February 17, 2013

Donald G. Peets


---- — PLATTSBURGH — Donald G. Peets, 94, formerly of Beekman Towers, West Plattsburgh and Ellenburg Center, died on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, with his family by his side, under the care of Hospice of the North Country.

He was born in Ellenburg Center on Sept. 10, 1918, the son of Lewis and Lena (Senecal) Peets. Donald married the love of his life, Avah Lloyd on March 30, 1937, at St. Edmund's Church in Ellenburg. Together they owned and operated a dairy farm in Ellenburg Center until retiring in 1980. Donald also worked for Agway for 14 years.

He was an honorary member of the Knights of Columbus in Ellenburg and a charter member of the Ellenburg Center Fire Dept. Donald was predeceased by his wife, a son, Gary Peets; a sister, Mabel Peets; and three brothers, Floyd, Henry and Eugene. He is survived by three children, Larry Peets and his wife Maureen of Plattsburgh, Phyllis Duval of Morrisonville and Diane Peets of Dallas, Texas; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews also survive him.

Calling hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 18, at the Brown Funeral Home in Plattsburgh. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 19, at St. Peter's Church in Plattsburgh. Burial will be later in the year in St. Edmund's Cemetery in Ellenburg.

Donations in Donald's memory may be made to Hospice of the North Country. Arrangements are entrusted to the Brown Funeral Home, 29 Broad St., Plattsburgh, New York 12901 (518) 561-3980. Online condolences and memorial candles may be offered at