Selected Families and Individuals


Claude PILON

Obituary:  Claude Eugene Pilon, 62, fuel oil distributor and resident of Henderson Harbor, died at 10:15 Wednesday evening in the Mercy Hospital, Watertown, where he had been a patient for one and a one-half weeks.  Death was caused by
post-operative shock following an operation performed the preceding Monday.

    Funeral services were held at the home of his son, Fred Pilon, 361 Flower avenue east, Watertown, at 9 Saturday morning and at 10 a.m. in St. Andrew's Catholic church of Sackets Harbor.  Rev. Francis J. McQuire, pastor of the church, sang
a solemn high mass.  Rev. James J. McGowan, pastor of the Immaculate Conception Catholic church of Brownville, served as deacon and Rev. Walter J. T. Cleary, pastor of St. Cecilia's Catholic church of Adams, served as subdeacon.  Burial was
made in Riverside cemetery, Cape Vincent.

    Surviving are his widow, the former Miss Edith Alberta Godfrey of Cape Vincent; two daughters, Mrs. Donald (Marie) Sliter, Adams; Mrs. Floyd (Gladys) Trickey, Watertown; one son, Fred G. Pilon, Watertown; four sisters, Mrs. Fred (Gertrude)
Percy, LaFargeville, Mrs. Stanley (Rhoda) Nicholson, Brownville, Mrs. George (Mae) Brigham, Watertown, Mrs. Joseph (Delphine) Cole, Brownville; one brother, William Pilon, Rosiere, and five grandchildren.

    Mr. Pilon was born at Depauville on April 12, 1881, a son of the late Onesiam and Johanna Huck Pilon.  As a youth, he was engaged in farming.

    On April 16, 1902, he married Miss Edith Alberta Godfrey of Cape Vincent at Cape Vincent.  The couple resided in Cape Vincent until 1907.  Mr. Pilon was affiliated with the Standard Oil Co. for years and lived on Grove street, Adams, when
the company's fuel supply was distributed largely from this village.  He later moved to Watertown and was employed out of that city.  A few years ago he built a home in Henderson Harbor near the Hendershore section and had resided there
conducting a fuel oil distribution of his own.  Mr. Pilon was a member of St. Andrew Catholic church of Sackets Harbor.

    Mr. Pilon was a most genial man with a host of friends.

Edith Alberta GODFREY

Obituary:  Mrs. Edith A. Godfrey Pilon, 90, formerly of 120 Fairmont Ave., died at 12:50 Tuesday afternoon in the Samaritan-Keep Home, where she had been a patient since March 16.

    The funeral will be Saturday morning at 8:30 from the Reed and Benoit Funeral Home and at 9 in the Holy Family Church.  Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery at Cape Vincent.

    Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday night from 7 to 9 and Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

    She was the widow of Claude E. Pilon, who died here Aug. 25, 1943, at the age of 62.

   Surviving Mrs. Pilon are two children, Mrs. Donald (Marie) Sliter, Adams, and Mrs. Floyd W. (Gladys) Trickey, 120 Fairmont Ave., with whom she lived for many years; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three
great-great-grandchildren; a nephew, Arthur G. Burnard, Watertown; grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

    Her son, Frederick G. Pilon, died here June 28, 1959, at the age of 56.

    Mrs. Pilon had been ill since Oct. 25 when she fell at home and fractured her right hip.  She was admitted to the House of the Good Samaritan Oct. 26 and in March was transferred to the nearby nursing home which had just opened.  She
developed heart failure after the accident.

     She was born in Napanee, Ont., Jan. 31, 1883, a daughter of William and Anna Makepiece Godfrey, and was one of a family of eleven children.  At an early age she moved to Cape Vincent with her parents.

     She was married to Claude E. Pilon of Rosiere on April 16, 1902 at Cape Vincent.  Mr. Pilon was associated with the Socony Vacuum Oil Co. for over 30 years.

    Mr. and Mrs. Pilon resided at Cape Vincent until 1907 when they moved to Watertown.  They resided for a time in Adams, but mostly in this city.

    Mrs. Pilon was one of the original employes of the Montgomery Ward Co. store and was a sales clerk there for years from the time the store first opened on Court Street.  Later, she was for years employed in the same capacity in the linen
department of the Smith and Percy, Inc., store.  She retired years ago.

    She was a member of the Holy Family Church.


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