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 Rosemary E. Houghton
(April 17, 1928 - August 14, 2017)

Rosemary E. Houghton, 89, of 3550 Deer River Road, died on Monday, August 14, 2017, at her home while under the care of her family and Lewis County Hospice.

Rosemary, a daughter of the late Ralph and Kathryn (Kearns) Hofer, was born on April 17, 1928, in Watertown.  A 1946 graduate of West Carthage High School, she married Walter L. Houghton on June 7, 1947, at the St. James Rectory in Carthage.  Walter died on December 1, 1990.  A homemaker, she loved tending to her gardens and flowers.  As member of St. Mary’s Altar and Rosary Society, the Ave Marie Circle, the Denmark Grange, and the VFW Auxiliary, Post #6912 of Lowville, she participated in the life of her community.

She is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law:  Marianne McLane and Mrs. Ken (Linda) Snyder, all of Carthage; a son and his wife, Steven and Gail Houghton, of Castorland; fourteen grandchildren; twenty-two great grandchildren; ten great-great grandchildren; and a sister, Marilyn Natali, of Clayton; as well as by several nieces and nephews.  She is predeceased by her son, David Houghton; a brother, William Hofer; and a nephew, John Ablan.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 16, 2017, at St. Mary's Church in Copenhagen with Rev. Donald A. Robinson, Pastor, officiating.  Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Copenhagen.  There will be no calling hours.  Arrangements are with the Bezanilla-McGraw Funeral Home in Carthage.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Mary's Church or to Friends of Lewis County Hospice, PO Box 266, Lowville, New York 13367.

Bezanilla-McGraw Funeral Home, Carthage, New York