Luella M. Gyingyelegan

June 1, 2012 

CARTHAGE, N.Y.    Luella M. "Ginger" Gyingyelegan, 82, of 34373 Route 26, died Friday afternoon, June 1, at her residence where she was under the care of her family and Hospice of Jefferson County.

Born Sept. 5, 1929, in Detriot, Mich., the daughter of the late Joseph and Mabel Hubbard Girard, she was a 1947 graduate of Hartland High School and moved to New York the same year. 

She married Louis Gyingyelegan on Nov. 24, 1951, at St. Rita’s Church in Deferiet with the Rev. Quinn officiating. Louis died Sept. 3, 2001. 

From 1967 until Nov. 1, 1990, she worked as a custodian for the St. Regis Paper Company in Deferiet. 

Luella was a member of St. Rita's Church and the Carthage Area Hospital Auxiliary.

She loved to cook and entertain her family.

Survivors include two daughters and their husbands: Patricia M. and Timothy Turpin, Carthage, and Anne M. and Robert Fleming, Croghan; two sons and their wives, Richard J. and Sherri Ginger, Black River, and Joseph A. and Kris Ginger, Carthage; five grandsons, two step granddaughters and two great-grandchildren; a brother and his wife, Gerald and Shirley Girard, Hurricane, Utah; and nieces and nephews. 

A brother, Louis Girard, died before her.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 5, at St. Rita's Church with Rev. Garvin Demarias officiating. Burial will be in Black River Cemetery. Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, June 4, at the Bezanilla-McGraw Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Rita’s Church, Deferiet, NY 13628 or to Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham St. Watertown, NY 13601.

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Information provided by Bezanilla-McGraw Funeral Home and Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.