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Louise Wilcox

December 27, 1929 — June 29, 2022

Louise Mary Wilcox, age 92, of Saranac Lake, NY died Wednesday June 29, 2022 at Plattsburgh Rehabilitation Center, in Plattsburgh, NY.

Louise was born in Redford, NY on December 27, 1929 the daughter of Spencer and Stella (Delcor) Branch. Louise married the love of her life, Ellsworth “Red” Wilcox on September 6, 1948 in St. Bernard’s Church in Saranac Lake, NY and raised her 6 children here.

Louise was a lifelong resident of Saranac Lake, NY. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America, Court St. Bernard’s in Saranac Lake, and for many years she volunteered at the General Hospital of Saranac Lake and Adirondack Medical Center. Louise was also a dedicated election officer responsible for many elections within Franklin County. Louise loved to read and could often be found reading a romance novel or watching Hallmark and Lifetime movies. Louise’s favorite time of year was Christmas when she would love to decorate not only the living room where the Christmas tree was, but every room in the house. She loved baking cookies and different breads for all her family and friends which everyone looked forward to. Everyone had their favorites and she made sure they got extras. Louise loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren and loved to challenge them to a mean game of rummy. She also loved cardinal birds and very much enjoyed being with her friends twice a week for coffee at McDonalds, McKenizie’s and the Blue Moon Café. Sometimes they allowed their spouses to join them.

Louise is survived by her daughters: Sharon Langdell of Saranac Lake, and Darlene Wilcox of Theresa, NY; her sons: Steve (Margaret) Wilcox of Saranac Lake, Craig (Donna) Wilcox of Tupper Lake, Brad Wilcox of Saranac Lake and Michael “Opie” (Amber) Wilcox of Saranac Lake. Louise is also survived by her brother Augustine Branch and 20 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Louise was preceded in death by her husband “Red”, her father and mother, her sisters: Rose M. Glover and Mary Miller and her brothers: Harlan, Roland, Richard, Marshall, Donald, Joseph, George and Jerome “Champ” Branch.

Funeral Arrangements are in care of the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home. Calling hours will be held at the funeral home on Thursday July 7, 2022 from 10:00am until 12:00pm. A mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Bernard’s Church at 12:30pm with the Reverend Martin Cline officiating. Burial will be immediately following

mass in the family lot at St. Bernard’s Cemetery in Saranac Lake, NY.

Family and friends wishing to remember Louise Mary Wilcox can send memorial contributions to the Catholic Daughters, Court St. Bernard’s Scholarship Fund, in care of the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home, 20 Church Street, Saranac Lake, NY 12983. Family and friends can also share their memories, send a condolence and sign the online guest book at
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Thursday, July 7, 2022

10:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Fortune-Keough Funeral Home, Inc.

20 Church Street, Saranac Lake, NY 12983

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Thursday, July 7, 2022

Starts at 12:30 pm (Eastern time)

St. Bernard's Roman Catholic Church

27 Saint Bernard Street, Saranac Lake, NY 12983

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