Maureen Root

Obituary of Maureen A Root

A Funeral Mass for Maureen A. Root, age 91, of Tupper Lake, will be held on Friday, May 14, 2021 at 2:00PM with Rev. Douglas Decker officiating. Burial will follow in St. Alphonsus Cemetery. Mrs. Root passed away on Tuesday afternoon, May 11, 2021 at Mercy Living Center. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Frary-Stuart Funeral Home, Tupper Lake. She is survived by her eleven children, Deborah McGill, Lake Clear, Mary (Mike) Chartier, Holly (Ron) Sauvie, Joanne (John) Salamy, all from Tupper Lake, Maureen Pray, Albany, Buddy (Jill) Root, Woodstock, GA, Daniel (Pam) Root, Tupper Lake, Paul (Chandi) Root, Dawsonville, GA, Peggy Roddy, Ogdensburg, Frances (Paul) Moeller, Tupper Lake, Carey (Chad) Pooler, North Creek; twenty-five grandchildren; and eleven great-grandchildren. She was born on June 4, 1929, in Mineola, Long Island, NY, the daughter of the William and Margaret Meagher Hull. She married Ernest Root on January 3, 1953 at St. Alphonsus Church. Maureen attended Tupper Lake Central School and Green Mountain College in Vermont. She was predeceased by her husband, Ernest Root on May 23, 1995. Maureen loved to swim, paint, read, bake, walk, travel, and spend time with family and friends. She is dearly remembered for her famous cinnamon rolls, award winning water colors and sharing her motherly nature with all the numerous other children who were in and out of her home. The family would like to extend a special thanks to her caregivers at Mercy Living Center and her good friend, Mary Ann Tebo and brother-in-law, James Frenette. Donations in her memory may be made to Goff-Nelson Memorial Library, 41 Lake St., Tupper Lake, NY 12986 and High Peaks Hospice, 19 Church St., Saranac Lake, NY 12983.
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Funeral Mass

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday, May 14, 2021
St. Alphonsus Church
48 Wawbeek Ave.
Tupper Lake, New York, United States
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