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Richard Terrance
B: 1942-10-23
D: 2020-09-16
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Terrance, Richard
Sueellen Plantz
B: 1956-07-14
D: 2020-09-16
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Plantz, Sueellen
Betty Charleson
B: 1931-01-19
D: 2020-09-13
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Charleson, Betty
Karen Rivers
B: 1964-10-30
D: 2020-09-12
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Rivers, Karen
Lawrence Atwater
B: 1943-04-27
D: 2020-09-12
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Atwater, Lawrence
Shari Gibson
B: 1937-06-29
D: 2020-09-10
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Gibson, Shari
Beverly Avadikian
B: 1929-08-24
D: 2020-09-08
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Avadikian, Beverly
Thomas Plastino
B: 1942-10-06
D: 2020-09-06
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Plastino, Thomas
Timothy Cole
B: 1968-04-10
D: 2020-09-06
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Cole, Timothy
Patrick Austin
B: 1950-09-28
D: 2020-09-02
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Austin, Patrick
Janet Young
B: 1936-07-29
D: 2020-09-01
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Young, Janet
Gary Ames
B: 1962-03-21
D: 2020-08-31
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Ames, Gary
Melissa Papineau
B: 1977-05-20
D: 2020-08-31
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Papineau, Melissa
Robert Boots
B: 1961-07-09
D: 2020-08-30
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Boots, Robert
Mary Johnson
B: 1944-05-01
D: 2020-08-28
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Johnson, Mary
Gene Davis
B: 1938-12-28
D: 2020-08-26
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Davis, Gene
Mary Spagnolo
B: 1942-07-21
D: 2020-08-21
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Spagnolo, Mary
Angus Adams
B: 1972-05-30
D: 2020-08-13
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Adams, Angus
Gerald Matteo
B: 1938-06-18
D: 2020-08-12
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Matteo, Gerald
Gary Donaldson
B: 1945-07-03
D: 2020-08-08
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Donaldson, Gary
Ida Bisnett
B: 1929-04-11
D: 2020-08-07
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Bisnett, Ida

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2020-03-31
March 23, 2020 FUNERAL GUIDELINES DURING THE COVID-19 CRISIS 1. The Donaldson and Donaldson-Seymour Funeral Home is required to adhere to the regulations set forth by the NYS Department of Health, St. Lawrence and Franklin Public Health, and CDC. In coordination with the Canadian Health officials, Mohawk Council of Akwesasne, and the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe. 2. This funeral home will continue to serve the needs of the community regards to the death of a community with full staff but, under the following guidelines. A. Viewings/Visitations may occur privately for IMMEDIATE family members only at the Funeral Home with no more than 10 people in the building at one time (including staff) with social distance measures in place. B. Funeral Services are encouraged to be done in an outside environment (cemetery) but, may be performed at the funeral home under the above stated guidelines. C. Burial and/or cremation is encouraged to be done at this time, again under the same guidelines. i. Provisions may be made if burial grounds are not suitable for burial at this time (too wet). However, burial should be done as soon after such provision. D. Memorial services, celebrations of life, memorial meals may be coordinated after the mass gathering restrictions are be lifted. 3. IMMEDIATE family is listed as spouse, parents, children, grandchildren, siblings of deceased – as the Executive Order states as few as possible with social distances in place. We at Donaldson Funeral Home will accommodate families that are larger than 10, allowing periods of time to “cycle” immediate family members through for a ‘private viewing’ period. These will be limited time slots. 4. Due to the fact that we are serving multiple families with these same restrictions and the requirement to clean our facilities in between uses, timing of services may be impacted. 5. Should a person be in self-quarantine or show any symptoms, we would ask that they not enter the building for the safety of the visitors and staff. 6. We realize there are many funeral customs honored throughout the Native American community, we will do our best to honor those customs, however not all may be able to be honored in a timely manner including visitations/viewing in the personal home, church, or Longhouse setting. 7. These guidelines are in place for all services for individuals who are attending services for a person that is NOT infected with the COVID-19 illness. Should the death occur due the COVID -19 illness a completely different set of procedures may be put into place. 8. These provisions are set in place, not as an inconvenience to us, but as a manner to prevent a mass infected incident that could result with mass casualties. 9. As this is a very fluid situation, these guidelines may change at any given time and without much notice. Respectfully, Chad W. Green, Owner
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Email: donaldsonfh@centralny.twcbc.com
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