Memorial Page

We would like to dedicate this page to those Sentinel Alumni who have recently passed away.

Please send us an email (in Contact section) with the information and we will post on this page for 60 days.

Patrick J. O’Connor

TICONDEROGA – Patrick J. O’Connor passed peacefully surrounded by family on April 14, 2019.  Born on July 28, 1937 in Ticonderoga, NY.

He attended Ticonderoga High School and was a proud member of the US Navy where he served on the USS Salem and toured the Mediterranean Sea prior to being stationed in Puerto Rico.  He retired from the International Paper Company after 39 years of service in 1999.

Patrick is survived by his wife of 56 years, Marjorie (McCaughin) O’Connor.  He leaves four sons, Maurice (Kelly) of Ticonderoga, NY, Patrick (Sandy) of Fayetteville, NY, Lee (Cindy) of Mechanic Falls, ME and Daniel (Emily) of Ganesvoort, NY; brothers, Tim (Sally) of Putnam, NY and Jerry (Cheryl) of Ticonderoga. He was proud of and loved to see his grandchildren, Kylie (Brandon), Dakota, Meghan, Matthew, Patrick, Taylor, Samuel and Camdyn along with his great grandchildren, Karsen and Kallen.

He was predeceased by his parents Joseph & Pearl (Rivers) O’Connor, brothers, Maurice, Jack, Donald and Francis along with sisters, Jean, June and Eleanor.

A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 2 pm to 5 pm at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 103 Montcalm Street, Ticonderoga, NY 12883.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or The Community Hospice Foundation of Saratoga County.


Robert J. Myers

Hague. Robert J. Myers, 46, of Hague, passed away on Sunday, April 7, 2019, at the Albany Medical Center.

Born in Ticonderoga, May 24, 1972, he was the son of the late Richard J. Myers and Patricia Duell Swinton.

He was pre-deceased by his mother, Patricia Duell Swinton on March 22, 2019.

Robert went to Ticonderoga Central School. He had a passion for baseball. After high school, Robert worked at Silver Bay YMCA. Robert had a passion for his New York Yankees, NASCAR, and was a collector of DVD’s. Robert was known for his loyalty and playing practical jokes. He always knew how to make people laugh, when he himself struggled with his health. He was a kind soul.

Robert’s pastimes were being home with his mother, helping to raise his niece, Anna, and spending time with his sister, Angela, his brother, Richard, his niece, Caitlin, and his friends. Robert enjoyed talking with his best friends, Dan Town, Bill Hayes and the Fleury family.

In addition to his mother, he was pre-deceased by his father, Richard Myers, his step-father, Frank Swinton, and his father-in-law, Wayne Mitchell, Sr.

He is survived by his wife, Rebecca Mitchell. They were married on September 10, 2017. He is also survived by his in-laws, Wayne and Yvonne Ashline of Willsboro; a step-daughter, Ashlee Billings; two brothers, Richard Myers of Hague and James Smith; three sisters, Angela O’Hara and her companion Kyle Clemons of Putnam, Karen Jean Gannon, and Betty Ann Hotaling. He is also survived by four step-brothers, Kenny Swinton, Kevin Swinton, Eddie Swinton and Jack Swinton; and two nieces, Caitlin Myers and Anna Hayes.

Robert, we hope you are racing NASCARS and playing baseball as what your dreams were. You will be greatly missed, and remembered for your caring and loving heart.

Robert’s family would like to thank everyone who has ever made an impact and been there for the support of Robert in his time of need.

A Graveside Service and Memorial Service will take place at a later date at a time to be announced.


