Garner Funeral Service

10 Lawrence Ave, Potsdam, NY


Marlene Alana Hawkins

November 25, 1951February 24, 2020
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Calling hours for Marlene Alana Hawkins will be held from 2 to 5:15 pm on Friday, February 28, 2020 at the Garner Funeral Service in Potsdam followed by a short prayer service at 5:15pm with Rev. Stephen Rocker celebrant. Marlene passed away unexpectedly on Monday, February 24 at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY.

Marlene is survived by partner Juergen Dully of Norfolk, sons Derek (Heather) Hawkins of Fayetteville, NY and Andrew (Amy Atherton) Hawkins of Norwood, a brother Lyle (Marie) Cryderman of Spartanburg, SC, sisters Connie (Kurt) Waltz of Gouverneur, Carrol Cryderman of Potsdam, Lori Snyder of Massena, Victoria (David) Hoffay of Schroon Lake and her former husband Douglas Hawkins of Potsdam. Grandchildren Jillian, Drew, Kyla and Asten Hawkins and one on the way. Along with several beloved nieces and nephews.

Marlene was born on November 25, 1951 in Potsdam, NY to the late Maxine Lindley. She attended Potsdam High School. Throughout her career she cleaned homes and worked in the restaurant industry as a bartender and more notably as a waitress in many establishments such as C&C in Norfolk, Shoreline and Darr’s Place in Massena.

Marlene was a very happy-go-lucky person, honest, straightforward, strong willed, and always there to cheer someone up when they needed it. She loved animals, especially her springer spaniel Maggie Mae, and enjoyed spending time outdoors; whether it be tanning, swimming, boating, riding motorcycles, gardening, or just spending time with her sisters. She also enjoyed cooking for others and bragging about her grandchildren.

Memorial Contributions can be made in Marlene’s memory to the Potsdam Humane Society at 17 Madrid Avenue; Potsdam, NY 13676. Thoughts, memories and condolences can be made online at www.garnerfh.com.


  • Calling Hours Friday, February 28, 2020
  • Prayer Service Friday, February 28, 2020


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Donald F. Halvorsen Jr.

February 29, 2020

First and foremost I’m Carriss Halvorsen’s (Austin) now, Dad, the only memory I have is that we were neighbors at one time between November ‘92 and August ‘98! I never really knew her but I knew who she was and we always spoke to one another. But I felt like I should at least express my deepest, heartfelt sympathies to you and the rest of your family and myself, Carriss and the rest of us say “We are so Sorry for your loss”!!

Lynn Chavis

February 27, 2020

Andrew and family,
I am so very sorry to hear about your mother. Losing a person close to you is tragic, so lean on those that love you. They will help you through. God loves you and blesses you. He is our rock and salvation through the bad and good times. I am happy to be your friend!

Lisa Dully

February 27, 2020

Aloha to the Friends and Fam of Marlene. Marlene kept me sane in the drama of my teenage years and beyond. I'll keep her wisdom, smile and laugh in my heart. Mahalo Marlene, A Hui Hou! Until We Meet Again

Joe & Sandy DeFranco

February 27, 2020

Sadly, we send our condolences to the family of Marlene.
We have many fond memories of her overwhelming smiles and kindness she always shared when we dined out. She always made us feel at home and conversed like a member of the family.
R.I.P. Marlene

Joe & Sandy DeFranco

Marcia Putman

February 26, 2020

So very sorry to all that loved Marlene. She was a love and I have fond memories of time spent with her. RIP sweet girl......best love to the family.