Edith Marcellus Preston, 92, of Gouverneur


Gouverneur – Edith Marcellus Preston, age 92, of Gouverneur, passed away on April 25, 2013 at the River Ledge Nursing Home in Ogdensburg.

Calling hours will be held at French Funeral Home, Gouverneur on Sunday, April 28, 2012 from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. Her funeral service will immediately follow at the funeral home at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Mark Gilbert officiating. Burial will follow in the Riverside Cemetery.

Donations made in memory of Edith may go to the Gouverneur Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 164, Gouverneur NY 13642. Online condolences may be made at www.frenchfuneralhomes.com.

Edith was born on November 14, 1920 in Macomb to the late Willard and Mabel (Sipher) Stowell. She went to school on Pine Hill and graduated from the Gouverneur High School in 1937.

Edith married Ivan T. Marcellus on January 14, 1940 at the Gouverneur Methodist Parsonage. She and Ivan owned and operated a dairy farm for several years in Somerville. Mr. Marcellus passed away on April 20, 1962. Edith married Darrell M. Preston, Sr. on September 16, 1967 at the Black River First Baptist Church. Mr. Preston passed away on June 9, 1977.

Edith had worked for several businesses in the Gouverneur area including Ferguson Printing, the Ralston Purina Plant, and for Fort Drum. She was a bookkeeper for many years until her retirement in 1967.

Mrs. Preston was a member of the Gouverneur Senior Citizen Club, the Pine Hill Birthday Club, E.J. Noble Hospital Auxillary, and was a former bowler.

Her survivors include a daughter, Rebah Miller of Watertown; a son, Roger Marcellus of Bluffton, SC; three step-sons, Keith Preston of Oneonta, Ronald Preston of Johnstown, and Darrell Preston Jr. of Arizona. Edith is also survived by several grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

She is predeceased by a son, Richard Marcellus; her sister, Ruth Bogardus; and her brother, Walter Stowell.

Her family wishes to extend their thanks to the River Ledge Nursing Home for the very caring way in which they took care of Edith.

Thursday, December 18, 2014
, 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

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

Allen-Nichols 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