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John C. Mitchell

Private graveside services for John C. Mitchell, age 92, of Hammond, NY, will be held in the Spring at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Brookside Cemetery in Waddington, NY. There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Frary Funeral Home, Ogdensburg. Mr. Mitchell passed away on Thursday, March 21, 2019, at Riverledge Rehabilitation Facility.

John is survived by his wife, Ann; daughter, Deborah Mitchell of Ogdensburg, NY; twin sons, David and Donald Mitchell, who continue to operate the family farm and a beloved niece, Dorothy Wilson of Rock Island, TN. He was predeceased by his parents and sisters, Viola Pemberton and Margaret Noble.

John was born on February 6, 1927, on the Mitchell Road in Macomb, NY, to Clair and Clara Castle Mitchell. When he was five the family moved to Dannamora where his father was a cook at the prison. In 1939, they moved to a dairy farm in Waddington, NY. On June 16, 1949, he married Ann Allison and they continued to farm until 1956 when the St. Lawrence Seaway took the farm. It was located on the narrowest point in the St. Lawrence, known as Point Three Points. They purchased a farm in Hammond in 1955.

John was a member of the Hammond Volunteer Fire Department for many years and a cook at the Hammond 4-H and FFA Fair, known for his hamburgers. He was a Harley-Davidson enthusiast, owning four in his lifetime and loved fast boats, snowmobiles, ice fishing and parties at the “Sugar House,” a camp on the farm.

John was known for his love of all animals, the family requests that any donations in his memory be made to the St. Lawrence Valley SPCA, PO BOX 594, Ogdensburg, NY 13669.

25 Condolences

  • Lori & Pat Hackett Posted March 21, 2019 2:23 PM

    David and family…we’re very sorry to read of your dad’s passing…our condolences to your family

  • Randy & Amy Petell Posted March 21, 2019 3:32 PM

    Debbie and family very sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers

    • Debby Mitchell Posted March 29, 2019 9:33 PM

      Thank you for your kind words. I appreciate your support.

  • Buzzie Barney Stevenson Posted March 21, 2019 4:35 PM

    Anne, David, Debbie and Donnie, So sorry to hear of John’s passing My thoughts and Prayers are with You.

  • Laurie Lind Posted March 21, 2019 6:36 PM

    Dave, Don, Debbie, and Ann: I was sorry to see this today, but proud of John for living such a long life. I remember him giving my mother updates on what “those twins” were up to before the three of us were even in school yet.

  • Pete Roe Posted March 21, 2019 8:12 PM

    John always treated me with respect when doing business with him. He was a good man.His death notice brought back lots of good memories. Especially the lunches.

  • Curt Thivierge Posted March 21, 2019 8:42 PM

    So sorry to hear about Mr. Mitchell. He left his mark on us all. I am a better person having known him. My condolences to Ann, Debbie, Dave and Don.

  • Rosemary O’Flaherty Posted March 22, 2019 5:39 AM

    Our sincere condolences to Anne, Debby, David, and Donny. John was a lovely man who generously gave of his time and shared his wonderful memories with us. Our only regret is that we did not come to know him earlier. Our hearts are with you.

  • Tim Cryderman Posted March 22, 2019 6:21 AM

    My thoughts are with John’s family. It was a wonderful person and a great friend of my parents

  • Mary Garlock Posted March 22, 2019 6:25 AM

    So sorry for your loss. My Dad liked John a lot. Talked of him often. – Mary Garlock, Leo’s daughter.

  • Rebecca Caraballo Posted March 22, 2019 6:33 AM

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  • Andrew and Ramona Kennedy Posted March 22, 2019 6:40 AM

    Thoughts and Prayers are with you all. Many fond memories of hunting with John.

  • Kelly Amo Posted March 22, 2019 6:47 AM

    So very sorry to hear of your dads passing. Thoughts and prayers to you all.

  • Patty Wagner Posted March 22, 2019 7:45 AM

    So very sorry to hear of John’s passing.My father Edward “Buck” Wagner loved to talk to him when John called. May he rest in peace.

  • Allen and Briget Gordinier Posted March 22, 2019 8:40 AM

    Such a nice man. So welcoming to our family when we moved to Hammond. He was a good friend, that lived in the home we moved into. He would tell us stories about their friendship. They used to have an on going thing about how cold it was in the valley we lived. And we continued that weather comparing for years. RIP John.

  • Peggy Langtry Posted March 22, 2019 9:04 AM

    My deepest sympathy Ann to you and your family

  • Nnacy Thomas Measheaw Posted March 22, 2019 10:23 AM

    David, Donnie, and Debby. So very sorry to hear death of your Father. May God surround you at this time with comfort and Love. Know your father will always be with you in Spirit. Putting a smile on your face with many treasured memories of his time with you.

  • marcus walldroff Posted March 22, 2019 12:14 PM

    DAVID DON AND FAMILY, SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. THE MITCHELL FAMILY HAVE BEEN FRIENDS AND VALUED
    CUSTOMERS FOR OVER 47 YEARS. JOHN BOUGHT ONE OF THE FIRST BIG ALLIS CHALMERS TRACTOR FORM MY
    FATHER IN 1972 . THE DEAL MUST OF TOOK WEEKS TO PUT TOGETHER ,IT WENT LIKRE THIS .
    ONE NEW TRACTOR BUT TRADED TWO OLD TRACTOR AND A PLOW P[LUS 7 COWS… HAND PICKED BY JOHN
    THESE WERE THE BEST COW WE EVER TOOK IN ON A DEAL. HE WAS ALWAYS FAIR AND HONEST I HAVE MANY MERMORIES
    WITHJOHN AND FAMILY AT THE POOL SIDE AND FARM, WE ALL WILL MISS HE PRESENCE.

  • Ann Raymon Drake Posted March 22, 2019 3:14 PM

    I did not know John MItchell-maybe saw him once- My grandparents were Jennie and John Stewart Mitchell. Think my parents Ruth Mitchell Raymon and Leon Raymon took my Grandmother(Jennie) to his place. and I was with them. Have a lot of memories of my Grandmother and Black Lake.

  • Dave & Anne Donnelly Posted March 22, 2019 8:12 PM

    Deb and family, my sympathy goes out to you on the loss of your Dad. Keep your memories close and he will be with you always.

  • Tom and Betty Chapman Posted March 22, 2019 9:08 PM

    Our sincere sympathy to all of the Mitchell family.

  • Brooke Stark and Kevin Ennis Posted March 23, 2019 5:46 AM

    We were saddened to hear of John’s passing. He was such a kind person, and always had a smile for everyone. Our thoughts are with the family.

  • janice Gilmer Posted March 23, 2019 8:36 AM

    To the family of John. Janice and son Randy and family are so sorry about John May God be with all of you Always keep him in your heart and memories

  • Roger & Stella Todd Posted March 26, 2019 11:45 AM

    Ann,Debbie,Donnie and David,I was sorry to hear of John paasing.Reminded me of the good times you both shared with my Mom and Dad.Remember John stopping at the farm when Roger and Jim were working on his motorcycle.Just out for a ride he said.Prayers are sent for you all.

  • carol felt Posted March 26, 2019 1:10 PM

    Thinking of your family at this time, enjoy your many memories.

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