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mildred moshier

October 13, 1918 - July 19, 2015

CROGHAN – Mildred Moshier, 96, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 19, 2015, at the Lewis County Residential Health Care Facility.

Mildred was born on October 13, 1918, in Croghan to Jacob R. and Irene Martin Moser. Her mother passed away before her second birthday on July 3, 1920 and her father married Katie Steinman on December 25, 1928, when Mildred was 10 years old.

Mildred attended the Gooville Country School. She married Harold Andrew Moshier on May 29, 1941, at the Croghan Amish-Mennonite Church. Following their marriage they owned and operated a farm on Old State Road in Croghan until they sold it to their son in 1974. The couple then moved to their current home in Croghan.

Mildred was a member of the Croghan Mennonite Church and was active in the Dorcas Sisters Sewing Circle. Up until very recently, Mildred was putting strings in kit bags for M.C.C. Mildred enjoyed making quilts, gardening and crossword puzzles. She would really enjoy the family get-togethers at her home on Saturday evenings. There were many nights with a houseful of four generations of family.

A funeral service will be on Thursday, July 23, 2015, at 10:00 A.M. at the Croghan Mennonite Church with Rev. Paul Mast and Rev. Bruce Roggie officiating. Burial will be immediately following the service in the Croghan Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Calling hours for family and friends will be on Wednesday, July 22, 2015, from 5-8 P.M. at the Croghan Mennonite Church. Services are under the care of the Sundquist Funeral Home, Lowville.

Surviving are her two daughters and one son: Marilyn Lyndaker; Joyce and Jim Zehr; Duane and Lisa Moshier all of Croghan. She has seven grandchildren, Eric Lyndaker (Croghan), Jeffrey and Deborah Lyndaker (Canton), Tracy and Jon Walseman (Castorland), Corey and Jerilyn Moshier (Beaver Falls), Erika and Bryant Ellis (San Antonio, TX), Jana and Steve Hoxie (Fort Drum/Watertown) and Jennifer and Jason Grunert (Croghan). Mildred was blessed with 16 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her half brother, Donald and Arletha Moser and her half sister Claire Moser of Croghan and many nieces and nephews.

Mildred was predeceased by her husband Harold A. Moshier in 1997 and a son-in-law Edward Lyndaker in 2011.

Memorial contributions in her name may be made to: Croghan Mennonite Church, P.O. Box 68, Croghan, NY 13327.

We as a family wish to thank the 3rd floor staff at the Lewis County Residential Heath Care Facility for the excellent care Mildred received while there.

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Bailey obit

November 15, 1925  -  July 14, 2015

LOWVILLE- Clifford J. Bailey, 89, of the East Road died late afternoon on Tuesday, July 14th at his home with his loving family at his side and under the care of Lewis County Hospice.

Cliff was born in Watson on November 15, 1925 one of twelve children of the late George W. and Grace M. Sullivan Bailey. He graduated from Lowville Free Academy in 1943 and was a WW II veteran serving in the US Army as a Military Policeman. Clifford was united in marriage on January 12, 1949 to the late Eleanor E. Zehr at the Lowville Baptist with Pastor William Sawin officiating and where Cliff made it his home on Sundays for over 66 years. He was a man of conviction and great faith.

He worked for Lewis County Highway Department with his father on the bridge crew. Cliff always said “If you drove across any bridge in Lewis County he and his father helped build it.” He then went on to work for and retired from, Boise Cascade in Lowville.

Cliff was an avid outdoorsman enjoying, hunting, fishing, trapping, 4 wheeling. He loved playing horseshoes, cards and bowling at Lewis Lanes with his wife and son. Cliff umpired girl’s school softball, church and county league softball games, and avid Yanks fan!

He is survived by his six children, Frank and Leslie Bailey of Liverpool; Gene and Cindy Bailey of Glenfield; Betty “Betts” and John Csizmar of Glenfield; Suzanne Bailey, Melody Vance and Laurie and Jerry Millard all of Lowville; his son-in-law, Jim André and his wife Laura; 22 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren, and four great-great grandchildren; two brothers, Clayton of N. Western; Vernon and Cheryl of Old Glendale; two brothers-in-law, Ben Blair, Sr. and Blair Buell both of Lowville; his aunt June Freeburn; many nieces and nephews and cousins.

Clifford is predeceased by his daughter, Barbara L. André; his granddaughter, Rebecca Jo André, and his son-in-law John M. Vance; his siblings, Bernard “Bud”; Beatrice Fahey; Clara Blair; Beverly Hotchkiss; Joyce Turck; Joan Buell; Josephine Gingerich; Geraldine Lévesque; and his infant brother Wayne.

His funeral will be on Friday, July 17th at 10:30 A.M. at the Lowville Baptist Church with Preacher Jim Pearson officiating. Military burial will be in Beaches Bridge Cemetery.

Visitation for family and friends will be on Thursday July 16th from 5 to 8 P.M. at the Sundquist Funeral Home.

Memorials in Cliff’s name may be made to: Maple Ridge Senior Nutrition Site, CO: Lewis County Office of the Aging, 7514 S. State Street, Lowville, NY 13367, Friends of Lewis County Hospice, Inc., P.O. Box 266, Lowville, NY 13367, or Lowville Baptist Church, 7627 N. State Street, Lowville, NY 13367.

Special thanks go out to his granddaughters, Sarah and Danielle for their loving comfort they gave to Grandpa so he could stay home and be loved.

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lois moshier obit

November 6, 1943  -  July 5, 2015

CROGHAN – Lois Esther Moshier, 71, of the Indian River Road, St. Rte. 812, died Sunday evening, July 5, 2015 at her home under the care of her family.

