Agnes "Porky" (Gaffney) Teal

June 16, 1934 ~ January 24, 2018 (age 83)

BRANTINGHAM – Agnes “Porky” Teal, 83, of Abbey Road, passed away on Wednesday morning, January 24, 2018, at her home, under the loving care of her family and Lewis County Hospice.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc. 5702 Waters Road, Lowville with Deacon James Chaufty, officiating.  A gathering at McManus’ in Lyons Falls will immediately follow the funeral service.  Any food donations may be taken directly to McManus’ anytime on Friday and after 9 a.m. on Saturday.  Calling hours are from 11:00 to 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, January 27, 2018, prior to the funeral service, at the funeral home.  Spring burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery, Lyons Falls. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Friends of Lewis County Hospice, please note for the Comfort Care Room at Lewis County General Hospital, (in honor of her daughter, Jenny Lou Halko), 7785 N. State Street, Lowville, NY  13367.

She is survived by her husband of more than 65 years, John; her children and their spouses, Mary and Wayne Ernst, Jacqueline and Robert Aden, Margaret “Podgie” Gorczyca, Nancy and Keith Mooney, Michael and Kimberly Teal, Terry and William Kohl, and Joseph and Robin Teal; 15 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She is predeceased by a son, John Teal, who died in infancy; a daughter and son-in-law, Jenny Lou (Teal) Halko and David Halko and a son-in-law, Rodney Gorczyca, and her siblings, Mary Burdick, Alice Everson, John, Patrick, Steve, and Barney Gaffney.

Agnes was born on June 16, 1934 in Lyons Falls, a daughter of the late Charles W. and Genevieve McIntyre Gaffney.  She graduated from Lyons Falls High School in 1952. On September 4, 1952 she married John P. Teal at St. John’s Catholic Church, Lyons Falls. She raised her family and later worked at various restaurants in Lyons Falls and at McGee’s Department Store in Lyons Falls.

She was a member of the Lyons Falls Fire Department Auxiliary, Lyons Falls Bowling League, and the Brantingham Women’s Golf League.

Together with her husband, she traveled extensively to different parts of the world, spending winters in the Key Colony Beach, FL. She loved spending time with family at home at Drunkard’s Brook. She was a family woman who made lots of memories and traditions that will be carried on for years to come.

Agnes’ family would like to thank Lewis County Hospice, Upstate Medical Center, the Rehab unit at Lewis County General Hospital and Dr. Leuenberger and staff.

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