Marleen G. Capron

Marleen Capron obit

July 9, 1937  -  August 19, 2016

Boonville- Marleen G. Capron, 79, of Potato Hill Road passed away unexpectedly at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center on August 19, 2016.

She was born on July 9, 1937 in Syracuse, NY, a daughter of Glenn and Eva Adsit Greenwell. Her parents moved to Boonville when she was four years old. She graduated from Boonville High School in 1955 and Suny Morrisville in 1957 with a degree in food service. Marleen was united in marriage with Norman Stoars Capron on August 16, 1958 at the Boonville Methodist Church. Norman died May 3, 1999. The couple settled on Potato Hill Road in 1959. She was manager of the cafeteria at the Boonville School for two years and then became a full time homemaker to raise her family. She was a member of the Boonville United Methodist Church, she was past matron of Eastern Star, and was currently a member of the Lake Delta Mappa Salma Chapter. She was also a member of Lewis-Oneida Senior Citizens and was past president of AARP. Marleen enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, camping, singing in the church choir, knitting, cooking, especially donuts.

Surviving are her children, Carol L. Capron, Utica, Kimberly and Dale Roberts, Utica, Glenn Scott Capron and Betty Fleming, Chaffee, NY, Cheri and Carlos Pulquerio, Boonville and Terri and Sean Karn, Brookfield, NY; grandchildren, Christopher Roberts and Crystal Gheen, Andrew Roberts and Mikki Smith, Brittny and Loren LaPadala, Danica and Delany Karn and Hayleigh Capron; a brother and sister-in-law Duane and Sue Greenwell, Marcy, NY; a great aunt, Doris Paratore, Syracuse and several nieces and nephews. She will be greatly missed by her canine companion, Storm.

A Memorial service will be held on Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the Boonville United Methodist Church. Interment will follow in Boonville Cemetery. Calling hours will be on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. at Mills Funeral Home, 301 Post Street, Boonville and one hour before the service on Thursday at the church. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Boonville Methodist Church.

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Scott G. LaQuay Jr.


March 12, 1989 - August 20, 2016

Scott G. LaQuay Jr., 27, of Mill Street, Stittville, passed away unexpectedly on August 20, 2016.

He was born in New Hartford, NY on March 12, 1989, a son of Scott G. LaQuay Sr. and Sharon Dauback . He grew up in West Leyden and Forestport where he attended elementary schools. Scott graduated from Adirondack Central High School in 2007. After that he attended M.V.C.C. and recently took the test to become a C.O. For the past year he was employed at Lowes in Rome. Scott enjoyed living life to its fullest, riding his motorcycle, hiking and volleyball.

Surviving are his parents, Sharon and Sherman Sykes, Stittville and Scott and Sheila LaQuay, West Leyden; brothers and sisters, Jadie and Angelo Ficchi, Remsen, Samuel and Jared Sykes, Stittville, Savannah Simpson, Syracuse and Alyssa LaQuay and Alexis LaQuay, both of West Leyden; grandparents, Buck and Crystal Dauback, Boonville, Gerald and Gail LaQuay, West Leyden; his girlfriend, Jamie Marcinkowski; several aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and many other family members.

Scott’s funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. at the Boonville United Methodist Church. Calling hours at the Mills Funeral Home, 301 Post Street, Boonville, will be Tuesday from 1-4 and 6-9 p.m. Burial will be in West Leyden Cemetery.

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Robert J. Whelley

September 26, 1962 to August 16, 2016

Boonville - Robert J. Whelley, 53, of the Moose River Road passed away unexpectedly in the comfort of his home on August 16, 2016

He was born on September 26, 1962 in New Hartford, NY, a son of Robert B. and Gladys Clszek Whelley.  He grew up in Boonville and graduated from Adirondack Central School in 1980.  He served in the United States Navy from 1984-1990 on the USS Lapon.  Bob was employed with Kraft Foods, Lowville, for over 25 years as an electrician.  He was a member of the Boonville Elks Lodge and the Harland J. Hennessey VFW, Boonville.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, reunions with his navy buddies, Texas Hold 'em, Geo Caching and he was an avid Rangers fan.  He was a collector of comics, baseball cards, and Elks Club pins.  Last week, he enjoyed his family reunion at Schroon Lake.  Bob's favorite quote was "We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand."

