John McCue

August 22, 2012  

LOWVILLE, N.Y.    John McCue, 82, of Brookside Circle, Lowville, died Wednesday morning, Aug. 22, at his home.

A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at Trinity Episcopal Church, Lowville. There are no calling hours. Burial will be in the Lowville Rural Cemetery at the convenience of the family. 

Born March 9, 1930, in the town of Martinsburg, a son of the late Melvin and Ella Meyer McCue, he graduated in 1948 from Lowville Academy and Central School. 

He married Dorothy Smith on Aug. 22, 1953, in Stamford, NY, with Rev. Mark Smith officiating. 

John worked on the family farm until buying it in 1955. Together with his wife, the couple owned and operated the dairy farm from 1955 until 1978, when John retired due to his health.

Mr. McCue was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, Lowville. 

He was a past director of the Lewis County Agricultural Society Board, and was past cattle superintendent at the Lewis County Fair for many years. John was a past director of the Lewis County Dairy Cooperative, and a past director of Lewis County Cooperative Extension. 

He was a member of B.P.O.E. 1605, Lowville Elks Lodge, and a past member of Lowville Grange.

John enjoyed reading, planning trips, traveling, and spending time with his family.

Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Dot; two sons, J. Craig and Gayle McCue of Covington, Va.; Dr. Patrick and Diane McCue of Fort Collins, Colo.; three sisters and a brother-in-law, Anna and Raymond Gordon, Doris Stanton, Sarah Tiffany, all of Lowville; a brother and sister-in-law, Paul and Pauline McCue of North Carolina; four grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Two sisters, Mary Kelly and Shirley Adydan, and a brother, Robert M. McCue, all died before him.

Contributions may be made to Lewis County General Hospital Dialysis Unit, 7785 N. State St., Lowville, NY 13367.

Condolences may be made online at

Information provided by Iseneker Funeral Home of Lowville and Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.