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Sun., Oct. 4
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William M. Dezell


Funeral services for William M. Dezell, age 87 of the Dezell Road in Lisbon will be held Wednesday (Oct 16, 2013) at 11:00am at the home of his son Lee Dezell, 1648 County Route 31, Lisbon NY with Rev. Robert Schirmer officiating. Burial will follow the service at the Martin Cemetery in Lisbon.

Calling hours will be held Tuesday from 2-4 & 6-8pm also at the home of his son Lee Dezell. Mr. Dezell passed away Saturday (Oct 12, 2013) at the Riverledge Nursing Home where he had been a resident since 2010.

Surviving are his children Janice Sayer & her companion Dan Stone, Donna McBath and Lee Dezell all of Lisbon, Lyle Dezell of Canton; grandchildren Tammi Kozuch & her husband Matt of North Hampton, MA, Amy Wright & her husband Scott of Ogdensburg, Jeorjianna Cooksey of Ogdensburg; two great-grandchildren Romen & Saya Cooksey along with nieces, nephews & cousins. He was predeceased by his wife Kathleen, and two sisters Ruth an infant and Anna Carnal.

Bill was born on October 12, 1926 in Lisbon, NY a son of the late Forest & Bertha (Longshore) Dezell. He attended Lisbon Rural School and married Kathleen Fetterly on January 13, 1951 at the home of her parents, with the late Rev. Kenneth Halstead officiating their marriage.

He was employed as a longshoreman during the construction of the St. Lawrence Seaway and operated a dairy farm on the Dezell Road for many years. He also worked as a bus driver for Lisbon Central School for several years.

Bill was a former member of the Nevin Memorial Church and the Lisbon Presbyterian Church. He enjoyed trips to Florida, playing pool, outdoor shuffleboard, visiting with friends and spending time with his family and grandchildren. Memorial contributions can be made to the Richard E. Winter Cancer Center, Hospice of St. Lawrence Valley, Lisbon Fire & Rescue or a charity of ones choice. Condolences can also be shared online at

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