Ernest Glen McFadden
(April 1, 1928 - March 26, 2011)
Ernest Glen McFadden, age 82, of Richford, NY passed away Saturday, March
26, 2011, at the Cayuga Medical Center at Ithaca. Born April 1, 1928, Ernest was a son of the late George and Elena Drew
McFadden. He served in the US Army from 1949 to 1955 and was employed at Cayuga Crushed Stone for 22 years and later worked
for the Town of Richford as well as owning and operating Ernie's Bait and Tackle. He was a life member of the Richford
Fire Dept. and will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Survivors include his loving wife of nearly 55 years, Laura
Herrick McFadden; his children, Nancy (Clyde Thompson) McFadden, Janet (Kenny) Gordinier; siblings, George "Jim"
(Dorothy) McFadden, Delores Robinson, Harry (Betty) McFadden, Trudy (Joe) Krauss; five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren,
several extended family members, niece and nephews and his devoted dog, Rufus. He was predeceased by his parents and siblings,
Gerald McFadden and Joan Proctor. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 30, 2011, at the Perkins Funeral
Home with Pastor Jim Sweeney officiating. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery. Friends are invited to call Tuesday, from
6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home, 55 West Main St., Dryden. Memorials are directed to the charity of one's choice. www.perkinsfuneralhome.com
Mary Goodrich Lacey
(June 23, 1919-December 11, 2010)
"Tread softly in the woods of spring - the jack-in-the-pulpits are growing there - ", poet Gwen Frostic. Mary
Goodrich Lacey lived gently with inspirational respect for the earth's plants, animals and birds. Her inquisitive
mind found constant wonder in the natural world. Born on June 23rd 1919 Mary was the daughter of Helen D. Mack and Wirt
W. Goodrich of Rawson Hollow in Berkshire. She graduated Berkshire High School in 1937, and continued her education attending
the business school in Ithaca. She married Clarence Arba Lacey in 1941. Mary was a devoted wife and mother of six
that created a supportive loving environment that nourished the creative spirit, and championed the personal achievements
of her children and grandchildren. She fostered a household environment that nurtured her children's understanding of
a world beyond their home in Richford. Mary's gentle spirit, bright intelligence and wit will be missed by her family.
She enjoyed traveling with her family throughout the East Coast, California, Arizona, Illinois and Nova Scotia. She particularly
appreciated her time spent vacationing on Cape Cod with her children and grandchildren enjoying the natural beauty of the
seaside. She was an avid gardener, a bird lover that could name a bird by its song, a voracious reader, and a skilled
seamstress and quilter. Mary enjoyed researching the Mack and Goodrich family genealogy and sharing her knowledge with her
family members. She was an active member of the Tioga County Historical Society, the Highland Cemetery board, and was a
founding member of the Richford Fellowship group. Her participation in these organizations served as a model to her children
and grand children that volunteerism and community service is an integral part of a happy life. She is survived by
children Joanne Carpenter of Richford, Jim (Susan) Lacey of Berkshire, Susan (Jim) Lacey Williams of Charlemont, MA, Peg
Lacey of Ithaca, Helen Lacey (Glenn Crane) of Sierra Vista, AZ, Randy (Diane Gerhart) Lacey of Freeville. Grandchildren
include Andrew (Bonnie), David, and Christopher Carpenter, Daniel (Anita) Lacey, Jennifer (Steve Gougeon) and Amanda Williams,
Tina Lacey (Randy Nesbitt), Alex and Levi Crane, Sam (Courtney) and Forrest Lacey, and great grandchildren Brent, Hunter
and Logan Carpenter, Ella and Olivia Lacey, and Aidan and Elliot Gougeon. Additionally, she is survived by her sister Jane
Goodrich Mearian, Stamford, CT. She treasured her visits and time spent with her many nieces and nephews. She is
preceded in death by her husband of 62 years Clarence, son-in-law, Lynn Carpenter, grandchild Abigail Williams and sisters
- Marjorie Yaple, Dorothy Brown, Ruth Makarainen and Jean Lacey. The family is appreciative to the staff and caregivers for the
warm and loving care that Mary received during her stay at Old Hundred. In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy can be
made to the Lab of Ornithology. A service of remembrance will be on Saturday, December 18th at 2:00 at the Berkshire
Congregational Church, followed by a period of fellowship with the family.
(June 27, 1947 - November 2, 2009)
Stephen M. Lawton, 62, of Richford, went home to be with the Lord and was reunited with his son David and brother
John, on Monday, Nov. 2, 2009. Steve is survived by his beloved wife Tammy Lawton and his beloved children, Mike at home,
Gary of Berkshire and Misty of Richford, his step sons, Fred (Erin) Milefski, San Diego, CA, Rob Milefski, St. Mary, GA, Ray
Stone, Kingbay, GA. Also surviving are his loving parents, Robert and Joyce Lawton of Berkshire, sister, Lori (David) Vogel,
Owego, 7 grandchildren, several aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins and his special uncle, John Haines.
Steve was born on June 27, 1947 in Johnson City, NY. He was a graduate of Newark Valley High School class of 67. For the past
28 years, he has faithfully served as Highway Superintendent for the Town of Richford. He was a loving family man and took
great pleasure in hosting small or large events at his home. He also enjoyed traveling with his family, working outdoors,
hunting and fishing. Steve was a member of the Richford Fire Dept.
service and celebration of Steve's life will be held at 1 pm on Thursday at the MacPherson Funeral Home, Newark Valley.
Rev. Jackson Cox and Pastor Viki Andrews will officiate. Interment will follow in Highland Cemetery, Richford. The family
will receive friends Wednesday evening from 6-8 pm at the MacPherson Funeral Home. Steve's family would like to extend
a heartfelt THANK YOU to Lourdes Hospice Staff for their loving care and assistance during Steve's illness. Please visit
www.macphersonfuneralhome.com to share memories of Steve with his family.