Eugene L.  Lincourt
COOPERSTOWN - Eugene "Gene" L. Lincourt, who served for more than 40 years as superintendent of Lakewood Cemetery in Cooperstown and who was equally well-known and respected for his skill as a stone mason, passed away late Sunday morning, Feb. 9, 2020, at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown, following a brief illness. He was 80.
Born at home in Toddsville, on May 22, 1939, Gene was one of four children of Leo G. and Hazel Mae (Buchanan) Lincourt.
For many years, his father served as superintendent of Lakewood Cemetery in Cooperstown, and at the age of 15, Gene followed in his father's footsteps and became an employee of the cemetery.
Several years later Gene joined the National Guard of New York and served with them and the United States Army until he received his honorable discharge in 1963.
He returned home and that same year married Lucille A. Simonds, from the town of Exeter, in a ceremony on Feb. 16, in Toddsville.
When his father retired from Lakewood Cemetery, Gene became the new superintendent. He moved with his family into the brick caretakers cottage at the entrance to the cemetery. For more than 40 years, Gene faithfully cared for the cemetery and oversaw the interment of many local people.
In 1970 he opened a Gold Bond Memorials dealership. For the next 35 years he sold and serviced monuments in the greater Otsego County area. He always prided himself on the fact that families would return to him whenever the need arose for new sales or service.
Gene was a talented stonemason. He spent many nights and weekends restoring stonework throughout Lakewood as well as re-pointing retaining walls in some of the larger family plots. He also created stonewalls on several private properties throughout the Cooperstown area. He became well-respected for his excellent stonework.
In his retirement, Gene settled into a home, quite fittingly, on Cemetery Road in Fly Creek, in full view of Fly Creek Valley Cemetery.

Gene is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Donald R. and Suzanne Lincourt of Schenevus; beloved grandson, Jacob Lincourt, whose life and accomplishments were greatly revered by his grandfather; and several nieces and nephews.
Gene was predeceased by his wife of 34 years, Lucille A. Lincourt, who passed away on Oct. 2, 1997; and his eldest son, Leo W. Lincourt, who passed away on Aug. 6, 2017. He was also predeceased by two sisters, Luella Taylor, who died in 2000, and Mary Jane Mele who died in 2008; and brother, Robert L. Lincourt, who died in 2011.
Private graveside services and interment will be at the convenience of the family in Lakewood Cemetery, Cooperstown.
In appreciation for their kind and professional services rendered the past few years, donations in memory of Gene may be directed to Fly Creek Emergency Squad, P.O. Box 218, Fly Creek, NY 13337.
Arrangements are under the care and guidance of Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown.
Published on February 10, 2020


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Ron and Edie Jennings
Feb 10, 2020
We are so very sorry for your loss ,we know how very hard it is ,you are in our thoughts and prayers๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป