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Sylvia “Ann” McCarthy

Funeral services for Sylvia “Ann” McCarthy, age 78, of Ogdensburg, NY, will be held on Monday, February 12, 2018, at 11:00AM at Frary Funeral Home with Rev. Laurena Wickham Will officiating. Burial will be in Ogdensburgh Cemetery in the Spring. Calling hours will be held from 2:00PM to 5:00PM on Sunday, February 11, 2018 at Frary Funeral Home, Ogdensburg. Mrs. McCarthy passed away on Friday, February 9, 2018, at Riverledge Nursing Home.

Ann is survived by her two daughters, Lisa Osier and her husband, George, of Ogdensburg, NY and Shelly Elliott and her husband, Robert, of Hillsborough, NJ; four grandchildren, Alexander Osier, Samuel Elliott, Benjamin Elliott and Sophie Elliott; sister-in-law, Betty Martin, of Westmoreland; step-sisters, Amy Erwin and Beverly Derosiers, both of Ogdensburg, and Joan Riley of New Jersey; as well as several nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her husband, Richard McCarthy; her parents, Alton and Iva Martin; her brothers and sisters, Donald, Una, Howard, Eleanor, Norman, and Virginia; step-sister, Rita Hess; step-brother, George Burns; and her step-father, William Burns.

Ann was born on April 22, 1939, in Ogdensburg, the daughter of Alton and Iva Lockwood Martin. She graduated from Ogdensburg Free Academy in 1958. Ann married Richard D. McCarthy on September 23, 1961, at the First Presbyterian Church, Ogdensburg, NY, with Rev. Bruce Tucker officiating. He predeceased her on March 24, 2004. Anne first went to work for Hepburn Hospital as a nurse’s aide and was later promoted to Ward Clerk.  After raising her children, she went back work as a cafeteria aide at Ogdensburg Free Academy and also volunteered at Hepburn Hospital in the physical therapy department.

Ann enjoyed bingo, which she played five days a week, as well as bowling.  She bowled in several leagues including the Women’s Bowling League, Early Bird Women’s League, and the Reindeer League also known as the Mr. & Mrs. League which she helped start along with the help of her husband at the Ogdensburg Bowl.  She was an avid parishioner of the First Presbyterian Church of Ogdensburg and was once a member of the Eastern Stars.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ann’s memory to Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley, 6805 US-11, Potsdam, NY 13676; First Presbyterian Church, 423 Ford St., Ogdensburg, NY 13669; Society of United Helpers, 732 Ford St., Ogdensburg, NY 13669; or the charity of one’s choice.


  • Rob and Ann Erwin Posted February 10, 2018 3:23 PM

    Lisa and Shelly, We are very sad to hear about the passing of you mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. She will be missed by all who knew her. Cherish your memories.. She was a kind lady and loved life.

  • Valerie Patterson Posted February 10, 2018 4:15 PM

    Ann was one of the most kind, sweet, giving people that I have ever known…She will be missed…

  • Susan Barkley Posted February 10, 2018 6:12 PM

    Hand lot of fun bowling with Ann and Dick. We also picked her up for church very often. She will be missed. Our thoghts and prayers are with her children and grandchildren.

  • Mike and Sherrie Stanton Posted February 10, 2018 7:01 PM

    George, Lisa and Alex,
    We were sorry to hear of Ann’s passing. You will all be in our prayers at this sad time.

  • Eric LaComb Posted February 10, 2018 9:58 PM

    Lisa & Shelly,
    I’m sorry to hear of your mom’s passing.

  • Marilyn weeks Posted February 10, 2018 10:01 PM

    Lisa, George,,,and Alex, so sorry for your loss. I will miss talking to Anne on the phone, she was a good friend. My prayers are with you and your family. My condolences to your sister and her family. Marilyn weeks

  • Debbie Farrand Posted February 10, 2018 10:52 PM

    Sorry for your loss 🕯

  • Darlene Moore Posted February 11, 2018 8:37 AM

    Dear Lisa, Shelly and Family,
    So sorry to hear about Aunt Annie’s passing.My memories are fond of the times we spent together. May you find comfort knowing she is with our Heavenly Father.

