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Barbara Deon

Barbara E. Deon (Martin)

Friday, April 21st, 1933 - Friday, October 4th, 2019
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MASSENA – Barbara E. Deon, 86, a resident of Clarkson Avenue passed away early Friday morning, October 4, 2019 at the University of Vermont Health Network – CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh after a brief illness.

Barbara was born April 21, 1933 in Valleyfield, Quebec, the daughter of the late George and Mary Louise Martin. On August 9, 1953, she married Edward L. Deon, Jr. in Clifton Springs. He predeceased her in October 1989.

Barbara was a homemaker who dedicated her life to raising her family. Before her marriage, she worked for a time at Domtar Paper Company and a shoe store in Cornwall. While her husband was living, she greatly enjoyed traveling for family vacations. She also enjoyed cooking, flower gardening, and cherished the time she was able to spend with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She is survived by her six children and their spouses, Debbie Babcock of Massena; Bruce and Donna Deon of Dracut, Massachusetts; Sandra and Steve Kinnear of Cicero; Randy Deon of; Scott and Connie Deon of Newburgh, Indiana; and Craig Deon of New Hartford, New York; her daughter-in-law, Charlene Deon of Whitesboro, NY; her grandchildren, Heather Babcock-Doe, Bruce Deon, Jr., Erica and Evan Abramson, Ryan and Brandi Kinnear, Kyle Kinnear, and Ashley, Justin, and Matthew Deon; her great grandchildren, Nathaniel, Hayden, Emma, Evelyn, and Elise; two step great grandchildren, Corey and Cody; her companion of many years, Bernie Breault; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and her husband, she was predeceased by a son-in-law, Bill Babcock; daughter-in-law, Merry Deon; and her siblings, Joe, Harvey, Rose, Dorothy, Florence, Marguerite, and Shirley.

Friends may call Monday 11:00 – 1:30 PM at the Donaldson Funeral Home, Massena, where funeral services will be held at 1:30 PM with Rev. Mark Reilly, officiating. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family in St. Lawrence Cemetery, North Lawrence.

Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to a charity of one’s choice.
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  • Visitation

    Monday, October 7th, 2019 | 11:00am - 1:30pm
    Monday, October 7th, 2019 11:00am - 1:30pm
    Donaldson Funeral Home
    100 North Main Street
    MASSENA, NY 13662
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  • Service

    Monday, October 7th, 2019 | 1:30pm
    Monday, October 7th, 2019 1:30pm
    Donaldson Funeral Home
    100 North Main Street
    MASSENA, NY 13662
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    Rev. Mark Reilly
  • Interment

    St. Lawrence Cemetery - North Lawrence
    County Route 55
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Charlene Deon

Posted at 11:17am
To the Deon Family,

My deepest heartfelt sympathies to each of you at this time. Your mom/grandmother was a very special lady, filled with spunk and laughter. And oh how she loved her family. Children, grandchildren, great grandchildren. You were her life. Her legacy lives on in each one of you in some way. Some of you have her looks, some have her smile, some have her personality. Each of you carries a piece of her and that is something to be treasured. Hang on to the memories, the good times, hang on to each other, to family and hang on to the Lord Jesus Christ in whom you will find the strength, the comfort, the peace and love during the difficult times. May you feel His loving arms wrapped around you during the days, weeks and months ahead. God bless each and every one of you.

Sandy Kinnear Posted at 01:07pm

Thank you so much for the kind words Charlene. God bless you as well. ❤

Matthew Deon

Posted at 10:29am
Grandma, I will miss visiting you at your house with my dad. I really enjoyed our sleepovers. I wish I could have seen you one more time here in this world but that 's ok. You are with Jesus now. I know I will see you again. I will love you always and forever. Matthew Deon

Fred Deno

Posted at 09:58am
Debbie, Bruce, Sandy, Randy, Scott and Craig,
My Sincere Condolences and Sympathy for the loss of your mother. I will always remember my Lawrenceville neighbors.
I have enjoyed crossing paths with your mother many times over the years in Massena.
Fred Deno (Junior)
Massena, NY


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