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Obituaries

January 16, 2014

Mary Lou Douglas

AU SABLE FORKS — Mary Lou Douglas, 75, of Au Sable Forks N.Y., passed away peacefully with the presence of her family on Jan. 12, 2014. Mary Lou was the daughter of the late Edith Southmayd. She was predeceased by her husband, Urgil of fifty years, two brothers and one sister.

Mary Lou worked many years at the Uihlein Nursing home in the arts and crafts department. You could find Lou reading, crafting, on the beach in Florida or at a yard sale on a weekend summer day. Mary Lou was an animal lover, a jewelry connoisseur and an avid QVC shopper.

Mary Lou is survived by her three children, Kevin and Gene Gilbert of Au Sable Forks, N.Y., Kirtis Douglas and Whitney Riggs of Hobe Sound, Fla. and Donna and Gary Ottavinia of Wilmington, N.Y. She is also survived by five grandchildren, Damion (Knikki) Gilbert, Gretchen Gilbert (Tim), Cassidy (Adam) Garrow, Nicole Ottavinia (Jerrad) and Anthony Ottavinia. Mary Lou is also survived by eight beautiful great-grandchildren, Logan, Ryelyn, Darian, Morgan, Lauren, Jordyn, Kameron and Emma. Lastly, Mary Lou is survived by her two best friends, Jeannie Lawrence of Fla., and Sister Coradatta of Watertown.

A warm and blessed thank you to Cassidy and Adam Garrow for allowing Mary Lou to be amazingly loved and comforted during the past three years.

There will be no calling hours. A service will be held at the Holy Name Church in Au Sable Forks at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 21. A celebration of life will follow at the American Legion in Ausable Forks.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Hospice of the North Country. The Thwaits- Zaumetzer Funeral Home is in care of arrangements. Online condolances may be made at tzfunerals.com

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