Edward J Bushey

ALTONA — Edward J. Bushey Sr., 97, of the Irona Road, passed away Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010, at CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh with his loving family by his side. He was born in Altona, N.Y., Aug. 2, 1912, the son of George and Alphosenia Bushey.

Edward worked for the New York State Department of Corrections at Clinton Correctional Facility as a correction officer for 33 years, retiring in 1973 and also operated a dairy farm in Altona. After retiring, he drove for the Retired Senior Volunteer Program in Clinton County and was a member of the Good Fellowship Club in Mooers, N.Y. Edward served as town councilman in the Town of Altona from 1986 to 1991. He enjoyed horse racing and traveling to Saratoga Race Track. His greatest love were Sunday dinners with his family and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Edward is survived by five children, Barbara Williams of Altona, Brenda Rabideau and her husband Milton of Altona, Donna Dragoon and her husband Larry of West Chazy, Edward Bushey Jr. and his wife Betty of Altona, Richard Bushey of Altona; 11 grandchildren, Mary Williams and her companion Norm Bonneau, Amy Stevenson and her husband Rich, Debbie LaPier and her companion Ray Gaudreau, David Rabideau and his wife Sue, Kelly Gilman and her companion Lance Forkey, Aaron Dragoon and his wife Michelle, Tara Dragoon and her companion Dennis Hoyt, Jason Bushey and his wife Nicole, Kristie Gregory and her husband Jessie, Heather Magoon and her husband Allen and Bradley Bushey; eight great-grandchildren, Barry LaPier, Troy Rabideau, Brittany Williams, Ethan Stevenson, Calvin and Kelsey Magoon, McKenna and Brayden Bushey and Kaleb Gregory; a sister, Leona Willette of Florida; and several nieces and nephews also survive him. Edward was predeceased by his parents; his wife, Ellen Mary Bushey; seven brothers; two sisters; and a grandson, Steven Williams.

Calling hours will be Sunday, Jan. 31, 2010, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home in Altona. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Monday, Feb. 1, 2010, at 10 a.m. from Holy Angel’s Church in Altona. Burial will follow in Whispering Maples Mausoleum in Ellenburg Depot.

Donations in Edward’s memory may be made to Altona Volunteer Fire Department.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Home, 3123 Miner Farm Road, Altona, NY 12910. Online condolences and memorial candles may be offered at http://www.brownfuneralhomeinc.com.

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