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Dan Tefoe

Daniel F. Tefoe , 88, passed away Monday night, Jan. 3, 2011, at his home in Newcomb, after a brief illness, surrounded by his loving family.

He was an avid fisherman and hunter of the Adirondacks until he fell ill. Dan loved his wildlife and had a real passion for black bears all of his life. Through the years he acquired the name of "Bear" due to his fondness for feeding and keeping an eye on the bears that made their home at the landfill.

Dan was born May 1, 1922, in Moriah, N.Y., the son of the late George and Mildred Huestis Tefoe Sr., (Duval), (Door).

Dan was predeceased by his sister, Elma Tefoe, his brother, William Tefoe, and his first wife, Elizabeth Nemeth.

Dan was employed by the Town of Newcomb Highway Department for many years and then served as the landfill attendant.

He was a veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. Army from 1942 till 1946. Dan, wounded while in the Army, was the recipient of a "Purple Heart."

Dan married the love of his life Marie Brayman Tefoe on Aug. 4, 1973, and after 25 years of marriage they renewed and blessed their wedding vows.

Dan is survived by his wife of 41 years, Marie Bryman Tefoe of Newcomb; his sons, Daniel S. (Bonnie) Tefoe of Plant City, Fla., and Wayne F. (Sue) Tefoe of Waterviliet; his daughters, Venus (Tefoe) Webb of Queensbury, Theresa (Tefoe) Staves and Bill LaForest of Tupper Lake and Rosemary (Tefoe) (Pete) Winch Stockwell of Glens Falls; his brothers: George (Sylvia) Tefoe Jr. of Petersburg, N.Y., Claude (Sandy) Duval of Stevenstown, Leo (Pat) Duval of Florida and Louis Duval of Grafton, N.Y., his sisters, Lillian (Tefoe) Buchanan of Westport, N.Y., Shirley (Irvin) (Duval) Mason of Grafton, N.Y., Ida (Duval) Teal of Grafton, N.Y., Joyce (Duval) (Leo) Valliere of Wilton, N.Y.; his grandchildren, Heather, Wayne, Daniel, Rose and Abrigail Tefoe, Jack A., Joseph, and Justin Webb, Jayson Staves, and Skye and Morgan Stockwell; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Saturday morning, Jan.8, 2011, at 11 a.m. at St. Therese's Catholic Church in Newcomb, N.Y., by the Rev. Peter Berg, pastor. Interment will be in St. Therese' Cemetery in the Spring.

Friends and family may call at the Edward L. Kelly Funeral Home, 1019 Route 9 Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. and from 10 till 11 a.m. at St. Therese's Church on Saturday morning.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials take the form of donations to The American Cancer Society, 959 state Route 9, Mount Royal Plaza, Queensbury, NY 12804, The Newcomb, Rescue Squad Newcomb, NY 12852 or the High Peaks Hospice, P.O. Box 192, Port Henry, NY 12974.


Leo G. Valliere

Leo G. Valliere Jr., 72, of Wilton, and formerly of Newcomb, N.Y., died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, at Glens Falls Hospital.

Born Feb. 8, 1938, in Fitchburg, Mass., he was the son of the late Leo and Josephine Chassion Valliere Sr.

Mr. Valliere served in the U.S. Navy for four years.

After his discharge from the Navy he married his beloved wife, Joyce Duval on Sept. 15, 1957.

He was a self-employed logger in Newcomb, had worked for the town of Newcomb Highway Department for many years, and retired from Pallette Stone in Saratoga Springs. He was a former member of the Newcomb Lions Club, a member of International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local No. 648 in Plattsburgh, and was honorary retired member of Local No. 294.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Robert Valliere.

Survivors in addition to his wife of 53 years, Joyce Valliere of Wilton, include, three daughters, Darlene (David) Jensen of Greenwich, Joanne Guljas of South Glens Falls, and Betsy Maynard of Pittsfield, Mass.; seven grandchildren, David L. Jensen (Melissa Imbaratto), Tuesday Jensen, Alicia and Jordan Guljas, Caitlin and Danielle Maynard, and Tyler Rougeau; and three great- grandchildren, Zachery, Allie and Garrett.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, at Flynn Bros. Inc. Funeral Home, 80 Main St., Greenwich, with the Rev. Martin Fisher, officiating.

