Frances Irene Gagnier



Churubusco Young Lady Becomes
Sister Mary Irene of- the Precious
Blood Just Before Passing Away.

A particularly sad death was that
of Frances Gagnier, aged 25 years,
which occurred at. 4:30 o’clock on
Thursday morning at the home of
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A.
Gagnier, at Cherubusco, following an
illness of over two years with tuberculosis.
About three years ago she entered
the novitiate at St. Joseph’s convent
in Malone* hut owing to 1U health
she was obliged to return to her
home after a tew months, and since
that time she had gradually declined
until the end came peacefully yesterday
morning. On Tuesday aha took
her final vows on her death bed. Rev.
J. P. Murphy, pastor of St. PhHomeua’s
church of Cherubusco, having
been delegated to perform the sacred
ceremony.. He was assisted by Slater
Ursula and Sister Joseph, of *St.
Joseph’s convent, o She assumed the
name of Sister Mary Irene of the Precious
Blood. 4
The deceased wits a young lady of
high character, a general favorite
with all, and her untimely death is
sincerely mourned by a wide circle
of relatives and friends.
Besides her parents she is survived
by four Bisters, Stella, Lillian, Beatrice
and Irene, and two brothers, J.
A. and Austin Gagnier.
Funeral services will be held at
St. Philomena’s church at

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Stella M Gagnier

Press- Republican — Monday, April 24,1978
Stella M Rushford

Plattsburgh- Stella M.
Rushford 89 died Sunday morning
at CVPH Medicial Center
She was born April 6, 1889, in
Churubusco, the daughter of Joseph
and Lena Rufuange Gagnier.
She was a housekeeper ” at St.
Mary’s Rectory in Potsdam for
many years and is the widow of J.
Edgar Rushford. who died in 1S59.
She is survived by three sons,
Gerald of Keeseville, Harold of
Center Reach, Long Island, and
Donald of Plattsburgh; one
^daughter, Mrsr-Wilttam (Theresa)
Lagree of Churubusco; two sisters.
Mrs. Olaf (Beatrice) Patnode of
Plattsburgh and Mrs. Patrick
(Lillian) Ryan of Baldwin; one
sister-in-law. Mrs. Ruth Gagnier of
Plattsburgh, and 11 grandchildren
Calling hours will be held from 7
to- 9 p.m. Monday at the O’Neill-
Redden-Drown Funeral Home in
Plattsburgh from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9
p.m. at the Chateaugay Funeral
Home in Chateaugay Tuesday.
Funeral services will be held at 10
a.m. Wednesday at Immaculate
Heart of Mary Church, Churubusco.
Burial will be in the parish
cemetery in Churubasco.
In lieu of flowers, friends may
donate to the Churubusco Rescue
Squad in Mrs. Rushford’s Memory

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Lillian Gagnier

Press Republican
DECEMBER 15, 1987

Lillian M. Ryan

Lillian M. Ryan, 91, died Saturday,
Dec. 12, 1987, in Wappingers
She was born March 21, 1896,
in Churubusco, the daughter of
Joseph and Lena (Rufiange)
Mrs. Ryan was a graduate of
St. Joseph’s Academy in Malone
in 1916 and the Chateaugay
Training School. She was a
retired teacher.
Survivors include her husband,
Patrick D. Ryan of Wappingers
Falls; a son, Francis Ryan
of Wappingers Falls; a daughter,
Patricia Ryan of Wappingers
Falls; two grandchildren of
Wappingers Falls; and a sisterin-
law, Mrs. Austin (Ruth)
Gagnier of Plattsburgh.
‘.Calling hours will be held at
the O’Neill-Redden-Drown
Funeral Home in Plattsburgh
today and Wednesday from 7 to
9 p.m. Funeral services will be
held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Our
Lady of Victory Church in Plat
tsburgh. Burial will be in immaculate
Heart Cemetery in Churubusco.

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Beatrice Gagnier

Press-Republican-Friday, July 23,1982
Beatrice Patnode

PLATTSBURGH – Mrs. Beatrice
Patnode, 83, died Wednesday night,
July 21, 1982 at the Sacr’ed Heart
Nursing Home.
She was born June 13, 1899 in
Churubusco, the daughter of Joseph
and Lena (Rufiange) Gagnier.
Mrs. I>-&tnojAe^Jmrk£L±-Jsix^.
Merkel’s Department Store as a
Survivors include her husband,
Qlaf Patnode, and orfe sister, Mrs.
Patrick (Lillian)-Ryan of Long
Calling hours may call from 2 to 4
and 7 to 9 p.m today at the O’Neillit
addeiMVown funeral’ s*omi» m
Funeral services are set for 10
a.m. Saturday at St. John’s Church.
Burial will be in Mount Carmel
Cemetery in Plattsburgh.

