Joseph Arthur Gagnier


Joseph Gagnier, of Churubusco,
well known retired farmer of the
Town of Clinton, died at his home
yesterday following illness of two
weeks. He was in his eighty-second
Mr. Gagnier was a lifelong resident
of Clinton. Where he was born
on Dec. 23, 1864. A successful carpenter
and farmer throughout his
life, he retired 14 years ago.
On October 6.’ 1944, he and Mrs.
Gagnier celebrated .their sixtieth
wedding anniversary. Mrs. Gagnier
is the former Miss Lena Rufrange.
She survives .together with five
children, Postmaster John A. Gagnier,
Mrs. Patrick D. Ryan. Mrs.
Olaf Patnode, Mrs. Edgar Rushford
and Austin Gagnier. all of Churubusco,
and 16 grandchildren, three
of whom are in the service. They
are Lieut. Doris Gagnier, ANC, stationed
in England; Francis Gagnier,
serving in Australia, and Gerald
Gagnier, “stationed in Mississippi.
Mr. Gagnier .also is survived by
four brothers, Samuel and Albert
Gagnier of Springfield. Mass., James
Gagnierof.,;Lincolndale, N.Y., and
Rev. Brother Stanislaus of Manhattan
college.’-New York City; also
two sisters. Mrs. James Seymour of
Malone and Mrs. Louis Regnier of
Springfield, Mass. Another brother,
E. G. S. Gagnier. died in 1939.
Mr. Gagnier was long affiliated
with Clinton Grange. A communicant
of St. Philomena’s church, he
was a member of the parish’s Holy
Name society. For years and until
the time of his death he was.a
trustee of School District No. tr of
his town.
The body is at the Gagnier home.
Funeral services will be held at St.
Philomena’s church on Saturday
morning at ten o’clock.

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