Cecelia Margaret Glavin

PORT HENRY Cecelia Margaret Glavin died on Dec. 11, 2007, at Heritage Commons Nursing Home in Ticonderoga, N.Y. She was born on March 6, 1911, in AuSable Forks, N.Y., to Frank and Rose (Yelle) Martin. She graduated from AuSable Forks High School in 1928. She graduated as a registered nurse from Albany Hospital, Albany, N.Y., in 1932. She received a graduate degree in Public Health Nursing from Syracuse University in 1933. She married Dr. James E. Glavin Jr. in Black Brook, N.Y., in 1934 and they moved to Port Henry where they spent the rest of their lives. She was a nurse in her husband's office and worked beside him for 55 years before his office closed in 1989 and his death in 1991. She was the first woman to be elected to the Port Henry Village Board as a trustee. She was a founding member of the Town of Moriah Senior Citizen Organization. She served on the Bishop's Fund Board for many years. They were life long members of St. Patrick's Parish and both served as Eucharist ministers for many years. They were parents to 12 children, nine of which survive: M. Patricia O'Brien of Queensbury, N.Y., Margaret Garcia of Albany, N.Y., Judith and Antonio Lemza of Port Henry, N.Y., James E. Glavin III of Overland Park, Kan., Edward and Lois Glavin of Winston Salem, N.C., Joseph C. Glavin of Houston, Texas, Kathleen and Charles Henry of Beaufort, S.C., Thomas and Marie Glavin of Atascadero, Calif., David and Sheri Glavin of Reno, Nev. She was also survived by 22 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren; nieces and a nephew with grand-nieces and grand-nephews also survive. She was predeceased by her parents; three brothers, Howard, Francis and Leon; and her sister, Elizabeth Cross; her husband; and her children, Anne Mc Clendon, Michael Glavin and Sarah Glavin. Burial will take place in the spring at the convenience of the family. Donations in her name may be made to St. Patrick's Church in Port Henry or Heritage Commons Nursing Home, Wicker Street, Ticonderoga, NY

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