June P. Ames

June 29, 1928December 23, 2018

Funeral services for June P. (Stevens) Ames, 90, will be held on Friday (December 28, 2018) at 6:00pm at the Fox and Murray Funeral Home with Pastor Tom Nichols officiating. Burial will be held on Friday (January 4, 2019) at 3:00 pm in Hillcrest Cemetery, Heuvelton.

Calling hours will also be held on Friday December 28th from 12 - 2 pm and 4 - 6pm at the funeral home. June passed away Sunday evening (December 23) at RiverLedge Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center with loving family by her side.

June is survived by two sons, John (Carol) Stevens, and Edward (Karen Andrews) Stevens, both of Potsdam, a sister-in-law Mary Pierce of Ogdensburg, along with many grandchildren great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was predeceased by her first husband Howard Stevens, second husband Charles Ames, brothers Thomas, Harris, Raymond, and William Pierce; sisters Irene Barley, Barb Pierce, Patricia Lawton, Jean Allen, Cecil Pierce and Beverly Prayshaw, as well as two sons, Douglas and Richard Stevens.

June was born on June 29, 1928 to the late Leslie and Ruth (Harder) Pierce in Heuvelton, NY. She graduated from Heuvelton Central School in 1945 and married Howard Stevens that same year. She worked at Montgomery Ward before working in the cafeteria at Potsdam State, where the president of the college approached her to work in the cleaning department where she stayed for 33 years. During that time she also waitressed at area restaurants, showing her talent at making pies, donuts, and pumpkin rolls, most of which she gave away to friends and family.

June was known as a hard worker, but took time to enjoy herself by traveling around the country to visit relatives, going to yard sales with her sister-in-law and best friend Betty, and sewing by making fleece blankets and alterations for her family. As the family matriarch she was described as a happy-go-lucky woman with a heart of gold.

Memorial donations can be made in June’s memory to the West Potsdam Volunteer Fire Department; 801 County Road 34; Potsdam, NY 13676 or the Potsdam Volunteer Rescue Squad; 29 Elm Street; Potsdam, NY 13676. Memories and condolences may also be shared online at


  • Calling Hours Friday, December 28, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, December 28, 2018

June P. Ames

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Amy Hurteau Nicorvo

April 11, 2019

June was a wonderful lady. My children’s grandmother was Betty Hazelton and we were able to be blessed with June’s kindness and sense of humor many times. My house was never empty from all of the goodies they would find at yard sales for my kids!!! They were together a special pair and reminded me of Lucy and Ethel!!! Her pumpkin rolls were amazing. I’m happy they can now be together again.

Tom and Dawn Latimer

January 3, 2019

John, Ed and families,
Sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. She was quite a lady and will be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers are sent your way.

Susan Baxter

January 1, 2019

I was so saddened to hear about June. I met her years ago when we were in the hospital together. She was such a sweet lady. I never laughed so much as I did those two weeks we were in the hospital together. She always had a smile to share with everyone. My condolences and prayers to her family. I will never forget her.

Brenda Dunning

December 27, 2018

June was one of my favorites! I am so sorry to hear of her passing.She always had a smile and a positive attitude. She will be greatly miss ed.