Emily Karkoski Ida

MINEVILLE, N.Y. Emily Karkoski Ida, 77, of Plank Road, Mineville, passed away unexpectedly Monday, Oct. 29, 2007, at the Fletcher Allen Health Center in Burlington, VT., with her loving family by her side. She was born on Dec. 6, 1929, in Granville, N.Y., the daughter of the late Emil and Frances (Kantorowski) Karkoski. Emily was a graduate of the former Mineville High School in Mineville, N.Y., Class of 1947 and the Trap Hagen School of Design in NYC in 1948. She worked for the former Community of Economic Improvement (CEI) as an outreach aide and then in later years as the nutrition manager of Port Henry Nutrition Site. Emily was affectionately known as the "road runner" and her favorite saying was "on the road again." She was ready to go anytime, anywhere. In addition to traveling, she enjoyed reading, shopping, garage sales, painting, any excuse for a party, the Wednesday night girls, her summer home at Lincoln Pond and being Mom and Grandma. She was a member of the Red Hat Society, Mineville Alumni Association, the Catholic Daughters of America and Ladies Auxiliary of Mineville VFW Post 5802. Emily is survived by her husband of 53 years, Dominick Ida Sr.; her son, Dominick "Nick" Ida Jr. of Oakland Park, Fla.; her daughter, Francine (Ida) MacDougal and her husband Terry, of Elizabethtown; two grandchildren, Melissa (Woodard) Jefferies of Waterford, N.Y., and Douglas MacDougal of Elizabethtown and Oswego, N.Y.,; two sisters, Agnes Harris and Frances Williford both of Schroon Lake; four brothers, Emil Karkoski of Port Henry, Zigmund Karkoski of Moriah, Thomas Karkoski and his wife, Kathy, of Ticonderoga and Daniel Karkoski and his wife, Melinda, of Magalia, Calif., three sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Karkoski of Mineville, Margaret Karkoski of Keeseville and Rose Dominguez of Amsterdam, N.Y.; one brother-in-law, John Ida and his wife, Lola, of Clifton Park, N.Y. and several nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her brother, Jacob (Jack) Karkoski; and her sister, Mary (Karkoski) Hanchett. Donations in memory of Emily may be made to the Town of Moriah Ambulance Squad.

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