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AKWESASNE – Marcella C. (Chubb) David "Karonhiakohe", 84, peacefully passed away late Saturday evening, December 7, 2019 at IA KHIH SOH THA Lodge.

Marcella was born July 6, 1935 in Malone, the daughter of the late Louis and Hattie (David) Chubb. She attended local schools and married Ralph J. David; the marriage ended in divorce.

Marcella worked various jobs including at the Bombay Slipper Factory and as a Home Care worker. She was a member of the Akwesasne Death Benefits Group. She loved to garden, walking in the woods, and collecting medicine. She enjoyed spending time in Kanatsiohareke, visiting with friends and family and spending time with her children.

She is survived by her five children, Donald and Anna David, Larry David, Terry David, Joseph David and Donna Delormier, all of Akwesasne; several grandchildren, several great grandchildren, and a few great-great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Marcella was predeceased by a grandson, Michael Joey David on July 13, 2009; seven sisters, Edith in 1942, Anna B. Jock on May 25, 1998, Josephine Porter on June 3, 1998, Louise D. Hart on April 6, 2003, Margaret Porter on June 7, 2007, Mary Chubb Leaf on August 4, 2012, and Ruth D. Cook on April 9, 2015; and three brothers, Joseph C. Chubb on November 1, 1978, Leo Chubb on September 20, 1998, and Paul Chubb on March 7, 2001.

Friends called at the home of her daughter, Terry David, from Tuesday until Thursday morning, when funeral service will be held at the Mohawk Nation Longhouse at 11:00 AM.

Memorial donations may be made in Marcella's memory to IA KHIH SOH THA Lodge.

Arrangements are with the Donaldson Funeral Home where memories and condolences may be shared online at


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