Mary Eleanor Dunckel

May 24, 1943 ~ February 5, 2018 (age 74)

LOWVILLE – Mary Eleanor Dunckel, 74, Lowville, of Summit Avenue, died Monday evening, February 5, 2018 peacefully at her home under the loving care of family and Lewis County Hospice.

A funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, February 9, 2018 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Lowville with Rev. Jay Seymour, Pastor, officiating.  Spring burial will be in Lowville Rural Cemetery.  Calling hours are from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Friends of Lewis County Hospice P.O. Box 266 Lowville, NY 13367.

She is survived by her loving husband, Earl B. Dunckel; 7 children, Thomas and Leann Lyndaker Dunckel, Susan Dunckel and John Ambuhl, Earl Eric Dunckel, Matthew Dunckel, Sarah Dunckel and Tom Dix, Kathleen Dunckel and Dann Waldron, and Rebecca Dunckel and Dan King; 17 grandchildren, Meredith, Christian, Alex, Lis, Ian, Ty, Eva, Eric, Mille, Samuel, Austin ,Emma, Nathan, Norah, Olivia, Anna, and Thomas; two brothers and sisters in law, Ralph and Mary Ann White; Lawrence and Patricia White; a sister and brother-in-law, Geraldine and John Barrett; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  She is predeceased by two brothers, Thomas and James White.

Mary was born on May 24, 1943 in Syracuse, NY, a daughter of the late Ralph and Eleanor Mahar White.  She graduated from St. Patrick’s School in Syracuse, NY in 1961 and Syracuse University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts and a Master’s in Education from Potsdam State.  On July 12, 1969, she married Earl Dunckel at St. Patrick’s Church in Syracuse.  Mrs. Dunckel taught first grade at Constableville Elementary for 13 years until her retirement in 2002. She was a communicant of St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Lowville and was active with both the church and St. Therese’s Guild and was CCD coordinator at St. Peter’s School for many years, she was a hospice volunteer and an active volunteer at Lewis County General Hospital Monday Mass for patients.  Above all else, she loved being a grandmother.

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