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Dorothy M. Persons

April 5, 1933 to January 25, 2017

BOONVILLE- Dorothy M. (Harvey) Persons , 83,wife of Franklin, passed away Wednesday, January 25, 2017, surrounded by the loving care of her family and Hospice, after a long illness.

Dorothy was born April 5, 1933, the daughter of the late Arthur John and Marion Gladys Bennor Harvey of Massena, New York. Dorothy married Franklin B. Persons, Sr. on December 7, 1952; this was a loving union of 64 years and blessed them with seven children.

Dorothy was a courier for Bonfare Convenience Stores from 1983 to 1986 and was also a house cleaner for several businesses and private homes in Boonville.

Dorothy was a member of St. Joseph’s Church, Boonville. Dorothy enjoyed time spent with her two dogs, Toto and Cletus, playing sports, snowmobiling , motorcycling and spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Dorothy is survived by her six children: Wayne (Jackie Ball), Rome, Sandra (George) Tourgee, Lakeville, MA, Donna (James) Mitchell, Irvington, KY, Franklin (Daryl), DeeDee (Keith) Gardner, both of Boonville, Reneé (Robert) Lamach, Verona, thirteen grandchildren: Bobbie Jo Williamson, George Tourgee, Jr., David Tourgee, Michael Garyantes, II, Raymond Garyantes, Frank Persons, III, Tabatha Wilcox, Amber Persons, Matthew Gardner, MacKenzie Gardner, Michael Gardner, Gabriel Lamach, Gavan Lamach, thirteen great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, her sisters Helen Griffin and Cheryl Warren both of Mebane, NC, Beverly Bailey of Olmstedville, NY, three nieces and one nephew. Dorothy was predeceased by a son, Michael Kevin Persons, sisters Kate Bennor and Ann Harvey and brothers Arlington (Chic) and Wayne Harvey.
The Family would like to thank the staff of St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Intensive Care Unit and Hospice and Palliative Care for all the care and support that was given to Dorothy and her family.

Her funeral will begin Monday, January 30, with a 12:15 pm prayer service at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, followed by her Mass of Christian Burial at 1:00 pm at St. Joseph’s Church of Christ Our Hope Parish, Boonville. Interment this spring will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Calling hours will be Sunday from 4-8pm at the funeral home. Contributions in Dorothy's memory may be made to her favorite cause the ASPCA at www.aspca.org, the Stevens Swan Humane Society Utica, 5664 Horatio St., Utica, NY 13502

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

Dolores R. Koziol

Koziol obit

July 23, 1932 - January 21, 2017

LOWVILLE – Dolores R. Koziol, 84, died on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at Lewis County General Hospital. She was formerly of Constableville.

She was born on July 23, 1932 in the town of Martinsburg the daughter of the late Stanley and Mary Konzal Percoski. Dolores graduated from Lowville Free Academy in 1949. She was united in marriage with Stanley Koziol on August 21, 1954 at St. Hedwig’s Catholic Church. Together they owned and operated a dairy on Route 26, Constableville. She and Stanley sold the farm to their daughter and son-in-law in 1988, and they moved to Lowville for a few years before Stanley died in February of 2004.

She is survived by her two children, Frederick and Cindy Koziol of Christiansburg, VA and Christine and Michael Watkins of Constableville; her four grandchildren, Ericka, Brian, Rachel and her husband Andrew, and Brittany; her three great grandchildren, Aiden, Dylan, and Jonah; several nieces and nephews, and cousins. Dolores is predeceased by her sister, Marie Percoski, and her six brothers, Stanley, Charles, Frank, Wenzal, Chester, and Thomas Percoski.

Dolores was a past communicant of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Constableville, and St. Theresa’s Guild Lowville. She was a member of the Polish American Club where she enjoyed Polka dancing with Stanley. She enjoyed spending time with family, friends and especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She is a communicant of St. Peter’s Catholic Church where her funeral mass will be said on Friday, January 27th at 12:00 Noon with Rev. Christopher Carrara, Pastor officiating. Spring burial will be in the Lowville Rural Cemetery.

