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Rodney Garrand

Obituary of Rodney W. Garrand

Rodney W. Garrand Mooers - Rodney W. Garrand, 85, of Depot Street, Mooers, died Friday, January 29, 2010 at the CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh with his loving family by his side. He was born in Plattsburgh, October 31, 1924, the son of Alfonso and Helen (Tulley) Garrand. Rodney grew up in Mooers and attended Mooers Central School. He served in the United States Navy during World War II prior to his honorable discharged in 1946. He was an original "Frogman", later to be referred to as the Navy Seals. He saw action in several theaters. He is honored at the Navy Seal Museum in Fort Pierce, Florida. He worked for Ayerst for 42 years prior to retiring in 1989. Rodney was a member of the VFW Post 1418 in Champlain and SACO. He was an avid outdoorsman and especially enjoyed deer hunting, fishing, working on snowmobiles, small engine mechanic, inventing, making maple syrup and fabricating. He also enjoyed spending time with his special friend Clifton "Cliffy" Higgins. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Mary Ellen (LeClaire) Garrand, whom he married July 2, 1949 at St. Mary's Church in Champlain by Rev. Gilbert Foucher; children, Cindy Alger and her husband Wayne of Schenectady, Robert Garrand and his wife Diane of Mooers, and Alisa Barcomb and her husband Lee of Rouses Point; grandchildren, Nichole Manor and her husband Trampas of Florida, Heather Garrand of Rochester, Kari Garrand of Mooers, Katrina Garrand of Mooers, Andrew Barcomb and fiance, Bethany LaValley of Rouses Point, and Amanda Barcomb of Rouses Point; siblings, Arlan Garrand of Mooers, and Joan Tetreault of Plattsburgh; two sisters-in-law, Anita Garrand of Mooers, and Rita Garrand of Mooers; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; his granddaughter, Danyel Alger; two brothers, Wayne Garrand, and Warren Garrand; one brother-in-law, Wendell Tetreault; and one sister-in-law, Luella Garrand. Calling hours will be Sunday, January 31, 2010 from 2 to 5pm at the Hamilton Funeral Home, 793 Gilbert Road, Mooers. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Monday, February 1, 2010 at 10am at St. Joseph's Church in Mooers with Rev. Gilbert Menard, retired, celebrating. Burial and full military honors will be in the spring in St. Joseph's cemetery. Donations in his memory may be made to the Arthritis Foundation. Arrangements are in the care of the Hamilton Funeral Home, 793 Gilbert Road, Mooers. 236-4747
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