PLATTSBURGH — The North Country has lost a true icon, "Goose" (Gary) Gagnon of Morrisonville and Plattsburgh, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, March 25, 2014.
He was born in Plattsburgh on June 25, 1951, the second son of the late Viola (Jock) Gagnon and Raymond S. Gagnon.
He graduated from St. John's Academy in 1969 and later proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy. Those who knew him, knew of his love for sports. He was on the football and baseball teams in high school. He was true blue to his NY Giants and the Yankees.
Goose was active in many youth sports programs throughout his life. He remained actively involved in the Plattsburgh Little League Program. The team of Foxy and Goose also did many commentary videos (North Country Cable Network) supporting the Plattsburgh North Stars Football Team among many other events throughout the North Country. He was also a Certified Fishing Guide (another passion of his).
He was devoted to family, and remained committed to the care of his mother (along with his sister Darlene) until her recent passing in February. Goose cherished his daughters Erin and Ashley. Nothing could compare to his granddaughter Raeanna, whom he adored, as well as grandchildren James and Jordan, who he truly loved.
He is survived by his companion Theresa Collins of Morrisonville; daughters Erin Gagnon (Jay) of Plattsburgh, Ashley Collins of Morrisonville; grandchildren Raeanna and James Stiger of Plattsburgh and Jordan Stiger of Texas; his brother, "Foxy" (Ray) Gagnon of Plattsburgh; his sister, Darlene (Paul) Pavone of Plattsburgh; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 1, at the Brown Funeral Home, 29 Broad St. in Plattsburgh. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 2, at Our Lady of Victory Church. Donations may be offered to the family for a memorial to be created to honor his service to the Plattsburgh Little League. Arrangements are entrusted to Brown Funeral Home, 29 Broad Street, Plattsburgh, NY 12901 (518) 561-3980. Online condolences and memorial candles may be offered at www.brownfu neralhomeinc.com.