Selected Families and Individuals


Stanley J. FARR

Obituary (from Watertown Daily Times of 29 July 1994):  CAPE VINCENT---Stanley J. Farr, 61, Rosiere Road, town of Cape Vincent, died Thursday morning at his home, where he had been under the care of Hospice of Jefferson County Inc.

    The funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Vincent de Paul Church, Rosiere, with the Rev. Timothy Ladden officiating.  Burial will be in Sand Bay Cemetery, town of Cape Vincent.

    Calling hours will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday at the Simpson-Cleveland Funeral Home.  Donations may be made to Hospice of Jefferson County Inc., 425 Washington St., Watertown, M.Y. 13601, or to the Cape Vincent Ambulance Fund.

    Surviving are a son, Edward Pelo, Churchville; two granddaughters; two brothers, Willard C., Clayton, and Richard J., Cape Vincent, and several nieces and nephews.

    Born July 27, 1933, in Potsdam, son of Stanley E. and Florence M. Bovee Farr, he moved to Cape Vincent and graduated from Cape Vincent High School.  He also graduated from Canton ATI and served in the Army from 1956 to 1958.

    After leaving the Army, he worked for the town of Cape Vincent Highway Department.  He later worked at Fort Drum, retiring as foreman of the equipment and maintenance shop in July 1993 after 20 years of service.

    He married Lottie Bigda Pelo Nov. 10, 1962, in St. Vincent de Paul Church, Mrs. Farr died Jan. 20.

   Mr. Farr was a member of the Army National Guard for 25 years and a communicant of St. Vincent de Paul Church, Rosiere.

Lottie M. BIGDA

Obituary (from newspaper of Saturday, 22 Jan. 1994):  CAPE VINCENT---The funeral for Lottie M. Farr, 83, formerly of Rosiere Road, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Simpson-Cleveland Funeral Home, Cape Vincent, with the Rev. Timothy Ladden, pastor
of St. Vincent De Paul Church, Rosiere, officiating.  Spring burial will be in Lowville Rural Cemetery.

    Mrs. Farr died Thursday evening at McAuley Hall, Watertown, where she had been a resident since July.

    Calling hours will be Monday at the funeral home an hour before the funeral.  Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

    Surviving are her husband, Stanley; a son, Edward A. Pelo, Churchville; two granddaughters; a brother, Tony Bigda, Lyons Falls; a sister, Agnes Krug, Lyons Falls; and several nieces and nephews.

    Several brothers and sisters died before her.

    Born on July 23, 1910, in New York City, a daughter of Anthony and Mary Bigda, she attended New York City schools.

    She married Edward Pelo, who died in 1950.  She lived in Lowville until 1951, when she moved to Cape Vincent and married Stanley Farr on Nov. 10, 1962, in St. Vincent De Paul Church.

    Mrs. Farr was a communicant of St. Vincent De Paul Church.


Obituary (from newspaper of 15 Oct. 1986):  CLAYTON---Perry W. Sheley, 85, of 308 Hugunin St., died Oct. 11 at Edward John Noble Hospital, Alexandria Bay, after a long illness.

    The funeral was Monday at Cummings Funeral Home, with the Rev. Dale Austin, pastor of the Clayton United Methodist Church, officiating.  Burial was in St. Lawrence Cemetery, Cape Vincent.

    Donations may be made to the Clayton Volunteer Ambulance Fund.

    He is survived by one son, Donald F. Sheley, Clayton; three grandsons and two great-grandchildren.  A daughter, Sharon L. Sheley, died in 1960.

    Mr. Sheley was born Dec. 20, 1900 the son of Fred and Dana Windmill Sheley.  He attended local schools and married the late Gladys L. Bovee on March 8, 1932 at the Clayton United Methodist Church with Rev. W. O. Thomas officiating.

    Mrs. Sheley died Dec. 20, 1985.

    Mr. Sheley was a firefighter on Great Lakes steamers for a number of years, later working for Frink Sno-Plow.  He was also employed in the maintenance department at the Edgewood Resort, Alexandria Bay.

    He was a member of Clayton United Methodist Church.