Memorial Page

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Richard Joseph Mattison, Jr.

Hague. Richard Joseph Mattison, Jr., 72, of Hague, passed away on Sunday, May 19, 2019, at the Glens Falls Hospital, surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Ticonderoga, December 12, 1946, he was the son of the late Richard Sr. and Virginia (Eichen) Mattison.
Richard was a lifetime resident of Ticonderoga and Hague, having moved to Hague in 1999.
He was employed by the International Paper Co. of Ticonderoga as a Millwright for many years and was a member of the Company’s Quarter Century Club.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in the Vietnam War in Special Forces, and was awarded the purple heart and numerous other medals.
He was a member of the American Legion # 224, the V.F.W. # 146, and the Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks # 1494, all of Ticonderoga.
Survivors include his wife of 21 years, Susan F. (Smith) Mattison; four children, Richard J. “Rick” Mattison III (Shannon) of Stafford, Virginia, David Jordon (Karla) of Hague, New York, Amy Reeves of Ticonderoga, New York, and Joanna Knight (Domonic) of Ticonderoga, New York; one brother, Robert Mattison of North Carolina; and two sisters, Gloria Waters of Castleton, New York and Brenda Cudd of Ticonderoga, New York. He is also survived by eleven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
He was pre-deceased by one brother, Jack Mattison.
Relatives and friends may call Friday, May 24, 2019 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Wilcox & Regan Funeral Home, 11 Algonkin St., Ticonderoga.
A Funeral Service will take place on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Ticonderoga. The Rev. Skip Trembley will officiate.
Interment with Military Honors will take place at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.
To offer online condolences, please visit www.wilcoxandreganfuneralhome.com
Donations in Richard’s memory may be made to the American Legion Post # 224, 104 Montcalm St., Ticonderoga, NY 12883 or the V.F.W. # 146, 12 Shore Airport Road, Ticonderoga, NY 12883 or Friends Comforting Friends, 25 Steamboat Landing, Ticonderoga, NY 12883.

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Marcia D. “Dolly” Barber

Marcia D. “Dolly” Barber, 89, of Ticonderoga, passed away on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at her residence, with her loving family by her side.

Born in Ticonderoga, New York, April 10, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Stoughton and Thelma (Grimes) Spring.

Dolly was a 1950 graduate of Ticonderoga High School and has been a lifelong resident of Ticonderoga.

She was a devoted wife and mother. Her greatest enjoyment was having her family around her. She was a person who loved to have fun. You knew she loved you, when she picked on you.

She was a member of the Home Bureau for many years. She enjoyed doing arts and crafts, and her special hobby was building doll houses.

Survivors include her husband of 69 years, Lawrence E. Barber; seven children, Marjorie A. Evens and her husband, Richard of Fort Ann, Yvonne C. Ladieu and her husband, Robert of Putnam Station, Linda L. Provoncha and her husband Norman of Ticonderoga, Bethany J. Wentworth and her husband, Donald of Shortsville, NY, Edward S. Barber and his wife, Nancy of Ticonderoga, Thelma L. Ilsley and her husband, Dwight of Queensbury, and Jennifer M. Boecker and her husband, Allen of Hebron, Maryland; two brothers, Douglas Spring of Ticonderoga and Jon Spring of Florida; 20 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, 6 great-great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

She was pre-deceased by three siblings, Robert Spring, Shirley Whitty and Lee Spring.

As per Dolly’s wishes, there are no funeral services scheduled.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Wilcox & Regan Funeral Home of Ticonderoga. To offer online condolences, please visit www.wilcoxandreganfuneralhome.com

Donations in Dolly’s memory may be made to High Peaks Hospice, P.O. Box 192, Port Henry, NY 12974.

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Karl P. Thompson, Jr.

Ticonderoga. Karl P. Thompson, Jr., 56, of Ticonderoga, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, at his residence.
Born in Ticonderoga, August 28, 1962, he was the son of the late Karl P. Sr. and Nevina (Mattison)Thompson.
Mr. Thompson has been a lifelong resident of Ticonderoga. He was a self-employed landscaper for many years.
His greatest enjoyment was his family and he enjoyed helping people.
Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Mary Ellen (Flateau) Thompson; three sons, Brian Thompson of Ticonderoga, Dustin Thompson of Port Henry and Theodore Thompson of Ticonderoga; and one daughter, Nevina Keller and her husband, Chris of North Hudson. He is also survived by four grandchildren, several brothers and sisters, his cousin, Jim Blanchard, and many nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service will take place on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 12:00 noon at the American Legion of Ticonderoga.
A private Graveside Service will take place, later in the Spring at the family plot of the Meadow Knoll Cemetery of Putnam Station.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Wilcox & Regan Funeral Home of Ticonderoga.

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JoAnn M. “Nina” Rafferty

Ticonderoga. JoAnn M. “Nina” Rafferty, 77, of Ticonderoga, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, April 20, 2019, at Elderwood Village of Ticonderoga.

Born in Ticonderoga, March 23, 1942, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Josephine (Pozzouli) Tobin.

JoAnn has been a lifelong resident of Ticonderoga. She was employed by the International Paper Company of Ticonderoga for many years and was a member of the Company’s Quarter Century Club.

She was pre-deceased by her husband, Walter F. Rafferty on July 9, 2011. They were married on May 23, 1975.

Survivors include her three children, Debra Dickerson of Schenectady, Bruce Dickerson and his wife, Kristin of Marietta, Georgia and Donna Kunkel and her husband, Dave of St. Augustine, Florida; three step-children, Deborah Skinner and her husband, Matt of Crown Point, Thomas Rafferty of Fayetteville, North Carolina and Lauri Rafferty of Ticonderoga; her Aunt Genevieve Merriam of Ticonderoga; and many grandchildren.

