Funeral services for Justine Graveline Hill, 89, of 232 Washington St., Ogdensburg will be held on Sunday, July 11, 2010 at 7 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church with Rev. Robert Longbottom officiating.
A reception will be held at the church following the funeral services.
Burial will be held privately at the Ogdensburg Cemetery.
There will be no public calling hours.
Mrs. Hill passed away on July 7, 2010 at Claxton Hepburn Medical Center surrounded by her loving family.
Surviving are two sons Maurice “Maury” Hill & his wife Maryanne of Brooksville, Fla., Murray “Michael” Hill & his wife Karen of Henderson, N.Y.; three daughters Carol Newvine & her husband Dudley of Zephyrhills, Fla., Jane Diehl & her husband Roger of Ashville, Ohio & Debra Holt of Ogdensburg; ten grandchildren Marcia Wiggins & her husband Todd of Weirsdale, Fla., Michelle Davidson & her husband Cory of Floral City, Fla., Dudley Newvine & his wife Laura of Colorado Springs, Colo., Sandra Mundt & her husband Rick of Maricopa, Ariz., Justin Hill & his wife April of Rapid City, S.D., Lori Ruby & her husband Pete of Queensbury, N.Y., John Scott & his wife Leianne of Shortsville, N.Y., Jeffrey Scott & his wife Michelle of DePeyster, Stacie Garvin & her husband Brian of Ashville, Ohio & Joel Reid & his wife Randi of Gallipolis, Ohio; 16 great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews & cousins.
An infant daughter Karen Ann Hill and a brother Murray Graveline & his wife Violetta “Girlie” predeceased her.
Justine was born on April 27, 1921 in Ogdensburg, the daughter of Henry & Helen (Johnson) Graveline.
She graduated from Ogdensburg Free Academy and married Charles E. Hill on Sept 16, 1939, which later ended in divorce.
She worked at Diamond National as a laborer for 15 years, and then established the Upholstery Shop in Rensselaer Falls in 1951 that she operated until 1969. Her involvement with the Home Demonstration Program led her to opening her own successful upholstery business, which also awarded her the skill of making decorative lampshades.
She was very involved in her community including her association with the Rensselaer Falls library as an assistant librarian and she was a communicant of St. John’s Episcopal Church once she relocated to the Riverview Towers in 1980.
She was a member of the Canton Women’s Bowling League and was an avid crossword puzzler and reader and enjoyed playing card with friends and relatives. She had very diverse interest and skills in costume design, and often made outfits for her children for parades and holidays as well as creating unique floats and decorating bicycles for community events. She was as adept at handling a hammer and nails, as she was an accomplished seamstress.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions have been requested to St. John’s Episcopal Church.