Mooers- Daylord Richard Trombly, 95 years old, passed away at home on Monday, September 13th surrounded by his loving family under the care of Hospice of the North Country. He was born in Mooers to Frank and Harriet (Fisher) Trombly. In 1944, he enlisted in the Army and went off to WWII to fight in the Battle of the Bulge. Upon his discharge from the military, he was employed by Mose Supernant at the garage. He fixed a nice lady’s car one day and she said to him, “I have several daughters, feel free to come by and take one on a date.” He took her up on the offer and not only dated but later married the love of his life, Doris Roberts. She predeceased him in February 2014. He later got a job at the Plattsburgh Air Force Base where he worked for 30 years until his retirement. He was also a beef cattle farmer on the side.
Daylord and Doris had five children; Richard, Steven, Kevin, Duane and Karen. He was predeceased by Steven in 1955 and by Richard “Dicky” in 2019. Daylord is predeceased by all nine of his siblings; Leslie, Roy, Lenora, Clayton, Harold, Norman, Donald, Ronald and Rena. He is also predeceased by one grandson, Michael Trombly.
Left to cherish his memories are his sons; Kevin (Carolyn) Trombly, Duane (Melody) Trombly and daughter, Karen (Jeff) Knowles; Grandchildren; Lisa Rivers, Richard Trombly Jr. and Deborah Sansone, great-grandchildren; Justin Robert, Kylie Lauzon, Kalob Gabree, Ayden & Harmony Trombly, Gabrielle & Jeremy Sansone, great-great-grandsons; Harrison & Jameson Lauzon, one very special niece, Bonnie Rabideau; and Pete and Jan Mastracy, a very special couple from Lyons, NY.
His favorite thing to do later in life was to spend time rocking his great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren and his two boys; Diesel, Lab/Boxer mix, and Maverick, his Goldendoodle. Their love was mutual.
Daylord was a lifetime member of the VFW Post 1418 of Champlain, NY. He was an active member of the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, helping to raise the funds to build the church and he later served as an usher for over 50 years. You may remember him greeting you at the door on any given Sunday morning with a smile and kind words.
Daylord lived by his motto in life; if a man does not have his word, he has nothing. He will be greatly missed by all but never forgotten.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Ross Funeral Home, Mooers, NY. Calling hours will be on Friday, September 17th from 4-7 pm. The funeral will be held at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Mooers Forks on Saturday, September 18th at 10:30 am. Burial will follow immediately in the Mooers Catholic Cemetery. Due to the current Pandemic impacting our community, the family is requesting that masks be worn during all services. There will be no public gathering following the funeral.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Daylord’s name to the Hospice of the North Country or the American Heart Association.
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