Sharon Frances Towne

Ticonderoga. Sharon Frances Towne, 80, of Ticonderoga, passed away on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, at the Elderwood Village Nursing Home of Ticonderoga.
Born in Ticonderoga, February 10, 1939, she was the daughter of the late Sherman and Marguerite (Bevins) Balding.
Sharon was a lifelong resident of Ticonderoga.
She was the wife of the late Melverne Towne.
Survivors include one son, Dennis S. Towne and his wife, Candy of Ticonderoga; one daughter, Leslie L. (Towne) Bain and her husband, Richard of Putnam Station; three grandchildren, Seth Towne (Ashlee), Amelia Towne and Dennis Towne, Jr.; one great-granddaughter, Katy Towne: and one cousin, Douglas Bevins and his wife, Adele and their son, Scott of West Hartford, CT.
She was pre-deceased by one great-grandson, Rhyan Towne.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, April 8, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Ticonderoga. The Rev. Howard J. Venette, Pastor, will officiate.
The Rite of Committal will take place at a later date at the family plot of the Valley View Cemetery of Ticonderoga.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Wilcox & Regan Funeral Home of Ticonderoga. To offer online condolences, please visit
Donations in Sharon’s memory may be made to the North Country SPCA, P.O. Box 55, Elizabethtown, NY 12932.
Sharon’s family would like to thank the staff of the Elderwood Nursing Home for the excellent care that she received.


Martin Francis Barber

Ticonderoga. Martin Francis Barber, 72, of Ticonderoga, passed away suddenly, on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, at the Glens Falls Hospital.

Born in Ticonderoga, January 30, 1947, he was the son of the late Martin H. and Evelyn F. (O’Dell) Barber.

Martin was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served as Military Police, during the Vietnam war.

He was a lifetime Ticonderoga resident and was employed as a Power House Operator for the International Paper Company of Ticonderoga for 33 years and was a member of the Company’s Quarter Century Club.

After his retirement, he worked for the Sagamore Resort in Bolton Landing on the Grounds Crew.

He was a member of the Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks # 1494 of Ticonderoga and the Disabled American Veterans (DAV).

Mr. Barber was an avid hunter and fisherman.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Melodie J. (Clark) Barber; one daughter, Cindy Offenbacker and her husband, Bill of Liberty, North Carolina; one son, Jay R. Barber of Glens Falls; five sisters, Sandy Randall of Glens Falls, Sharon Cooke (Dr. Gary) of Ticonderoga, Vicki DeLong (Michael) of Ticonderoga, Debra Rodgers of Pennsylvania and JoAnn Kunkel (Clair) of Pennsylvania; two granddaughters, Eve Ashley Barber and Chelsea Brooke Self; his uncle Earl Barber (Loretta); and his aunt, Aileen Rafferty; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was pre-deceased by one brother, Marc Barber.

Relatives and friends may call from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 6, 2019, at the Wilcox & Regan Funeral Home, 11 Algonkin St., Ticonderoga.

A Funeral Service will follow on Saturday at the Funeral Home at 11:30 a.m. The Rev. Roger Richards will officiate.

Interment with Military Honors will follow at the family plot of the Mt. Hope Cemetery of Ticonderoga.