JoAnn was known for her great sense of humor and her love for the outdoors. She also loved travelling with her husband, Walt.

The family would like to give a special thank you to Aunt Gen for always being there for JoAnn.

Relatives and friends may call Monday, May 6, 2019 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Wilcox & Regan Funeral Home, 11 Algonkin St., Ticonderoga.

A Funeral Service will follow at 5:00 p.m. at the Funeral Home. The Rev. Howard J. Venette, Pastor of St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Ticonderoga, will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Mrs. Rafferty’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 4 Pine West Plaza, Suite 405, Albany, NY 12205.

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Sandra M. Trudeau

Ticonderoga. Sandra M. Trudeau, 71, of Ticonderoga, passed away on Friday, April 19, 2019. Her loving husband Ernest, her son Ernest (Joanne), her daughter Marci (Manuel) and her brother Richard Slater were by her side.
Born on December 23, 1947 in Whiting, Vermont, she was the daughter of the late John and Ida Waite. Sandy was raised by the late Richard and Florence Slater of Ticonderoga.
Growing up, Sandy was involved with the Drum and Bugle Corps, a Den Mother, and for a few years with the Ticonderoga Fire Department Women’s Auxiliary.
Sandy worked at the P & C Market for nineteen years in the meat department and as Deli Manager until the store closed. She also worked at Simmons in Vermont, the Sagamore Resort, Silver Bay YMCA and Moses-Ludington Hospital in the Dietary Department, until her retirement.
In addition to her parents, she was pre-deceased by her sisters, Audrey Bowen and Frances Chandler and her brother, David Slater.
Survivors include her loving husband of 54 years, Ernest L. Trudeau; her daughter, Babette Cossey (Dan); her son, Ernest R. Trudeau (Joanne) and her daughter, Marci Huestis (Manuel Upton); her four grandchildren – Derek Fuller (Jessica) and their five children; Caleb Huestis (fiancée Ashley Craig), Elizabeth Harrington (Christian) and their two children, Evan and Aleena; and Meagan Upton (Ben). She is also survived by her brothers, Richard Slater, Kenneth Waite, Jack Waite, Chris Waite, Sydney Waite and Wally Waite; and her sisters, Patricia Brennan, Barbara Hawver, Kathy Briggs, Rita Lockes and Patricia Boyle.
Sandy enjoyed spending time playing cards with her husband and their best friends, Dave and Sue Landers and Leonard and Sally David.
Sandy loved spending time with her family and friends and countless hours cooking and baking. She was famous for her pumpkin rolls, buckeyes and molasses cookies. She loved to go hunting and fishing. She had a loving passion for all and any animals, especially her two cats, Mickey and Minnie. One of Sandy’s favorite pastimes was going to the casino with her husband and Pat, Dot and Beverly. She had a huge heart and loved everyone that she came in contact with.
Sandy’s family would like to send a huge Thank You to the C.R. Wood Cancer Center, the Ticonderoga Emergency Squad, her aide, Linda Hansen, her nurses, Julie Charboneau and Cristi Palmer, and last but not least to Peter Borho for his on-call assistance.
As per Sandy’s wishes, there will be no services. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, May 25, any time after 3:00 p.m. at the home of Ernest and Sandra.
Donations in memory of Sandra M. Trudeau, may be made to the Westport SPCA, High Peaks Hospice, C.R. Wood Cancer Center, the Ticonderoga Emergency Squad or the North Country Home Services.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Wilcox & Regan Funeral Home of Ticonderoga.

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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.

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Howard S. “Smitty” Smith

Ticonderoga. Howard S. “Smitty” Smith, 91, of Ticonderoga, passed away on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, at the Elderwood Village Nursing Home of Ticonderoga, surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Ticonderoga, September 13, 1927, he was the son of the late Richard L. and Agnes L. (Dumas) Smith.

Howard was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served during W.W. II.

He was a lifelong resident of Ticonderoga. He was employed by the International Paper Company of Ticonderoga for 39 years and was a member of the Company’s Quarter Century Club.

He loved people and his greatest enjoyment was his family. He was well known for his affection and hospitality to everyone.

He enjoyed gardening, fishing, hunting, snowmobiling and camping both locally and in Maine.

Mr. Smith was honored by the Putnam Volunteer Fire Department for risking his life on October 22, 1997 to save the lives of four youths who were trapped in an overturned vehicle minutes before bursting into flames.

He was predeceased by his wife of 71 years, Christina Alena Smith on February 1, 2019. He was also predeceased by his grandson, Kristopher Chapleau in Afghanistan, while serving in the U.S. Army, his son in-law Gary Loyd; and also by three brothers, Thomas Gordon Smith, Bernard Smith and Charles H. “Gusher” Smith.

Survivors include his eight children, Bonnie Chapleau of Lexington, Kentucky, Howard “Dick” Smith and his wife, Sue of Rockton, Illinois, Pamela Loyd of Vilonia Arkansas, Julie Evans and her husband, Garth of Clinton, New York, Steven Smith and his wife, Pamela of Ticonderoga, New York, Bruce Smith of Vilonia, Arkansas, Brian Smith and his wife Sharon of Ticonderoga, New York and Donald Smith and his wife, Angie of Ticonderoga, NY; one brother, Donald Smith of Edmond, Oklahoma; two sisters, Harma Zachar of Glens Falls and Margaret Ann Rafferty of Ticonderoga. He is also survived by 20 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren, and 5 great-great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends may call Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Wilcox & Regan Funeral Home, 11 Algonkin St., Ticonderoga.

A Funeral Service will follow at 2:30 p.m. at the Funeral Home, and then immediately after, there will be a “Celebration of Life Reception” at The Best Western.

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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.

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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 www.wilcoxandreganfuneralhome.com
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.

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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.

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