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Indianapolis IN-   Michael Jeffrey Nellenback, 32, a former resident of West Leyden and more recently of Indianapolis, Indiana, passed away on Monday, December 24, 2018, in Indianapolis. 
          Michael was born in Rome, on June 19, 1986, a son of Jeffrey and Valerie Nellenback.  He grew up in West Leyden, attending West Leyden Elementary School before graduating from Adirondack Central School, Boonville, with the Class of 2004.  In December, 2003, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, serving his country at Laughlin Airforce Base, Del Rio, Texas and was honorably discharged.  While in the Air Force, Michael furthered his education studying to become a dental hygienist.
          Michael married Jennifer Ring and later the couple was divorced.
          On March 12, 2011, he married Franchesca Hardy, in San Antonio, Texas.  In 2017, the couple relocated to Indianapolis, from San Antonio.  Michael enjoyed listening to music and working on computers. He also was a talented chef and liked barbecuing and cooking.  In his younger years Michael was a member of the West Leyden Fire Dept.  
          In addition to his wife, Franchesca, Michael is survived by his children, Aiden and Molly, his father, Jeffrey (Joy) Nellenback, West Leyden, his mother, Valerie Franklin Nellenback, Syracuse, a brother, Bradley Franklin, Syracuse, two step sisters, Melissa Starman, Albany, Erica Sawyer, West Leyden, a step brother, Ervin J. Seelman, West Leyden and a special uncle, Jerry Wallace, Appleton, WI.  He was predeceased by his  paternal grandparents, Gerald and Marie Nellenback and his  maternal grandparents,  Bertrand & Lois Graham.
          A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, May 18, 2019, at St. Mary's Nativity Church, West Leyden, where Rev. Lawrence Marullo, pastor will officate.  Interment will follow in St. Peter's & Paul's Cemetery, Fish Creek, where members of Charles J. Love Post American Legion, Harland J.Hennessey Post VFW and the Tun Tavern Marine Corps League will confer Military Rites.  Calling hours are Saturday, May 18, 2019, from 9-10 A.M. at the church.  Michael's funeral arrangements are in care of Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville.

Boonville- Cecelia (Cece) Helen Maichak, 89, of Boonville, went to be with the Lord, on March 17, 2019, at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville.


Cece was born in Boonville, on May 19, 1929, to Walter and Veronica (Godek) Maichak. She grew up in Boonville graduating from Boonville Central School. For many years, until her retirement, Cece was employed at Griffiss AFB, Rome.


Later in life she married her lifelong companion, Ralph D’Avolio, on April 30, 2011. Mr. D’Avolio, a Marine Veteran of WWII, passed away on December 10, 2015. Ralph and Cece enjoyed life together, including golf, bowling and the outdoors.


Cece was a member of St. Joseph’s Church, Boonville.


She is survived by her brother and sister in law; Thomas, who served in the Navy in WWII and during the Korean Conflict and his wife, Ann Maichak, Springfield, VA and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She also has relatives in Poland.


Besides her parents, Cece was predeceased by three brothers, Benjamin, who served in the Marines in WW II, Mitchell, who served in the Navy in WWII and Joseph, who served in the Marines, in WW II and during the Korean Conflict.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at 11:00 A.M. at St. Joseph’s Church, Boonville, where Rev. Thomas A. Ward, Pastor, will officiate. Interment will follow in St. John’s Cemetery, Rome. Calling hours are Wednesday, May 15, from 9:00 A.M. until 10:15 A.M. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph’s Church Memorial Fund, at Christ Our Hope Parish, 108 Charles St. Boonville, NY 13309.

LOWVILLE – Richard P. “Rick” Brower, 65, passed away on Monday morning, April 29, 2019, at his home under the care of his family and Lewis County Hospice.

Rick was born in Gloversville, NY on December 18, 1953, the son of the late Preston S. and Lois L. Gaylord Brower. He spent his childhood in Wrentham, MA before moving back to Lewis County where he graduated from Lowville Academy and Central School in 1972.

He was first employed by Lowville Farmers Co-op before starting Brower and Shaw Construction in 1986, with his longtime business partner Cal Shaw. He retired in 2016.

On September 19, 1998, Rick married Gail P. Kennison at Carlowden Country Club with Justice of the Peace, Robert King, officiating. The couple made their home in Lowville.

