Rhoda Gough

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Rhoda Snedeker Gough, 100, passed away on October 14, 2023. Rhoda was born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, but lived most of her life in Trenton, N.J. She was the daughter of the late Mary and Frank Smallwood and had two sisters, Ruth and Marion, and a brother Frank. In 1945, she married her childhood sweetheart Irv Snedeker and had two children, Joan, and Donald. After Irv’s death in 1969, she married Robert Gough in 1974 and with him toured the world. Rhoda worked several jobs over the years but found her true love working with preschool children at William Penn School in Pennsylvania for 30 years, retiring at age 80. At this time Robert had passed away and in 2003 she moved to the North Country to live with her daughter and son-in-law. She was predeceased by her son Don of Costa Rica. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Joan and Roy Mazzacano, a granddaughter and her husband Heather and Carter Eldridge and their children Wilton, Grant, and Elise. Also, a grandson Stefan of Costa Rica and his mother Evelyn. She is also survived by a stepdaughter and her husband Claire and David Hoffert of PA., two step grandchildren Lindsay (and husband Michael) and Glenn (and wife Heather) and four step great grandchildren: Matthew & Brad Hoffert and Christine and Patrick Carney. Rhoda was a member of the Golden Age Club, Malone Garden Club, and Chasm Falls United Methodist Church. She was also a great fan of the Wead Library and spent many afternoons in the reading room. All arrangements will be private and at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are through Bruso-Desnoyers Funeral Service of Malone, N.Y. Those who wish may leave condolences on the homes Facebook page at Ross Family of Funeral Homes or the website at brusofuneralservice.com.
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