A memorial service for 94 year old Lucy G. Earle of 69 Lawrence Avenue, Potsdam and formerly of 135 Highway 72 Potsdam will be held on Friday, September 10, 2010 at the Garner Funeral Home with Msgr. John R. Murphy celebrant at 1 p.m. Burial will follow the service at the Hermon Cemetery. Friends may call at the Garner Funeral Home in Potsdam, on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Contributions in her memory can be made to the Hospice and Palliative Care of the St. Lawrence Valley.
Lucy is survived by two daughters, Patricia Maston of Potsdam and Linda Sherman of Olympia, WA; granddaughter Misty Russell of Potsdam; grandsons Todd Sherman and Noah Sherman of Olympia, WA; great grandchildren Chloe Palenthorpe of Texas and Ellie and Jack Sherman of Olympia, WA; step children Abigale Coppa and Susan Hedges; four step grandsons, and three step granddaughters; a special niece, Gloria Hunter of Theresa; and brothers Phillip Carpenter of Canton and Donald Carpenter of Dekalb.
She was predeceased by a son in law, Joseph H. Maston; brothers Claude, Carl, Hubert, Everett and Charles Carpenter; and by her sisters, Helen Leblanc, Mavis Vereschuk and Laura Galster.
Lucy G. Earle was born on March 3, 1916 in Hermon, to Fred Carpenter and Maude Young. She was a graduate of Hermon High School. She then attended Nursing School at the Belleview Hospital where she became a registered nurse. She worked for a few years in the city until moving north. In 1945 she and her husband Patrick opened Carey’s Jewelry store and were the owner and operators until 1979 when she sold the store. She remained working there when the store was Eugene Earle Jewelry. During this time she was a girl scout leader for 35 years.
On June 21, 1942 in New York City she was married to Patrick Carey. The marriage ended in divorce. Mr. Carey died March 2, 1998. On October 29, 1976 she was married to Eugene A. Earle. He died April 20, 1998.