Mrs. Faye Mitchell, 53, of 1160 Island Road, passed away early Wednesday morning, June 30 at her home. She had been in failing health for the past 7 months.
She was born January 28, 1957 in Cornwall, the daughter of William and Ginger Lazore Francis. She attended schools in Cornwall and graduated from General Vanier Secondary School. Faye married Roger A. Mitchell on August 28, 1978 at St. Regis Catholic Church with Rev. Francis Arsenault, officiating.
Fay once worked for Indian Affairs in Ottawa. She also was a supervisor at the Mohawk Bingo Palace for several years. She also operated Faye’s Deli in Hogansburg and Faye’s General Store on Cornwall Island. She was a member of Kateri Circle and the Akwesasne Bowling Association. She enjoyed bowling, golfing and was an avid crafter. She was also a race car fan and her true pride and joy was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband, Roger; two daughters, Abby Mitchell of Cornwall Island and Jenna Mitchell and her companion, Stevie Johnson of Cornwall Island; two grandchildren, Quinten and Clayden; her mother and stepfather, Ginger and Eric Seymour of Cornwall Island; her father, William of Cornwall Island; two sisters, Sheri Francis and her companion, Deon David of Akwesasne and Carrie and Randy Square, Akwesasne; a brother, Billy and Carol Francis of North Carolina; a dear aunt, Patti Mancuso of Rochester; a special friend, Sarah David; and many additional aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Friends may call at the family home beginning Thursday 7:00 p.m. until 9:30 a.m. Saturday. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday 11:00 a.m. at St. Regis Catholic Church with Rev. George H. Belgarde, SJ., officiating. Burial will follow in St. Lawrence Cemetery, St. Regis, Quebec. Arrangements are with the Donaldson Funeral Home, Massena.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Akwesasne Cancer Support Group.
The family wishes to extend a sincere gratitude of thanks, love and appreciation to the Home Care and Home Support Nurses and staff for their gentle, tender loving care.
Condolences may be made online at www.donaldsonfh.com.