Mabel Monroe

Obituary of Mabel Monroe

Mabel B. Monroe, 96, formerly of Rodman, died February 11, 2018 at the Samaritan Keep Home, Watertown, where she had lived since 2014.  There will be a memorial service at 11:00 am May 26, 2018 at the Rodman Community Church, with Rev. David Swift officiating.  Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery, Rodman.  There are no calling hours.  

Arrangements are with the Piddock Funeral Home, Inc., Adams, NY.

Born October 6, 1921 in Watertown, she graduated from Watertown High School in 1938.

She married Earle G. Monroe on July 11, 1941 in the rectory of the Presbyterian Church, Rutland, with Rev. Fred Thayer officiating.  The couple lived in Lowville, Utica and moved to Zoar Road, Rodman, in 1946.  

Following the death of her husband on November 25, 2009, she continued to live at the family home, later moving to the Country View Apartments, Adams, in 2010.

Mrs. Monroe worked at the Rome Air Force Base (Savage Arms), Hardy’s Tea Room, Burrville, Mercy Hospital as a ward clerk and at Guardian Claims Service, Watertown, retiring in 1983.

She is survived by two sons and their wives, Earle G. ‘Bob’ and Brenda, Plymouth, NY, Thomas D. and Lorri, Lorraine; two daughters Cheryll Monroe, Mesquite, TX, and Gail E. McCrary, Panama City, FL; nineteen grand children, and several great and great great grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and one brother William Hickox, Watertown. 

She is predeceased by a grandson Nathan Monroe, son in law Jack McCrary, and two sisters Ann Astifan and Dorothy Marguerite Coates.

Mrs. Monroe was a member of the Rodman Community Church and the Eastern Star Lucille Chapter, Rodman.

She will be missed dearly by her loving family.