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Marie E. Stickley Duthie
October 13, 1926 - April 28, 2018

LOWVILLE – Marie E. Stickley Duthie, 91, passed away late Saturday evening, April 28, 2018, at the Lewis County Residential Healthcare Facility.

Mrs. Duthie, a daughter of the late Ernest and Pauline Thompson Stickley, was born on October 13, 1926, in Detroit, Michigan.  Raised in Detroit, she married William Duthie on August 10, 1946.  In 1953, they moved to Boston where she lived with her family before moving to Toronto, Canada, in 1975.  After her husband’s death in 1993, she moved to Alabama to live with her daughter, Susan.

In addition to raising a family, she worked at a number of jobs from telephone operator and waitress to factory worker.  Then, in her 50s, she graduated from Quincy Junior. College as an LPN.  Subsequently, she worked in several hospitals and nursing homes for a number of years.  Active in her church, she taught Sunday school for many years and sang in the church choirs.  A life member of the Ruggles Baptist Church in Boston, she joined the Poarch Baptist Church in Alabama.  For the past several years after her daughter’s death, however, she had lived at the Lewis County Residential Healthcare Facility.

She is survived by her children:  Lawrence (Susan) Duthie, of Lowville, James “Jim” Duthie, of Hillsboro, New Hampshire, Paul (Marylou) Duthie, of Pembroke, Massachusetts, and John (Christine) Duthie, of Grove City, Ohio; a brother-in-law, Ernie Marlowe, of Milford, Michigan; twelve grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; along with nieces, nephews, and cousins.  She is predeceased by her husband, William Duthie, who died in August 1993; and two daughters, Nancy, who died in November 1975, and Susan, who died in October 2013; two brothers, Robert and Richard Stickley; and a sister, Doris Marlowe.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73123; the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 3049, Syracuse, New York 13220-3049; or the American Diabetes Association, 2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 900, Arlington, Virginia 22202.

The funeral will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, May 4, 2018, at the Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc. with Rev. Leon Runner, pastor of the Lowville Baptist Church officiating.  A private burial will follow.  A calling hour will be observed from 12:00 (noon) to 1:00 p.m. before the funeral service at the funeral home.

Iseneker Funeral Home, Lowville, New York, 2018.

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