Mary Ann Caswell

June 8, 1949November 11, 2018
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A Memorial Mass for Mary Ann Caswell, age 69 of Heuvelton, will be held on Saturday (Nov 17, 2018) at 11:00am at St. Raphael’s Catholic Church in Heuvelton with Rev. Kevin O’Brien officiating. Private burial will be at Beech Plains Cemetery in Pierrepoint.

Calling hours will be held on Friday (Nov 16th) from 11:00am – 2:00pm & 4:00pm-6:00pm at the Fox & Murray Funeral Home. Mrs. Caswell passed away on November 11, 2018 at Claxton Hepburn Medical Center surrounded by her loving family.

Surviving is her husband Alson of Heuvelton; her mother Mary Ann Sabol of Lafayette IN; four sons Alson Caswell (Ellie Hayes) of Oswego, George Caswell (Patty Plumadore) of Chazy, Joseph (Carla) Caswell of Roseburg OR and Adam (Heather) Caswell of Mt. Alto WV; three daughters Nancy (Mark) Miles of Elmira NY, Allyson (Brett) Moore of Elmira NY, Amanda (Alan) Chavis of E. Haven CT; grandchildren Taylor, Andrew, Neal, Maggie, Lilly, Kaylin, Dustin, Samantha, Leeta, Devin, Cody & Jordan; great-grandchildren Amelia & Colton; two brothers Jack (Cheryl) Sabol of MI and Greg (Rose Ann) Sabol of ID; six sisters Janet (Bob) Baker of VA, Carol (Richard) Bailey of IN, Donna (Steve) Nickel of MI, Nancy (Denny) Edwards of IN, Peggy Lazorchak of IN and Patty (Bernard) Scheetz of IN.

She was predeceased by her father John Sabol.

Mary Ann was born on June 8, 1949 in Lafayette IN, a daughter of John & Mary Ann (Stock) Sabol. She graduated from the Central Catholic School in Indiana and continued her education to receive a Bachelor degree from Indiana University, a Masters Degree from Syracuse University and Doctorate Degree from Purdue University. She married Alson Caswell on May 09, 1975 at the St. Lawrence Church in Indiana.

During her 45-year nursing career, she worked at Claxton Hepburn Medical Center primarily in the ICU department and later as a professor at Canton College until she retired. She also worked as a transport nurse for Claxton Hepburn Medical Center and Canton Potsdam Hospital as well as a home nurse for Health Services of Northern NY.

Mary Ann was a member of numerous nursing associations, and a member of St. Raphael’s Catholic Church Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed horses, reading, crocheting, ceramics, traveling and spending time with her family. Memorial contributions can be made in lieu of flowers to the Richard E. Winter Cancer Center. Condolences and fond memories can also be shared at


  • Calling Hours Friday, November 16, 2018
  • Calling Hours Friday, November 16, 2018
  • Memorial Mass Saturday, November 17, 2018

Mary Ann Caswell

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Linda Monson Luna

November 27, 2018

I was very sorry to hear of the passing of your wife. I met her once at one of our ATI reunions and thought she was a very cheery, friendly woman. My thoughts are with you. Linda

Bob Lax

November 22, 2018

We have fond memories of Mary Ann ; she was a wonderful positive person. ,from our family to yours we offer are deepest sympathy, Bob,Barb and family


November 17, 2018

Dear Amanda,

Unfortunately we never met your mom but do recall some of the reports of the good times you had upon returning to Connecticut from visits with her. I know she must have been so very proud of you and your pursuit of a career in medicine. Obviously her life endeavor made a significant impact on making you the special person you have become. Our sincere thoughts of comfort go out to you and your family at this time of loss.

Warm wishes,
John and Ruthann Pearson

Donna Doerr

November 16, 2018

Dr. Mary Ann was a wonderful person full of love, kindness, hope, and humor. A very special person in Gods eyes, too. I know she is out of pain and waiting in heaven for all those who loved her to Join her.

My condolences to her family. Alson thank you for all you did for Jim when he past.

Betsy Hodge

November 16, 2018

Hi Alson and family, I am so sorry for your loss! Mary Ann was such an efficient and interesting person. She had so much knowledge and shared it so well. She tolerated all the craziness at the farm over the years. Sending you hugs and prayers.

barbara tayler

November 16, 2018

i remember mary ann as the most kindest person that i know. i was very ill in icu a few years back and she comforted me. i will always remember her. im so sorry to hear of her passing. i am sending my condolences to her family.

Jacqueline DeGraw

November 16, 2018

Mary Ann was a very special person I worked and was a friend We attended nursing functions and I learned so much from her prayers and many fond memories thankfully

Shirley Locke Lajoie

November 15, 2018

To the Caswell family: I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You will always remember the good times and she will always be in your heart?

Sara Mosca

November 15, 2018

Dr. Caswell was one of my professors in the RN program, at SUNY Canton, from 2006-2008. Although she may not have ever known, she was very influential in my success in the program, and in my nursing career. She was firm, but fair. Now, as a nursing instructor myself, I have adopted that as my motto. I am just 1 of hundreds of students she inspired. Because of her, there are numerous nurses carrying on her legacy. She will be greatly missed. I feel fortunate to have known her. I pray her family finds peace during this difficult time.

My best,
Sara Mosca

Phil Prien

November 15, 2018

My heartfelt condolences to Alson and the whole family. I always have enjoyed visiting with them when they returned to visit her mom (my favorite neighbor) here in Indiana. We spent a lot of time talking over the fence the summer when she was taking class at Purdue, and I was always amazed at her energy. In addition to her PhD studies, she was out tackling the yard & garden with her mom, and still had the energy to take on a large number of yard and garage sales, thrift shop hunting, and antiquing, finding the perfect treasure. When we last visited a few months ago, she was most fittingly with her mom and sisters among tables full of yard sale treasures set up in her moms driveway - laughing, joking, wheeling & dealing. I never met someone who could pack a car to the absolute brim with all the treasures she had found, many of them bound for her children and grand children. When I said goodbye to her that last trip, we stood chatting at the open trunk lid while she debated if she could rearrange things to squeeze one more treasure in the trunk before the trek back home ( I believe she did!) This is how I will always remember her, that big smile and laugh, a big hug goodbye, taking life head on, with a love for her family and friends.