Born: December 24, 1900

Died: December 24, 1954

Married: Carrie Kelley

Children: Ronald Hesseltine, Roger Hesseltine, Pat (Mrs. Robert) Finn

Maurice Hesseltine owned and operated Hesseltine's Dairy and Hesseltine Milk Bar.

Adirondack Daily Enterprise, December 27, 1954


Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock this afternoon at the chapel of A. Fortune and Co., for Maurice Hesseltine, 54, who died suddenly Friday afternoon of a heart attack.

Rev. E. Holt Hughes, of Paul Smith's College, officiated. Burial will be in the Spring.

Thomas McDonald, vocalist, sang several selections at the services. Pall bearers were Thomas Norman, John McGillis, James Finn, Theodore Hillman, Aaron Hoyt and Harland Branch.

Mr. Hesseltine was born at Chateaugay on December 24, 1900, the son of Melvin and Lillian Myatt Hesseltine. He came to Saranac Lake 30 years ago and prior to establishing a turkey farm, had at one time operated the Trudeau bus which ran between the village and Trudeau Sanatorium. He also owned and operated the Hesseltine Dairy for about 15 years and in conjunction with this enterprise operated the former Hesseltine milk bar at Lake Colby. The Hesseltine Turkey Farm was his most recent business venture.

Mr. Hesseltine was a member of the Elks Lodge 1508 and the Essex County Farm Bureau. Elks held memorial rites at 8 o'clock last night.

Survivors besides his widow, the former Carrie Kelley, whom he married in 1930, are two sons, Ronald and Roger, and a daughter, Mrs. Robert Finn, also of Saranac Lake. There are four brothers, Lester and Ralph, of Malone, and Earl and Gladstone, of Faust. His father, Melvin, of Ellenburg Depot, also survives.

Mr. Hesseltine's daughter, Pat Finn, remembers that her father's Trudeau bus ran from Berkeley Square to the Post Office at Trudeau Sanatorium. His milk bar at Lake Colby was located in what later became Tom Doty's meat market. Another business venture of his was "Pisgah Potatoes." Mrs. Finn is also descended from Jacob Moody, Saranac Lake's first settler.