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Susan L. Gavigan

May 11, 1946 ~ January 11, 2024 (age 77) 77 Years Old

Susan Gavigan Obituary

CASTORLAND – Susan L. Gavigan, 77, of Artz Road, Castorland, passed away on Thursday, January 11, 2024 at her home, under the loving care of her family and Lewis County Hospice. 

In keeping with Susan’s wishes there will be no calling hours or funeral service.  A Celebration of Life gathering will be held on Saturday, January 20, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. at Beaver Falls United Methodist Church fellowship hall, all are welcome. Any food donations may be made directly to the church fellowship hall beginning at noon on Saturday.  In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Beaver Falls Fire Department, P.O. Box 456, Beaver Falls, NY 13305; or to Friends of Lewis County Hospice, P.O. Box 266, Lowville, NY 13367; or to MVHS Rehabilitation and Nursing Center (St. Luke’s), 1650 Champlin Ave., Utica, NY 13502.  Arrangements are with Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville.

Susan is survived by three children and their spouses, Michael A. and Karen Gavigan of Lyons Falls; Rebecca L. Gavigan and her companion, John Flihan of Utica; Michele A. and Darin Chartrand of Castorland;grandchildren, Katelyn McKinney & Matthew Sterling, Connor McKinney, Catherine Roggie & Jesse Smith, Liz Fusco & Jeff Evans, Shane Chartrand, Anne Chartrand, Jacob Chartrand, and Ruth Chartrand; one sister, Laura Hagar of Norwood and her children, Jason and Angel Bourcier, Teresa and Tyler Sadar and their two children, Jeremy and Isaiah, Jerry and Bethany Hagar, and Lucas Hagar; a sister-in-law, Carol Bourcier of Potsdam; several nieces, nephews, plus her chosen family, Eva Mizgala, Matthew Yudichak, Dakota Lipari, Shelly Gokey, Morgan Wewer; and her lifelong friend, Rev. Bruce Chapman.. She is predeceased by her beloved husband, Frederick C. Gavigan and a great niece, Elizabeth Rose Sadar.  

Susan was born on May 11, 1946 in Potsdam, NY, a daughter of the late Morris and Gladys Sweeney Bourcier.  She graduated from Potsdam Central School.  Susan married Frederick Charles Gavigan on September 24, 1966 at the United Methodist Church of Potsdam.  Frederick passed away on September 16, 2015.  She worked in Child Health Care as a Private Duty Nanny for Dr. Michael Wainberg of Chaumont, NY for more than 10 years.

Susan was a member of Beaver Falls United Methodist Church.  She was an avid bowler at Lewis Lanes in Lowville and a past Girl Scout Leader.  She enjoyed raising chickens, crocheting, knitting and sewing.  She loved her flowers and most of all she loved spending time with her grandchildren.  

Susan’s family would like to thank the staff at Faxton-St. Luke’s Rehab, Lewis County Hospice, Beaver Falls Fire Department and Kinney Drugs for the loving care and compassionate support that made her feel like family.  

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Celebration of Life
January 20, 2024

2:00 PM
Beaver Falls United Methodist Church
6508 LeFevre Street
Beaver Falls, NY 13305


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