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Lucy V. Boratyn

February 14, 1925 August 8, 2019
Lucy V. Boratyn
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Lucy V. Boratyn
Madison-Lucy V. Boratyn, 94, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 8, 2019, surrounded with the love and support of family, at her home.
She was born February 14,1925, in Hinkley, the daughter of late Paul and Marguerite Castonguay Martel. On December 27, 1941, in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, in Oriskany Falls, Lucy married John B. Boratyn. Their loving union lasted for 63 years, until John’s passing in 2005. Lucy was an entrepreneur at heart and had operated numerous businesses. From 1978 until 2004, she enjoyed her winters with her husband, family, and friends in St. Cloud, Florida. She was an avid gardener, and was already to play cards, especially pitch. Lucy will also be remembered for her stock car racing ability, that earned her the title of “Power Puff Racing Queen,” at Utica Rome Speedway. Most of all, she will be remembered for being a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, and a friend, that was always there, no matter the need.
Lucy is survived by her beloved family, her children, David and Judy Boratyn, and Mary and Jerry Hewitt; and her daughter-in-law, Tammy Boratyn. Lucy is also survived by 15 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and 2 great greatgrandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents, Paul and Marguerite, her husband, John, her sister, Anita Peckham, her brothers, Robert Martel and Paul Martel, and her daughter, Jeanette Shauger. Lucy’s son, John passed away July 16, 2019.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, August 17, 2019, at 11 AM, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Oriskany Falls, with the Rev. Vincent Kelly as Celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Following interment services, there will be a celebration of both the lives of Lucy, and her son, John, to be held at the American Legion Kelley-Phillips Post 569, Oriskany Falls starting at 1 PM, all are invited. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Paul Funeral Home of Madison. To offer a condolence or to share a memory, please visit

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11:00 AM 8/17/2019 11:00:00 AM
St. Joesph's Catholic Church

229 Main Street
Oriskany Falls , NY 13425

Celebration of Life to follow at 1PM, at the Oriskany Falls American Legion Post 569.

St. Joesph's Catholic Church
229 Main Street Oriskany Falls 13425 NY
United States

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St. Joseph's Cemetery Final Resting Place

State Route 12 B
Oriskany Falls, New York 13425

State Route 12 B Oriskany Falls 13425 New York
United States

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