Ferna A. Facteau

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Ferna A. Facteau

May 01, 1926 - November 26, 2018

Ferna A. Facteau Ferna A. Facteau, aged 92 years of Cadyville, passed away Nov. 26, 2018 peacefully in her home.
Ferna was the youngest daughter of 8 children, born of Alfred and Julia Caron.
Ferna is survived by her three children, from her first marriage to Edmond Reid (deceased) of 30 years. Larry Reid, eldest son and caregiver and best friend for the past decade, Susan Merrifield, Andre Reid and his wife Janice. Ferna was the beloved Grandmother of 6 grandchildren, Scott Merrifield and his wife Tina Merrifield, Tracy Merrifield, Jennifer Reid, Kelly Reid, Cody Reid, and Sally Reid.
Ferna was also Great-Grandmother to Austin Bullock, Xavier Santiago, Bailey Lawfer, Callie Lawfer, Sophie Lawfer, Alexis Soto, Timothy Soto, Lana Soto and Charlotte Bergstrom. Ferna was Grandmother and Great-Grandmother to several children from her second marriage to Leonard Facteau (deceased) of 25 years.
Ferna was cherished member of her community and parishioner of St. Joseph's Church, where she was a choir member. Ferna loved to dance and sing. She often performed at the VFW Post 125 for her family, friends and community. Ferna was soft spoken and kind to everyone she knew. Her generosity and love for all people and living creatures resounded in every aspect of her very long life, whether she was dancing at "The Fiddlers," attending a community harvest dinner or nurturing her large family with home cooked meals. Ferna adamantly requested that no services be held, but that her life be celebrated in the shared stories and memories amongst her loved ones. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent on her behalf to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, @ stjude.org
Arrangements have been entrusted to Heald Funeral Home, 48 Court Street, Plattsburgh.
To light a memorial candle or leave an online condolence please visit www.healdfuneralhomeinc.com
Published on November 29, 2018
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Priscilla Caron Spehnjak
Dec 06, 2018
I have so many wonderful memories of my Aunt Ferna. Her thoughtful and fun loving ways made many family get together's so special. I will miss her but know she is dancing and singing in Heaven.
Love always, Priscilla
Lynda Reid post
Dec 05, 2018
Larry,Susan,Andre,Aunt Ferna was a beautiful woman inside and out,I remember going to her house she was a sweet soft spoken lady. My prayers are with you during this very difficult time.
Richard Johnson
Dec 04, 2018
Larry Ried and family,
Larry, thank you introducing me to your Mom at the wellness center. Although I had never met her before, I was impressed with her charm, wisdom and integrity.
God bless yourself and family and God bless your Mom.
Your Fraternal Brother,
Richard Johnson
Pattie lawfer
Dec 03, 2018
Ferna was a beautiful soul. So very kind and generous. Her great grand children are my grandchildren and she quickly became my friend. I shallalways remember her in the warmest way.
Cheril Deyo
Dec 02, 2018
My condolences to Larry, Susan & Family. Ferna was a wonderful person. She often reminded me of my own Grandmother. I will truly miss seeing her every Saturday. Hugs to you.
Dec 01, 2018
Ferna was such an energetic, inspiring, intelligent, and funny person- even at 92. It was an honor to know her. What a great loss for all of us.
Kenneth & Francine LaFave
Nov 30, 2018
Ferna was a sweet lady who loved to entertain us with a song.She will be dearly missed. God can now hold her in his arms.Thank you Ferna for being our friend.
Sandra Gagnier
Nov 30, 2018
Ferna was so strong in so many ways...what an inspiration. I will miss seeing her...especially at "Jade"! Maybe I'll still see Larry now and again! She has been a lady I've admired since 1964 when Sue and I first found out we were cousins back in 9th grade! Sue was the only reason I hated leaving Beekmantown, but then Ferna reminded us that we could still remain close friends...we weren't that far apart! She was so smart and her advice always made things better! I pray for your hearts' comfort in knowing she's now with all who passed before her and is in line closer to Jesus to pray for all of us! I love you all...Reid family!
Gary & Susan Clarke
Nov 30, 2018
The last time we saw your mom was at Aldis and she didn’t change in 40 years . She was a special lady and loved by all.
Ruth Watts
Nov 30, 2018
Please accept our Sincere Sympathy and Love.
John, Ruth, Melissa and Laurie 🙏🏻🙏🏻❤️❤️
Nina Caron-Williams
Nov 30, 2018
My aunt Ferna was an inspiration of love and joy of our family who will be greatly missed. My sincere heartfelt prayers for family and friends.
Kelly Reid
Nov 30, 2018
My Grammy... My heart is so very sad but my spirit knows that you are watching us all and will always be with us! Some of the best times in my life happened because of you! I will forever cherish and be grateful for the fact that I was blessed enough to have a Grammy who was so wonderful! I look forward to the spring time when I will plant my first garden in your honor!
Mona Jabaut
Nov 30, 2018
My deepest condolences! Your mom was the best. She will be missed by all that knew her. Rest In Peace Ferna!
Mary L. /Gierloff
Nov 30, 2018
So sorry for your loss Sue
Mary L. Gierloff
Nov 30, 2018
So sorry for your lost
Gerry Beggs
Nov 29, 2018
I'm so sorry to hear the sad news of Fernas passing , we were great friends and had many great visits at the pool at parc every morning . rip my dear friend , you will be missed by all that knew you,.
Mary Osiason (DeMerse)
Nov 29, 2018
I haven’t seen Aunt Ferna in many years but can still hear her voice from my youth. She was a nice Aunt and my mom (Gertrude Caron DeMerse) loved her dearly too. Rest In Peace and condolence to the family. Love Mary Alice
Caron and Steven Stay & Donna Williams and families
Nov 28, 2018
Our sincere sympathies to all Aunt Ferna’s family and friends. Such a special lady. She led a long, wonderful life. She was dearly loved by our mom and all our family. I know God has welcomed her with open arms in Heaven.
Caron and Steven Stay and family
Donna Williams and family