Selina Gonyea

The Malone Farmer 1935


Mrs. Salome Hooper, an aged and
respected resident of Malone died
last Wednesday at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. David Stuart, in So.
Malone. She had been ill four days
Mrs.. Hooper was 82 years old.
She- was born in Malone, a daughter
of the late Alexander Gonyea.
She married Alphonse Hooper who
preceded her in death many years
She was a devout member of
Notre Dame Church and was devoted
to her home and family. Her
passing will be mourned by a large
circle of Friends.
She is survived by six sons and
one daughter: Silas Hooper of
Heuvelton, Eli of Potaam, Henry,
Robert, Arthur and Charles of Malone
and Mrs Sturart of South Malone.
The funeral was held Friday
morning at Notre Dame Church. Interment
was in the Notre Dame Cemetery.

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Christopher Gonyea

Chataegay Record
Christopher Gonyea

On September 2, 1929,. Christopher
Gonyea died at his home in Churu-
busco. He was born in Northern
Creek, Canada. in the year 1837
and came to reside in Chateaugay
when a very young boy. He Was
married to Jane Nicliols, of Canada
in 1857 and brought  his young
bride to the land which was then a
 wilderness where he made his home
 until death,
 Together they struggled through
I the hardships and perils of pioneer
days. Together they built their
home, enjoying the companionship of
each other and the laughter of their
children. Together they enjoved
the low of grown up sons and
 daunuters and with joy noted the
arrival of each grandchild. Together
they were always, the years
 of companionship with ils sorrows
and joys bringing to them a greater
love and respect for each other.
Almost a Paradise on earth they
made for each other in their de-
 dining years and then when finally
Mrs. Gonyea died in 1929 the world
suddeny lost its sunshine for Mr.
Gonyea. The remainder of his
years were spent in grieving for her
whom he so loved and praying that
he might join her in that Paradise
that has no ending.
A man of the true pioneer spirit
Mr. Gonyea was ever ready to help
those in need. With a rare good
humor and a love of innocent fun
his friends always found him only
too glad to be of any assistance he
might he to them. A man of sterling
character Mr. Gonyea left nothing
to be desired in a fine citizen
and a christian.
He leaves to mourn his death four
daughters and three sons, Mrs. Hannah
Gourley, of Keene, N. H., Mrs.
Nina Smith, of Clinton, Mass., Mrs.
Delia Laclair and Mrs. C. E. Ikeler
both of Churubusco, William Gon-
yea, of Woonsocket, R. I., Edward
Gonyea, of Clinton, Mass., and Samuel
Gonyea, of Hyde Park. Vt.
Funeral services were held at St.
Philomena’s church on Wednesday
morning, Rev. A. P. Landry offlclating

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James G Gonyea


James G. Gonyea

Died February 25th
James G. Gonyea, Malone,
died in the Alice Hyde Hospital
Malone, last Tuesday afternoon
where he had been a patient,
since he was hurt in a two car
accident on January 13th on^
the Brainardsville Road.
The deceased was born in Ch-
ateaugay on March 23, 1838. a
son of the late Dennis and So
phia (LaPortel Gonyea. :
Mr. Gonyea worked in thei
mines at Lyon Mountain and!
also operated a farm in Chat-,
eaugay, and a grocery store at
Chateaugay. He had resided on
his present farm for 30 years.
Mr. Gonyea was an assessor;
for the town of Bellmont forj
eight years. He retired four
years ago.
On November 22, 1916, his
marriage to Miss Florence Davis
took place. He was a member
of Notre Dame Church in
Surviving are Ms wife and
one sister, Mrs- Minnie Peach,
Funeral services took place
last Friday morning at Notre
Dame Church. Malone. Burial
will be made in St. Bernard’s
cemetery, Lyon Mountain in the

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Dennis Gonyea Jr



Dennis Gonyea, 82, died at his
son’s home at Lyon Mountain early
Friday morning’, August 6.
He is survived by one son; his
widow, Mrs. Dennis Gonyea; three
bi others, Fred of Lyon Mountain,
Michael of Merrill and James of
Malone ;and three sisters, Mrs. Edward
Read of Merrill, Mrs. McCaslind
of Lake Placid and Mrs. Agnes
White or Detroit, Mich.

