Esther, at bottom, and Elizabeth Mirick (TenEyck), at top Harriet Mirick Finnegan, left, and her sister Esther Mirick. Courtesy of Sarah Blanchet

Born: April 30, 1899

Parents: George Jarvis Mirick and Esther (Tully) Mirick

Died: July 28, 1985

Esther Mirick was secretary to the superintendents of the Saranac Lake Central Schools for 32 years and executive secretary of the Voluntary Health Association for 20 years.


Adirondack Daily Enterprise, July 29, 1985

Civic leader Esther Mirick dies July 28 at hospital

SARANAC LAKE — Esther Tully Mirick of 36 Lake Street, died Sunday, July 28, at the General Hospital of Saranac Lake.

Miss Mirick was born in Brooklyn, the daughter of George Jarvis and Esther (Tully) Mirick.

She had been a Saranac Lake resident for many years and was secretary to the superintendents of the Saranac Lake Central Schools for 32 years, retiring in 1954.

Her family moved to this area in 1916 and she graduated from the local high school. She first worked for Dr. Sidney Blanchet and then accepted the position as secretary to Howard V. Littell, superintendent of schools.

Miss Mirick was also the executive secretary of the Voluntary Health Association for 20 years, president of the Friends of the Library and treasurer of the Meals on Wheels.

She also taught dancing to many young people in the community and gave dancing instruction at the Teen Canteen in the mid-1950s.

She was also an active member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas.

Miss Mirick was born in Brooklyn, the daughter of George Jarvis and Esther (Tully) Mirick.

She is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Olin (Elizabeth) TenEyck and Mrs. Elmer (Harriet) Finnegan, both of Saranac Lake, and Mrs. James (Isabelle) Cullen of Rockville Center; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held at the Fortune Funeral Home today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and include a Bible vigil at 8 p.m.

A Mass of the resurrection will be held Tuesday at 11:15 at St. Bernard's Church, with the Rev. C.J. McAvoy officiating.

Burial will be in St. Bernard's Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Friends of the Library or Meals on Wheels.

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