Graveside service for Ethel I. Mace, 97, Canton, will be Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015 at 11 a.m. at the Fairview Cemetery, Canton, with Associate Pastor Donna Doig officiating.
Ethel died Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015 at the United Helpers Maplewood Campus.
Ethel is survived by two sons, Raymond Mace and wife Wanda of Williams, AZ, and Richard Mace and wife Patricia of Canton. Also surviving are several grand and great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
She is predeceased by both of her siblings, Hilda Reed and Ernest “Buster” Perkins.
Ethel was born Sept. 1, 1918 in Canton, the daughter of the late Harold and Anna (Paul) Perkins. She attended Canton Schools.
June 27, 1938 she married Reginald Mace at the Canton United Methodist Church with Pastor Mellville Terwilliger officiating.
Reginald predeceased her in August of 1971.
Ethel worked as a waitress at Crump’s Restaurant and at the Hotel Harrington.
She later worked for Canton Central School in the cafeteria, retiring in 1973.
She also worked for her husband Reginald’s businesses, Mace Auction Service and Mace Motors. She operated Ethel’s Antiques as well.
Ethel was a member of the Canton United Methodist Church, Canton Senior Citizens Club, Senior Citizens League, and Order of the Eastern Star.
She is also a double breast cancer survivor of over 50 years.
Ethel enjoyed golf, bowling, fishing, trips to the casino, knitting and crafts, crocheting and ceramics.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in her memory be made to Hospice of St. Lawrence Valley, 6805 US HWY 11, Potsdam, NY 13667
Memories and condolences may be expressed online at www.olearyfuneralservice.com.