A funeral service for Mrs. Mary E. Sovie, age 97, formerly of 413 Judson Street, Ogdensburg, will be held at 11:00AM on Thursday, December 27, 2018 at Notre Dame Church with Rev. Joseph Morgan officiating.
Relatives and friends may call at Frary Funeral Home, Ogdensburg, from 9:00AM to 10:30AM. Burial will be in Notre Dame Cemetery.
Mrs. Sovie died on Friday night, December 21, 2018 at Riverledge Nursing Home.
Mary is survived by her son, Thomas Sovie and his fiancé, Theresa Arquitt, of Massena , NY; two grandchildren, Scott Sovie of North Carolina and Kimberly Kelly of Texas; seven great grandchildren. Also several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her parents; her sister, Helen Anderton of Cohoes, NY and a daughter, Joan Patricia, who died shortly after birth.
Mrs. Sovie was born in Ogdensburg, NY, on December 27, 1920, the daughter of Napoleon and Nellie LaClair Woods. She graduated from St. Mary’s Academy in 1938 and the Wallace Secretarial School in 1939. She worked as a secretary to Rev. Harold J. Martin, President of the Canadian American Baseball League.
Mr. Sovie died on July 17, 1997.
In 1943, Mrs. Sovie moved to Cohoes, NY, until 1946 while her husband, Royal, served in the United States Army, in China, Burma and India, as a Merrills Maurader. While in Cohoes, Mrs. Sovie worked as a secretary at Hughes Autograph Brush Co.
Late, after her son went to Flight School in Florida, she worked as a nurse’s aide at the then, Hepburn Hospital for nine years.
Mrs. Sovie was a life member of the K of C Auxiliary, the Ogdensburg Women’s Club, a member of the Republican Club, the Senior Citizens Club and former member of the Notre Dame Alter and Rosary Club.
Donations may be made to the Notre Dame Heritage Fund, 125 Ford Ave, Ogdensburg, NY 13669 or to a charity of ones choice.
Online condolences may be made at www.fraryfuneralhome.com.