Gertrude A. Petell, 58, LaFargeville

LAFARGEVILLE, NY  –  Gertrude A. “Gert” Petell, 58, of Sprucedale Drive, LaFargeville, passed away Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, at her home.

Born March 27, 1961, in Carthage, New York, daughter of the late Oliver W. and Margaret L. (Blair) Petell, she graduated from Carthage Central School. She went on to work as a cook for Samaritan Medical Center for many years.

She loved playing bingo, cooking and baking. She was known to help others when she could and most of all, she loved caring for her beloved grandchildren.

Gert is survived by three children, Rodney N. Pryce Jr. of Cortland, Jessica Pryce, Watertown, and Dustin Pryce, Watertown; four siblings, Margaret Overton Mandell, West Carthage, Theresa (Steven) Fox, Carthage, Christine (Danny) Johnston, Carthage, and Oliver (Mary) Petell, Malone; as well as two granddaughters, Emma Pryce and Madelyn Wilson.

A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, at Lundy Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Inc., 500 State St., Carthage.

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