Lynne L. Moonen

Published Apr 10, 2018 at 4:00pm

VERONA — Lynne L. Moonen, 74, Old Oneida Road, died Saturday evening, April 7, 2018, in the Oneida Healthcare Center, shortly after her admission, surrounded by her family, following a brief illness.

Born in Oneida, on September 7, 1943, she was the daughter of Forrest G. and Mona Halliday Lessels, Sr. A resident of Verona for the past fifty-five years, Lynne was a graduate of Camden High School and attended Morrisville State College. She married Harlan F. Moonen in St. Joseph’s Church, Oneida, on February 24, 1962.

Prior to her retirement, Lynne was employed with Madison-Oneida BOCES as a substitute teacher and in the substitute service center. She previously had been employed with the Erie Canal Village. Lynn was a communicant of Our Lady of Good Counsel Church and a member of its Altar-Rosary Society, a member of the Verona Garden Club, a member of a spinning and weaving guild and an avid golfer at Mc Connellsville Golf Club.

Surviving besides her husband, Harlan, are her three daughters and two sons-in-law, Julie and Patrick Smith of Verona, Jill and Randall Collins of Vernon and Janet Moonen of Sylvan Beach; her two sons and daughters-in-law, Peter E. and Rita Moonen of Oneida and Robert F. and Tammy Moonen of Hilton Head, SC; her brother and sister-in-law, 

Forrest G. and Jeanette Lessels, Jr. of Canastota; her brother-in-law, Robert Sochan of Aurora; thirteen grandchildren, Nicholas, Laura, Joyce, Christina, Skyy, Rebecca, Rachel, Nicole, Matthew, Erika, Brandi, Janelle and Hunter; nine great-grandchildren and one niece and two nephews. She was predeceased by three grandsons, Timothy, Stephen and Nathan and her sister, Margery L. Sochan who died on April 1st of this year.

Funeral services will be held 9:15 a.m., Saturday from the Campbell-Dean Funeral Home, Inc., 260 Main Street, Oneida and 10 a.m. from Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Verona, where the Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the Reverend Edmund Castronovo, pastor. Interment will be made in St. Patrick’s Cemetery. Friends may call 3-7 p.m., Friday, at the funeral home. Contributions, in her memory, may be made to the American Heart Association, c/o Heart Gifts, Box 3049, Syracuse, NY 13220

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