Martha Agnes (Bockenheim) Campany

Born: Wed., Jul. 11, 1917
Died: Mon., Nov. 19, 2012


6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Tue., Nov. 20, 2012
Location: Scanlon Funeral Home

Prayer Service

9:45 AM Wed., Nov. 21, 2012
Location: Croghan

Mass of Christian Burial

10:30 AM Wed., Nov. 21, 2012
Location: St. Stephen's Catholic Church

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CASTORLAND, NY ~ Martha B. Campany, 95, formerly of 9513 Artz Rd., Castorland, died peacefully on Monday, November 19, 2012, at the Lewis County Residential Health Care Facility, Lowville, where she had resided since August, 2010.

Born Martha Agnes Bockenheim on July 11, 1917, in the Town of New Bremen, NY, a daughter of Wesley and Mary Bush Bockenheim, she graduated from Fr. Leo Memorial High School and completed the teacher education program at Potsdam Normal School.  She later received her Bachelor’s Degree in Education from SUNY Potsdam.  Martha spent the early part of her career teaching at various one room school houses in the Croghan area and was a third grade teacher at Beaver River Central School when she retired.

Martha married James L. Campany on August 26, 1940 at St. Stephen’s Church in Croghan. Mr. Campany died on February 7, 2007.

She enjoyed traveling, music, dancing, shopping and family gatherings.  She especially loved local school sporting events and music concerts in which her children, and later grandchildren and great grandchildren participated.

Martha was very active at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church where she was a communicant, a member of the Rosary Society and Parish Relations Committee.  She was also a member of the New York State Teachers’ Association, Potsdam Alumni Association, Beaver Falls Grange, Beaver River Senior Citizens, and was a very active member of the American Maple Museum in Croghan.

Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Rodney J. and Carolyn, of Concord, NC, and Lynn R. and Gail, of Harrisville, NY; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Eleanor M. and Bernard Bush, of Croghan, Karen R. and Gary Wrayno, of Raleigh, NC, and Linda Campany, of Greensboro, NC; a son-in-law, John Powers, of Black River, NY; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; a brother, Stephen Buckingham, of Croghan, and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased a daughter, Dorris A. Powers, who died in 2009, a son, Joseph, who died 2011, six sisters, Anita Yousey and Arletha Bockenheim, who were twins, Dorothy Bockenheim, Mary Edwards, Margaret Kuhl, and Clare Young, and two brothers, Claude and Louis Bockenheim.

Her funeral will be held on Wednesday, November 21st, beginning with a 9:45 a.m. prayer service at the Scanlon Funeral Home, Croghan, followed by a 10:30 a.m. funeral Mass from St. Stephen’s Catholic Church, Croghan, with the Rev. Daniel L. Chapin, pastor, officiating.  Burial will be in St. Stephen’s Cemetery, Croghan.

Calling hours will be from 6 – 9 p.m. Tuesday (TODAY) at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Beaver Falls Volunteer Fire Department Ambulance Fund.

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Donna Pate
   Posted Mon November 19, 2012
Lynn & Gail & all the family: Sorry to hear of your Mom passing away and my heartfelt sympathy goes out to all at this sad time.

Janice (Lehman) Crofoot
   Posted Tue November 20, 2012
What a beautiful lady! Your Mom will be sadly missed not only by her family but by the community as well. Please accept my sincere sympathy.

James R. Lester
   Posted Tue November 20, 2012
Blessing to all the remaining family members of Martha. In my first teaching at the Old School I had Karen in my class and Martha supported me and my teaching. She was great to have on your side. I rember Martha and Jim fondly.

Cathy & Dave Nortz
   Posted Tue November 20, 2012
Aunt Martha was a grand lady. She and Uncle Jim are together forever. They are probably watching a ball game right now! Our prayers are with you in your loss. We hope to see you soon.

Ginny Campany
   Posted Wed November 21, 2012
My sincere condolences to all the family on the loss of your mother. I always enjoyed our visits at the house when Joe and I made our road trips to NY. She lived a long and good life and will be missed by many.

Donna Coppola
   Posted Wed November 21, 2012
Linda, my deepest sympathies are extended to you and your family at such a difficult time. May you find comfort in the folds of your family and peace in the lifetime of memories you have. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your loved ones.

Take care,

Warren and Eleanor Allen
   Posted Wed November 21, 2012
Our condolences to all of Martha's family. She had a long and fruitful life and will be missed! She was a mainstay of the Maple Museum. Warren appreciated that she told him if he ever wanted to run for political office she'd be his campaign manager!

Bruce and Susan Young and family.
   Posted Wed November 21, 2012
Sorry to hear that (Aunt Martha) has passed. May God be with all of you at this sadden time.

Vicki Monnat Lewis
   Posted Sat November 24, 2012
Our sympathy to all. Martha was an awesome lady, and surely made a difference in many lives with her work. She was part of a wonderful generation that we so admire! RIP.

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