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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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Hurbert E Gagnier

Press Republican WEDNESDAY,
Hubert E. Gagnier
Gagnier, 81, died Monday, Dec.
4, 1989, in Mary Fletcher Unit
of the Medical Center Hospital
of Vermont in Burlington.
He was born April 8, 1908, in
Churubusco, the son of Edgar
and Jeanette (Patenaude)
Mr. Gagnier was a Fourth
Degree Member of the Knights
of Columbus, a former member
of the Kiwanis Club, treasurer of
the Churubusco Fire Dept. and a
member for many years. He and
his brother, Edgar, owned and
operated Gagnier Brothers
Potato Farm in Churubusco until
his retirement.
Survivors include his wife, the
former Irene Patnode; a daughter,
Mrs. Richard (Elaine) Harrica
of Dannemora; three
brothers, Gerard Gagnier of
Rochester, James Gagnier of
Bethesda, Md., and Edgar
Gagnier of Churubusco; four
sisters, Sister Annette Gagnier
of Kennington, Md., Albertine
Griffith of Long Island, Evelyn
Kissane of Chateaugay and
Sister Regina Gagnier of Wilmington,
Del.; and four grandchildren,
Bree, Shann, Pat and Jon.
Calling hours will be held at
-O’Neill-Redden-Drown -Funeral
Home in Dannemora today from
2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral
services will be held Thursday at
9:30 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Church,
Dannemora. Burial will be in St.
Edmund’s Cemetery, Ellenburg,
this spring.
Memorial donations may be
made to the Dannemora Fire
Dept. Rescue Squad.

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Edgar George Stanislaus Gagnier



Prominent Farmer, Former
Supervisor, Succumbs
At Age of 60

E. G. S. Gagnier, 60, prominent
farmer of the town of Clinton, died
yesterday Morning” at 6:00 O’c-lock at
Ills home at CHURUBUSCO. following
illness of about three weeks.
Edgar George Stanislaus Gagnier
was a native of the town of Clinton
and was born at CHURUBUSCO on
July 21. 1879. a son of Albert and
Clorintha (Forand) Gagnier. He attended
the district schools of the
town and later followed studies at
Chateaugay High school. He later
married Miss Jeanette Patnode
of St Antonie P.Q
As a young man he took up Farm-
ing on a large scale and for the
past quarter century or more has
specialized in seed potatoes. In
recent years his crops were certified
as seed by the New York State
seed potatoes became internationally
famous, being sought for plantings
in various parts of the world.
One hundred and eighty-six acres
of fertile land on the ‘Gagnier farm
at CHURUBUSCO were devoted each
year to the growing Of certified
seed. In addition, Mr. Gagnier owned ‘
a 288-acre farm in the town of
Malone and an additional 200-acre
pasture and woodlot in the town
of Clinton.
Mr. Gagnier was active in town
politics, being a staunch Democrat
and from 1931 to 1936 represented
his town on the Clinton county
board of supervisors. A few years
ago he was Democratic candidate
for member of assembly.
Mr. Gagnier is survived by his
widow, four daughters and four
sons. They are:- Rev. Sister Mary
Edgar of the Nuns of the Holy
Cross, Columbus, Ohio.; Miss Albertine
Gagnier, a teacher in Riverhead,
L. I., Miss Evelyn Gagnier,
a teacher in Franklin county; Rev.
Sister Stanislaus Marie of the order
of Ursuline Nuns, Malone; Hubert
Gagnier, CHURUBUSCO; Girard Gagnier,
a medical student in Washington,
D. C; James Gagnier, an
attorney in Washington, D. C, and
Edgar Gagnier, CHURUBUSCO. Two
sisters and five brothers also survive.
They are:- Mrs. James Seymour
of Bellmont; Mrs. Clara Regnier,
Springfield, Mass.; Albert
and Samuel Gagnier of Springfield,
Mass.; Joseph Gagnier of CHURUBUSCO;
Edmund Gagnier (now Brother
Stanislaus of the Christian
Brothers) Lincolndale, N. Y, and
James Gagnier also of Lincolndale.
Mr. Gagnier was a communicant
of St. Philomena’s R. C. church,
CHURUBUSCO, from which the funeral
will be held, Saturday morning at
10 o’clock. Burial will be in the
church cemetery.

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Evelyn Gagnier

ress Republican
Clinton County, NY

Evelyn Kissane
Chateaugay ? Evelyn Kissane, 91, formerly of Chateaugay, died at the Franklin County Nursing Home, Malone, N.Y., early Tuesday morning, Nov. 5, 2002.

She was born in Churubusco, N.Y., on July 6, 1911, the daughter of Edgar and Jeannette (Patneaude) Gagnier.

Evelyn was married to the late James Kissane on Aug. 26, 1942, in St. Joseph’s Rectory, Malone. He predeceased her on Dec. 6, 1987.

Mrs. Kissane is survived by two sisters, Albertine Griffith of Old Bethpage, Long Island and Sister Regina Gagnier of Wilmington, Del.; a brother, James Gagnier of Bethesda, Md.; a sister-in-law Julia Kissane formerly of Chateaugay; many nieces and nephews all of whom loved her very much.

Besides her husband, she was predeceased by her parents; three brothers, Hubert, Gerard and Edgar Gagnier, and a sister, Annette Gagnier.