Maxine Adelle Sheehan

November 25, 1929 – March 9, 2019

Ticonderoga. Maxine Adelle Sheehan, 89, of Ticonderoga, peacefully, passed away on Saturday, March 9, 2019. Born in Campbellton, New Brunswick, Canada on November 25, 1929, she was the daughter of the late, Samuel and Florantha (Goss) Mooers.
Maxine’s passion in life was to help others. She graduated from The Montreal General Hospital School of Nursing in 1952, and received her degree as a Registered Nurse. She went on to be a stewardess for Air Canada for a short while, but decided that was not her passion. Her love of being a nurse paved the way for many, great professional opportunities. Maxine’s first nursing job was at Montreal General Hospital as a perioperative nurse in Neurosurgery. After a while, she chose to work with specialists in Pediatric Medicine.
Maxine and her husband moved to the United States in 1957. In August of 1967, Maxine became a naturalized citizen of The United States. Her first position was as an Operating Room Nurse at Moses Ludington Hospital. She climbed the ranks to become the Director of Nursing for MLH. In the fall of 1971, her nursing career took her down a different path and she became the beloved, school nurse for Ticonderoga High School. The infamous, Mrs. Sheehan was employed by the district for over twenty years. Maxine then went on to work as the nurse for Ticonderoga’s International Paper Mill. She also worked as a Parish Nurse for St. Mary’s Catholic Church and a hospice nurse for Washington County. Her desire to help others did not end when she decided to retire. She went on to be a traveling nurse, for many years, all throughout poverty-stricken areas in Mexico and South America.
Aside from her love for nursing, Maxine was very passionate about her family, her friends and her community. Maxine’s greatest pride was in raising her son, John and in time, being able to cherish her only grandchild, JC. Maxine was the epitome of a social butterfly. She took pleasure in spending any spare moment with friends. Maxine spent time as a member of the board for the Blessed Sacrament Church of Hague, NY and The Hyde Collection Art Museum in Glens Falls, NY.
Maxine was known for spreading joy wherever she went. Her sense of humor was unmatched. Her kindness and compassion left an impression on everyone that knew her.
Maxine was predeceased by her husband of thirty-three years, J. Roy Sheehan, and her siblings, Hector Mooers, Doris Firlotte, and Marion Ward.
Survivors include her son, John Sheehan and his wife, Lisa (Belval); her grandson, JC Sheehan and his wife, Nadine (Mars); as well as two great-grandchildren, Madeline and Samuel.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Ticonderoga. The Rev. Howard J. Venette, Pastor, will officiate.
A celebration of life will follow.
Interment will take place in the spring at the family plot of Valley View Cemetery of Ticonderoga.
The Sheehan family would like to thank the many people who supported Maxine and brought her happiness throughout her final years. Thank you to Ticonderoga’s Senior Center. Thank you to the staff at Moses Ludington Hospital, Elderwood Nursing Home, and Elizabethtown Community Hospital, as well as, the local EMTs. Thank you to Julie Charboneau, Maxine’s long-time home nurse; Miranda Holman, her home health aide; and Jen Mars, her caregiver. A special thanks to Jeff and Joanne Cook and their sons. We could never thank your family enough for your extraordinary devotion to Maxine’s health and well-being over the years. Thank you to Maxine’s most treasured friends, particularly, Linda Cunningham, Eileen Pedicone, Toby Herbert and Bob Dedrick Sr, just to mention a few. There are obviously many other individuals that had a special spot in her life during her late years, you know who you are and you can trust that you are not forgotten.

Thomas Walter Hanson, Jr.

April 30, 1963 – February 17, 2019

It is with great sadness that the family of Thomas Walter Hanson Jr. of Ticonderoga announces his passing on Sunday, Feb. 17th, 2019, after a brief illness at the age of 55.
Tom will be lovingly remembered by his family and friends. He had a genuine gift to make people laugh. Tom could always share a great story or funny joke followed by his robust laughter and big grin. Those who knew him best, know the roar of his laughter and his delight in making others smile.
Tom was a 1982 graduate of Ticonderoga High School. He was devoted to those he loved and was always there to help a friend in need. He was a volunteer fireman with the Ticonderoga Fire Department and enjoyed amusing children and crowds in the mascot “Sparky” costume during parades and events. Always the jokester, making others smile.
Tom was a Harley Davidson enthusiast and loved going on rides with friends. He was an animal lover, who rescued many pets including his three dogs, Louie, Sandy, Buddy and his cat, Trigger. They gave him great joy.
Tom was predeceased by his father and namesake, Thomas Walter Hanson.
Tom is survived by his loving mother, Rosemarie Hanson, and his brother, Tim Hanson, both of Ticonderoga, N.Y.; three sisters, Victoria Hanson of Clifton Park, N.Y., Lisa (Tony) Mandy of Moreau, N.Y., and Annmarie (Peter) Bacas of Ballston Spa, N.Y.; nieces, Tealia (Ken) Hayes of Hudson Falls, N.Y., and Taira Mandy of Cleveland, Ohio; nephews, Blake Bacas and Clark Bacas of Ballston Spa, N.Y.
Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m., Friday, February 22nd, at Wilcox & Regan Funeral Home, 11 Algonkin St., Ticonderoga, N.Y.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Saturday, February 23rd, at 11 a.m. at St Mary’s Catholic Church, Ticonderoga, N.Y. The Rev. Howard J. Venette, Pastor, will officiate.
The Rite of Committal will take place in the Spring at the family plot of St. Mary’s Parish Cemetery of Ticonderoga.


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