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Clifford M. Montroy



Clilfford Montroy


Funeral arrangements for Clifford M. Montroy, age 75, of Knox
Street, Ogdensburg are scheduled for Monday, February 4, 2008 at 11:00 am at Notre
Dame Church with
James F. Shurtleff officiating. Burial
will be at Notre Dame Cemetery
in the Spring. Calling hours will be
held on Sunday, February 3, 2008
at Frary Funeral Home from 1:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to
8:00 pm. Mr. Montroy passed
away on Thursday, January 31, 2008
at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse.

Mr. Montroy is survived by his wife, Geraldine, and three
sons and daughter-in-laws; Christopher and Mary Montroy of Fort Mill, SC, Dr.
Craig and Susan Montroy of Pittsburgh, PA and Marc and Heather Montroy of
Lisbon, NY; four grandsons, six granddaughters and three great grandsons. Mr. Montroy was predeceased by his brother,
John Montroy and his sister, Thelma Lago.

Clifford Montroy was born on September 28, 1932, in Ogdensburg, the son of Ernest and
Carola Montroy. He married Geraldine
Hilborne on February 16, 1957
at Notre Dame Church
by Msgr. A. D. Charbonneau. Mr. Montroy
first worked at the Armory for almost twenty years. During his early years, Mr. Montroy served on
the National Guard. He retired as a
Safety Officer from St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center in 1983.

He was a Fourth Degree Knight, a member of the Amvets, a
member of the Ogdensburg Kiwanis Club, and a former member of the Ogdensburg
Elks Club.

Among the many awards Mr. Montroy received were the V.F.W.
Citizen of the Year award in 1990, the Kiwanian of the Year award in 1987 and
again in 1997. He was very involved with
the Kiwanis baseball program. Mr.
Montroy was the driving force behind the new athletic field named “Clifford
Montroy Sports Complex”.

Mr. Montroy was a ham radio operator since the early 1950’s. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus
Showtime for almost 50 years. He was a
Charter Member of the Fort la Presentation Commission. He served as Special Deputy Sheriff for St.
Lawrence County from the early 1950’s.
Mr. Montroy authored a successful book, “As I Recall”.

Mr. Montroy served as a City Alderman representing residents
of the Fourth Ward. He taught in the
Catholic school religion program for over 30 years.

He loved young people of the city and was very supportive of
them. He loved to support the OFA Band
Club and chaperoned on their trip to Italy
in 1975.

Mr. Montroy enjoyed being with his children and
grandchildren and was very proud of them.

Donations may be made in his memory to the Notre Dame
Heritage Fund and the Kiwanis Baseball Program.

Condolences may be made on line at

5 Condolences

  • Cait & family Posted February 3, 2008 12:07 AM

    Loud, funny & bigger then life, that’s how I’ll remember you. You never failed to make us laugh. I have so many memories, especially your constant renditions of “You must of been a beautiful baby…”, your funny hats, your hearty laugh, animated conversations and “debates” with just about everyone that would listen, warm hugs and many, many more. I can’t believe you’re gone, but I know you’ll take care of all of us.
    Love, your granddaughter, Christopher, and your great grandsons, Aidan & James

  • Paul and Nancy Austin Posted February 5, 2008 12:16 AM

    Some of my earliest memories are of Mr. Montroy leading the PTA at Lincoln Elementary in the early 1960’s. Later he was a friendly face when my wife and I were students at the nursing school at the state hospital. Our thoughts and love go out to Mrs Montroy and all of the family. Paul and Nancy Austin Boyds, MD

  • Chris Gould Posted February 6, 2008 9:36 PM

    Dear Cliff,

    I will always remember you! You have touched all our of hearts at Notre Dame Church! You lead a great life and left a legacy that no one else will be able to do quite the same again! You will be missed!

    All our love,
    Chris Gould & Family

  • Patrick Barr Posted February 14, 2008 6:15 PM

    You were a great friend to my mother and father. Always a pleasure to be around. One of Ogdensburgs outstanding citizens. You will be missed.

    Patrick Barr

  • Mike Taraborrelli Posted July 2, 2008 12:32 AM

    A wonderful man indeed, his heart has inspired and encouraged many. I’m very grateful to the Lord for his life and that I was able to meet him, even though for a short time. His character and love will not be forgotten. 73, friend. Loving regards, Mike Taraborrelli, N3MT

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