Alvin N. Defoe

April 6, 1944November 17, 2018

Funeral services for Alvin N. Defoe, age 74 of Rensselaer Falls, will be held at 11:00am on Wednesday (November 21, 2018) at the Fox & Murray Funeral Home with Rev. Rob Schirmer officiating. Burial will follow services at the Rensselaer Falls Cemetery. Caregivers, friends and family may gather from 10:00am until the time of the funeral service at the funeral home. Mr. Defoe passed away early Saturday morning (November 17, 2018) at the Rensselaer Falls IRA.

Alvin was born on April 6, 1944 in Peru, NY into a big family. He leaves behind a brother John Defoe of Massena.

During his time in the North Country, he resided at the Heuvelton IRA from 2010 to 2011 and transitioned to the Rensselaer Falls IRA from 2011 to 2018. Alvin was a kind, adored and charismatic man. He loved animals, especially birds and was an avid model car collector. He enjoyed spending time around police officers and firemen, and was fond of anything to do with fire trucks.

Memorial contributions can be made to the United Helpers Wish Book c/o Rensselaer Falls IRA, 207 Congress St; Rensselaer Falls, NY 13680. Condolences and fond memories can also be shared at


  • Funeral Service Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Alvin N. Defoe

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