Rick was a life member of the Lowville BPOE #1605, where he served as house committee chairman for 4 years, served as trustee for 14 years, was Elk Meritorious in 2005, and named Elk of the year in 2007. He was also a member of the Sons of American Legion Post #162 and was an avid Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots fan. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Surviving are his wife, Gail, daughters, Jackie (Jake) Miller of Charlotte, NC and Angela (Steve) Porter of Adams Center; grandchildren, Madelyn, Brynn, Hudson, Landon, Collin, Kennedy and Kate. He was predeceased by his sister, Theresa.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, May 5th at 12:00 noon at the Sundquist Funeral Home. There are no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made in Rick’s name to a charity of one’s choice

LOWVILLE - Frances M. Britton, 92, died Monday, May 6, 2019, at Lewis County General Hospital, with her loving family by her side. Her family would like to thank Dr. Vora and his office staff, the ER staff of the hospital and the East Wing Comfort Care nurses for their care and concern.

Mrs. Britton was born April 23, 1927, in the town of Harrisburg, a daughter of the late Melvin and the late Mary Delia (Cody) Farney. She married Robert Clifford Britton on September 16, 1949, in Adams at the bride’s home, with Rev. William D. Aubry, Minister of Gospel officiating. The couple purchased a farm in 1959, on route 177 and in 1969, they bought the New Boston store which they operated for a number of years. Mr. Britton passed away on March 15, 2015.

Frances was a communicant of Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in New Boston, where she volunteered cleaning the church. She enjoyed raising canaries, parakeets and cockatiels, knitting and crocheting, playing cards, watching NASCAR and WWF and spending as much quality time with her family and friends as possible. Her fun and loving personality, her blue eyes and smile would light up a room.

Surviving are her children, Katie (Tom) Ackerman of Wassaic, Chester (Cheryl) Britton of Lowville, Margaret (Fred) Sweredoski of Lowville and Patrick (Krystal) Britton of Lee Center; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren; and her sister, Bessie Champion of Watertown; nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her brothers, Richard and Charles Farney and her grandson, Robert Morales.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 10th at the Sundquist Funeral Home, at 1:00 p.m., with Rev. Mr. Ronald Pominville, Deacon officiating. Burial will follow at the Lowville Rural Cemetery. Family and friends may call on Thursday evening, May 9th, from 5-7 pm at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made in Frances Britton’s name to: Lewis County Humane Society, P.O. Box 682, Lowville, NY 13367

LOWVILLE - Josephine Repak, 88, died on Monday afternoon, April 29, 2019 at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center in Utica.

Mrs. Repak was born on March 30, 1931 in the town of Turin, the daughter of the late Anthony and Anna (Jeszynski) Pogozelski. Josie graduated from General Martin High School in Glenfield. She married John Repak on September 17, 1949 at St. Hedwig's Catholic Church in Houseville with Rev. Victor Balcerak officiating.

After retiring from dairy farming with her husband she was employed by Kraft Foods. She worked in the packing department and was promoted to supervisor where she held that position for 28 years, retiring in 2000.

She is survived by her beloved husband, John, their children, Judith Cheney of Potsdam; John A. (Stephanie) Repak of Fabius; and Jerome (Nancy) Repak of Wake Forest, NC; five grandchildren, Julie (Jack) and Steven, Benjamin (Sarah), Nicholas, Michele; and two great grandsons, Kellan and Karter. Her sisters Helen Gamble of Watertown and Mary Kraeger of Lowville; several nieces and nephews.

Josie is predeceased by her brothers, Chester, Stanley, and Henry Pogozelski, her sisters Stella Podkowka, Joan Sliwoski, Frances Pogozelski, and Elizabeth Ward.

Mrs. Repak was a communicant of St. Peter’s Catholic Church, rosary society and the hospitality committee helping with many dinners. Josie also volunteered at the Lewis County General Hospital Auxiliary Gift Shop. She enjoyed reading and cross country skiing, and loved working on her yard.

A funeral mass will be said on Friday, May 3, 2019 at 12:00 noon with Rev. Jay Seymour, Pastor officiating. Burial will be in Lowville Rural Cemetery. Calling hours for family and friends will be on Thursday, May 2nd from 5 – 7:00 P.M. at the Sundquist Funeral Home.

Memorials in Josephine’s name may be made to: American Diabetes Association, 6390 Fly Rd. # 2, East Syracuse, NY 13057

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