Surviving are his mother, Gladys Whelley, Boonville; one sister, Christine Whelley, Madison, Wisconsin; niece and nephew, Brooke Wilson and Jonathon Marraccino, one brother and sister-in-law, Tim and Stacy Whelley, Armonk, NY; nieces and nephews, Anastasia, Magdalena and Everett Whelley and many cousins.  He was predeceased by his father, Robert.

A Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, August 19 at 11 a.m. at Christ our Hope Parish/St. Joseph's Church, Boonville.  Calling hours will be Thursday from 6-9 p.m. at Mills Funeral Home, 301 Post Street, Boonville.  Burial at sea of his ashes will be at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Boonville Ambulance Fund.

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Raymond H. Kennison

Kennison obit

June 3, 1927 to August 17, 2016

LOWVILLE - Raymond H. Kennison, 89, formerly of James Street died early Wednesday morning, August 17, 2016 at Lewis County Residential Health Care Facility.

Mr. Kennison was born June 3, 1927 in Troy, Vermont. He is the son of the late Clifton and Florence E. (Hackett) Kennison. Ray graduated from Newport Center High School in 1946. He married Lois E. Kennison on January 10, 1953 at Congregational Church in Worcester, MA. Lois died on November 18, 1999.

He served in the U.S. Army stateside from 1950 until 1952 when he was honorably discharged. Ray worked for Kraft Foods in Troy, Vermont and transferred to the Canton, NY plant and later came to work at the plant in Lowville as a cheese maker retiring in 1987 after nearly 40 years of employment.

Ray enjoyed cars and airplanes, and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church Lowville.

Raymond is survived by his two children, his daughter Gail and Richard Brower of Lowville; and his son; Steven and Tricia Kennison of Lowville; four grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, and a brother, Roger Kennison of Troy, VT.

He is predeceased by his brother, Clifton Kennison, Jr.

A graveside service with military rites will be on Monday, August 22, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. at Lowville Rural Cemetery with Rev. Naomi Kelly officiating.

Memorials in Raymond’s name may be made to: Alzheimer's Association Central New York, 441 West Kirkpatrick Street, Syracuse, NY 13204-1361, or

Special Thanks to, East Road Adult Home for the care given to Ray for the past eight years, and also the first floor at Residential Health Care Facility

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Jason M. Swancott

September 22, 1961 to August 15, 2016

Oriskany Falls- Jason M. Swancott, 54, passed away on Monday, August 15, 2016.

Jason was born in Utica, on September 22, 1961, a son of Jack and Jane Jenks Swancott. He grew up in Boonville, where he graduated from Adirondack Central School, with the Class of 1980.

On July 24, 1980, Jason entered the U.S. Army, serving his country stateside and in Germany until his honorable discharge at Ft. Dix, NJ, on July 21, 1984. He was awarded Expert, M-16 Sharpshooter and Hand Grenade, the Good Conduct Medal, Army Service Ribbon and an Overseas Service Ribbon.

In 1981, he was married to Susan Krambuhl; later the couple was divorced.
After his military service, for many years he was employed for various swimming pool companies, later opening his own swimming pool business. For the past 14 years, until the present time, Jason was employed for HP Hood Dairy Products Co. of Vernon.
On October 26, 2004, Jason married Denise Vezina.

Jason was will be fondly remembered as a person who possessed brilliant skills and talent in smoking meats and fish and he also was very skilled at constructing food smokers. He greatly enjoyed and was very accomplished at cooking and excelled in working with his hands in building construction and repairs.

Jason greatly loved his children, parents and his brother and sister. He is survived by three sons, Trinity (Emily) and their son, Anderson, Mason (Randi) and their children, Baron and Tatum and Aaron and his fiancé Kristine; his parents, Jack and Jane Swancott, Boonville; one brother and sister in law, Daniel (Sarah) Swancott, Boonville; and a sister and brother in law, Crystal (Jim) Ringwald; a step daughter, Amanda (David) Braden and their children and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Funeral Services will be private and the convenience of his family at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville. There are no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.

All are invited to attend a remembrance of Jason’s life on Thursday at beginning at 5 P.M. at the pavilion in back of the Boonville Elks Lodge on State Rt. 12 in Boonville. Contributions of food may be brought to the Pavilion in back of the Elks Lodge on Thursday from 3:00 P.M. on.

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