She was born in Lowville on November 6, 1943 the daughter of the late Erwin R. and Esther B. Zehr Moshier. Lois attended school at Beaver River Central School and graduated from JCC with an Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts and Associate’s Degree in Human Services. She was a nurse assistant at Lewis County Residential Heath Care Facility, and retired from Lewis County Mental Health as a case manager aide.

Lois was a member of the Croghan Mennonite Church, and past president of the “Nimble Fingers” sewing circle. She loved gardening, flowers, crafts and being the family seamstress, and she enjoyed spending time with her siblings children and grandchildren. Her greatest gift was care giving "to her immediate family".

Surviving are her siblings, Mary Moshier, and Susanna Moshier both of Croghan; Samuel and Susan Moshier of Randolph, NJ; Mark and Dawn Moshier of Castorland; Kathy and Greg Leichty of Louisville, KY; Carol Moshier of Ogdensburg; James and Karen Moshier of Castorland; her brother-in-law, Herbert Gascho of Castorland; her aunt, Mildred Moshier, many nieces and nephews, cousins, and great and great-great nieces and nephews. Lois is predeceased by her sister Priscilla Gascho.

A memorial service will be on Thursday, July 9, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. at the Croghan Mennonite Church with Rev. Paul Mast and Rev. Bruce Roggie officiating. A private family burial will be in the Croghan Mennonite Cemetery.

Calling hours for family and friends will be on Wednesday, July 8th, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. at the Croghan Mennonite Church.

Memorials in her name may be made to: Croghan Fire Department, P.O. Box 405, Croghan, NY 13327; Mennonite Central Committee,; or to a charity of one’s choice.

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Kent obit

January 2, 1944  -  July 14, 2015

Boonville-Winifred Bridget Kent, 71, of Kortenaer Village passed away July 14, 2015 surrounded by her loving family at home.

She was born January 2, 1944 in Brooklyn, N.Y., a daughter of John and Florence Wager Gilbert. She grew up in Brooklyn and graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School. Winnie was employed at a watch factory in the early 1960’s and moved to Boonville in 1970. She married Wayne E. Kent Sr. January 21, 1974 in Boonville. He died November 27, 2010. The family lived on East Schuyler Street for many years where Minnie was employed at Sergeant’s Chair Factory, Boonville. She was last employment was with Community Bank of Boonville, where she was a cleaner. She was a member of the Boonville Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and enjoyed playing Bingo and spending time with her grandchildren.

Surviving are her children, Vincent Gilbert, Boonville, Raymond and Stephanie Gilbert, Black River, Wayne and Ashley Kent, Boonville, Melissa Hundley and fiancé, Donald Anna, Boonville and Robert Kent, Remsen; grandchildren, Vincent Gilbert II, Amanda, Samantha and Andrew Gilbert, Scott Snyder, Steven Spaziani, Zoe, Adam, Tristan, Morgan and Logan Gilbert, Derek Dolan, Makenzie and Keria Kent, Trevor and Jarett Ringwald, Kayne Ann, Cheyenne Potter, Kathleen Kent; one great granddaughter, Kalieha Gilbert; two sisters, Mary Edwards and Veronica Drella and two brothers, Raymond and Patrick Gilbert. She was predeceased by three sisters, Florence Gilbert, Dolores Gattuso and Beatrice Seymoure and three brothers, John, James and Joseph Gilbert.

Winnie’s family would like to thank her caregivers, Amy Gillette and Melinda Smith as well as Rome Hospital I.C.U. for all the compassion and care shown to them and Winnie.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a graveside service on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 10 a.m. at the Boonville Cemetery. There are no calling hours and memorials in her memory may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care or U.S. Care Givers.

For an online message of sympathy please go to Mills Funeral Home of Boonville is in charge of her arrangements.

Laura Monnat obit

February 20, 1957 - July 11, 2015

LOWVILLE - Laura M. Monnat, 58, of Waters Terrace, died Saturday morning, July 11, 2015, at home with her husband at her side after a brave struggle with cancer.

Laurie was born on February 20, 1957, in Watertown, NY, the daughter of the late John P. and Jean (Woolschleager) McGrath. She was a graduate of Lowville Academy, Class of 1975, continued her studies at Canton ATC, and graduated from Potsdam with a Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education. Laurie started her career teaching at a preschool in Watertown and then transitioned to providing day care privately in Lowville. She also taught at St. Peter’s Catholic School and was a teacher’s aide at Lowville Academy.

She married Joseph A. Monnat in Lowville on June 26, 1982, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, with Rev. Driscoll officiating.

Laurie was a lifelong communicant of St. Peter’s Catholic Church. She loved antiquing, quilting, baking, and her German Shepherd (Skipper), and she was known as the family historian. Above all else, Laurie’s passion was her family, and she always put the interests of others before her own.

She is survived by her husband, Joe, and her son and daughter, LTJG David J. Monnat of Norfolk, VA, a naval flight officer, and Jacqueline J. Monnat of New York, NY, a kindergarten teacher; her three sisters, Anne M. McManus and Cathleen J. McGrath of Silver Spring, MD, and Susan M. McGrath of Nashua, NH; her aunt, Jean Reed, of Lowville; and brothers- and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews, and numerous cousins.

A funeral mass will be said at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, July 15th, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, with Rev. Christopher Carrara, pastor, officiating. Burial will be immediately following in Lowville Rural Cemetery.

Family and friends may call on Tuesday, July 14th, at the Sundquist Funeral Home from 5 to 8 P.M.

Memorial donations in Laurie’s name may be made to the Lewis County Humane Society, P.O. Box 682, Lowville, NY 13367.

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