Funeral services for Mary T. Crowder, age 80, of Ogdensburg, will be held on Saturday, November 13, 2010 at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Ogdensburg at 9:00 a.m. with Rev. Joseph Morgan officiating. Interment will be at Foxwood Memorial Park. Calling hours will be held on Friday, November 12, 2010 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Frary Funeral Home in Ogdensburg. Mrs. Crowder passed away Monday, November 8, 2010 at James Square Health and Rehabilitation Centre, Syracuse.
Mrs. Crowder is survived by her children, Michael Crowder of Tuscan, AZ, Timothy (Mary) Crowder of Cohoes, Mark Crowder of San Marcos, TX, and Kathleen (Joseph) Petersen of Cicero; and seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
Mrs. Crowder was predeceased by her husband, Donald T. Crowder; and her granddaughter, Melissa A. Crowder.
Mrs. Crowder was born on December 26, 1929 in Ogdensburg, the daughter of Andrew and Jeannie Dawson Tomlinson. Mrs. Crowder attended and graduated from St. Mary’s Academy in 1947. Mary was married to Donald T. Crowder on July 12, 1948 at Sacred Heart Chapel with Father John Weir officiating. She worked several years for the New York Telephone Company, Ogdensburg as a switch board operator and later worked at the St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center for many years as a supervising switchboard operator, retiring in April 1985.
Contributions may be made in her memory to Hospice of St. Lawrence Valley, 6439 State Highway 56, PO Box 469, Potsdam, NY 13676-(315)265-3105.