Helen I. Muncil

Helen I. Muncil, 89, of 87 Santanoni Ave., Saranac Lake, died Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013 at 87 Santanoni Ave, Saranac Lake, surrounded by her family.

Born in Standish on May 20, 1924, she was the daughter of Jospeh and Rose (Rule) McCormick. Helen, married Raymond Muncil on Oct. 6, 1943 in St. Bernards Church, Saranac Lake. Raymond predeceased Helen in 1991.

Helen worked for North Country Community College for 20 years, retiring in 2011. She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxillary, the Womens Civic Chamber, the St. Bernards School Mothers Club and the Catholic Daughters, Court St. Bernard.

She is survived by a son, Ronald Muncil (Laurie) of Saranac Lake; five daughters: Rosemary Brennan (Craig) of Carthage, Judith Post of Watertown, Susan VanDien (Peter) of Saranac Lake, Debra Hewitt of Plattsburgh and Darlene McDermott (James) of Waxahachie, Texas; 13 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; one brother: Dickie McCormick of Saranac Lake; five sisters: Vivian Eccleston of Saranac Lake, Kathleen Becker of Manorsville, Eileen Slate of Gouverneur, Sharon Barry of Saranac Lake and Donna Moody of Chazy Lake; several nieces and nephews; and her loving cat of 13 years, Polly.

She was preceded in death by her husband Raymond; her father Jospeh McCormick; her mother Rose Rule; her sons: Raymond Muncil and Michael Muncil; three brothers; and two sisters.

Calling hours will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12 at the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Saranac Lake. A Catholic Daughters rosary service will take place at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12. A Mass of Christian burial will take place at noon Wednesday, Nov. 13, at St. Bernard’s Church. with the Rev. Mark Reilly officiating. Burial will follow at St. Bernard Cemetery in Saranac Lake.

Friends wishing to remember Helen may make memorial contributions to High Peaks Hospice in care of the funeral home. Family and friends may also share their memories and sign the online guestbook at