Claude X. Bayard, 77, of Ogdensburg, died on February 2, 2014, at his home. The Allen-Nichols Funeral Home, Ogdensburg, is entrusted with arrangements.
There will be a funeral mass and burial in the spring. Burial will be in Notre Dame Cemetery.
Claude is survived by his sisters, Suzanne and husband Robert Aumell of Cicero and Dorothy Smith of Ogdensburg; a niece, Diane and her husband Patrick Goodwin of Dewitt; nephews, Gregory M. Smith of Ogdensburg, David and his wife Lynn Aumell of Marcellus and Jeffrey and his wife Melissa of Canastota; and several great nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his brother, Donald Bayard.
Claude was born on June 28, 1936, in Ogdensburg, the son of Roger and Marion Moreau Bayard. He graduated from Morristown Central School; he then earned an Associate Degree in Business Administration from SUNY Canton. He was a home health aide for St. Lawrence CDP in Canton, prior to that he was a store manager at J.C. Penney in Watertown and Endicott Johnson in Ogdensburg. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Ogdensburg, and was a parishioner of Notre Dame Church. He loved gardening, reading and walking his dog.
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