Michael Cornwell

Obituary of Michael Dean Cornwell


Michael Dean “Mikey” Cornwell, 61, of Judson Street Road, died Friday, December 29, 2017, at Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center in Ogdensburg.

A Private Memorial Gathering will be held at the convenience of the family.  Lawrence Funeral Home & Cremation Services have been entrusted to Michael’s care and arrangements.

Born August 6, 1956, in Ticonderoga, NY, he was the son of the late, Jack & Shirley Williams Cornwell and was a graduate of Moriah High School.

On September 5, 1992, he married Sheila M. Stafford at their home in Canton with Judge Roger Favro as celebrant.  The couple had a fun loving marriage for 25 years, spending Christmas together in the Bahamas for the last 15 years.

Michael was employed for 28 years as a Field Superintendent for Standard Industrial Structures, Houston, TX, constructing gas plants, nuclear plants and co-gen plants.

Surviving are his wife, Sheila Stafford Cornwell of Canton; two daughters, Jennifer (Christopher) Lash of Waynesburg, PA and Lindsey (Brandon) Barney of Aurora, CO; eleven grandchildren; a sister, Dawn (Kent) Belden of Ticonderoga; a special niece, Racheal (Mike) Nezezon of Massena; a special nephew, Ralph (Courtney) Monroe of Pulaski, NY; and a number of other nieces and nephews.  He is also survived by his first wife Sherry Zollars of Waynesburg, PA.

Michael loved deer hunting and socializing with his friends.  He had a great sense of humor and made friends easily.  He was also a member of the Moose Lodge in Waynesburg, PA.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care or to Hope Lodge in Burlington, VT.

Condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.lawrencefuneralhome.org

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