Memorial Page

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

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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.


Morton “John” Porter

May 11, 1927 – February 5, 2019

Morton “John” Porter of Westbrook, Maine, formerly a lifelong resident of Ticonderoga, NY passed away peacefully on February 5, 2019 surrounded by his daughter, Joann and his granddaughter, Elise at Stroudwater Lodge where he resided. John was born on May 11, 1927 in Ticonderoga, NY to Morton Edward Porter and Mary Ann (Clark) Porter.

John worked for Stephen Thompson Paper to. in Greenwich, NY prior to joining the US Navy in 1945. Upon his honorable discharge, he was employed by American Locomotive, International Paper Co., he joined the Local Carpenters Union where he helped to build Interstate 87/NY and lastly Silver Bay Assoc. (YMCA) where he retired. Although, he was not ready to “fully” retire. John became employed by the Ticonderoga Country Club where he worked in the Pro Shop part time, which he truly loved. Every day was a party seeing his friends, sharing jokes and laughter then he would play a round of golf.

John was a proud member of the ELKS Club in Ticonderoga, NY for over 30 years. He was also a member of the Ticonderoga Community Band for many years playing his trumpet. John was also called upon to play “TAPS” yearly on Memorial Day and Veterans Day.

His favorite time was spent in the outdoors. He loved to fish on Lake Champlain and especially enjoyed going to hunting camp in Margaretville with his son, Bob, and his hunting buddies. His other hobbies included playing cards, “beating” his daughter in a good game of checkers, bowling, boating/camping on Lake George, snowmobiling in the Adirondacks and most of all, he LOVED playing his trumpet. Annually, he would call his daughter and play “Happy Birthday”. Family was important to him and many of these activities he shared with them. He also adored and spoiled his cat, Misty.

John was predeceased by his wife Joan (Beck) Porter only three months ago. They married in New Canaan, CT on March 22, 1952. She was the love of his life! Together they traveled to Myrtle Beach, Florida, Ogunquit, ME, Las Vegas, New Orleans and Branson, MO.  John was also predeceased by his parents; Morton & Mary Porter, sisters; Arlene, Florence, Elizabeth and Jenny. He is survived by his Stepbrother; Joseph Paulo of Sacramento, CA, his sons; John E. Porter of Cambridge, NY (spouse Laura), Jerry E. Porter of N. Clarendon, VT, Robert J. Porter of Davenport, FL (spouse Linda) and his daughter Joann M. Nappi of Westbrook, ME (spouse Russell), grandchildren;

Merritt Porter, Alicia Porter, Stephanie (Porter) Kennedy, Stephen Porter, Elise (Hamel) Margate and John R. Hamel; along with several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

A special thank you to the staff at Stroudwater Lodge and Coastal Rehab staff for their never-ending care and love shown while he was a resident. Also, a thank you to the Northern Light Hospice staff for their excellent care, kindness and love the past month.

There will be no services at this time at the family’s request. Interment will be in the Spring at St. Hyacinth Catholic Cemetery in Westbrook, ME with his wife, Joan.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society or the Animal Refuge League in Westbrook.


Joyce A. Schryer

August 16, 1932 – February 1, 2019

Ticonderoga. Joyce A. Schryer, 86, of Ticonderoga, passed away on Friday, February 1, 2019, at Elderwood Village of Ticonderoga, surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Putnam Station, August 16, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Roy and Carrie (Crocker) Smith.
Mrs. Schryer was a resident of Ticonderoga for most of her life. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.
She was a former member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary of Ticonderoga.
Joyce was pre-deceased by her husband of 66 years, Bernard F. Schryer on January 16, 2015. She was also pre-deceased by her daughter, Bernadette Mosier, her son, Randy Schryer, her great-grandson, Philip Frazier, her brother, LeRoy Smith, and her sister, Christina Smith. Christina passed away on the same day as Joyce.
Survivors include her two daughters, Brenda Martin and her husband, James of Ticonderoga and Lisa McDonough and her husband, Darrin of Ticonderoga. She is also survived by eleven grandchildren, Jerry Mosier, Jason Mosier, Alyce Frazier, Angel Scuderi, Shauna Alkinburgh, Erin Geiser, Randy L. Schryer, Abigail Schryer, Nicole Bergeron, Megan McDonough and Darian McDonough; and many great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends may call Saturday, February 9, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Wilcox & Regan Funeral Home, 11 Algonkin St., Ticonderoga.
A Memorial Service will follow at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. The Rev. Scott Tyler, Pastor of the First United Methodist Church of Ticonderoga, will officiate.
Interment will take place at a later date at the family plot of St. Mary’s Parish Cemetery of Ticonderoga.
Donations in Mrs. Schryer’s memory made be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.


Christina Alena Smith

July 7, 1930 – February 1, 2019

Ticonderoga. Christina Alena Smith, 88, of Ticonderoga, passed away on Friday, February 1, 2019, at her residence, surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Putnam Station, July 7, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Roy and Carrie (Crocker) Smith.

Mrs. Smith was a lifelong resident of Ticonderoga. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

Christina was a dedicated Jehovah’s Witness for nearly 50 years. She thoroughly enjoyed traveling, crocheting and most especially spending time with her family, who adored her and still feel her strength and presence.

