December 15, 1967 - March 29, 2018
Kerriann Cowan, 50, of Paul Smith’s passed away on March 29th after a courageous and lengthy battle with cancer. She was surrounded by her loving family. Kerriann was born in Plattsburgh on December 15, 1967. She was the daughter of Marjorie Lagree Spellman and Henry Spellman. After attending Chateaugay Central School, Kerriann received her Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from Keuka College. She worked as an Occupational Therapist in a variety of settings, concluding with work at Mercy Health Care, a place that remained near and dear to her to the very end. Her passion and love for her profession was cut short due to the onset of cancer. Kerriann’s knowledge and dedication to her field was appreciated by all who knew her. She was a member of NYSOTA. Aside from her profession, Kerriann had many other interests. First and foremost was the love for her family. She was an avid supporter of her children’s academic and athletic endeavors, and rarely missed an event. She enjoyed cooking, and her food was the highlight of many holiday dinners. Kerriann will be missed by her community. She was a strong supporter of Saranac Lake Youth Soccer. Her delicious cooking was enjoyed at numerous fundraisers for Paul Smiths/Gabriels Fire Dept. Survivors include her husband, Gary, of 26 years and her beloved children Devin and Eliza. Also surviving are her brother Bill and his wife Donna Spellman of Chateaugay, and her sister Helen and her husband Ron Boyea of Chateaugay. Kerriann will be missed by her many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents. At Kerriann’s request there will be no calling hours. A private service will be at the Chateaugay Funeral Home. Kerriann was and will continue to be an inspiration for those fighting cancer. She therefore requested that any donations be sent to the following: Dr. Beth Overmoyer, Research Dana Farber Jimmy Fund Way Boston, MA 02215 Please make a note on the donation in memory of Kerriann Cowan. All money goes directly to breast cancer research.
Kerriann Cowan, 50, of Paul Smith’s passed away on March 29th after a courageous and lengthy battle with cancer. She was surrounded by her loving family. Kerriann was born in Plattsburgh on December 15, 1967. She was the daughter of Marjorie... View Obituary & Service Information
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