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Sun., Jan. 25
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Marjorie E. King

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OGDENSBURG — Marjorie E. King, 84, Churchville, formerly of Ogdensburg, died Thursday at the Hildebrandt Hospice Care Home in Rochester.

Mrs. King was a therapy aide for 25 years at St. Lawrence State Hospital, now St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center, until 1985, when she became a family care provider for 15 years.

Born Feb. 22, 1924, in DeKalb Junction, daughter of Ernest and Elizabeth McPhail LaRock, she attended school in DeKalb Junction.

A marriage to Theodore Mereau ended in divorce. She married Milton J. King in July 1977.

She was a member of St. Mary's Cathedral parish, the Blue Army and Showtime and a past member of the Knights of Columbus Auxiliary.

Surviving are a son, David Mereau, and his companion, Andrea Collins, Lanexa, Va.; two daughters and their husbands, Darlene and Edwin Caryl, Chester, Va., and Marcia and Paul Chiappone, Churchville; a stepson and his wife, Joseph and Barbara King, Ogdensburg; two stepdaughters and a stepson-in-law, Debra Dority, Lisbon, and Linda and Herman Lewis, Buffalo; four sisters and a brother-in-law, Arlene Jenner, Ogdensburg, and Virginia Strunk, Rose and John Tearney and Shirley Myers, all of Wichita, Kan.; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Ernest LaRock Jr., Rochester, and Daniel and Isabelle LaRock, Waterport, and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

A sister, Patricia Parow, four brothers, Clifford, Claude, Carl and Richard LaRock, and a stepdaughter, Karen Francis, died before her.

A funeral Mass will be said at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Cathedral with the Rev. Terry R. LaValley officiating. Entombment will be in Foxwood Memorial Park.

Calling hours will be 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Fox-McLellan Funeral Home.

Donations may be made to Hildebrandt Hospice Care Center, 2652 Ridgeway Ave., Rochester, N.Y. 14626, or Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley, Route 11, Potsdam, N.Y. 13676.

Online condolences may be made at

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