LOWVILLE – Charlotte M.
Stewart, 87, formerly of Watson, died on Friday morning, January 6, 2023
with her daughters at her side at Lewis County Residential Health Care
Facility where she was a resident since 2019.
Charlotte was born on February 6, 1935
in Lowville the daughter of the late Edwin and Ethel (Ward) Lynch where she
graduated from LowvilleAcademy in 1952. In
the fall of 1952 she attended Morrisville and Cortland for nursing
and graduated in 1953. The summer of that year she went to work as an LPN
Frederick S. Stewart on November
21, 1953 at the MethodistChurch
with Rev. Tom J. Williams officiating. She was a waitress at the Tinker
Tavern from 1965 through 1971 and on the weekends
she tended bar once in awhile during the summer.
In 1971 Charlotte
went to work at Kraft Foods and retired in 1991. Fred passed on July 16, 2000.
Surviving are her
five children, two daughters and spouses, Pamela and James Birchenough of Mexico; Jane and Patrick Martin of Rome;
three sons and spouses, Charles and Patricia Stewart of Glenfield; Michael
and Sharon Stewart of Turin; Claude and Mary Lou Guignard
of Lowville; her eight grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren; her half brother, Brian (Cheryl) Kaufman of West Carthage;
three step sisters, Linda Dicob of Martinsburg;
Barbara (Carlton) Wakefield, Jr. of Alden, MT; Sandra Pasquale of Virginia;
two step sisters-in-law, Lorraine Smith and Mary Smith.
predeceased by her brother, Charles “Skip” (Kristen) Lynch, her step brothers, Jack and Robert Smith, and her step
brother-in-law, Richard Pasquale.
A member of
Lowville United Methodist Church 70 years, where Charlotte was on the Mission Committee
for three years, President of the Memorial Committee for ten years, put on
many dinners and volunteered for Stone Soup with Jenny Kelly, and was a
founding member with Marilyn Austin for “Food Sense”, 1991-1993. Charlotte was board
member of Lewis County Hospital Auxiliary, “life member”, where she helped
set spring luncheons and meetings, organized Euchre games, both for ten
years. She volunteered at the Gift Shoppe on the register and behind the
counter for 15 years. She also found time to be a “life member” of Lewis
County Memorial Post #6912, V.F.W. Auxiliary, as Poppy Chairman two years,
and worked banquets, dinners, and funeral dinners with Joanie Davis for
over ten years.
Charlotte was a member of
North Country Swingers Square Dancing, enjoyed cooking, gardening, playing
golf. She loved being with her children, grandchildren
and great grandchildren.
Visitation for Charlotte will be on Thursday,
January 19th from
to at the LowvilleUnitedMethodistChurch, followed by a
service at , with the Rev. Denise Bowen
officiating. Spring burial will be in BeachesBridgeCemetery.
Memorials in Charlotte’s name may
be made to: LowvilleUnitedMethodistChurch, 7618 N. State Street, Lowville, NY13367