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Hester E. Weir


Funeral service for Hester E. Weir age 96, a resident of the Riverledge Healthcare Facility and formerly of Heuvelton, will be held on Monday (Oct 29, 2012) at 2:00pm at the Fox & Murray Funeral Home with Lee Lewandowski officiating. Burial will follow the service at the Riverside Cemetery in Gouverneur.

Calling hours will be held also on Monday from 12:00pm until 2:00pm at the funeral home.

Hester passed away Thursday (Oct 25, 2012) at the Healthcare Facility.

Surviving is her daughter-in-law Ellen Weir of Heuvelton, NY; a sister Ruth Chase of GA; grandson Scott Weir and great-grandchildren Kyle & Lindsey Weir of Constantia, NY; nieces Ruth Smutz of Potsdam, Debbie Bailey of Watkins Glen and Karen Bailey of Churchville, NY; nephews Lloyd Bailey of Las Vegas, Thomas Bailey of New Hampshire and Carl Bailey of Waddington along with many cousins.

Hester was predeceased by her husband Colin J. Weir in 1978; a son Ronald C. Weir in 2007; a sister Helen Ober and three brother’s Thomas Bailey, Roger “Carl” Bailey & James “Douglas Bailey.

She was born on April 13, 1916 in Gouverneur, NY a daughter of the late Carl & Agnes (Mills) Bailey. She graduated from Gouverneur High School and continued her education at Canton ATC and Mater Dei Colleges. She married Colin J. Weir on September 15, 1934 at the Rensselaer Falls Parsonage with Rev. Hull officiating the couples marriage. She worked as an Occupational Therapy Assistant at the Pilgrim State Hospital in Brentwood, Long Island for five years and transferred to the St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center for an additional 34 years of service. She retired in 1975.

Hester was a member of the Heuvelton Presbyterian Church, the Florence E. Beattie Chapter # 349 OES, a CSEA member and a member of the Keenager’s Club at the Forest Inn in Lake Mary, FL, which was a community producing club of activities. She enjoyed knitting, quilting, bowling, traveling, playing shuffle board on a team in Florida and china painting.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Diabetes Association or the Riverledge Healthcare Facility.

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