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Adam Joseph Rhoades


Adam Rhoades

September 20, 1996 to March 8, 2017

TURIN – Adam Joseph Rhoades, 20, of East Main Street, Turin, passed away Wednesday morning, March 8, 2017.  

A funeral Mass will be said at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, March 13, 2017 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Lowville, with Rev. Christopher Carrara, Pastor, officiating.  Family and friends are welcome to attend a luncheon at St. Peter’s Church Fellowship Hall immediately following the Mass.  Burial will be in the spring in Turin Cemetery.  Calling hours are from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 p.m. on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville. 

He is survived by his mother, Mary Covell Rhoades of Turin, NY; his father, John Rhoades of Turin, NY; his sister, Christine Rhoades Spina and her husband, Eric, of Howland Center, OH; his maternal grandmother, Ann Covell of North Olmsted, OH.  He is also survived by several loving aunts, uncles and cousins.  Adam is predeceased by his maternal grandfather, Raymond Covell; paternal grandparents, Delbert “Pete” and Mary Rhoades; and maternal great grandparents, Gertrude and Joseph McDonnell.

Adam was born on September 20, 1996 in Toledo, OH, a son of John and Mary A. Covell Rhoades.  He attended South Lewis Central School.  While in school, Adam was active with 4 – H, and played on the boys’ basketball and soccer teams.  He had a passion for basketball, dirt bikes, especially Honda, and fixing just about anything that had a motor in it. Adam loved spending time with his cousins, fishing and riding snowmobile in the winter.  He enjoyed doing farm work on his father’s farm, operating machinery, and working with the cows.  He was looking forward to an apprenticeship in the electrical trade. 

Adam was a communicant of St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Lowville. Donations in Adam’s name may be made to Drug Addiction: It’s Real and It’s Local; P.O. Box 232, Port Leyden, NY  13433.

To leave an on-line message of condolence, please visit www.isenekerfuneralhome.com

Laura B. Cavanaugh

December 2, 1933 to March 7, 2017

Constableville- Laura B. (Senesen) Cavanaugh, 83, a longtime resident of Highmarket Road, widow of William J., passed away at her residence on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, while surrounded by the loving care of her family and hospice.

Laura was born in Montague, on December 2, 1933, a daughter of Mitchel Michael and Anna Gozalkowski Senesen. When Laura was age 7, her father died and she moved with her family to Rome, where she grew up and graduated from Rome Free Academy with the Class of 1952. While living in Rome, Laura was employed on the Muckland Farms in South Rome and at a newspaper.

On September 26, 1953, Laura was united in marriage with William J. Cavanaugh, at St. Mary’s Church, Constableville. After their marriage the couple established the Cavanaugh Dairy Farm, on Highmarket Road, near Constableville, which Bill and Laura operated for many years. Their marriage was a blessed and happy union which endured for over 40 years, until Mr. Cavanaugh passed away on March 24, 1994.

Laura was a very kind person who deeply loved her husband, Bill and her family. She was at her happiest while enjoying her talents at cooking, baking and then having their many friends and family members for dinner. Bill and Laura enjoyed a long tradition of always welcoming others into their home.

Mrs. Cavanaugh was a member of St. Mary’s Church, Constableville, where she also served on the St. Mary’s Altar and Rosary Society. For many years she served as a homeroom mother at Constableville Elementary School. She greatly enjoyed cooking old time Polish meals, dancing and attending Polka dances, playing Pitch, snowmobiling, gardening and raising flowers. Laura had a special affection for all kinds of animals.

In addition to sharing in the operation of their dairy farm, in 1975, Bill and Laura were founding members of St. Patrick’s Church of Highmarket Restoration Society. For many years thereafter Laura served tirelessly in the restoration of St. Patrick’s Church and at the St. Patrick’s Church Social, held each year on the last Sunday of August. In 1993, Laura shared Bill’s joy in accomplishing the restoration and installation of the original St. Patrick’s Church bell; a large bell which was gifted to a Catholic Church in Malone, NY, in 1944, when St. Patrick’s Church of Highmarket, was closed. On Christmas Day, 1993, Bill, Laura and their family experienced the joy of once again hearing the original St. Patrick’s bell peal across the High Market area.

Laura is survived by her children; Patricia Sullivan, Julie (Stanley) Hutchins, Constableville, Katrina (Michael) Sullivan, all of Constableville, Roxanne (Michael) Hulsizer, Highmarket, Michael W. (Diane) Cavanaugh, Highmarket, and John P. (Rebecca) Cavanaugh, Constableville; 18 grandchildren; Melissa, Chad, Robbie, Angie, Mikey, Amy, Chris, Kathleen, Kayla, J.P., Billy, Alicia, Shannon, Mark, Nate, John, Jenn and Matt; fourteen great grandchildren; Warren, Robert, Bristol, Carmen, Alyssa, Olivia, Daniel, Tyler, Collin, Raelynn, Abby, Arianna, Logan and John. At the present time Laura was joyfully anticipating the birth of four additional great grandchildren. She was predeceased by a brother, Chester, in 2001 and by a son in law, Robert Sullivan, in 2008.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville on Saturday, March 11, from 1 P.M. until 5 P.M. A Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary’s Church, with interment to follow in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, both in Constableville, will be held later this spring at a time of be announced. Memorial contributions may be made to Constableville Volunteer Fire Co. Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 438, Constableville, NY 13325, or to Friends of Lewis Co. Hospice, Inc. P.O. Box 266, Lowville, NY 13367.