Christina was pre-deceased by her grandson, Kristopher Chapleau in Afghanistan, while serving in the U.S. Army. She was also pre-deceased by her brother, LeRoy Smith, and her sister, Joyce A. Schryer. Joyce passed away on the same day as Christina.

Survivors include her husband of 71 years, Howard S. Smith; and her 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, New York. She is also survived by 20 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren, and 4 great-great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

A Private Funeral Service will take place on Wednesday, February 6, 2019.

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

Donations in Mrs. Smith’s memory may be made to the American Heart Association or the Alzheimer’s Association.


Dominick Joseph Viscardi, Jr.

June 13, 1950 – January 26, 2019

Dominick Joseph Viscardi, Jr. 68, passed away on January 26, 2019, in Seattle, Washington, where he resided since 1973, after a brief and brave battle with cancer.

Dom was born on June 13, 1950 in Moses Ludington Hospital, Ticonderoga, New York.  He attended Weedsville School and was the salutatorian of the first graduating class at St. Mary’s School, Class of 1964. Dom was an altar boy from shortly after he made his first communion to the 8th grade and was a member of Boy Scouts Troop 72 attaining the rank of Life Scout. He graduated from Cranwell Prepatory School, where he was a member of the football and lacrosse teams, in 1968, and from Saint Michael’s College in 1972.

Dom worked as a stock broker in several prominent brokerage firms until he retired to open his own personal fitness company. He has just retired from his second career when he became ill.

Dom was devoted, generous and kind man to his family and friends throughout his life.  He is survived by his parents, Hon. (retired) Dominick. J. and Rose Marie Viscardi, his siblings, Michael, Mary Kathleen, John, Rose Marie, Theresa and Patrick; their children and grandchildren.

Dom will be buried in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Ticonderoga, New York in the spring as his last wish was to buried with his family and his childhood friends.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St. Mary’s Catholic School, 64 Amherst Avenue, Ticonderoga, New York 12883.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Wilcox & Regan Funeral Home of Ticonderoga. To offer online condolences, please visit


Frederick C. Wehrman

Frederick C. Wehrman, 71, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 after a brief illness at Wilson Memorial Hospital.

He was predeceased by his parents Ferdinand and Iris Wehrman, mother-in-law Gertrude Balsamo, stepson Stephen J. Schmidt. He is survived by his beloved wife Brigette Wehrman; children Ann & Roy Lopez, Michelle & Rich Basset and Michele Schmidt; grandson Maddox was the pride and joy of his life also grandchildren Parker, Stefani, Emma, Noelle, Iris and Meadow; siblings Jennifer Jaquish, Iris Zapolski, Pamela & Mark Sissions and several nieces and nephews.

Fred was a big golf enthusiast and was a member of Maple Hill County Club. Fred and his wife enjoyed their many travels including their yearly trip to Aruba with friends and also enjoyed Jamaica, Greece, Spain, Africa and Germany. He was a big athletic star in his high school years in Ticonderoga, NY where he earned a football scholarship to Kentucky University. Fred served his country in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War.

A Memorial service will be held Sunday, January 27, 2019, 3:30pm at the Wm. R. Chase & Son Funeral Home, 737 Chenango Street, Port Dickinson. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 2pm until the time of service.


William H. Bain IV

February 27, 1973 — January 18, 2019

BOONVILLE — William H. Bain IV, 45, known by his friends as Willy, Bill, Baincell, Propane and by family as Bird, passed away unexpectedly on Jan. 18, 2019.

He was born on Feb. 27, 1973 in Ticonderoga to William Bain III and the late Katherine Miller. He attended Putnam Central School and then graduated from Ticonderoga High School in 1991. He enlisted in the United States Armed Forces Naval Branch in October of 1991 and served his country proudly until August 1995. His service included Military Electricians Mate Class A. Decorations included Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Battle E Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon and Southeast Asia Service Medal. His last duty assignment was on the USS WASP LHD-1.

Bill was employed by Sturges Manufacturing Incorporated, where he spent time with his work family. He enjoyed camping, motorcycling, golfing and hunting, but he felt the most pride coaching his AYSO soccer team. In addition, he was the Adirondack AYSO Regional Commissioner and the Adirondack Boys Modified Soccer coach. He also coached several sessions of Rising Stars Indoor Soccer League. His love of coaching and compassion for the game could be seen through his players’ spirit for the game, as well as the support of their families.

He leaves behind his loving wife of 14 years, Lisa (Hutchins) Bain; his daughter, Ashley Finster; his two grandsons, Carter and Hunter; and his greatest accomplishment in life, his son, Kohl William Bain, “Junior”. He is also survived by his father, William (Renee) Bain III; his grandmother, Gladys Bain; his brother, Tom (Chris) Bain and their children, Tommy and Caitlin; and his sister, Jaci (Jim) Pockett and their children, Michael and Melissa. He is also survived by his father and mother-in-law, Rendell and Janice Hutchins; his sister-in-law, Desiree Hutchins-Muha; niece, Gabriella (Jordan) Romero; nephew, Noah Donovan; and countless aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and his many friends, who were like family.

He is predeceased by his grandfather, William H. Bain Jr.; and his mother, Kathy Miller.

Bill’s funeral will be at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc., 143 Schuyler St., Boonville, where calling hours will be from 2 p.m. until the funeral, at the funeral home.

A spring interment will be in Boonville Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in Bill’s memory to the Adirondack AYSO Region #469, 128 Pine Lane, Boonville, NY 13309.


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