Clare E. Young

May 13, 2012  

GREIG, N.Y.  —  Clare E. Young, 87, of Brantingham Road, Greig, died Saturday, May 12.

Born Oct. 5, 1924, at home in the Town of New Bremen, a daughter of the late Wesley and Mary Bush Bockenheim, she graduated from Father Leo Memorial School.  

She married Stanley H. Young Jr. on Sept. 24, 1946, at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church, Croghan. The couple owned and operated a dairy farm in Denmark from 1946 to 1971, before moving to the Brantingham area. Mrs. Young worked in the housekeeping department at the Lewis County General Hospital from 1975 to 1988.

Mrs. Young was of the Roman Catholic faith.  

Surviving are nine children and their spouses, Elizabeth and Tom Polarolo, New Hartford, Geraldine and Michael Woolschlager, Lowville, Elaine Young, Greig, Janet and Stephen Roberts, Prospect, Conn., Janice and Paul Kampnich, Croghan, Bruce and Susan Young, Brantingham, Joyce and Rod Mallette, Brantingham, Charles Young, Glenfield, and James and Cynthia Young, Lyons Falls; a brother and his wife, Stephen and Winifred Buckingham, Croghan; a sister, Martha Campany, Lowville; 19 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  

She was predeceased by her siblings, Mary Edwards, Margaret Kuhl, Louis and Claude Bockenheim, Dorothy Bockenheim, twin sisters, Arletha Bockenheim and Anita Yousey.

A Latin Tridentine Mass will be said noon Wednesday, May 16, at Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., with Rev. Matthew Newman, Congregation of St. Pias V, Round Top, officiating. Burial will follow in Brantingham Cemetery. There are no calling hours.  

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Clare’s name to Congregation of St. Pias V, Immaculate Heart Seminary, P.O. Box 56, Round Top, NY, 12473.

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Information provided by Iseneker Funeral Home of Lowville and Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.