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Dennis Gonyea


Gonyea- At Chateaugay Lake
Dec. 28, of acute indigestion, Dennis
Gonyea, a resident of Chateaugay Lake
for 35 years.
Deceased is survived by six sons
and three daughters, Dennis, Michael,
James and Fred, of Merrill; Philip, of
Gabriels; Moses, of Worcester, Mass.;
Mrs William White, of Chateaugay,
and Mrs. Merritt McCasland and Mrs.
Edward Peach, of Bannerhouse.

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Minnie D Gonyea

Chateaugay Record, Wednesday, Jan.17, 1979
Rites Held For
Mrs. Peach

Mrs. Minnie D. Peach, 96, of
Malone died Thursday, January
4, 1979 at the Mansion Nursing
home where he had been a patient
since 1972.
Born at Chateaugay Lake,
November 23,1882, she was a
daugher of Dennis and Sophie
LaPorte Goneya.
She was married to Edward
Peach who died in 1956. They
operated a farm in Merrill until
1955 when they moved to the
Brainardsville Road in the town
of Malone.
Only nieces and nephews survive.
She was predeceased by two
sisters, Mrs. Agnes White and
Mrs. Adelia McCasland, and six
brothers, Dennis, Mote, Eli,
Frederick, Michael and James.
There were no calling hours at
the Desnoyers Funeral Home.
Funeral services were held Saturday
at 9 a.m. in the chapel.
Burial will be in St. Francis
Cemetery, Constable.

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Frederick Gonyea

Frederick Gonyea Sr.

 LYON MOUNTAIN — Frederick
Gonyea Sr., formerly of Lyon
Mountain died Thursday at the
home of his daughter, Mrs. John
Ryan, 20 Magnolia Ave., Albany.
He is survived by four sons, Frederick
Gonyea Jr. and Wilbur Gonyea
of Plattsburgh, Wilfred Gonyea of
Tupper Lake and Edward Gonyea of
Lyon Mountain; six daughters, Mrs
Ryan, Mrs. James McKinney
Mrs. James Carron of Lyon Mount-
tain, Mrs. Victor LaPorte of Platts-
burgh. , Mrs. Reginald. Brooks of Al –
bany and Mrs. Doris McKinney of
Albany; two brothers, James Gonyea
of Malone and Michael Gonyea of
Chateaugay; two sisters, Mrs. Delia
McOasland of Lake Placid and Mrs.
EJdward Peach of Chateaugay Lake.
Funeral services will be held Mon-
day morning at St. Bernard’s Church
in Lyon Mountain.
Burial will be in St. Patrick’s Cemtery
ln Chateaugay.
The body is at the home of Mrs.
McKinney ln Lyon Mountain.

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Michael Gonyea

Chateaugay Record FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 1957


Michael Gonyea died at his home
in Merrill on Wednesday, January
16th after a short illness.
Mr. Gonyea was born In Redford
on August 1, 1874. He was the son
of the late Dennis and Sophie (La-
Porte) Gonyea.
He moved to Chateaugay Lake
when he was a small boy and lived
the remainder of his life there,
where he was engaged in farming
with his son, Henry.
On January 24, 1910, he was married
to Nina S. Tavernier, of Churubusco,
New York. To this union six
children were born, four of whom
survive: one son, Henry, of Merrill;
and three daughters, Mrs. Marie Titus,
of Malone; and Mrs. Herbert
(Claire) Herron and Mrs. Edwin
(Laura) Buck, of Dannemora; and
eleven grandchildren.
Also surviving are one brother,
James, of Malone; and two sisters,
Mrs. Adelia McCasland, of Lake
Placid; and Mrs. Minnie Peach, of
Malone, and many nieces and nephews.
Mr. Gonyea was a communicant, of
St. Bernard’s Roman CathoHc Church
at Lyon Mountain where funeral
services were held Saturday morning
at 10 o’clock with a mass of reouiem.
The body was placed in the
vault in the church cemetery to await
burial in the spring.
Many friends and relatives attended.
Many floral and mass offerings
attested to the deep affection in
which he was held by all who knew
Pall bearers were: Raymond and
I>eonard Tavernier, Shirley and Edward
Gonyea, Carl Blow and Lawrence

