Garnet Birchenough, 89, died early Tuesday morning, April
18, with family present. He was under the care of Hospice
and the Lewis County Residential Health Care Facility.
Born Nov. 14, 1927, in the town of Pinckney, the son of the
late Arthur F. and Anna C. (Maher) Birchenough, he graduated
from Lowville Free Academy in 1945 and served in the U.S.
Army from 1946 to 1947 in the Occupation Forces of the
Philippines. After his military service he worked on area
farms. He worked for Payne Jones starting in 1957 and
retired from Fibermark in 1989 after 32 and half years.
Maurice married Theresa F. Bush on Sept. 30, 1950, at St.
Peterís Catholic Church in New
Bremen, with Rev. Sixtus OíConnor officiating.
The couple made their home on the Bardo Road. Theresa died
Jan. 1, 2011.
survived by his twelve children, Stephen
and Marjorie, Turin; James and Pamela, Mexico, NY; Neil and
Emma, Lowville; Mark and Linda, Castorland; Ann and Douglas
Wolff, Croghan; Amy and Donald Kraeger, Lowville; Wayne and
Kathy, New Bremen; Howard and Paula, Oregon, OH; Philip and
Juli, Lowville; Donald and Tammi, Lowville, Colonel Helen
Birchenough, Arlington, VA; and Roy and Diane, Lowville; 26
grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren; several nieces,
nephews and cousins; a
sister, Theresa Brown, Sand Pond; and several sisters and
predeceased by his grandson, Jacob J. Birchenough; a daughter-in-law, Karen Johnson Birchenough; his
brothers, Thomas, Oswald, John, Llewellyn, Robert, Harold,
Francis, Andre Birchenough; his sisters, Mary Barker,
Marcella Bouboulis, Dorothy Goutermount, and infant sister
a communicant of St. Peterís Catholic Church, a member of
the Lewis County Memorial Post #6912 V.F.W., and a member of
Beaver Lake Hunting Club in Edwards. He enjoyed hunting,
fishing and golfing.
Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 20, at
Sundquist Funeral Home. A Mass will be said 10 a.m. Friday,
April 21, at St. Peter's Catholic Church, with Rev.
Christopher Carrara, pastor, officiating. A military burial
will be in Lowville Rural Cemetery immediately following Mass.
Memorials may be made in Mauriceís name to the VFW Post
#6912, Friends of Lewis County Hospice Inc, St. Peterís
Catholic Church or a charity of oneís own choice.
Condolences may be shared
with the family online at www.sundquistfh.com
Information provided by Sundquist Funeral Home and