LOWVILLE, N.Y. ó
Rita E. Lee, 91, of
the Tillman Road, died Tuesday, Feb. 14, at the Lewis County
Residential Health Care Facility.
Born Oct. 12, 1920, in Lowville, a daughter
of Reuben J. and Anna Duffer Woolschlager, she graduated in
1938 from Lowville Academy.
She married Eugene Fogarty on Jan. 6, 1945, at St. Peterís
Catholic Church in Lowville.
They resided in Lowville where Mr. Fogarty operated and
owned the Lowville Laundry & Drycleaners until his death
On Nov. 17, 1973, she was married to Miller
S. Lee in Turin Methodist Church. Mr. Lee retired as a loan
officer at St. Lawrence National Bank in Lowville and died
Aug. 3, 1986.
Mrs. Lee served as secretary to the
Commissioner of Social Services, Beryl W. Freeman and later
to Commissioner Dorrance Moshier, retiring in 1983, after
almost twenty years of service to Lewis County.
She was a life member
and past president of the Lowville Memorial American Legion
Auxiliary Unit 162; member and past president of the Lewis
County American Legion Auxiliary; charter member and past
president of the Lewis County Chapter of Professional
Secretaries, Int.; member of Constable Hall Association;
Lewis County ARC; Lewis County Hospital Auxiliary; Lewis
County Historical Society; AARP; the New York State
Retirement System; past director and recording secretary of
the Lewis County Agricultural Society; organist at the
Trinity Episcopal Church in Lowville and member of the
Republican National Committee and Republican Presidential
Surviving are a son, Richard P. Fogarty,
Norwood; three grandchildren, Heather, Lisa and Joseph; four
great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, June Woolschlager,
with whom she made her home and nieces and nephews.
A brother, Ambrose (Bud) Woolschlager, a
sister, Barbara, and a daughter-in-law, Debbie, all died
Funeral services will be held 4 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 16, at Sundquist Funeral Home with Rev. Ed
Murphy, priest in charge of Trinity and Grace Episcopal
Churches. Spring burial will be in the Turin Cemetery.
Family and friends may
call 3 to 4 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be made
on the online guest book at www.sundquistfh.com.
Information provided by
Sundquist Funeral Home of Lowville and Newzjunky, Watertown,