Miriam "Liane" "Liane" Haley

December 20, 1907December 8, 2012

Funeral services for Miriam “Liane” Haley, RN, age 104 formerly of Proctor Avenue in Ogdensburg will be held on Thursday at 1:00pm at the First Presbyterian Church in Ogdensburg with Rev. Laurena Will officiating. Burial will follow the service at the Ogdensburgh Cemetery.

Calling hours will be held on Wednesday from 2-6pm at the Fox & Murray Funeral Home. Mrs. Haley passed away Saturday (Dec 8, 2012) at the Spicer Adult Home surrounded by her family and care givers.

Surviving are great-nieces & nephews; Allan & Janis Nichols of St. Simon Island, David & MaryAnn Nichols of California, Jane Lahey Tarbell of Florida, Rev. John Nichols & his wife Sue of California, Dan & Linda Fay of Canton, Lad & Carol Nichols-Hanes of Chicago and James Lahey of Florida; cousins John & Agnes Bombard of Ausable Forks, NY, Sally & Joe Baker of Ogdensburg & Cynthia & Donald Clifford of Newport, NH.

Mrs. Haley was born on December 20, 1907 in Churubusco, NY a daughter of the late Jesse & Ida (Tebo) Bryant. She graduated from Ogdensburg Free Academy in 1926 and continued her education receiving her register nursing degree from the St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center School of Nursing in 1929. She then married Charles F. Haley on October 18, 1933 with the Rev. Charles Woodley officiating the couple’s marriage. Charles predeceased her on April 20, 1979.

Liane worked as a registered nurse for many years at the St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center, did some private duty nursing for area families and then worked for the Red Cross in Ogdensburg until her retirement. She was a member of the Maple City Eastern Stars, First Presbyterian Church where she was an active member of the Presbyterian Women, The Remington Art Museum, St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center Nurses Alumni Association and an honorary member of the Wednesday Women’s Bowling League. She enjoyed camping in the Adirondack and spending time with her grandparents in her younger years.

Mrs. Haley enriched the lives of others and contributed so much of her long life to the nursing profession, Ogdensburg community and her church, family and friends.

Memorial contributions can be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Ogdensburg or the St. Lawrence Valley SPCA. Online condolences can also be shared at


  • Calling Hours Wednesday, December 12, 2012
  • Funeral Service Thursday, December 13, 2012

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Maureen Fennessy

December 13, 2012

Our sincere condolences to Mrs. Haley's family. She was a wonderful person. Your in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely Mick & Maureen

Maureen Fennessy

December 12, 2012

Our sincere condolences to Mrs. Haley's family. She was a kind and wonderful person. Your in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely Mick & Maureen Fennessy

December 12, 2012

Our heartfelt condolences. Rita & Ron Johnson

December 11, 2012

Liane was a wonderful and caring person who made a real difference in so many peoples' lives. I hold many fond memories of Liane and Charles who were such good friends with my parents, Ira and Ernstine Coats. I am happy that she is now with the Lord. Kevin and Barbara Coats (Queensbury,NY)

Bethanie Jacques

December 11, 2012

My thoughts are with you wishing comfort in this time of sorrow....

Mrs. Haley was always such a wonderful and thoughtful neighbor, so kind and generous. I still have two porcelain cats I received from her many years ago decorating my dining room... They always serve as a reminder of my younger years in Ogdensburg....

A quick story--- When I was finished college- living in Plattsburgh, my sister Rebecca and I moved into a small apartment together. I was in need of a vehicle, as my bike could only take me so far.... My dad called and said that Mrs. Haley was looking to sell her car. I don't remember the make or model, but that blue car was in such great shape--- I couldn't say no!! It served me well roaming the streets of Plattsburgh and various surrounding towns....

A few months later I decided I would travel across these great states of America, and in this process decided to sell Mrs. Haley's car to assist with travel expenses. A VERY nice young couple who was in dire need of a car purchased this vehicle and the money afforded me some of the most rewarding and influential experiences of my life.....

I share this story so Mrs. Haley's family and friends will know she touched so many lives; and I'm very thankful mine is one of them.

December 10, 2012

Condolences but joy as Liane is now with the angels. She was a lovely person and I enjoyed knowing her as a resident at the Spicer Home. She had a good sense of humor and a strong will. Her long road through life touched many people. We loved being a part of that life. Joan and Jon Aldrich

Cathy Countryman

December 9, 2012

So sorry for your loss my dad Francis Countryman who passed in 2004 use to work for her. And my Aunt Mary Layo who passed last year 2011 was a good friend of hers.

Cathy Countryman