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Florence R. Running


Redwood, NY — Florence R. Running, 89, formerly of NYS Rt. 37, Redwood, NY, died Saturday evening at the Hospice of Jefferson County Facility, in Watertown.

She was born June 2, 1923 in the town of Alexandria, NY, 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.

She is survived by two sons and their wives, Terrance and Charlotte Running, Sackets Harbor, NY and Sean and Catherine Running, LaFargeville, NY, three daughters, Mrs. Richard(Catherine) Edgar, Redwood, Jane Hunter, Alexandria Bay, and Christine Running-Chaltain, Hope Mills, NC, 18 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by 3 brothers Lowel, Claude and Robert Fitzsimmons and 3 sisters, Irene Thomas, Pauline Bergren and Ellen Fitzsimmons.

Calling hours will be Tuesday from 6-8pm at the Costello Funeral Home. A funeral mass will be said Wednesday at 10am at St. Cyril’s Church in Alexandria Bay with Fr. Douglas Comstock officiating. Burial will follow at St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Redwood.

Memorial donations may be made to the Redwood Ambulance Fund.

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