Judith A. Wheeler - 1/17/2018


Judith A. Wheeler-1/17/2018

PORT LEYDEN - Judith A. Wheeler, 71, of Canal Street, wife of Henry R., passed away at her residence on Monday, January 8, 2017, while surrounded by the loving care of her husband, family and Hospice. Affectionately known as Judy, she was born in Lowville on May 28, 1946, a daughter of Leonard and Frances Sabourin Janes. She grew up in Port Leyden, where she received her education and graduated from Port Leyden Central School with the Class of 1964. Thereafter, Judy furthered her education at Center City Business Institute, where she received an Associateís Degree in Business, graduating with the Class of 1965. On June 11, 1966, Judy was united in marriage with Henry R. Wheeler at St. Martinís Church, Port Leyden. Thereafter, the couple lived in Syracuse until 1973, when they returned to Port Leyden, since residing on Canal Street. Mrs. Wheeler was first employed as a representative at Bacheís Co. Stock Exchange of Syracuse. After returning to Port Leyden, she was employed in the business office at South Lewis Central School, Turin, for over 37 years, retiring in July 2011. Judy was a member of St. Martinís Church, Port Leyden, where for many years she was an active member of St. Martinís Altar & Rosary Society, and she continued serving others in her community with a 44-year membership in the J.S. Koster Hose Company Port Leyden Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary. For over 20 years, Judy was a member of NYSUT, where she was president of that union for over 20 years. Judy possessed a great affection for her community and enjoyed many years of service to her community. Judy was an active member of the Port Leyden Central School Parent Teacher Association, and she served on the Port Leyden Recreation Board, on the committee to construct the Port Leyden Community Swimming Pool. She was a member of the Port Leyden Central School Alumni Association. Judy greatly loved her husband, children, family and many friends. In addition to her husband, Henry, Judy is survived by three children, Melisa (Scott) Eastman, Jonathan (Jody) Wheeler, and Shannon (Rob) Carpenter, all of Boonville; seven grandchildren, Tyler, Brad, Emily, Joshua, Justin, Jolene and Eric; three great-grandchildren, Alayna, Trenton and Maxwell; her mother, Frances Janes, a resident at Lewis County Extended Care Facility, Lowville; two sisters, Rebecca (Dan) Mullen, Concord, NH, and Susan (Ron) Rockwood, Lowville; and many nieces and nephews. Judy was predeceased by her father, Leonard Janes, in 1997, and by two brothers, Douglas Janes and William Janes. Her funeral was on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 9 a.m. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc., 143 Schuyler Street, Boonville, and at 10 a.m. at St. Martinís Church, Port Leyden, where Reverend Lawrence Marullo, pastor, celebrated a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will be in the spring in Calvary Cemetery, Port Leyden. Calling hours were Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Martinís Church Altar and Rosary Society, Port Leyden, or to the Port Leyden Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary, PO Box 652, Port Leyden, NY 13433, or to Friends of Lewis County Hospice, Inc., PO Box 266, Lowville, NY 13367. For an on-line message of sympathy, please go to www.trainorfuneralhome.com.