Carolyn Joan Deon, 76, of Potsdam


Potsdam – Mrs. Carolyn Joan Deon, 76, of 38 Country Lane, formerly of Hewittville, peacefully passed away Friday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Carolyn LeBire in Massena, with her family and Hospice by her side.

Joan was born January 28, 1937 in Albany, the daughter of the late Nelson and Henrietta “Etta” Jock LaBarge.  She graduated from Potsdam High School in 1955.

On November 5, 1955, she married her childhood sweetheart, Gerald F. “Joe” Deon at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, Norwood with Msgr. Francis Maguire, celebrating.  Joe predeceased her on August 16, 1986.

Joan was a bank teller for many years first with North Star Bank in Syracuse before going to Key Bank in Potsdam and Massena.  She was a communicant of St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, Norwood and former communicant of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Potsdam, where she was lecturer and former parish council member.

Joan enjoyed baking, cooking for her grandchildren, having Friday and/or Saturday pizza parties with her family, and was an avid Earnhardt Racing fan.

She also was an avid reader and loved feeding the wildlife on the front porch of her home.  Joan also cherished the many friendships she forged throughout her life and the time she spent with each of her friends.

Joan is survived by her seven children, Gerald Deon of Potsdam; Carolyn and Steve LeBire of Massena; Michael and Marilyn Deon of Potsdam; Steve and Judy Deon of Potsdam; Lori and Kim Sprague of Potsdam; Mary and Dan Boyer of Norwood; and Shawn and Karen Deon of Canajoharie; 21 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren; and her sister, Martha Frederick of Potsdam.

She was predeceased by a daughter, Jennifer Scheening, on January 25, 2009.

Friends may call at the Garner Funeral Home, Potsdam, Wednesday 6-9 PM.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday 10:00 AM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Rev. Msgr. Robert H. Aucoin, celebrating.  Burial will be in the spring at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Potsdam.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley.

Arrangements are with the Donaldson Funeral Home, Massena, where memories and condolences may be shared online at

Tuesday, December 6, 2016
, Watertown, NY
More On Demand

Funeral Homes Listings

Jefferson County:

Bossuot-Lundy Funeral Home, Carthage

Calarco, D.L. Funeral Home, Watertown

Costello Funeral Service, Alexandria Bay

Cummings Funeral Service
Watertown - 315-782-0830
Clayton - 315-686-5101

Frederick Bros Funeral Home, Theresa

Hart & Bruce Funeral Home, Watertown

Johnson Funeral Home, Dexter

Reed & Benoit Funeral Home, Watertown

Cleveland Funeral Home, Watertown

Cleveland Funeral Home,,Cape Vincent

Becker-Cleveland Funeral Home, Chaumont

Bezanilla-McGraw Funeral Home, Carthage

Carpenter-Stoodley, Belleville

T.R. Jetty Funeral Home, Clayton

Piddock Funeral Home, Adams

Lewis County

Adirondack Funeral Home, Croghan

Iseneker Funeral Home, Lowville

Scanlon Funeral Home, Croghan

Scanlon Funeral Home, Harrisville

Sundquist Funeral Home, Lowville

St. Lawrence County

IslandView Funeral Services, Morristown

Hammill Funeral Home, Winthrop

Buck Funeral Home, Norwood

Fox-McLellan Funeral Home, Ogdensburg

French Funeral Home, Gouverneur

Green Funeral Home, Gouverneur

Phillips Memorial Home, Massena

LaRue & Pitcher Funeral Home, Ogdensburg

Frary Funeral Home, Ogdensburg

Lawrence Funeral Home, Canton

O'Leary Funeral Home, Canton

Allen-Denesha Funeral Home, De Kalb Junction
(315) 347-2122

French Funeral Home Inc., Gouverneur

French Funeral Home Inc., Edwards

French Funeral Home Inc., Star Lake

This content requires the latest Adobe Flash Player and a browser with JavaScript enabled. Click here for a free download of the latest Adobe Flash Player.

What's On TonightFull Schedule