October 16, 2018
Colleen A. Papin, 65, of County Route 3, passed away Tuesday morning at her home.
She was born September 16, 1953 in Alexandria Bay, daughter of Roger and Aileen Staie Mathous. She graduated from Alexandria Central High School. Marriages to Floyd Hall and David McDaniels ended in divorce. She married John Papin on December 30, 1999. Mr. Papin passed away on May 30, 2011.
Colleen worked for many years at Fort Drum as a dispatcher for public works. She also managed several N.C.O. clubs on Fort Drum, and bartended at many other local establishments. She dairy farmed at different points in her life as well.
She loved to knit and crochet, and was passionate about auto racing. She was well known within the racing community and was co-owner of Papin Racing, with her husband, John. She loved to socialize.
She is survived by two sons, Paul Hall, LaFargeville, NY and Floyd Hall, Theresa, NY; two step sons, JohnRay Papin, Redwood, and Steve Garrett, Adams; and three step daughters, Jackie Roberts, Adams, NY, Sharron Smith, Maryland and Vicki Nesbit, Pennsylvania; three brothers, Randy Mathous, Waddington, NY, Jeffery Mathous, Redwood, NY; and Shane Mathous, Theresa, NY; and three sisters, Dawn Bartlett, Watertown, NY; Rene Jones, Norfolk, NY; and Holley Holder, Redwood, NY. Numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren also survive. Beside her husband and parents, she was predeceased by two brothers, Brian and Shawn Mathous.
A celebration of life will be held at Colleen’s home on Saturday, October 20th, from noon till 4pm.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Jefferson County.