Clarence Young

Obituary of Clarence Young

Clarence Young, 92, of Jackson Street, Keeseville, passed away and was reunited with his wife, Velma, on her birthday, Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at the Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital in Plattsburgh.

He was born in Keeseville, NY, on February 22, 1926, the son of Harry and Eva (Torongeau) Young. He married Velma Blaise on January 17, 1946 at St. John the Baptist Church in Keeseville.

Clarence graduated as valedictorian of his class from Keeseville Central School. His chosen career was carpentry and he worked at A. Mason & Sons in Peru and Geodesic Dome in Plattsburgh.

For many years he served as a Eucharistic Minister and sextant for The Catholic Community of Keeseville. He was a member of the Keeseville Senior Citizens Club, and also enjoyed playing bingo and square dancing with his wife.

Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-laws, Kathleen "Kathy" and John Bresett and Cheryl and Kevin Pray all of Keeseville; seven grandchildren and spouses, Michelle and Michael Boynton, Timothy and Aubrey Bresett, Christopher Bresett and companion Nicole Robbins and her daughter Elliana Robbins, Scott and Kelly Bresett, all of Keeseville, Keith and Katie Pray of Schenectady, Todd and Janine Pray of Peru, and Matthew and Angela Pray of Plattsburgh; seven great-grandchildren, Patrick Boynton, Kylee Bresett, Keleena Bresett, Carson Bresett, Isabel Bresett, Scotlyn Bresett, and Maceo Pray; and several nieces and nephews.

Clarence was predeceased by his wife of 59 years; his parents; one son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Sandra (Gladu) Young; brothers, Ralph and Clifford; sister, Lucille Ward; and step-brother, Albert Martin.

There will be no public calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, April 23 at 2:00 PM at St. John the Baptist Church in Keeseville with Father Kris Lauzon, celebrating. Committal prayers and burial will immediately follow in the parish cemetery.

Donations in his memory may be made to Masses or the charity of one's choice.

Arrangements are in the care of the Hamilton Funeral Home, 124 Clinton Street, Keeseville, 834-7667.