Funeral services for Joseph O. Sorel III, age 57, of Gouverneur, are incomplete with
Frary Funeral Home, Ogdensburg. Mr. Sorel passed away on Wednesday (April 8,
2009) at Fletcher-Allen Hospital in Burlington, Vt.
survived by his father, Joseph Sorel Jr., of Ogdensburg; one sister, Linda
Martin-Ferris, of Ogdensburg; one daughter, Renee Sorel, of Syracuse; one
step-son, Corey Rice, of Syracuse. He was predeceased by his mother Emma V.
Courtney Sorel in 1999.
Sorel was born on July 8, 1951 in Ogdensburg, the son of Joseph and Emma
Courtney Sorel. He graduated from St. Mary’s Academy in 1971, then from Hudson
College in Bangor, Maine. He married Kay Fullington in 1980, which marriage
ended in divorce. He worked as a salesman for Thermogard until he became
disabled in 1995. He was Exhalted Ruler of Elks Lodge 2035 in 2000 and was a
member of the sons of the American Legion in Gouverneur. He enjoyed fishing,
hunting, and motorcycles.
contributions can be made to the charity of one’s choice.