Victoria S. West, 74, of Black River

Victoria S. West, 74, of Black River

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BLACK RIVER - Victoria S. West, 74, of Stafford Drive, died Thursday, June 7, 2018 at her home while under the care of her family and Hospice of Jefferson County, Watertown, NY.

Born on September 10, 1943 in Gouverneur, NY, she was the only child of Victor and Ferne Render Sportelli and she was a 1964 graduate of Indian River Central School.

Victoria married Eugene G. West of Evans Mills, NY on October 21, 1972. A previous marriage to Ron Bechard ended in divorce.

She was a homemaker all of her married life and a member of the Indian River Baptist Church and TOPS #698, both in Philadelphia, NY and she bowled in the Senior League at the Watertown Bowling Center.

Survivors include her husband of 45 years, Eugene; a son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Kelly Bechard, Watertown, NY; a daughter and son-in-law, Cindy and Paul Priest, Black River, NY; seven grandchildren, Vicki Lou Richardson, Erica Bechard, Amber Bechard, Angela Bechard, all of Watertown, NY, Christine Priest, Andrew Priest, Black River, NY and Rachel Priest, Black River, NY; one great-granddaughter.

Her parents and a daughter, Linda Miller in December 2012, died before her.

There will be a Memorial Service 11 am Saturday, June 16, 2018 at the Indian River Baptist Church, Philadelphia, NY with Pastor Joe Moran, officiating.

Calling hours will be 6-8 pm Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at Frederick Bros. Funeral Home, Theresa, NY.

Donations may be made to the Indian River Baptist Church, 42 Main Street, Philadelphia, NY 13673.

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