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Richard S. Gonyea


Richard S. Gonyea

Richard S. Gonyea, 50, of 292
Park St., Tupper Lake died Saturday,
November 22,1997 at his home.
Born on August 24, 1947 in
Tupper Lake he was the son of
Richard and Jeannie (McLear)
He attended local schools and
was inducted into the U.S. Army on
June 22, 1967. Mr. Gonyea served
for two years as a Medical Corpsman
in Vietnam and was honorably
discharged on June 20,1969. He was
a recipient of the Purple Heart,
Vietnam Service Medal with two
Bronze Service Stars, Republic of
Vietnam Campaign Medal, National
Defense Service Medal and the
Combat Medical Badge.
Following service Mr. Gonyea
returned to Tupper Lake where he
worked as a logger for Draper Corp
and Yorkshire Timber and was a
truck driver for Kavanagh Trucking.
He was a member of the VFW
Post 3120 and was Past Commander
and Chaplain, member of the
Disabled American Veterans Chapter
180, Tupper Lake Fire Department
Company 5, and the Tuesday Night
Bowling League. For the past
several years he organized and judged
the annual VFW winter shuffle-board
Besides his mother, he is
survived by one daughter, Deborah
Ogden of Virginia Beach, VA; one
grandchild, Nicole; longtime
companion Geraldine Jones of
Tupper Lake; one brother, Bruce
Gonyea of Tupper Lake; one sister,
Mrs. Stephen (Nancy) LaPierre of
Tupper Lake; several nieces and
nephews, aunts and uncles.
Calling hours were held for
Mr. Gonyea Monday, November 24
at the Rennell Funeral Home in
Tupper Lake. A Funeral Mass was
held on Tuesday, November 25 at
St Alphonsus Church with Msgr.
Edmund Dumas celebrating. Burial
will be in St. Alphonsus Cemetery
with Full Military Honors in May.
Those wishing to remember
Mr. Gonyea through donations are
asked to consider High Peaks
Hospice or the Tupper Lake
Volunteer Rescue Squad.

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Stephen D Gonyea


Stephen D. Gonyea

Stephen D. Gonyea, 49, of
Saranac Lake, died Tuesday,
September 3,2002 at his home.
Born on July 26, 1953 in
Tapper Lake, he was the son of
liouis and Rita (Duplantie)
• Mr. Gonyea graduated from
tupper Lake High School class
0f 1972. On June 30, 1972 he
enlisted in the U.S. Marine
Corps and was honorably
discharged in 1974. He returned
to Tupper Lake and worked at
various jobs throughout the trilakes.
He resided in Saranac Lake
for the past year.
He is survived by a
daughter, Stephanie of
Wilmington; one brother, Daniel
of Tupper Lake; five sisters,
Cheryl and her husband, John
Dukette of Clintonville; Cindy
and her husband, William
LeBlanc; Karla and her husband,
Michael Clark; Bonnie and her
husband, John Churco and
Candy Gonyea all of Tupper
Lake, and several nieces and
Calling hours were held
Thursday, September 5 at the
Fortune-Keough-Rennell Funeral
Home in Tupper Lake. A funeral
service was held Friday at 11
a.m. at the funeral home with the
Rev. Donald Kramberg
officiating. Burial followed in St.
Alphonsus cemetery with full
military honors.
Those wishing to make
memorial contributions are asked
to consider the Tupper Lake
Honor Guard in care of the
funeral home

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