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A funeral for Jennie B. McCasland, age 82, of Ogdensburg, will be held at 4 p.m. on Friday, March 31, at Fox and Murray Funeral Home with Rev. Walter Smith officiating. Burial will be in the spring at Black River Cemetery in Westport, N.Y.
Calling hours will be held from 3 p.m. until the time of the service on Friday, March 31, at the Fox & Murray Funeral Home. Mrs. McCasland passed away Sunday, March 26, 2017, at her residence.
Surviving are her son, Michael McCasland of Tucson, Ariz.; a daughter, Sheila Goddu of New Port Richey, Fla.; sisters Mary Pierce of Saranac, N.Y., and Althea Crandall of Wheeling, Ill.; a brother, Brandon and Evelyn Brant of Westport, N.Y.; two grandchildren, Margaret and Kelly, along with many nieces and nephews.
A son, Jeffrey McCasland; a daughter; two brothers, John and Ellis predeceased her.
Jennie was born on June 1, 1934, in Westport, N.Y., a daughter of the late Earl and Mary (Dougan) Brant. She graduated from Westport Central School in 1952.
Jennie was a homemaker while raising her young family and enjoyed canning, helping to prepare dinner, knitting, reading and taking long walks.
She lived the last 27 years with Amanda Merrill, her caregiver and special friend. Amanda loved her like a Mother and treated her like a member of her own family. Jennie's family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you for the wonderful care she received.
Memorial contributions can be made to the charity of one's choice. Condolences can also be shared online at www.foxandmurrayfuneralhome.com.
Published on March 29, 2017
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