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Phyllis I. Wilson

October 15, 1933September 3, 2019

A Memorial Mass for Phyllis I. Wilson, age 85 of Ogdensburg will be held at 10:00am on Tuesday (Sept 10, 2019) at St. Mary’s Cathedral with Rev. Joseph Morgan officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Canton.

Surviving are her two daughters Loretta (John) Neumann of Olean, NY and Barbara (Kurt) Gould of Ogdensburg; a foster daughter Alberta (Tom) Meixsell of Pennsylvania; two brothers Joseph LaFave & his companion Barbara Davenport of Ogdensburg and Roland (Sheran) LaFave of Ogdensburg; grandchildren Victoria (Robert) DesRoches, Christopher Gould, Jamie (Roy) Sullivan, Jennifer (Raymond) Pease, Jessica Neumann, Kimberly Minton, Johnathan (Jonnie) Meixsell and Bradley (Abby) Meixsell; 11 great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews & cousins.

Phyllis was predeceased by two husbands Lawrence Seeley and Russell Wilson; a brother Edgar LaFave and two sisters Mary Jane LaRock and Sylvia Tebo.

She was born on October 15, 1933 in Ogdensburg NY, a daughter of the late Eugene “Pat” and Dorothy (Perkins) LaFave. She attended Catholic grade school, St. Mary’s Academy and received her GED from BOCES. She later married Lawrence Seeley, he predeceased her in 1964. She again found love and was married to Russell Wilson on July 11, 1981. He also predeceased her in 1998.

During her career she worked at EmKay Candle Company in Syracuse, Wilson Appliance, Mater Dei College and United Helpers Nursing Home in Ogdensburg. She retired in 1999. Phyllis was a foster parent for many years and she enjoyed playing cards and solitaire on the IPAD, traveling, going to church, eating out, shopping and spending time with her family.

Memorial contributions can be made to St. Mary’s Cathedral, 415 Hamilton Street, Ogdensburg, NY 13669 or the Bishops Fund Appeal, 622 Washington, Ogdensburg, NY 13669. Condolences and fond memories can also be shared at www.foxandmurrayfuneralhome.com.


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Stella Todd

September 10, 2019

Dear Loretta,Barbara and Family,
We were sad to hear of Phyllis death.She was a wonderful lady,good neighbor and had a great sence of humor.I can still hearing saying "now you know" as she pointed her finger at you and laughed.She was blessed to have you all and loved and felt proud of you and your famlies. May she rest in peace and smile down on you all.
We are sorry to not be able to attend the services.All our love and prayers.
Roger and Stella

Dorene Shattuck

September 8, 2019

So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Dorene(Hilborne)Shattuck and Gloria(Hilborne)Bice

Bob Duprey

September 7, 2019

Dear Barb,
I am so sorry for your loss. May you feel God's arms around you as you go through this difficult time.

Sharon MacDonald

September 7, 2019

Barb, So sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers to you and your family. Sharon

sheila seguin

September 6, 2019

Barb my heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family.Your Mom was a sweet lady and will be greatly missed.

Scott Madill

September 6, 2019

To Aunt Loretta, Uncle John, Barb and Kurt and family:
Sorry for your loss. May she Rest in Peace. We had some great memories of going to her house and spending time with her. It was a lot of fun. Love Eddie, Scott, Matt and family.

Jane Compeau

September 5, 2019

Dear Barb and Loretta and family, We are so sorry for your loss. Your mom was a wonderful person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Loretta Corrice Cooke

September 5, 2019

Loretta, Barbara and family,
So very sorry to learn about your Mom. I will forever remember her smile and kindness. Thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Hugs!

Susan Sellers

September 4, 2019

Dear Gould Family,
So sorry to hear of your recent loss. I fondly remember Phyllis at the Tebos when I was a kid. Sending warm thoughts at this difficult time.

Jane Calnon

September 4, 2019

Barb and Tori,
I want to express my condolences on the loss of your mom and grandma. Hang on to those wonderful memories! Prayers for your entire family, being said. God bless!
Love, Jane


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