November 10, 2013

Patricia L. Gonyea

MALONE — Patricia L. Gonyea, 89, formerly of Plattsburgh, N.Y. died at the Franklin County Nursing Home on Nov. 7, 2013, with her family by her side. She had also been a resident of Farrar Home in Malone before moving to the Nursing Home in May 2010.

She was born in Plattsburgh on April 13, 1924, the daughter of Eva and Joseph Parrotte. She graduated from Our Lady of Victory High School and went on to attend Plattsburgh Business Institute before working in the office of Merkel's Department Store for many years.

On July 23, 1946, she married Merrill Gonyea at Our Lady of Victory Church. He predeceased her on Feb. 2, 2013.

Patricia is survived by her six children, Sherry and Bob Gaspar of Malone, Maureen Spisinski of Greer, S.C., Gary and Mary Gonyea of Ithaca, N.Y., Michael Gonyea of Mechanicsburg, Pa., Kathleen Gonyea of Massena, N.Y. and William and Kelli Gonyea of Buckeye, Ariz. Also surviving are her six grandchildren, Scott (Alea) Storrs, Craig (Kristi) Spisinski, Jeffrey Spisinski and Stephanie, Elizabeth and Matthew Gonyea. Patricia is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband and parents; she was also predeceased by her two sisters, Sister Veronica Parrotte and Adelaide Rennell; and a brother, Francis Parrotte.

After her children were in school, Patricia returned to work as a secretary in the Plattsburgh City School System, working at Monty Street School and the City School Administrative Building on Elizabeth Street. After retiring, she enjoyed attending the secretaries luncheons as well as playing Bingo. Pat was a member of St. John's Church and truly enjoyed singing in the Church choir for many years.

Calling hours will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, at the Brown Funeral Home in Plattsburgh. A Mass of Christian burial will follow at 1 p.m. at St. John's Church in Plattsburgh. Burial will be in the Mount Carmel Cemetery.

Donations may be made to St. John's Church choir, Plattsburgh, N.Y. Arrangements have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Home, 29 Broad Street, Plattsburgh, NY 12901 (518) 561-3980. Online condolences and memorial candles may be offered at

Text Only | Photo Reprints
  • spooner.jpg Shaun Gregory Spooner

    NORTH RICHARDS HILLS, TX — Shaun Gregory Spooner, 59, of North Richland Hills, left this world Sunday, March 30, 2014.

    July 29, 2014 2 Photos

  • EdDienst1.jpg Edward A. Dienst

    Edward A. Dienst, 97, loving husband, father and proud grandfather, died on July 27, in South Glens Falls, N.Y., surrounded by his family.

    July 29, 2014 6 Photos

  • Hamilton.jpg Fumiko Passino

    Fumiko Passino, 76, of the Highlands Road, Keeseville, Sunday, July 27, 2014 at the CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh. 

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • carolvassar.jpg Carol M. Vassar

    Keeseville — Carol M. Vassar, 65, of Keeseville passed away at her home, 18 Lamplighter MHP, surrounded by her family on Sunday, July 27, 2014.

    July 29, 2014 3 Photos

  • joycetanton1.jpg Joyce Arlene (Mulbury) Tanton

    PLATTSBURGH — Joyce Arlene (Mulbury) Tanton, 91, of Plattsburgh and formerly of Guilderland, N.Y., died Sunday, July 27, 2014 at the CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh following a brief illness, with her loving family by her side.

    July 29, 2014 3 Photos

  • RWWalker.jpg Shannon Stansbury

    PLATTSBURGH — Shannon Stansbury, 48, of Route 9, passed away on Friday, July 25, 2014, at the CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh. 

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Davignon.jpg Paul Davignon

    MINEVILLE — On July 25, 2014, Paul entered into Heaven and into the arms of the Lord with his wife and family by his side at Elizabethtown Community Hospital.

    July 29, 2014 3 Photos

  • LabargeRobert1.jpg Robert M. LaBarge Sr.

    MORRISONVILLE — Robert M. LaBarge Sr., 74, of Joyce Avenue, Morrisonville, died Thursday, July 24, 2014 at the CVPH Medical Center with his loving family by his side.

    July 27, 2014 5 Photos

  • EppichChristina.jpg Christina A. Eppich

    PLATTSBURGH — Christina A. Eppich, 86, of Erin Heights, died Friday, July 18, 2014, at her home with her family by her side.

    July 27, 2014 2 Photos

  • BedoreGail.jpg Gail E. Bedore

    PLATTSBURGH — Gail E. Bedore, formerly of Christiansen Drive, Salmon River Road in Plattsburgh, died Friday, July 25, 2014, at Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Great Barrington, Mass.

    July 27, 2014 2 Photos

Death Notices