COLTON—Funeral services for 92 year old Grace Elizabeth Casselman will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Paul's Church in South Colton with Rev. Stephen Rocker presiding. Burial will be held in St. Patrick's Cemetery following the services. Family and friends may call at the Buck Funeral Home in Colton on Sunday from 4-7 p.m. Mrs. Casselman passed away on Friday, May 19, 2017 at the Maplewood Campus in Canton with her family at her side.
Mrs. Casselman was born in Colton, New York on January 30, 1925, daughter of Michael Gorman and Mildred (Woods) Gorman. She graduated from Colton High School in 1942. Grace worked at the Alcoa Aluminum Plant during World War II. After the war, Grace married Robert W. Creighton on November 25, 1946 and had five children. Mr. Creighton passed away on June 16, 1984. Grace is survived by William and Marie Creighton, Albany; Suzanne (Creighton) and Daniel Smith, Sackets Harbor and Anne (Creighton) and Richard Castle, Norfolk. Grace is also survived by her six grandchildren, Sean and Meghan Castle; Sarah (Castle) and Brad Kirkey; Emily (Smith) and Nick Ziemba; Michael and Nichole Smith; Matthew Creighton and Jillian Creighton as well as her six great-grandchildren, Liam and Finnley Castle; Jack, Lila and Emma Kirkey and Samuel Ziemba.
After Roberts passing, Grace married Harold Casselman on January 10, 1987. He passed away on May 12, 2005. Two stepchildren and families survive her, Patrick and Karen Casselman, Ogdensburg and Ralph and Sheryl (Casselman) Goodwin, Ogdensburg, as well as her step-grandchildren and step great-grandchildren.
Grace is also survived by her three sisters, Mrs. Theresa (Gorman) Bercume, Mrs. Bernice (Gorman) Thomas and Mrs. Kathleen (Gorman) Hepburn all of Colton. Grace was pre-deceased by her daughter Marie Creighton, a son Wayne Creighton, a step-daughter, Diane Casselman, two sisters, Helen (Gorman) Deugaw and Margaret (Gorman) Todd and her brothers, Joseph, John, Francis and Richard (who died as a soldier in Europe in WWII). Two brothers passed away as children, Harold and Edward.
Mrs. Casselman was a lifelong member of Saint Paul and Saint Patrick's Roman Catholic Parishes of South Colton and Colton respectively. She was an active member of the Altar and Rosary Society along with serving as President and Vice-President over the past years. She was also active with religious Instruction for many years. Mrs. Casselman worked for a number of years for the Town of Colton Election Board and Grace was full time homemaker and enjoyed music, singing and loved to cheer on the Mets. Grace was also an accomplished cook, enjoying cooking great meals for her family and friends. Donations in Grace's memory may be directed to Hospice of St. Lawrence County or to the Colton Rescue Squad. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.buckfuneralhome.com .