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Joyce E. Fredericks

Funeral services for Joyce E. (Countryman) Fredericks, age 90, of Ogdensburg, NY, will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2019, at 1:00PM at Notre Dame Church with Rev. Joseph Morgan officiating. Burial will be in Notre Dame Cemetery. Calling hours will be held from 2:00PM to 4:00PM and 6:00PM to 8:00PM on Friday, May 17, 2019, at Frary Funeral Home, Ogdensburg. Mrs. Fredericks passed away on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at St. Joseph’s Nursing Home.

Joyce is survived by her three sons, William Michael Fredericks and his wife, Cynthia, of Heuvelton, NY; Gregory Fredericks and his wife, Vicki, of Ogdensburg, NY and Mark Fredericks and his wife, Stephanie, of Ogdensburg, NY; four daughters, Karen Cooper and her husband, James, of Beckley, W. VA; Diane DeBoer and her husband, David, of Syracuse, NY, Julie Bruyere and her husband, Daniel, of Central Square, NY and Lisa TenEyck and her husband, Howard, of Ogdensburg, NY; a sister-in-law, Frances Countryman of Rochester, NY; eighteen grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Joyce is predeceased by a brother, Gilbert W. Countryman; a granddaughter, Megan Fredericks and a niece, Debra Countryman.

Joyce was born on June 2, 1928, in Ogdensburg, NY, the daughter of William H. and Delora Gilbert Countryman. She attended Holy Cross Elementary School and graduated from St. Mary’s Academy in 1944. Joyce went to work for New York Telephone Company on April 9, 1945. On May 8, 1948, Joyce married Sidney Maurice Fredericks at Notre Dame Church with Msgr. A. D. Charbonneau officiating. He predeceased her on January 31, 1988. Sidney was a retired linesman for New York Telephone Company.

Mrs. Fredericks was an avid reader and loved making flower arrangements and doing crossword puzzles. She was a devote member of the Notre Dame Church all of her life. She was a lector and Eucharistic Minister at the church. After studies of two years, she was commissioned a lay minister. She taught religious instruction for elementary students and later became a R.C.I.A. teacher for adults. She belonged to the Legion of Mary Society at Notre Dame and was named “Woman of the Year” by that society.

She has served on the Parish Council at Notre Dame for many years also a member of the Parish Finance Council of the Parish. She had the honor of being an associate of the Grey Nuns of Sacred Heart.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Joyce’s memory to the Notre Dame Heritage Fund, 125 Ford Ave. Ogdensburg, NY 13669.

28 Condolences

  • Eugene & Shelley Fredericks Posted May 15, 2019 1:07 PM

    We are so sorry to hear of Joyce’s passing. She was a wonderful lady and had such a funny side to her. We will all miss her very much.
    Thoughts and Prayers Eugene & Shelley

  • Patrick McMillan Posted May 15, 2019 1:36 PM

    Blessing to the Frederick’s family.

  • Dick & Mildred Dillenbeck Posted May 15, 2019 3:28 PM

    Mike, (and Cindy), we were so sorry to learn of your Mother’s passing.We will keep you in our prayers at this difficult time. GOD BLESS

  • Barbara Baker Posted May 15, 2019 5:13 PM

    Greg and family, Your mom was a very sweet lady. I will miss seeing her at mass. Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Darlene Lynch Posted May 15, 2019 5:28 PM

    So sorry to hear about Joyce. She was a lovely lady. I will miss her smile .

  • Maria Weston-Garvey Posted May 15, 2019 7:10 PM

    Joyce was a wonderful lady And a great friend to my mother. I recall visiting with her many times. Joyce was a very spiritual person and I am sure she has found peace at home with God. To the family of Joyce —May you find strength to get you through this sad and difficult time. My deepest condolences.

  • Jeffrey Montroy Posted May 15, 2019 7:18 PM

    To Joyce’s Family, my heart is broken with the loss of Joyce. We became very good friends and I surely will miss her. Please accept my condolences, my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Heaven just got another angel, fly high Joyce, I will miss you terribly. RIP, love you.

