leyden and attended Port Leyden Central School, before graduating from South Lewis High School, with the Class of 1972, receiving a Licensed Practical Nurse Degree from BOCES Center, Glenfield. From 1972-1975, Vet was employed as an LPN at Sunset Nursing Home, Boonville. In 1975, she moved to Anchorage, Alaska, where she was employed at a nursing rehabilitation center, until 1980, when she returned to Boonville and was employed at Sunset Nursing Home. During this time, Vet attended and graduated from Herkimer County Community College, where she earned an Associate’s Degree in Occupational Therapy. After that Vet was employed in the Occupational Therapy Department of Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, retiring in September, 2011.

 

Throughout her many years of employment as a nurse and occupational therapist, Vet demonstrated a never tiring work ethic and she was a special angel to the many patients which she cared for. She bore the special gift of illuminating the lives of everyone around her. She will be fondly remembered for the many picnics which she organized at her home on Black River for the residents of Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.

 

Vet was a member of the Catholic faith and had attended St. Mary’s Church, Constableville. She greatly enjoyed knitting and crocheting and made many items of clothing, hats and mittens which she gave to many friends and residents at Sunset.

 

She is survived by two sisters, Belinda Flansburg and Theresa E. Lallier. Vet was predeceased by a brother, Richard F. “Ricky” Lallier, on May 25, 2007, by her father, Richard “Dick” Lallier, on May 15, 1995 and by her mother, Mary L. Lallier, on February 3, 2018. Also surviving are three nephews, Jay Flansburg, Josh Flansburg, John Lallier, one niece, Melissa Lallier and her sister in law, Shelley Lallier, Boonville. Vet was predeceased by special friends, John Addington and Penny Oaster. Vet loved animals of all kinds; she is also survived by her loving canine companion, Roxy and by her loving feline companion, Miss Priss.

 

A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday at 10:00 A.M. at St. Joseph’s Church, Charles St., Boonville, with Rev. Thomas A. Ward, pastor as celebrant. Interment will be at the convenience of her family at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Boonville. Calling hours are Wednesday 3-7 P.M. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville. Memorial contributions may be made to Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Resident Activities Fund, 232 Academy St. Boonville, NY 13309, or to Lewis County Humane Society, P.O. box 682, Lowville, NY 13367.

George Harrington, 63, passed away July 22, 2019.

George loved classic country music, and was a performer since his teens. He and his brother Alvin won the Eastern States award for best duet in the early 70's. They traveled to Wheeling, West Virginia and performed on Jamboree USA several times. They were invited to become regulars on the Jamboree but the duet split before this came to be.

George went on to play in several Central New York bands in the Syracuse area. Eventually he went to work for Hal Casey, a noted New York State fiddle player, and was front man for North Country for 25 years. George played venues all over New York and surrounding states. North Country opened for many country music stars.

George was a member of the New York State Old Time Fiddler's Association and served as president. He was a member of the Mohawk Valley Bluegrass Association and served on the board of directors.

George worked as a DJ for WSEN, WSCP and WBRV throughout the years.

He is predeceased by his parents, Laura and Fred Harrington, and his younger brother, William Harrington.

He is survived by his daughters, Jennifer (David) Burgess and Courtney Harrington (Scott Collar), as well as four grandchildren, DJ, Kelsie and Jonathon Burgess and Gabby Collar. George is also survived by his brother, Alvin Harrington and his sister, Laurie Wittwer.

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