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Mary Cady
B: 1921-06-03
D: 2018-10-18
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Cady, Mary
Joyce Bush
B: 1940-04-16
D: 2018-10-17
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Bush, Joyce
Wallace Mitchell
B: 2018-03-17
D: 2018-10-14
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Mitchell, Wallace
Nelson Sawatis
B: 1943-12-27
D: 2018-10-12
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Sawatis, Nelson
Wayne Lytle
B: 1949-09-25
D: 2018-10-10
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Lytle, Wayne
Kerney Cole
B: 1938-01-20
D: 2018-10-06
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Cole, Kerney
Richard Loffler
B: 1939-11-06
D: 2018-09-30
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Loffler, Richard
Melody Gravel
B: 1969-06-08
D: 2018-09-30
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Gravel, Melody
Ross Kenney
B: 1934-02-16
D: 2018-09-29
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Kenney, Ross
Robert Larche
B: 1932-04-07
D: 2018-09-28
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Larche, Robert
Marie Ryan
B: 1937-05-06
D: 2018-09-27
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Ryan, Marie
Stanley Anderson
B: 1929-06-25
D: 2018-09-27
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Anderson, Stanley
Barbara White
B: 1935-01-07
D: 2018-09-23
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White, Barbara
John Belanger
B: 1930-12-28
D: 2018-09-23
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Belanger, John
Elaine Carvill
B: 1922-11-02
D: 2018-09-21
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Carvill, Elaine
Edna Cook
B: 1951-08-17
D: 2018-09-19
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Cook, Edna
Glenn Donnelly
B: 1962-03-30
D: 2018-09-18
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Donnelly, Glenn
Kim Atkinson
B: 1964-11-22
D: 2018-09-18
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Atkinson, Kim
Gilbert Hollinger
B: 1949-05-31
D: 2018-09-17
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Hollinger, Gilbert
William Locascio
B: 1939-11-07
D: 2018-09-15
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Locascio, William
Cecilia Point
B: 1938-07-20
D: 2018-09-09
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Point, Cecilia

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Email: donaldsonfh@centralny.twcbc.com
(315) 769-3579 Donaldson Funeral Home, Inc.
100 North Main Street
Massena, NY 13662
Email: donaldsonfh@centralny.twcbc.com
(315) 769-3579 Donaldson Funeral Home, Inc.
100 North Main Street
Massena, NY 13662
Email: donaldsonfh@centralny.twcbc.com
(315) 769-3579 Donaldson Funeral Home, Inc.
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