6/9/2019 – Gail A. Darou, Clayton

6/9/2019 – Gail A. Darou, Clayton

Gail A. Darou, 75, of Clayton, formerly Depauville, passed away on June 8th, at the Hospice of Jefferson County. Calling hours will be from 4-7pm on Tuesday, June 11th, at the T.R. Jetty Funeral Home in Clayton. The Funeral will be held at 11am, with Reverend D.L. Marshall officiating. Burial will be held in the Depauville Cemetery.

Gail was born November 3rd, 1943, in Alexandria Bay, the daughter of G. Harold and Nathalie Garnsey Russell. She attended Alexandria Bay Schools.

On October 27th, 1962, she married Lonnie Darou, at the Reformed Church of the Thousand Isles with Reverend Adrian C. Gray officiating. Lonnie passed away on October 2nd, 2005 at age 66.

In her younger years, Gail was a waitress in the summer at various restaurants in Alexandria Bay. She then worked at Bomax Manufacturing, which became Gould Pumps, retiring after 20 years. She and her husband then operated a bottle redemption center on State Street for a short time.

She was a member of the Depauville Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.

Gail enjoyed bowling, which she held many offices in the league, crossword puzzles, knitting and crocheting, loved the St. Lawrence River, watching Nascar, and was totally engaged in the history England, especially following the Royal Family, as well as watching English soccer games.

Surviving are one son Timothy (Janet) of Mannsville; three daughters, Laurie (Richard) Sigouin of Orlando, Florida, Samantha Cross of Cadyville, N.Y., Jean (Michael) Badour of Clayton; ten grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Two sisters, Murlyn Cumber of Bridgeport, and Marion House of West Carthage, died before her.

Donations can be made in her name to the Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham Street Road, Watertown, N.Y. 13601.


  1. Jean Gardner Posted

    Gail,you will be missed my dear friend.

  2. Tim & Kim LaRose & Family Posted

    So sorry for your loss. We will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. Melinda Countryman Posted

    So very sorry to hear this, but now my mom and Gail can raise some hell like the old days! You are all in my thoughts and prayers

  4. Martha (Hunt) Mahon Posted

    So sorry to hear of Gail’s passing. We were good friends throughout the years in school at A.C.S. and we had a lot of fun during that time.

  5. paul fiegl Posted

    Dear Darou family

    Our deepest sympathies. God bless. Paul and Nikki

  6. Pat Fay Posted

    We are so sorry to hear of Gail’s passing. She will be so missed by you all!! We have great memories of all the fun on Island # 9!! Our sympathy. Pat and Ed Fay and family

  7. Pamala Burgess Posted

    We will miss you so much Aunt Gail. Love to all the family.
    Timmy, Sammy Laurie and Jeanie. Your cousin Pamm

  8. Suzanne Gillette Posted

    We are so sorry to hear that Gail passed away. She was a very loving and caring person and we were blessed to have known her.God bless and keep you in his loving embrace. Gail knew so many people and I can only imagine all of the people in paradise she is having a wonderful time being with them. For Gail’s family and friends, I know it is so heart wrenching for you. Take great comfort knowing Gail’s love for each of you is forever present and continues from above .
    Our deepest sympathy,
    The Gillette Family

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