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Evelyn I. Cardinal

Funeral services for Evelyn I. Cardinal, age 92, of Ogdensburg, will be held on Monday, November 13, 2017, at St. Mary’s Cathedral at 10:00AM with Rev. Joseph Morgan officiating. Burial will be in Notre Dame Cemetery. Calling hours will be held from 3:00PM to 6:00PM on Sunday, November 12, 2017, at Frary Funeral Home. Mrs. Cardinal passed away on Thursday, November 9, 2017, at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Evelyn is survived by two daughters, Karen Elliott of Windsor, Ontario and Diane “Micah” Cardinal of Ogdensburg, NY; a son, Kevin Cardinal and his wife, Margaret, of Ogdensburg; seven grandchildren, Terry Elliott, Amy Cox, Jonathan Cardinal, Justin Bland, Jason Bland, Miranda Chalut and Colleen Anderson; seven great grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She is predeceased by a daughter, Kathie Bland of Portland, OR in 2014 and three sisters, Margaret Hargrave, Jeanne Brown and Marilyn Shoppe.

Evelyn was born on March 3, 1925, in Ogdensburg, NY, the daughter of Edward J. and Mary A. McReynolds Sovie. She graduated from St. Mary’s Academy in 1942 and later graduated from Wallace School of Business in 1943. Evelyn married Francis J. Cardinal on May 30, 1945 at St. Mary’s Cathedral with Rev Clarence Devan officiating. He predeceased her on October 20, 2004. Evelyn and her husband, Francis, owned and operated Cardinal Carpet and Flooring in Ogdensburg.

Evelyn was a member of the Red Hats Society, Friends of the Library and Claxton Hepburn Medical Center Auxiliary. She was at one time a Den Mother and a Girl Scout Leader. Evelyn held the past position of President of the Hepburn Hospital Board, she also taught religion at Bishop Conroy and was past member of Ogdensburg Garden Club. Evelyn delivered for Meals on Wheels and was also active with Heart to Heart.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center Foundation, 214 King Street Ogdensburg, NY 13669 and the Ogdensburg Public Library, 312 Washington St, Ogdensburg, NY 13669.


  • Mary Ann Caufield Posted November 10, 2017 11:00 AM

    Kevin,Maggie and family, so sorry to read about your mom. Our thoughts are with you. Don and Mary Ann Caufield

  • Ramona Kennedy Posted November 10, 2017 11:06 AM

    Evelyn was the cornerstone to our CHMC Auxiliary. She will be missed for sure. Whenever I had a question about years passed i always checked with Evelyn. Prayers to her family. I will miss her.

  • Al and Diane Posted November 10, 2017 2:07 PM

    What a loss for all of us in the CHMC Auxiliary. She was a true mentor and was as active as she could be right up until her passing. She will truly be missed, but always remembered with much fondness.

  • Carol Tyo LaDue Posted November 10, 2017 3:04 PM

    So sorry to hear about Evelyn’s passing. My mom was her cousin and thought highly of Evelyn and her siblings. My mom and dad were Harry & Olga Tyo. Evelyn was a very nice person and whenever I saw her she was so pleasant. R.I.P. Evelyn

  • Sherrie (Decker) and Bill Laribee Posted November 10, 2017 3:25 PM

    Sending our thoughts and prayers. Your parents were close friends with my parents, Glen and Barbara Decker and remember the get together’s shared by them. Such fond memories.

  • Paula Jacques Posted November 10, 2017 4:04 PM

    My prayers and condolences are with each of you. Your Mom was an extra special friend to our Mom…they sure did enjoy those snowmobile trips! God bless each of you.

  • Heather Stevenson sovie Posted November 10, 2017 8:47 PM

    Sending thoughts and prayers,Justin and jason your grandma was a beautiful and true soul!

  • Christie C Posted November 11, 2017 8:04 AM

    I would like to express my deepest sympathy to family and friends. May all your good memories outweigh your sadness during this difficult time. (Isaiah 25:8)

  • Amy Anderson Posted November 11, 2017 11:33 PM

    thinking of you all the Anderson family

  • Rob and Sue Roach Posted November 12, 2017 9:06 AM

    Kevin, Margaret Anne and Family, Sorry to hear of your loss. Sounds like your mother was a wonderful person. Love, Rob and Sue Roach

  • Keithalee lauson Posted November 12, 2017 6:36 PM

    Eveln cardinal was a wonderful lady I got to call aunt. I’m sorry I couldn’t be home to say good bye. But, I was able to spend some quality time with aunt Ev in Sept. I will miss her, but know she is in a better place,

  • Phyllis Tyo LaBarge Posted November 13, 2017 6:04 PM

    So sorry to hear of Evelyn’s passing. My mother (her cousin) Olga King Tyo thought very highly of her. She often spoke of Evelyn, Margaret and the rest of the family. She made the trip from Ogdensburg to Massena to be there at our mother’s service. My condolences are with her entire family. Phyllis (Tyo) LaBarge.

  • Maureen Kravec Posted November 15, 2017 3:25 PM

    Micah and family, I know you were good and caring to your mother. I am sorry for your loss.

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