  • Warren McLear Posted May 15, 2019 7:23 PM

    Greg, Mark and family so sorry for your loss. May you find peace and strength through this difficult time. Prayers to all

  • Nancy Amo Posted May 15, 2019 8:58 PM

    Mike and family, So very sorry for your loss, Joyce was such a sweetheart

  • Christy Mills Tupper Posted May 15, 2019 9:56 PM

    She was an outstanding woman and icon of Main Street. She will be missed by many.

  • Doug Daniel and family Posted May 16, 2019 4:15 AM

    Our sincere condolences to the family of Joyce ,cherish the memories ,Bless you all

  • Lori & Pat Hackett Posted May 16, 2019 6:41 AM

    To the entire Frederick’s family…we were very sorry to read of your mom’s passing…our condolences to you all…

  • Debra Hubbard Posted May 16, 2019 7:28 AM

    I am so blessed to have met her and to have her friendship. She has earned her angel wings. Rest in peace my awesome friend.

  • Michelle Erwin Posted May 16, 2019 9:06 AM

    She was a wonderful lady she will be sadly missed
    So sorry for the family loss Michelle & Tim Erwin

  • Joyce & Dave Polniak Posted May 16, 2019 9:46 AM

    Karen and family
    So sorry to hear of you moms passing. She was a wonderful person.

  • Kathy McEntire Posted May 16, 2019 12:04 PM

    I am so sorry for your loss. I remember your Mom when I visited with Karen when we were in nursing school. You will be in my thoughts and prayers

  • Janet and Bill Leary Posted May 16, 2019 2:49 PM

    To the family, Bill and I are so sorry for your loss . I loved seeing her at Mass on Sunday’s , she always had a smile for me and loved to chat. She will be missed by many. You are all in our thoughts and our prayers .

  • Mary Sovie Posted May 16, 2019 6:09 PM

    Beautiful lady with a beautiful soul who will be missed. RIP Joyce. Condolences to all your family.

  • robin downey Posted May 17, 2019 2:16 AM

    My Condolences To All The Family

  • Scott Sargent Posted May 17, 2019 5:50 AM

    So very sorry to hear of your family’s loss, prayers for you at this difficult time…

    Scott and Lisa Sargent and Family

  • Richy barnes Posted May 17, 2019 7:57 AM

    Mike and family so sorry about your loss. Joyce was a sweet lady

  • Pat Mandigo Posted May 17, 2019 6:35 PM

    To the Fredericks Family,
    Sorry for your loss. What a sweet lady, I enjoyed my visits with her. She will be missed by many. Rest in peace my friend. Your in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Hank and Roberta polniak Posted May 17, 2019 10:53 PM

    Mark and Greg so sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers to you and your families!

  • Sheila Wright Posted May 18, 2019 8:39 AM

    To the Frederick’s Family, I first met your Mom when I was a young mother with two young boys and lived down the street from your house…she was such a kind lady…years later I would see her at Mass during lend and we would chat about our families…more recently I would see her at Mass at St. Joseph’s and no matter how she was feeling she always had a smile and a kind word…she was a beautiful lady with the kindest soul and will be truly missed…my granddaughter’s dance recital is today at 1:00 so I will not be able to attend her funeral but know that my thoughts and prayers will be with you..please accept .my heartfelt condolences…💞

  • Stephanie Frisina Posted May 18, 2019 12:24 PM

    May u find peace. Joyce was a treat to be around. Loved her and her sense of humor. Took care of her at the home. Sadly missed. God bless the family.

  • Paul and Susan Arthur Cutwa Posted May 18, 2019 2:12 PM

    Lisa, So sorry for your loss.

  • Greg & Dayna Collison Posted May 18, 2019 4:44 PM

    Sara –

    Please accept our heart-felt condolences on the loss of your precious grandmother. There are few joys in this world that can compare with the special relationship one has with a loving grandparent and we know Mrs. Fredericks will be deeply missed. Be assured that you and your family have the prayers of your work family.

    We love you –
    Greg & Dayna
    & the staff of Collison Family Funeral Home

  • Todd “Poopsie ” Edwards Posted May 19, 2019 7:08 AM

    Sorry for the loss of your Mom. She was just a beautiful angel from God. May she rest in peace. God Bless you Greg and Mark!

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