Funeral Notices

February 8, 2013

Merrill J. Gonyea

GONYEA - A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, at St. John's Church in Plattsburgh for Merrill J. Gonyea, 96, formerly of Plattsburgh, who died at the Alice Hyde Medical Center on Feb. 2, with his family by his side. Rev. Timothy Canaan, Pastor of St. John's Church celebrated the Mass, assisted by Deacon Jack Cogan. Altar servers were Josie Garrant, Ken Racette and Paul Spilman. Organist was George Cantin. Cantor was Mary Catherine Jadlos. Merrill's children, Sherry Gaspar, Maureen Spisinki, Gary Gonyea, Michael Gonyea, Kathleen Gonyea and William Gonyea, placed the pall. Patricia Gonyea, his wife, placed the crucifix. Sherry Gaspar and Elizabeth Gonyea, his daughters, read from scripture. Grandchildren, Stephanie, Elizabeth and

Matthew Gonyea, presented the gifts. Pallbearers were Tom Rennell, Bruce Stevens, Bob Gaspar and Jeffrey Spisinksi. Burial will be later in the year in Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to Brown Funeral Home, 29 Broad Street, Plattsburgh, NY 12901 (518)-561-3980. Online condolences and memorial candles maybe offered at

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