Frederick J. Gamache

Frederick J. Gamache

Death 17 Oct 1939 (aged 60)
Burial Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 26741948 · View Source
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Ogdensburg Advance, Wednesday October 18, 1939

Services for Capt. Frederick J. Gamache, 60-year old retired lake boat master, who died of a heart attack at Hepburn Hospital early Tuesday morning, will be held from his late residence. 210 Patterson street. Friday morning at S:30 and a half hour later at St. Mary's Cathedral. Burial will be at the family plot in St. Mary' cemetery.

A native of Ogdensburg. Mr. Gamache was born May 27, 1879, son of Israel and Sophia Sholette Gamache. After attending Ogdensburg schools, he became a sailor and rose from the ranks to captain.

For 25 years, he was in command of various lake and river steamers of the Rutland Steamship company and the Hall line.

Captain Gamache was at one time master of the Lucius W. Robinson, flagship of the George Hall company fleet, and the Joseph W. Simpson.

Several years ago he retired and became associated in the retail liquor business with Eraile P. Ramie. On Oct. 1. it was revealed yesterday, Captain Gamache had purchased his partner's share of the enterprise.

Captain Gamache was a member of St. Mary's Cathedral Parish, the Holy Name and Sacred Heart Societies. He was affiliated with Opdensburg Council, Knights of Columbus and with the Shipmasters' Association.

Surviving are two sons. Frederick J. Gamache, Jr., of Newark. N. J., and Lawrence Gamache of Brooklyn; two daughters Mrs. Donald LaPlatney, Washington street, and Mrs. Wilfred Montpelier, supervisor of obstetrics at Kings County Hospital, Brooklyn; four sisters. Mrs. Leo Valley, city; Mrs. Roland Miller and Miss Addie Gamache of Beacon, and Mrs. Israel Martin of Montreal; also
three grandchildren.

Captain Gamache was one of the city's best known residents. He was well known in shipping circles, and upon his retirement, was regarded as one of the Hall company's most valuable employees.

Kindly and jocular, he was a loving and provident father and a considerate neighbor, whose passing will be a source of genuine regret to the entire community.

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