Spring burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Greenwich.

Friends may call on Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.


Anne Dillon

Anne M. S. Dillon, passed into the arms of the Lord on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010, with her loving family around her.

She was born on Feb. 27, 1936, in Ogdensburg, N.Y.

She graduated from St. Mary's Academy and Hepburn School of Nursing.

Anne was predeceased by her husband, Edward Thomas Dillon, her son, Mathew Thomas Dillon and her brother, Allen Edward Shollette.

Anne was the youngest daughter of Edward and Margurite Madlin Shollette, and grew up in Ogdensburg, N.Y. Having met the love of her life, Edward Thomas Dillon, she transitioned from the St. Lawrence Valley to Newcomb, the heart of the Adirondacks, in 1956, to start their lives together. By 1969, Tom and Anne were proud parents of five children. Anne was the dedicated and beloved nurse who served the community professionally and spiritually for more than 30 years.

After retirement, Anne volunteered for numerous associations and enjoyed spending time with her 10 grandchildren. Faith, family and friends were everything to her. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend.

She is survived by her sister, Margaret (Peg) Amo, Her sister-in-law, Raymonde Shollette; her son, Mark and daughter-in-law, Debbie and grandchildren, Blake, Tyler and Lauren; her daughter, Mary Anne and son-in-law, Tony Bush, her grandchildren, Rachel, Jordan and Dillon Thomas, her daughter, Mary Jane and her grandson, Logan, her son, Michael and her grandsons, Cole, Jack, and Luke. She is also survived by an abundance of nieces and nephews and many extended family members.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered Saturday, Oct. 16, at 12 noon at St. Therese' Catholic Church in Newcomb.

Friends may call at the Edward L. Kelly Funeral Home Schroon Lake, Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. till noon at St. Therese Church in Newcomb.

The family suggests memorials take the form of donations to the Adirondack Chapter of the American Cancer Society and/or the Town of Newcomb Rescue Squad.

Well done!!! Good and Faithful Servant.

Carol Vroman

NEWCOMB, N.Y. - Carol T. Vroman, 75, passed away suddenly Monday afternoon at Fletcher Allen Health Care Hospital in Burlington, Vt., as the result of a stroke that occurred while visiting Lake Placid on Sunday. Her loving family was by her side.

Carol was born Oct. 17, 1934, in Newcomb, N.Y., the daughter of the late Arthur J. and Helen Lasouska Tummins. She was a graduate of Newcomb Central School class of 1952.

Carol was an alumni of SUNY Oneonta earning a B.S. in education with a minor in music. She taught Special Ed at Scotia Glenville (Lincoln Elementary) for 25 years. She also taught private piano lessons at her home on 2nd Street in Scotia.

Carol was a member of the Rosary Society at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Scotia for many years. She performed as a singer with the Burnt Hills Oratorio Society and was a volunteer for a local soup kitchen, distributing food to the lesser fortunate families.

While in Newcomb, Carol was a volunteer at the Visitors Interpretive Center, a member of the Historical Society and very active in the restoration of the Great Camp Santanoni, where she grew up on the farm. She was a communicant of St. Therese Catholic Church and a member of the High Peaks Golf Course, where she organized the Monday mixed couples league.

Carol enjoyed music and reading, as well as playing golf. She especially enjoyed the time spent with her family, who she loved so much.

Carol is survived by her husband of 51 years, David C. Vroman of Newcomb; her sons, Timothy D. (Kathleen) Vroman of Acworth, Ga. and Peter A. Vorman of Schenectady; her grandchildren: Hannah, Christopher and Matthew Vroman of Acworth, Ga., and several cousins.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, Aug. 21, at 12 noon at St. Therese Catholic Church in Newcomb. Interment will follow at St. Therese Cemetery.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. until noon at St. Therese Catholic Church on Saturday.

The family suggests memorials take the form of donations to Diamond Blackfan Anemia Foundation, P.O. Box 1092, West Seneca, NY 14224.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Edward L. Kelly Funeral Home.