Memorials in Dolores’ name may be made to: Friends of Lewis County Hospice, Inc., P.O. Box 266, Lowville, NY 13367, or Lewis County Office for the Aging, 7660 State Street, Lowville, NY 13367

Arrangements are with the Sundquist Funeral Home, to convey online condolences, please use: www.sundquistfh.com

Charles F. “Chuck” Carter

LOWVILLE – Charles F. “Chuck” Carter, 92, of Brookside Senior Living Community, formerly of Summit Ave., Lowville, died Wednesday evening, January 18, 2017 at Lewis County General Hospital, with his children by his side.

Janette M. Malone

Malone obit

July 24, 1926  -  January 20, 2017

Ava- Janette M. Malone, 90, of Route 26 passed away at University Hospital, Syracuse on January 20, 2017.

She was born in Ava on July 24, 1926, a daughter of Horace and Hattie Fox Backer. She grew up on the family farm and attended a one room school house on the East Ava Road and then attended West Leyden High school. She was employed as a dietary aid at the Rome State School for a short time and then married Clarence (Pat) Malone on June 1, 1974 in Rosaland, Florida. The couple lived in Florida and then moved to Arizona in 1976 where she was employed as a home health aide. Then the couple moved back to Ava in 1989. Pat died January 5, 2014. Janette was a member of the Crimson Cuties Red Hatters where she was Queen Mother, the Boonville and Lee Center Senior Citizens and Point Rock United Methodist Church. She enjoyed playing cards, crafts, chair caning, refinishing furniture and bowling.

Surviving are a son and daughter in law, Paul and Debra Howard, Garland, Texas; grandchildren, Michael Layva and Keith Howard; 3 step grandchildren; 9 great step grandchildren and one step great great grandson; one sister, Doris Spinelli, Rome, one brother and sisters in law, Gil Backer and Ann Owens, Ava, Marie Backer, Boonville and many nieces and nephews. Janette was predeceased by her daughter Jane Layva on September 11, 2016, twin sons who died in infancy, five brothers, Stanley, Willard, Douglas, Raymond and Warren Backer and a brother in law, Charles Spinelli.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 2 p.m. at the Mills Funeral Home, 301 Post Street, Boonville. Calling hours will be from 12-2 p.m. prior the service. Spring burial in Ava Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Point Rock United Methodist Church or the American Heart Association.

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

Albert L. Barbarito

Barbarito obit

August 6, 1933 ~ January 17, 2017 

GREIG – Albert L. Barbarito, 83, of Brantingham Road, died Tuesday afternoon, January 17, 2017 at Upstate Medical University Hospital.

A graveside service will be held in the spring at the convenience of the family at St. Peter & Paul Cemetery, New Boston. There will be no calling hours or funeral. Contributions may be made to the Lewis County Humane Society, P.O. Box 682, Lowville, NY 13367.

He is survived by three sons, Jackie L. Barbarito of Raleigh, NC; Anthony N. and his wife Kathy Barbarito of Tennessee; Michael S. and his wife Michelle Barbarito of Croghan; two brothers, William and his wife Betty Barbarito of Philadelphia, NY; James and his wife Carole Barbarito of Florida; one sister, Margaret and her husband Roger Sprague of Mexico, NY; 16 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his wife Alice; two sons, Albert “Dennis” Barbarito and Kenneth Barbarito; six brothers, Michael “Sonny”, John, Joseph, Nicholas, Robert and George Barbarito; and two sisters, Elizabeth and Deloras.

Mr. Barbarito was born in New York City on August 6, 1933, a son of the late Michael and Elizabeth A. Pfeifer Barbarito. He attended school in New York City. After quitting school, he worked at local farms in Bayshore Long Island and was a greenhouse worker. He was then drafted in the Army and served in the Korean War from 1953 until being discharged in 1955. On October 6, 1956, he married Pearlie Rhoda “Alice” Miller at the Church of St. Michael, Antwerp, NY, with Rev. H.J. Hannah, officiating. Albert remained working on family farms until he and his wife Alice purchased their own dairy farm in 1974. Together they owned and operated the farm for many years, until Mrs. Barbarito’s death, on April 6, 1992.


He attended St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Glenfield.
Albert loved animals and often enjoyed volunteering at the Lewis County Humane Society and spending time with the animals. He also enjoyed raising and showing Boxers at area dog shows.

Condolences may be shared online at www.isenekerfuneralhome.com

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