Florence R. Running, 89,
formerly of Route 37, died Saturday evening, Dec. 1, at the
Hospice of Jefferson County facility in Watertown.
Born June 2, 1923, in the town of Alexandria, a daughter of
Robert F. and Jennie Northrop Fitzsimmons, she was educated
in Alexandria Bay schools.
She married Merrill W. “Web” Running on June 30, 1940,
at St. Cyril’s Church, with Fr. Armond Dusault
officiating. Mr. Running died May 4, 2009.
Florence worked as a postal clerk at the Alexandria Bay post
office for 16 years.
She was a communicant of St. Francis Xaivier Church and
served on the Alter and Rosary Society.
Surviving are two sons and their wives, Terrance and
Charlotte Running, Sackets Harbor, and Sean and Catherine
Running, LaFargeville; three daughters and a son-in-law,
Catherine and Richard Edgar, Redwood, Jane Hunter,
Alexandria Bay, and Christine Running-Chaltain, Hope Mills,
N.C.; 18 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren; nieces and
Three brothers Lowel, Claude and Robert Fitzsimmons and
three sisters, Irene Thomas, Pauline Bergren and Ellen
Fitzsimmons, all died before her.
Calling hours will be 6 to 8
p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, at Costello Funeral Home. A funeral
mass will be said 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, at St.
Cyril’s Church in Alexandria Bay with Fr. Douglas Comstock
officiating. Burial will follow in St. Francis Xavier
Memorial donations may be
made to the Redwood Ambulance Fund.
Information provided by
Funeral Service and Newzjunky.com, Watertown