George Hurlburt

NEWCOMB - George W. Hurlburt, 71, passed away early Tuesday morning, July 20, 2010, at his home after an extended illness.

George was born Aug. 21, 1938, in Saranac Lake, N.Y. the son of the late Albon and Lucy Morris Hurlburt.

George graduated from SUNY Albany with a math degree, he taught school in Newcomb, N.Y., for 30 years retiring in 1992. While at Newcomb Central George coached softball and was a soccer referee.

George married his wife of 46 years, Marian Chabot Hurlburt, June 27, 1964.

Besides his parents, George was predeceased by his sister, Kathryn Paye.

George was a long time Councilman for the Town of Newcomb. He was a member and three-time past president of the Newcomb Lions club. He was a member and treasurer of the Newcomb Volunteer Fire Department for 30 years, he was a driver for the Newcomb Rescue Squad. He served on the Essex County Youth Board for many years.

George enjoyed golf, wood working and playing cards, he was an avid New York Yankee fan and a New England Patriots fan.

Besides his wife, Marian of Newcomb; survivors include his son, George (Jayashree) Hurlburt of Painted Post, N.Y.; his daughters, Therese Hurlburt of Troy and Jill (Lyndon) Johnson of Ticonderoga; his three grandchildren, Lake, Colin and Tara; his sister, Evelyn Rich of Tupper Lake, N.Y.; and two nieces and two


Funeral services will be conducted Thursday Morning at 11 a.m. at St. Therese Church in Newcomb.

Interment will follow in the Newcomb Methodist Cemetery.

Friends and family may call at the church Thursday from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may take the form of donations to the Newcomb Volunteer Fire Department, Newcomb, NY 12852.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Edward L. Kelly Funeral Home Schroon Lake.

LaRocque, Gladys

LAKE PLACID -Gladys LaRocque, 77, passed away June 8, 2010 at Samaritan Hospital in Troy.

She was born in Tupper Lake on March 27, 1933, the daughter of Alton Ober and Gladys (Gardner) Ober.

Calling hours will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 12 at the M.B. Clark Inc. funeral home in Lake Placid, followed by a funeral service at noon at the funeral home. Deacon Bruce Wadsworth will officiate. Burial will follow at St. Theresa's Cemetery in Newcomb at 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. Peter Berg officiating.


Abare, Leonard

NEWCOMB - Leonard Abare, 92, died Monday, May 24, 2010, at the Adirondack Tri County Health Care Center in North Creek.

Born Nov. 12, 1917, in Chazy, he was the son of the late Napoleon and Nettie (Dumah) Abare.

As a young man, Mr. Abare was in the Civil Conservation Corps in Nevada and worked on the Hoover Damn project.

He served as a Private First Class in the U.S. Army during World War II in the European Theater. He was employed for 30 years with National Lead in Tahawus as a Vulcanizer.

Leonard was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church in Newcomb. He was a Watkins Dealer for many years and collected old bottles. He played the harmonica and was a member of Leonard and the “Sanford Lane Irregulars.”

He was predeceased by his wife, Agnes Seney Abare and his son Leonard R. Abare.

He is survived by several nieces and nephews.

Services will be announced at a later time.

Arrangements are entrusted to Barton-McDermott Funeral Home Inc., 9 Pine St., Chestertown, N.Y. 12817.

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Canon, Gertrude A.

Gertrude A. Canon, 72, passed away Sunday, June 28, 2009, at the Glens Falls Hospital after a long illness.

Gert was born Nov. 20, 1936, in Chestertown, N.Y., the daughter of the late Ray and Agnes Frazier Morehouse.

She was also predeceased by her brothers, Arlie and Ted Morehouse and her sisters, Linda Morehouse and Laura McCarthy.

Gertrude’s interests included a love of all animals, golf, her Red Hat Society and country music, especially Allen Jackson. She also enjoyed sewing and craft work.

Gert’s early work included kitchen work in Blue Mountain Lake, serving as a nurse’s aid at Tri County Nursing Home in North Creek, and many years as the site manager for the Newcomb Senior Nutrition Center.

