Marybeth Hoag, 69, of Cape Vincent, passed away on April 5, 2014.
She was born on September 20, 1944 in Central Square, daughter of Lawrence and Virginia Mallory. She graduated from Paul V. Moore High School. Later in life, she earned an associates degree from Onondaga Community College and a bachelors degree from Syracuse University.
Marybeth worked in insurance for many years, but found her true passion in retirement when she opened her own quilting business. Her beautiful quilts can be found in the White House, the American embassy in France, and in homes across the United States. She taught many new quilters, and was an active participant in quilting guilds.
She was a devoted member of the church throughout her life and expressed her faith through music and childrens ministry.
Her family and friends will deeply miss her strength, laughter, and determination. She was always willing to share her faith, her talents, and her love.
She is survived by her husband Gordon; her son Ronald (Penny) Holbrook; her daughters Bonniesue (Frank) Oxford; Angela (Jeff) Griswell; Jennifer (Scott) Korin; Cyndy (Ben) Barlip; her step-sons Dale (Judy) Hoag; Scott Hoag; David Hoag; 18 adored grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother Ronald (Diane) Mallory; her sisters Margaret (Kenneth) Hare; Janet Mallory; Lorraine (Craig) ONeill; and many beloved cousins, nieces, and nephews. She is pre-deceased by her sister Rose White and brother Thomas Mallory and her parents.
A memorial service in celebration of her life will be held at 3:00 pm on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at The River Community Church, 38844 Bartlett Point Road, Clayton, NY 13624. Donations to the church in lieu of flowers may be sent to the same address.