NORFOLK—Funeral services for 96 year old Gordon J. Arquette, a resident of the Highland Nursing Home, Massena and formerly of 396 Porter-Lynch Road, Norfolk, will be held Saturday, June 24, 2017 at the Knapp's Station Community Church at 11 a.m. Burial will follow the services at the West Stockholm Cemetery. Family and friends may call at the Buck Funeral Home in Norwood on Friday from 4-7 p.m. Mr. Arquette passed away Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at the Highland Nursing Home in Massena.
Gordon is survived by two sons, Johnnie and Laura Arquette, FL.; Denis and Kathy Arquette, CO; his two daughters, Polly Searles, Raymondville and Judy and Michael Brassard, Potsdam; his 10 grandchildren, Scott, Heather, Clifford, Rona, Christine, John Michael, Stephanie, Karin, Vanessa and Ethan; 23 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren and several step-grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews. Gordon was pre-deceased by his wife Dorothy just seven months ago, his brothers, Simeon, Elihue "Pat", Ellis, Earl,. Carl and Frank and his sisters Carol Baxter, Jane Dow, C. Ethel Chapman and Pearl Brothers.
Born on January 21, 1921 to the late Heman and Winnie Ellis Arquette, Gordon married Dorothy Baxter on November 14, 1942 at the Brookdale Parsonage with Rev. Reginald Hewitt presiding. Gordon worked for several business throughout his years. He worked in the Navy Yards in Washington State during the war and locally worked for Boreman's Stone Quarry, ALCOA and the Mulholand Lumber Company in Massena as a truck driver, all while he tended to the farm at home with his wife. Gordon was a member of the Norfolk Wesleyan Church Gordon enjoyed camping, traveling and spending time outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. Gordon also enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, reading and he had a love for music as he was often caught singing and playing the harmonica. Memorial donations may be made in Gordon's memory to the Norfolk Library. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family online at www.buckfuneralhome.com. The Buck Funeral Home is serving the family of Gordon J. Arquette.