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Genevieve I. Milligan

March 29, 2018

Genevieve MilliganGenevieve I. Milligan, of Cape Vincent passed away Thursday, March 29, 2018, at the age of 98.

A memorial service will be held at United Church of Cape Vincent on Saturday, July 21, at 1PM and burial will be at the convenience of the family in Riverside Cemetery, Cape Vincent. There will be no calling hours and arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Clayton.

Genevieve was born in Cape Vincent on July 16, 1919, daughter of Carleton and Jennie Lyle Radley. She was a 1938 graduate of Clayton High School. On July 10, 1939 she was married by the late Rev. D. D. Douglas to Donald Milligan in Watertown. Donald died at the age of 85 on December 27, 1998.

She was a homemaker until her children were grown. She then worked at the Thousand Islands High School as cafeteria cashier for over twenty years. She was a member of the United Church of Cape Vincent, the American Legion Auxiliary and the Improvement League, all in Cape Vincent, and the Jefferson County Historical Society, Watertown.

Genevieve is survived by her three daughters, Joyce A. McKean and husband, Donald H., Clayton, NY and Rockledge, FL, Carol Milligan, Canandaigua, NY, and Vicki Langer and husband, David, New Martinsville, WV; five grandchildren, Kurt (Cheryl) McKean, Troy (Carolyn) McKean, Julie (Jon) Woodruff, Susan (Troy) Ballard, and Jonathan Langer; three great grandchildren, Maeghan, McKenna, and Alex McKean; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her four sisters, Marion Docteur, Dorothy Wilder, Edna O'Brien, and Florence Radley, and three brothers, Harold, Ralph, and Lionel Radley.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in her name to either United Church of Cape Vincent, 176 S. Esselstyne St. or Cape Vincent Fire Dept., 241 Broadway St., Cape Vincent, NY 13618. Online condolences to her family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com.


#24 Elvee Lisa 2018-04-20 21:09
So sorry to hear Joyce the passing of Mom such a very special person always smile on her face when
I would visit, n such good sense of humor,also my
Deepest sympathy to the family
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#23 Elvee Lisa 2018-04-18 21:02
So Sorry Joyce to you m Your family for thé loss of
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You n thé family Will .be in mu prayers
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#22 Dorothy and Bill Mei 2018-04-06 20:50
Dear friend, Joyce, and all your family members:
No words can express the loss of a mother/ grandmother. We know you have many fond memories and stories to pass down through the years. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Hugs, Dorothy and Bill
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#21 Jerry&Bev Aubertine 2018-04-04 09:25
Don,Joyce,Carol & Family we are sorry to learn of your Mom’s passing. It was great to know she still knew us last summer after a long time.Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
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#20 Karen Tarzia 2018-04-03 08:40
So sorry for the loss of your Mother. Prayers are with you.
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#19 Pete Radley 2018-04-03 08:37
Joyce, Carol & Vickie
Sorry to hear of your mother's passing. I can't help but think back to my earlier years in Cape Vincent and all the things our families did together. Your mother was a strong person who lived and full life. I'm thinking of our picnics at the State Park, the relationship my parents had with both Don and Gen, and the times she and Marion would ride those mopeds even to visit my father at Brantingham Lake. I can't help but smile thinking of those times and hope you can find those memories to help you through this time.
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#18 Juanita Gibson 2018-04-03 08:09
So very very sorry to hear of your loss. She will be sorely missed by so very many people. My prayers are with you and your family. Juanita and Steven Gibson, Charlestown Indiana
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#17 Ann Ada Rexford 2018-04-02 20:13
Joyce, Don & family: Sorry for your loss. Extend my sympathy to Kurt, Troy and everyone. I have a picture of the Cape cafeteria staff with her and m y Mom in it. Fond memories. Ann
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#16 Linda Streets 2018-04-02 14:58
So very sorry for your loss. I remember your mom well from her time at school. Thinking of you all.

Steve and Linda (Lawrence) Streets and family
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#15 Bonnie Johnston 2018-04-02 11:48
Joyce, Don and Family
Our prayers and sympathy are extended to your family at the passing of your Mother.
Bonnie & Dave Moran
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