OBITUARY

Hester Eleanor Bailey Weir

April 13, 1916October 25, 2012

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. 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.

Services

  • Calling Hours Monday, October 29, 2012
  • Funeral Service Monday, October 29, 2012
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Brenda Woodward

November 19, 2013

Hester was a special friend from OES. She showed great compassion to all she met. Her loss will leave many people saddened. She left footprints on the hearts of all she met.

Deb Bailey

October 28, 2012

Ellen, Scott,Kyle,and Lindsey,
We are sorry we can't be with you as you celebrate the life of a very special woman--wife,mother,sister,aunt,grandmother,great grandmother and friend. These were titles that Aunt Hester lived with meaning,grace and good humor. With the sadness of her passing may we remember and celebrate all the joy and happiness she brought to us over the years. We will all have our special memories and stories. I have always thought of aunt Hester and will countinue to whenever I quilt. You are in our thought. Love Deb and Fred

Sherrie Stanton

October 28, 2012

Ellen,

We are sorry to hear of your loss. What a wonderful daughter-in-law you have been to her. You are in our prayers.
God Bless!

Brenda Woodward

October 27, 2012

Hester was a grand member of Eastern Star. She has been missed the last few years and will be missed even more so now. She was a mentor to me for many years.

Pam Shyne

October 27, 2012

Ellen,
Sorry for your lost.

A Friend

October 27, 2012

Hester was a kind woman, she will be missed.

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