LOWVILLE – Beverly J. Bourgeois, 80, formerly of Domser Road, Talcottville, died Monday morning, November 18, 2013 at the home of her daughter, Brenda J. Bourgeois, where she was under the care of her family and Lewis County Hospice.
A private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family in Calvary Cemetery, Port Leyden. Contributions may be made to Friends of Lewis County Hospice, Garden Fund, P.O. Box 266, Lowville, NY 13367.
Arrangements are with Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville.
She is survived by nine children and their spouses, Mary C. and Harvey Ingersoll of Lowville; Diane L. Mulligan of Lowville; Patricia J. Markham and her companion Rick Hoskins of Lyons Falls; William E. and Lorraine Bourgeois of Boonville; Ray A. Bourgeois of Las Vegas, NV; Richard J. and Brenda L. Bourgeois of Lyons Falls; Brenda J. Bourgeois of Lowville; Thomas E. and Darlene Bourgeois of Remsen; Lisa A. and Patrick Anson of Marcy; a brother and a sister, William Forkell, and Louise Brummett of Fulton; eleven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, and one great-great granddaughter. Mrs. Bourgeois was predeceased by her husband, William V. Bourgeois, who died August 18, 2005; a son, John A. Bourgeois, who died July 20, 1981; a granddaughter, Catherine E. Katy Stefhon-Allen, who died September 11, 2004; her mother, Myrtle Forkell; her father and stepmother, Ernest and Lillian Forkell; and by two brothers, Ernest Forkell and Louis Forkell.
Beverly was born on June 14, 1933 in Watertown, NY, a daughter of the late Ernest and Myrtle Benwitz Forkell, and the step-daughter of the late Lillian Forkell. She attended St. Patricks Catholic School in Watertown, and Watertown High School. On October 24, 1951, she married William V. Bourgeois in Constableville. Mrs. Bourgeois was a homemaker and mother to ten children. She lived in Talcottville all of her married life, moving to Lowville in April, 2006, she resided with Diane Mulligan and Brenda J. Bourgeois.
Mrs. Bourgeois was a communicant of St. Marys Catholic Church, Constableville. She enjoyed reading and her puzzle books, and spending time with her grandchildren.
Condolences may be shared with the family at www.isenekerfuneralhome.com .