Gert is survived by her husband of 49 years, George Canon of Newcomb; her sons, Brad (Kim) Canon of Tupper Lake and Charles ( Kim) Canon of Newcomb; her daughter, Diana Canon and her companion, Jeff Varmette, of Diamond Point; her brothers: Albert (Dorothy) Morehouse of Ticonderoga, Charles (Laura) Morehouse of Piseco, and Douglas Morehouse and his companion, Millie, of Utica; her sisters, Janet (Peter) Doran of Mattapoisett, Mass., Eileen (Tod) Rath of The Villages, Fla. and Lois (Steve) Leonard of Glens Falls; six grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

The funeral service for Gert will be conducted Thursday evening, July 2, 2009, at 8 p.m. at the Edward L. Kelly Funeral Home, 1019 Route 9, Schroon Lake, by the Rev. Carol Ames, pastor of the Newcomb United Methodist Church.

Interment will be in the Newcomb Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

Family and friends may call at the funeral home from 4 p.m. until the time of the service.

The family wishes to acknowledge the loving care given Gert at home by Kim Canon and Vi Fifield. Special mention goes to her golf buddies Pat Edick and Jackie LaCourse and her special friend Shirley LaClair.

In addition, the family wishes to thank Dr. Sponzo and Jean VanAucken and the nurses and staff at the Charles Wood Cancer Center for the wonderful care given Gert by them this past year.

The family suggests memorials take the form of donations to the Newcomb Volunteer Rescue Squad, or the Newcomb United Methodist Church, Newcomb, NY 12852.
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Johnson, Nancy B.
CLAVERACK‹Nancy B. Johnson, 85, of Claverack, passed away on Tuesday, April 7, 2009 at Barnwell Nursing and Rehab Center where she courageously faced lung cancer.

Nancy was born to George E. and Bessie L. (Bauer) Gambier-Bousfield in 1923 in Brooklyn, New York, the third of four daughters.  Early in her childhood the family moved to Rutherford, New Jersey, where she spent her youth.  She attended Ursinus College in Pennsylvania for two years before transferring to Cornell University¹s New York Hospital School of Nursing in New York City and earned a BS in nursing in 1947.  It was here that she met her future husband Robert, who was attending Cornell Medical College, during his hospitalization for the mumps.  Married in 1946, Nancy supported him by working as a pediatric nurse at New York Hospital while he finished his education.  After raising her children she worked in his office for ten years as a medical receptionist prior to retirement.

Robert¹s military service commitments and career took Nancy and her husband to England, New York City, Fort Wayne, Indiana and finally Claverack, New York, where they built a home, raised four children and lived for nearly 50 years.  She was a Girl Scout leader, assistant den mother for Cub Scouts, and an active member of the Columbia Memorial Hospital Medical Auxiliary.  Her sewing and knitting talents graced the annual church bazaar at the Reformed Dutch Church of Claverack, where she was a member.  Together Nancy and Robert climbed many of the Adirondack high peaks, maintained a seasonal residence in Newcomb, New York, and introduced their children to this special place where Robert grew up.

Nancy is survived by her husband of 63 years, Robert; their children, Kathryn Schneider and her husband William of Stuyvesant; Deborah Langford and husband William of Media, PA; Jeffrey Johnson and his wife Alissa Ferlito of North Greenbush; Thomas Johnson and his wife Mary Beth of Albany, and her sister Mary Bousfield; as well as seven grandchildren: Timothy and Rachel Schneider, Daniel and Stephen Langford, and Peter, Michael and Christa Johnson.

For many years Nancy was a proud and faithful participant in the nationwide Nurses¹ Health Study, a long-term investigation of risk factors affecting women¹s health.  Those wishing to remember Nancy may make contributions to Friends of the Nurses¹ Health Study, Channing Laboratory, 181 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115.

Friends and relatives are invited to calling hours Saturday, April 11 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. at Bates and Anderson Funeral Home, 110 Green Street, Hudson, New York.  A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 18 at the Reformed Dutch Church of Claverack, 88 Route 9H in Claverack, New York.

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Leonard Robert Abare

Leonard Robert Abare, 60, died Thursday, February 12, 2009, at Glens 
Falls Hospital
Born June 9, 1948, in Ticonderoga, he was the son of Leonard 
and  Agnes (Seney) Abare.