For an on-line message of sympathy, please go to www.trainorfuneralhome.com

Bruce A. Weiler

April 30, 1953 to March 5, 2017

Locust Grove- Bruce A. Weiler, 63, of State Rt. 12D, passed away suddenly at his residence on Sunday, March 5, 2017.

He was born in Constableville, on April 30, 1953, a son of the late Robert W. and Betty Dean Weiler. Bruce grew up in Locust Grove and received his education in Port Leyden and Lyons Falls schools, graduating from South Lewis Senior High School, with the Class of 1972. Later he furthered his education by attending a trade school.

From 1972, until his honorable discharge in 1975, Mr. Weiler served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps, stationed in the United States, Philippines and in Okinawa. Later he was employed as a paper maker for 16 years at Georgia Pacific Paper Co. Lyons Falls. More recently Bruce was employed in computer work in Buffalo and North Carolina.
He was a member of St. Martin’s Church, Port Leyden. While in high school he enjoyed participating on the Football and Wrestling teams. Later Bruce enjoyed working on automobile engines and helping his son with home improvements. He also enjoyed the outdoors.

Bruce is survived by one son and daughter in law, Adrian N. (Amy) Weiler, and their children, Robert, Mia, Emma and Olivia, all of Boonville; one sister and brother in law, Katrina (Larry) Beltowski, Locust Grove, and two nephews, David and Kevin. He was predeceased by his mother in 1992, and by his father, in 2013.

A prayer service will be Saturday at 9:00 A.M. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St., Boonville, and at 10:00 A.M. at St. Martin’s Church, Port Leyden, where Rev. Lawrence Marullo, pastor will celebrate a Mass of Christian Burial; afterwards there will be a luncheon. Interment will be in Locust Grove Cemetery, Town of Leyden. Calling hours are Friday 4-8 P.M. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville. Memorial contributions may be made to Port Leyden Ambulance Fund, C/O J.S. Koster Hose Company, P.O. Box 652, Port Leyden, NY 13433.

To leave an on-line message of sympathy, please visit www.trainorfuneralhome.com

Margaret J. Doolan

November 27, 1924 - March 5, 2017

Boonville- Margaret J. Doolen, 92, of State Route 12 passed away on March 5, 2017 at St. Luke’s Hospital.

She was born in Naginey, Pa. on November 27, 1924, a daughter of Louis and Rose Koszta Szakacs. Margaret was a graduate of Utica School of Commerce. Margaret taught school for seven years in a one room school house on Tug Hill, a job she immensely loved. She often said she would have taught for no pay because she loved teaching and the children so much. For several years Margaret owned and operated Margaret’s Drive-in and the Wishing Well Motel on Route 12. She married Robert R. Doolen Jr. on July 28, 1962 at the South Trenton Union Church. He died in September 8, 2016.

Surviving are nieces and nephews, Mary Gurney, Katherine Klee, Elizabeth Canam, Valerie Heyden and Neta Christian and a dear friend, Rick Simpson, Boonville, who looked out for Bob and Margaret for many years.

Margaret’s funeral will be on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 11 am. at Mills Funeral Home, 301 Post Street, Boonville. Calling hours will be from 10-11 a.m. prior the service. Spring burial will be in Turin Cemetery. Contributions can be made to Boonville Ambulance or to Steven Swan Humane Society.

For an online message of sympathy please go to www.millsfuneralhomes.com

Elizabeth L. "Betty" Witzigman

April 30, 1937 to March 5, 2017

New Hartford – Elizabeth L. Witzigman, 79, wife of Donald C., affectionately known as Betty, longtime resident of Upper Woods Circle, and formerly of Holland Patent, passed away on Sunday, March 5, 2017.

Elizabeth was born in Boonville on April 30, 1937 a daughter of Wallace and Marie Dragan Jackson. She was raised in Boonville graduating from Boonville Central School with the Class of 1955. Betty then attended the St. Elizabeth School of Nursing, Utica, graduating with her Registered Nurses Degree with the Class of 1958. Elizabeth was employed for a time as a medical/surgical nurse with Dr. Albert Shaheen of Utica, before her work at local hospitals; she was a retiree from the Slocum Dickson Medical Group.
On August 22, 1959, Elizabeth was united in marriage with Donald C. Witzigman at St. Joseph’s Church, Boonville, with Rev. Robert Donovan officiating. The couple then moved to Holland patent, where they resided for 17 years before moving to their current home in New Hartford.

Betty was of the catholic faith, and was a parishioner of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, where she was also a member of the women’s club. Elizabeth was also a member of the St. Elizabeth’s Alumni Association. She was a member of local chapters of the Red Hat Society, and found great enjoyment in the time she spent with her grandchildren.
Besides her husband Donald, Betty is survived by her daughters: Karen (Larry) Gardner, Boonville, Ellen Teachout, Whitesboro, her grandchildren: Christopher (Soleil) Witzigman, Brian (Tori) Marsden, Kaitlyn Mars, and Nicholas Teachout, five great-grandchildren: Landon, Emmit, Wyatt, Emiley, and Madeline, her sister Donna (George) Kline, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her grandson Justin Witzigman, and her brother Richard Jackson.

Funeral Services will begin on Friday, March 10, with a 10:00 am prayer service at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, followed by her Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am at St. Joseph’s Church of Christ Our Hope Parish, Boonville, where Rev. Thomas Ward will officiate. Interment this spring will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, West Leyden. Calling hours will be held on Thursday, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of CNY, 441 West Kirkpatrick Street, Syracuse, New York 13204.

For an on-line message of sympathy, please go to www.trainorfuneralhome.com

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