Evelyn first attended school at St. Ann?s Convent in Lachine, Quebec. After graduating from St. Joseph’s Academy in Malone, Evelyn continued her studies at Teachers Training Class in Chateaugay. She went on to complete her teaching degree at Plattsburgh State Teachers College. Evelyn pursued her teaching career as a remedial reading specialist until her retirement.

She was a member of the Retired Teachers Association and a communicant of St. Patrick’s Church, Chateaugay.

Evelyn was a devoted and loving wife. After her husband James’ death, she enjoyed extensive traveling and visiting with family. She had a full and wonderful life.

Calling hours will be held at the Chateaugay Funeral Home on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2002, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Funeral services will follow at 12:30 p.m. in St. Patrick’s Church with Rev. Ray Moreau officiating.

Burial will take place at St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Chateaugay.

Donations in the form of Masses for Evelyn and James Kissane would be greatly appreciated.


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Edgar Gagnier

Press Republican
Clinton County, New York

Edgar G. S. Gagnier
Chateaugay  Edgar G. S. Gagnier, 82, formerly of Chateaugay died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2002, at the Alice Hyde Nursing Home, Malone, N.Y.

He was born in Churubusco, N.Y., on Sept. 7, 1919, the son of Edgar and Jeannette (Patneaude) Gagnier.

He was married to Bernice Aldrich on Feb. 16, 1945, in St. Patrick?s Church, Washington D.C. She predeceased him on Oct. 13, 2000.

Mr. Gagnier is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry and Michaele Gagnier of Chazy Lake, N.Y., Glen and Dorothy Gagnier of Croghan, N.Y., John and Cindy Gagnier of Valparaiso, Ind.; two daughters and a son-in-law, Janet and Daniel Waldron of Chateaugay Lake, N.Y., and Giesele LaClair of Cadyville, N.Y.; 15 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one brother, James Gagnier of Washington D.C.; three sisters, Albertine Griffith of Old Bethpage, Long Island, Evelyn Kissane of Chateaugay, N.Y., and Sister Regina Gagnier of Wilmington, Del.

Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; a granddaughter, Danielle Waldron; and two brothers, Hubert and Gerard Gagnier; and a sister, Annette Gagnier.

After graduating from Chateaugay High School in 1936, Mr. Gagnier attended Notre Dame and Cornell Universities then returned home to run “Gagnier Brothers Certified Seed Potatoes” with his brother, Hubert, for the next 40 years until his son, Jerry, joined him in 1980.

During that time, in addition to assisting his wife, Bernie, in raising five children and becoming a pilot, Ed ran for State Assemblyman and Senator, was an active member and director of the NYS Certified Seed Association, served on the board of directors of Clinton Community College, belonged to the Empire State Potato Club, the Council K of C in Chateaugay, Our Lady of Victory Assembly K of C, BPOE 1303 in Malone for 60 years and a charter and lifelong member of the Ellenburg Kiwanis Club.

Ed also enjoyed hunting with his friends at Johnson?s Hunting Club and other places.

Calling hours will be Saturday, Sept. 7, 2002, at the Chateaugay Funeral Home from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Funeral services will follow at 1:30 p.m. in St. Patrick?s Church, with Rev. Ray Moreau officiating. Cremation will take place at Whispering Maples Inc., Ellenburg Depot.


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Delia Gagnier


Mrs. Delia Patnode
Mrs Delia Patnode passed away
suddenly at her home in Ellenburg
Center at 8:15 o’clock Sunday evening.
She had been in declining
health for two or Three years, but
her demise was brought about by a
sadden attack of Indigestion, which
terminated in her death after an
hour’s illness.
Mrs. Patnode was born 72 years
ago in Clinton, a daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Albert Gagnier, pioneer
residents of that town. Fifty-three
years ago she was united in marriage
to Peter Patnode. who passed
away twelve years ago. Following
their marriage they resided for a
time in Clinton, later moving to
Ellenburg, which place had been
their home for the past thirty rears.
Mrs. Patnode was a woman of
fine attainments and possessed a
Christian character that reflected!
in an outstanding way to those who
were favored with her acquaintance.
she was a fond and loving mother,
giving her greatest endeavors to
those who were near and dear to
her. She was held in the highest
regard in the community and her
death is sincerely mourned by a
multitude of friends
She leaves surviving nine children,
Mrs. Frank Regnler. of Springfield,
Man., Edward, William E.,
and Samuel, of Ellenburg Center,
Stella, or Schenectady, Martha, who
resides at home, Mrs. Otis Brothers,
of Chazy, Mrs. Lawrence Broderick,
of Chateaugay, and Clarence, of
Churubusco; also two sisters and
six brothers, Mrs. James Seymour,
of Bellmont, Mrs. Louis Reenter, of
Springfield, Mass., Edgar G 8. and
Joseph Gagnier. of Churubusco, Albert
and Samuel, of Springfield,
Mass., James, of Malone, and Brogtant.
Funeral services were held at St.
Edmund’s Church in; Ellenburg, on
Wednesday morning, Rev. O. A.
Boyer officiating.

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