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Calla June Gabriel


HILTON — Calla June Gabriel, 96 yrs, passed away Tuesday AM (Oct. 30, 2012) at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Pearl and John Bloom, where she had resided for 3 years.

June was born in DeKalb, NY on Sept. 17, 1916, the daughter of David and Helen Pearl Weathercrup Holland. She was a graduate of Pulaski High School and Canton ATI with an associates degree in Home Economics.

In 1937 she married Stephen Malinowski who died in 1945. In 1950 she married Rev. A. Howard Gabriel, pastor of the DeKalb Methodist Church. Rev. Gabriel passed away in 2004.

Rev. and Mrs. Gabriel served many churches in the Northern and Western NY United Methodist Conferences, including New Haven, Harrisville, Frankfort, Theresa, Mt. Pleasant, Millville, Knowlesville, Darien and Andover.

In addition to her parents, June was predeceased by her daughters, Kathleen (Lloyd) Clark in 1988 and Barbara (Keith) Carrio, on Sept. 17, 2011. Also brothers, David, Clyde, & James Holland. Sisters, Ruth Payne, Helen Weegar, and Elma Marshall.

Surviving are daughters, Patricia (Joseph) Murphy, Ogdensburg, NY, Dianne (James) Balch, North Rose, NY, Marcia (Harold) Brown, Alexander, NY, and Pearl (John) Bloom, Hilton, NY. 15 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great- grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held in June 2013 at the DeKalb United Methodist Church with burial to follow at the Old DeKalb Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Hilton United Methodist Church, or to the donor’s choice.

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