March 20, 2018
Alexandria Bay — Lillian S. Williams, 96, passed away early Tuesday morning at St. Joseph’s Home in Ogdensburg, where she had been a patient since November of 2017.
Lillian was born on October 13, 1921 in Auburn, Maine, the daughter of Harry and Rose Yerkes Gurwitz. She graduated from OFA in Ogdensburg, NY. She married James A. Williams on October 8, 1946 in Ogdensburg, NY. Mr. Williams passed away in June of 1977.
Lillian worked for many years as an Operator for New York Telephone in Ogdensburg and then Alexandria Bay. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, was an avid bowler and enjoyed playing BINGO.
She is survived by her daughter, Mary Lou Williams, Alexandria Bay, her sons, Bob “Beefer” (Andree) Williams, Alexandria Bay; John (Dianne) Williams, Bedford, TX; Michael Williams, South Bend, IN; Larry (Carol) Williams, Wilkinson, IN; Tom “Augie” (Debbi) Williams, Milford, MI; and Gary “Critter” (Donna Hutton) Williams, Alexandria Bay; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Estelle Friedland, Naples, FL; nieces and nephews. A brother, Daniel Gurwitz pre-deceased her.
Calling hours will be held from 5-8 at Costello Funeral Home on Friday, March 24th. A funeral mass will be at 11:00 am on Saturday at St. Cyril’s Catholic Church with Father Doug Comstock officiating. Burial will follow at Barnes Settlement Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alexandria Bay Fire Department, 110 Walton St., Alexandria Bay, NY 13607.