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May V. M. LaFountain


May Vivian Madeline (LaFrance) LaFountain “Maddie”, surrounded by family, was called home to the Lord February 16, 2014.

Maddie was born in Tupper Lake, NY July 22, 1935 to Lionel and Henrietta (LeRoux) LaFrance. She grew up in Tupper Lake with her brothers and sisters Theresa, Rollande, John, Rhea, Lena, Simone, Robert, Andrew, Edgar, Sally and Margaret.

Maddie married the boy across the street, Arthur Kenneth LaFountain on May 29, 1954. Things were not quiet for long as their home was soon blessed with the arrival of Keith, Pam, Julie, Linda, Elaine, David and Kirk. Maddie and Ken were proud of their children as they each grew to have a family of their own, including 17 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. The family name radiated from Cranberry Lake to East Palmyra to the FL Keys to Seattle WA.

Maddie made friends where ever she went and enjoyed visiting with them whether it was at her dining room table, Ralphies, The Stone Manor or just hoping to holler BINGO! The sound of music in the air meant Maddie and her family would be found on the dance floor. Maddie was a woman of strong faith, getting her through times of hardship. She will be missed and remembered fondly by all those who knew and loved her.

Calling hours will be Sunday the 23rd between 4 o’clock and 7 o’clock at the Stuart-Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Tupper Lake, NY. The funeral service will be Monday 11 o’clock at St. Alphonsus Church in Tupper Lake. Friends will be welcomed at the Cranberry Lake Fire Department on Monday at 1 o’clock for a time of remembrance and a celebration of her life. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Assoc. 435, East Henrietta Road

Rochester, NY 14620 or on line at

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