Leonard was a graduate of Newcomb Central School, Class of 1966,
and graduated from Adirondack Community College, Class of 1968. 
He trained at Plattsburgh State University and Champlain Valley
Physicians Hospital in Plattsburgh as a radiology rechnician. He
worked for 27 years in the field at many locations, including 
Glens Falls Hospital. He was employed at an A.R.C. home in the 
Glens Falls area. For many years he and his parents operated a
ceramic business in Fort Edward. He also worked for the Town of 
Newcomb in various capacities.

He was a member of the Newcomb Historical Society. Leonard also 
had a passion and knowledge of computers; he was constantly 
being asked to assist individuals and businesses  with computer

He was predeceased by his mother, Agnes Seney Abare.

Survivors include his father, Leonard Abare of Newcomb; two 
cousins, Marilyn Tanner of Speculator, Clifton Seney of Virginia
Beach, VA., and several other cousins.

Memorial Services will be announced at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the Newcomb Emergency Squad Newcomb, NY
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Barton-McDermott Duneral
Home, 9 Pine St., Chestertown, NY 12817
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James John Cunningham "Jim", husband, dad, grandfather "Papa", great- grandfather, scout master, community leader and Christian, went into the open arms of his loving Lord on Jan. 27, 2009. Jim died early Tuesday morning in the Glens Falls Hospital at the age of 80 years. He leaves behind his loving wife of 58 years, Joyce (Bentley) Cunningham.

A resident of Newcomb, N.Y., for 29 years, he was born in Fort Edward May 1, 1928, the son of Mary Cunningham and Vernon Winch Sr. both deceased, big brother to Ira Winch deceased, and living brothers, Vernon Winch Jr. and his wife, Marilyn and William Winch.

Jim is survived by his daughter, Judy (Cunningham) Goyette and her husband, Bruce, of Mechanicville; his sons: Joseph Cunningham and his wife, Ann, of Pattersonville, John Cunningham and his wife, Sue, of Stillwater and Jerry Cunningham and his wife, Betty, of Meridian, Idaho, and his daughter, June (Cunningham) Bamberg and her husband, Chris, of Farmville, Va.; Jim's grandchildren are: Michael Goyette, Angela Cunningham, Jo-ann Cunningham, Jeremy Cunningham, Jackson Cunningham, Joshua Cunningham and Brett Bamberg. He is also survived by his great grandchildren: Cheyenne Cunningham, Jadyn Beckett and Hunter Cunningham.

He was a World War II Army veteran, who served as a cook for three years in the occupation forces in Japan.

Jim worked for American Telegraph and Telephone Company (AT&T Long Lines) for 32 years with the last 20 years in Albany.

He was a member of Newcomb Lion's Club and the United Methodist Church in Newcomb. Jim was a very devoted Boy Scout Member and Leader for over 50 years. He contributed time and energy, building character in thousands of boys. Jim was Scout Master in Troop 45 of Clifton Park in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Vigil honor member of the Order of the Arrow and an avid patch collector.

He was outgoing and had a big heart. Jim would help anyone who needed it and the door was always open. Jim was a wonderful husband, devoted father, loving and gentle grandfather and great-grandfather. His loved ones and friends will miss him greatly. The center on Jim's life was his family, the Boy Scouts and his church.

He enjoyed hunting, and spending time at his camp in Newcomb. Jim also loved to cook for the Lions Club, Boy Scouts and his church.

Friends may call on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main St. in Hudson Falls.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Friday, at the Newcomb United Methodist Church in Newcomb, with the Rev. Carol Ames, pastor, officiating.

Friends may also call at Noon on Friday at the church, prior to the funeral.

Burial will be in the spring at St. Terese Cemetery in town of Newcomb.

The family suggests that memorial donations in Jim's name be made to the Newcomb United Methodist Church, 28N, Newcomb, NY 12852.

Online condolences may be made by visiting

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Dan Tefoe

Lewo Valliere

Anne Dillon

Carol Vroman

George Hurlburt

Gladys LaRocque

Leonard Abare

Gertrude A. Canon

Nancy B. Johnson

Leonard Robert Abare
February 12, 2009

James John Cunningham
January 27, 2009 


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