Myrtle P. Siskavich
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Myrtle P. Siskavich
Born on Aug. 11, 1932, in Lyon Mountain, N.Y., she was the daughter of Alfred and Lillian "Marguerite" (Shutts) Pageau.
She was married to Francis "Frenchie" Siskavich on Aug. 12, 1950, in St. Bernard's Church, Lyon Mountain.
Myrtle was a communicant of St. Bernard's Church, Lyon Mountain and a member of the Catholic Daughters. She was a member and past president of the Lyon Mountain American Legion Auxiliary and the American Legion County Auxiliary and a member of the Lyon Mountain Fire Department Auxiliary and the Senior Citizens of Lyon Mountain. Myrtle was also a charter member of the Lyon Mountain Mining and Railroad Museum.
Myrtle is survived by her husband of 68 years, Francis; 13 children, Bernard Siskavich and his wife, Blanch "Teko" of Wanakena, N.Y., Paula Siskavich of Amenia, N.Y., Kathleen Young of Lyon Mountain, N.Y., Anna Morey and her husband, Keith of Ancramdale, N.Y., Francis Siskavich Jr. and his wife, Donna of Morrisonville, N.Y., Margaret Pittman and her husband, Moses of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Mary Poitras and her husband, Robert of Ellenburg Center, N.Y., Rita Benjamin and her husband, Thomas of Mooers, N.Y., Janet Collins of Plattsburgh, N.Y., Eva Parsons and her husband, Ronald of Peru, N.Y., Sandra Derr and her husband, Harold of Altona, N.Y., Veronica Siskavich-Demers and her husband, Robert of Altona, N.Y., Peter Siskavich and his wife, Shelby of Cadyville, N.Y.; 30 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert and Mary Pageau of Lyon Mountain, Donald and Jeanette "Jeanie" Pageau of Merrill.
She was predeceased by her parents; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Veronica and Clarence Lawrence and Rita and Peter Kwetcian; and a brother and sister-in-law, Alfred "Buddy" and Barbara Pageau; a son-in-law, Rodney Collins.
Calling hours will be held at St. Bernard's Church, Lyon Mountain, on Wednesday, April 3, from 3 to 6 p.m.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Bernard's Church, Lyon Mountain on Thursday, April 4, at 11 a.m.
Burial will be held in St. Bernard's Cemetery, Lyon Mountain, in the spring.
Donations in her memory may be made to St. Bernard's Church, Lyon Mountain and St. Jude's Children's Hospital.
Arrangements are with the Chateaugay Funeral Home. Online condolences may be offered at www.chateaugayfuneralhome.com.
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