Funeral services for Mary J. Dulsrud, age 60, of 424 Ogden
Street, Ogdensburg, will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at the First
Congregational Church, 300 New York Ave., Ogdensburg with Rev. Walter Smith
presiding. Calling hours will be held on
Tuesday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to
8:00 p.m. at Frary Funeral Home in Ogdensburg.Mrs. Dulsrud passed away on Friday, March 28, 2008.
Mrs. Dulsrud is survived by her husband, Moe Dulsrud; two
daughters, Lianne Nye and her husband, Jeff, of Spokane, Washington and Jolene
Dulsrud and her companion, Philip Sagriff, of Ogdensburg; one son, Michael
Dulsrud of Orillia, Ontario; one sister, Kathy Smith and her husband, Len, of
Nakusp, British Columbia; four brothers, Herb Hardy of Kelowna, British
Columbia, David Hardy of Brockville, Ontario, Alan Hardy of Vancouver, British
Columbia and Lennie Hardy of Rock Creek, British Columbia.
Mrs. Dulsrud was born on February 11, 1948 in Kelowna,
British Columbia, the daughter of Harold
and Monica Hardy. She attended high
school in Rutland, B.C. where she participated in Track and
Field and various school athletic teams along with her love of music, taking
the lead in Gilbert and Sullivan’s Mikado and later HMS. Pinafore.
She married Moe Dulsrud on May 17, 1969 at St. Paul’s
in Kelowna, B.C. with Rev. Golightly officiating.
Mrs. Dulsrud was associated with the Dixie Lee Fried Chicken
chain of restaurants which resulted in many transfers and moves for the
family. In 1985, the family moved to Orillia,
Ontario, where Mrs. Dulsrud worked for
Crate’s Dryland Yacht Sales and PD Murphy Jewelers before taking over
management of the Dixie Lee store in Beaverton,
In 1998, Mr. Dulsrud was again transferred to Ogdensburg,
NY, where they decided to remain. The couple bought the company owned Dixie
to operate on their own.
Mrs. Dulsrud worked for Hackett’s Hardware in the ladies
wear department for two years before joining her husband full time at their restaurant
operation until January of this year.
Mrs. Dulsrud was involved with Sweet Adelines barbershop
harmony singing since 1980. She is a
past President of the St. Lawrence Chapter.
Mrs. Dulsrud and her husband were very active in the First
Congregational Church of Ogdensburg.
Mrs. Dulsrud was a Deacon and a member of the choir.
Donations may be made in her memory to the Relay for Life
Cancer Fund c/o The First Congregational Church or to the First Congregational
Church Memorial Fund.