William C. Conliffe

July 20, 1920September 11, 2013

Funeral services for William C. Conliffe, age 93 of Ogdensburg will be held on Saturday (Sept 21, 2013) at 3:00pm at the First Presbyterian Church in Ogdensburg with Rev. Laurena Will officiating. His place of rest will be at Foxwood Memorial Park.

Calling hours will be held also on Saturday from 2:00pm until the time of the service at the church. Mr. Conliffe passed away Wednesday (Sept 11, 2013) at the Riverledge Healthcare Facility.

Surviving is his wife Eleanor of 53 years; a daughter Karen Percy & her husband Duane Cruttenden of Sebring, FL; sisters Isabel Dufore of Oswego, NY and Margaret Turnbull of Port Richey, FL; grandchildren James Percy & his wife Caroline of Jacksonville, FL, Brett Percy of Harleysville, PA, Meredith Booz & her husband Robert of Lansdale, PA & Jonathan Percy & his wife Michelle of Greensburg, PA; great-grandchildren Katherine Booz, Sarah Booz & Thomas Percy and several nieces, nephews & cousins.

Two sisters Dorothy Whiston & Evelyn (Peggy) Pelletier predeceased him.

Bill was born on July 20, 1920 in Aultsville, Ontario Canada, a son of the late William & Evelyn (Clark) Conliffe. He graduated from Ogdensburg Free Academy and entered the US Army Air Corp during WWII and served in Central Burma as a Med Tech. He also received The American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal & the World War II Victory Medal during his enlistment. He worked at Diamond National and General Motors as a Millwright during his career, and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Ogdensburg where he also served as a Deacon for many years. He was an active bowler in the Ogdensburg Bowling League and received several trophies for his ability. He was a longtime blood donor, volunteered for Meal’s on Wheels, enjoyed his pets and was a very hard worker throughout his lifetime.

Memorial contributions can be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 423 Ford Street, Ogdensburg, NY 13669. Condolences can be shared also online at


  • Calling Hours Saturday, September 21, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, September 21, 2013

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Jack Carroll

September 16, 2013

I worked with Bill at Diamond Int'l for several years until the plant closed. I remember Bill as a gentle man with good humor, strong work ethic, and a smile to make your day a bit nicer. In later years I would see him walking his dog after supper and we would have short visits on NY Ave. My sympathy to his family, we will miss him.