April 11, 1931 - March 21, 2019
Joyce P. Conto, born April 11, 1931, died Thursday, March 21, 2019 at the Alice Hyde Medical Center, Malone. She was the daughter of Joseph L. and Bertha D. (Paquin) Purdy. A graduate of St. Joseph’s Academy in Malone, she attended the A. Barton Hepburn Hospital School of Nursing in Ogdensburg graduating in 1951. She was employed at Northern Westchester Hospital in Mt. Kisco, NY, Sunmount Veteran’s Hospital in Tupper Lake and the Alice Hyde Memorial Hospital in Malone. She joined the U.S.A.R. Nurse Corp in 1953 and was assigned to the 815th Station Hospital in Malone until her discharge in 1962. On May 13, 1961, she was united in marriage to L. Patrick Conto at St. Joseph’s Church in Malone. Mr. Conto predeceased her on Dec. 23, 2007. She is survived by two sons, Christopher (Maria) Conto of Glenville, NY, Joseph Conto of Lake Placid; a daughter, Clare (Larry) Robert of Malone; three grandsons, David Robert, Matthew Robert and Anton Conto. Besides her husband, she was predeceased by her parents; a son, John David Conto in 1981 and a brother, Lloyd J. Purdy. Mrs. Conto was a communicant of St. Joseph’s Church and member of the American Legion Auxiliary, the Ladies of the Elks and an honorary member of the Malone Callfiremen and Rescue Squad. The family will receive family and friends at St. Mary-Murphy-Wilcox Funeral Home on Tuesday, March 26 from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will immediately follow at 11 a.m. at Notre Dame Church. Burial will take place in the spring at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Fort Covington St. Donations in her memory may be made to the Malone Callfiremen.
Joyce P. Conto, born April 11, 1931, died Thursday, March 21, 2019 at the Alice Hyde Medical Center, Malone. She was the daughter of Joseph L. and Bertha D. (Paquin) Purdy. A graduate of St. Joseph’s Academy in Malone, she attended the... View Obituary & Service Information
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