March 1, 2013

Julia Anne "Julie" Darrah

SARANAC LAKE — Word has been received of the death of Julia Anne "Julie" Darrah on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at Adirondack Medical Center, Uihlein.

She was born Feb. 11, 1928, in Sugarbush, N.Y., the daughter of Michael and Anna Ryan Keese. She was a graduate of Saranac Lake High School, Class of 1944. She was married to Francis Darrah in 1948. Frank predeceased her in 1989.

Julie worked for the Saranac Lake Central School for 26 years, retiring in Dec. 1991. Julie was a member of St. Bernard's Parish, Catholic Daughters of America Court 787, CSEA Retirees and former member of Saranac Lake Women's Bowling Association. After her retirement, she volunteered at the Adirondack Medical Center, High Peaks Hospice and at Petrova School.

She is survived three daughters and sons-in-law, Kathryn and Dormer Stephen of Plattsburgh, Donna and Dennis Deily of Rochester, N.Y. and Joanne and Jerry Cavallo of Saranac Lake; six grandchildren, Dormer (Erin) Stephen, Brent (Kerri) Stephen, Nichole (Jay) Chaffee, Meghan (Michael) Friedle, Alyssa Cavallo and Christopher Cavallo; five great-grandchildren; her brother Michael Keese of Rochester; good friend Michael Ryan; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sisters Monica and Catherine.

Friends may call at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 2, at Fortune/Keough Funeral Home, 20 Church St., Saranac Lake, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at noon at St. Bernard's Church. Burial will take place at St. Bernard's Cemetary in the Spring.

Donations in Julie's memory can be made to the Alzheimer's Disease Assistance Center, 101 Broad Street, Sibley Hall, Rm 227, Plattsburgh, New York 12901-2637, in care of the funeral home or charity of choice. Family and friends can also share their memories and sign the online guestbook at

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