  • Bill and Janet leary Posted February 11, 2018 9:00 AM

    Shelly, Rob, and family, Lisa and Gerorge and Alex, Bill and I are so sorry to hear of your mom,s passing. We will never forget her. We had many wonderful times with her and with Dick. She loved life and all she loved to do. She loved your family very much and talked about you all when ever we saw her. She is at peace now and her and her Dick are together again, they are happy now together again. You are in our prayers. Bill and Janet Leary

  • Dianne Drayse-Alonso Posted February 11, 2018 9:09 AM

    Lisa–So sorry to hear about your Mom. I’ll always remember our nice chats on Pottery Lane.

  • Don , Mary Ann Posted February 11, 2018 10:23 AM

    Dear Lisa, Shelley & Families

  • Don , Mary Ann Posted February 11, 2018 10:27 AM

    Dear Lisa, Shelley & Families, we are heartbroken to hear about your Mom. We certainly had wonderful times together. Our thoughts are with you and we are sorry we are not there.

  • Pat Posted February 11, 2018 10:47 AM

    To Ann’s Family,
    Sorry for your loss. Ann was such a nice lady, may she rest in Peace.

  • Linda and John Krol Posted February 11, 2018 4:15 PM

    Dear Lisa, George, Alex Shelly and family,
    We were saddened to learn of your Mom’s
    passing. She was a great lady and our church family will miss her warm smile.

  • Mary Montroy-Beard, Ogdensburg. Posted February 11, 2018 5:09 PM

    Lisa and Shelly & families. I am saddened to hear of your Mom’s passing. She was a lovely lady. I had lots of good times with your Mom & Dad. She will certainly be missed. Please know that you are in my thoughts & prayers at this Most difficult time.

  • Sara & Doug Farley Posted February 11, 2018 7:48 PM

    Ann, was my parents neighbor on the lane for many, many years…I remember so many fun times there…card parties, camping trips, making peanut butter balls, my father playing Halloween pranks, her washing my skinned knees from roller skating….there was always laughter at Dick and Ann’s.

    Lisa and Shelly- I’m deeply sorry for the loss of your Mom.

  • Rick, Kim, Erik, Sarah, and Logan Caufield Posted February 11, 2018 8:32 PM

    Lisa and Shelley and Families,
    Your mom was a great friend to the entire Caufield family. We have many fond memories of Ann over the years. She will be truly missed. You and your family will be in our prayers during the difficult time.

  • sandra putney Posted February 12, 2018 5:03 AM

    Lisa and family…..I am so sorry for your loss. Anne was one fun lady ! Sge will be deeply missed, may your memories bring you some solice. Hugs and Blessings.

  • Michelle Camarda Posted February 12, 2018 8:40 AM

    Lisa and family, I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. I always enjoy my chats with her. Nancy and I loved to walk to her home after work to have a cup of tea with her. She was a special lady! She is now in heaven with her love, you Dad>

  • Kathy Markey Posted February 12, 2018 9:38 AM

    So sorry for your loss

  • Lisa and Tom Woodward Posted February 12, 2018 10:37 AM

    Sorry to hear about your mom. Thoughts and prayers to your family.

    Tom and Lisa Woodward

  • Ted and Mary Ebberts Posted February 12, 2018 12:49 PM

    Shelly, Lisa and family, So sorry to hear about Ann. We had many good times with her and Dick. Wonderful memories. Thoughts and prayers to you all.

  • The Seymour’s Posted February 12, 2018 4:58 PM

    Shelly,Rob and family. Lisa George and Alex
    We are saddened to hear about your mom and grandma. Your parents were the best neighbors ever. We. are sorry we were in Colorado at this time but you have our deepest condolences and many prayers.
    Always. Renee and John and family

  • Mark Prebish Posted February 12, 2018 5:31 PM

    Shelly, Lisa and family, I am so sorry to hear about Ann. I truly have a lifetime full of memories with Ann in them that I will cherish forever. My thoughts and prayers are with you

  • Ramona Kennedy Posted February 12, 2018 6:51 PM

    Ann was a great volunteer and member of our CHMC Auxiliary. She will be missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family.

  • Julie Jerdo Posted February 12, 2018 7:09 PM

    We are all sooo sorry for your loss! We loved your mom so much and am sad we won’t ever see her again!😪😪

  • Steve Binion Posted February 12, 2018 9:33 PM

    Lisa, Shelly and family-

    I am so sorry to hear of Ann’s passing. She was a fine woman and a kind and thoughtful Aunt. Our thoughts are with you.

    Steve and Linda Binion

  • Trista Snyder Posted February 12, 2018 9:56 PM

    I am so sorry for your loss!

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