Gloria J. Besaw, 69, Ogdensburg
Saturday, August 8, 2015 - 5:38 pm

A Funeral Mass for Gloria J. Besaw, age 69 of the Haggert Road will be held at 11:00am on Wednesday, Aug 12, 2015 at St. Mary’s Cathedral with Rev. Jay Seymour officiating. Burial will follow the service at St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Calling hours will be held on Tuesday Aug 11, 2015 from 2 - 4pm and 6 - 8 p.m. at the Fox & Murray Funeral Home. Mrs. Besaw passed away Friday evening at Claxton Hepburn Medical Center surrounded by her loving family.

Surviving is her son Frank (Tammy) Besaw Jr.; two daughters Becky (Gregg) Harland & Sue (Steve) Barkley all of Ogdensburg; a brother Douglas (Nancy) Mills of Ogdensburg; brother-in-law Bert Lake of Ogdensburg; grandchildren Sarah & Rachael Stanton, Gregg Harland, Lindsey Demers, Caitlyn Besaw, Ryan Garno, and Todd & Matthew Wallace; great-grandchildren Alana, Addison & Avery Stanton, Grant & Gabrielle Harland and many nieces, nephews & cousins.

Her parents Thomas & Eleanor Mills; Husband Frank Besaw; brother Thomas (Gloria) Mills and a sister Teresa Lake predeceased her.

Gloria was born on April 24, 1946 in Ogdensburg NY, a daughter of Thomas & Eleanor (Williams) Mills. She attended Ogdensburg Free Academy for her education, and married Frank C. Besaw on November 23, 1962 in Heuvelton, NY. She worked at St. Joseph’s Nursing Home in the housekeeping department for many years, and was a member of St. Mary’s Cathedral Parish. She enjoyed spending time with her family, listening to country music, dancing, her pets and making jewelry.

Memorial gifts may be sent to Hospice & Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley, US Hwy 11, Potsdam, NY 13676. Condolences may also be shared online at