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Harriette M. Paro

Harriette M. Paro, 95, of Ogdensburg, died on April 12, 2014, at the Riverledge Health Care Facility. Calling hours will be Monday, April 21, 2014, 2 -4 and 7 -9 PM, at 7:30 PM there will be an Oddfellow's and Rebekah's service. The funeral service will be April 22, 2014,10:30 am at the funeral home, Pastor David Hart officiating, burial will follow in South Edwards Cemetery. She is survived by her sons, Kenneth and his wife Evelyn McWilliams of Ogdensburg, Carlton and his wife Ann McWilliams of The Villages, Florida, daughters, Marie and her husband Edward Sovie of Ogdensburg, Donelda and her husband Wayne Drosky of Buergen, New York, Dixie and her husband Duane Adams of Ogdensburg, 24 grand children, several great and great great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers Melvin Bray, Henry Bray and Worden Bray, sisters, Ella Nichols and Rose Cooper. Harriette was born in Edwards, on October 29, 1918, the daughter of Melvin and Hattie Coloney Lake. She married Russell H. McWilliams on November 16, 1934, he died on July 23, 1971, she then married Albert Paro in 1974, he died in 1987. She was a clothing room clerk at the St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center. Harriette was a member of the First Congregational Church in Ogdensburg, the Order of Eastern Star in Heuvelton, a lifetime member of the Maple City Chapter #71 Order of Eastern Star, Senior Citizens in Ogdensburg, Seaway Lodge #41 IOOF, and Rebekah Lodge #129 IOOF. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting, traveling and working bingo at The Oddfellows Lodge. Contributions can be made to Seaway Lodge #41 IOOF , 1111 Linden Street, Ogdensburg, New York, 13669 or Rebekah Lodge #129 IOOF, c/o Joyce Mallette, 424 Bigelow Street, Ogdensburg, New York, 13669.

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Sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom. We are away but our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Loren & Nina

Nina Kerry Apr 16 2014 12:00 AM

My sincere condolences to the children of Harriette….Your mom and my dad (Chuck Curry) were really good friends. So many times my husband and I spent time with them. We were always going out for rides and out to eat together. I loved your mom so much. She was beautiful, sweet and kind. She was good to us. I have not seen your mom since my dad passed away. Recently, I tried calling her and didn’t get an answer. I wasn’t sure where she was. When I read Northcountrynow.com, just a few minutes ago, I read about her passing. I am so sorry. She will be missed.

Grant and Susan Dennis Apr 15 2014 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of the passing of Harriette. She was a wonderful lady. Always smiling. Thoughts and prayers go out to the family. RIP my friend. May God Bless.

Jackie Powers Apr 15 2014 12:00 AM

I met Harriet when my mom and she were running the card shows in Ogdensburg, i helped her advertize them and set up every month , Harriet was such a nice person and knew her stuff, always treated people well and my mom really liked her as a friend as many others did, The organization owes her a lot as she worked very hard to keep things going , she would do anything for you that she could and liked to stay busy doing all sorts of things, I know i will miss her , she was a great lady, my condolences to her family from mine,

Ronald Schofell Apr 15 2014 12:00 AM