Virginia "Mae"'s Story
Virginia "Mae" Golden, 91, formerly of Beekmantown, N.Y., passed away on Monday, July 31, 2017, at the Meadowbrook Healthcare Facility. She was born in Beekmantown, N.Y., on May 21, 1926, the daughter of Frank and Mary (Frenyea) Turner.
Mae had a green thumb, and enjoyed spending time in her garden. She was a devout Catholic, and could often be found praying the rosary. Mae was an avid New York Yankee fan. She was very sharp and still continued to do the crossword puzzles and word jumbles late in her life. Her greatest love was cooking, baking, and providing for her family, especially her grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her parents, her husband Francis Golden, her son, Richard "Dick" Golden, her daughter, Melanie Dowdle; her sisters, Eleanor Buckley, Jane Chauvin, and Marilyn and John Hutchison; her siblings-in-law, Raymond and Janet Golden, Margaret and Harold Forbes, Dorothy Golden, Ruth and Francis "Bud" Moore, and Marvin Weaver.
Virginia is survived by her children, Thomas Golden and his companion Kim Rennie of Keeseville, Michael Golden and his wife Brenda of Morrisonville, Donald Golden and his wife Cathy of Indianapolis, Ind., Maureen Bardelcik and her husband Dennis of Plattsburgh, Jim Golden and his wife Dawn of New Market, Md., her son-in-law, Jim Dowdle; her grandchildren, Kimberly, Michelle, Molly, Matt, Nicholle, Mark, Sarah, Jason, Stacey, Justine, Madeline, and Meredith, and several great-grandchildren; her siblings, Alice Racette and her husband Bob, Patricia Weaver, William Turner and his wife Gail, Mary Sickles and her husband Ronald, her sister-in-law, Claire Lafferty, and her husband James, and brother-in-law, Clarence Golden, and many nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 3, at the Brown Funeral Home in Plattsburgh. A Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, August 4, at St. Alexander's Church in Morrisonville. Entombment will follow in the Whispering Maples Mausoleum in Plattsburgh.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Ronald McDonald House.
Arrangements are entrusted to Brown Funeral Home, 29 Broad St., Plattsburgh, N.Y. (518) 561-3980. Online condolences may be made and memorial candles lit at www.brownfuneralhomeinc.com.
Published on July 31, 2017