Mrs. Emma Hawn, age 85, passed away on August 30, 2010 at the Kinney Nursing Home in Gouverneur where she was under the care of Hospice.
Calling hours will be at French Funeral Home, Gouverneur on Thursday, September 2, 2010, from 6 until 8 p.m. Her funeral service will be held on Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor David Sheppard officiating.
Burial will be in the Brookside Cemetery, Plessis. Following the burial there will be a Celebration of Life reception held in the Community Room of Pine Grove Senior Housing, Gouverneur. The family is expecting to be there around 4:30 p.m.
Emma was born in the town of Alexandria on November 6, 1924. She was the daughter of the late Thomas and Lydia (White) Hutton. She attended schools in Plessis and Alexandria Bay.
She married William Donald Hawn on December 9, 1942 in the Depauville Methodist parsonage officiated by Rev. Louis Bruce. The couple lived in Clayton for one year before moving to Macomb to farm it until 1972. They then lived in Somerville, Antwerp, and Philadelphia before moving to Pine Grove Senior Housing in Gouverneur in 2007.
Mrs. Hawn worked as an Avon representative for many years. She was also employed in the Kaplan’s residence. Emma enjoyed crocheting, crossword puzzles, and taking care of her family. She collected bells and loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Her survivors include her husband of 67 years, William Hawn; two sons, Roger and Dennis Hawn of Gouverneur; three daughters and their husbands, Donna and Brian Taylor of Sunset Beach, NC, Cheryl and David Roberts of Gouverneur, and Linda and William Hall of North Gouverneur; nine grandchildren, one step-grandson, eleven great grandchildren, and one step-great granddaughter; and many nieces and nephews.
Emma was the last survivor of her siblings, which included four brothers and six sisters. She was also predeceased by a son who died at birth, William Donald Hawn.
Donations in memory of Emma Hawn may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley, the American Cancer Society, or to a charity of one’s choice.