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Lawrence J. LaMay


Lawrence J. LaMay, 61, of Westville, passed away unexpectedly Monday morning, March 17, 2014, at the Alice Hyde Medical Center, in Malone, with his loving wife and family at his side.

Born in Malone, Nov. 3, 1952, he was the son of Daniel LaMay and Ethel Burdash Spinner. He attended local schools. He served in the United States Marines in 1970 and was honorably discharged.

On Nov. 15, 1975, he was united in marriage to the former Jeanne J. LeFever at St. John Bosco Church, in Malone. She survives.

Many years ago, Lawrence was employed by Tru-Stitch Footwear in Malone for 15 years. He later worked as a Union Representative and Membership Services Representative for UFCW Union Local #1 in Utica, N.Y., serving members throughout the North Country.

He enjoyed golfing, reading, playing cards, traveling and camping with their motor home, and spending time with his family especially his grandchildren.

Along with his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Christina Tupia and Shannon Sweeney both of Malone; one brother and sister-in-law, Howard “Joe” and Margaret Spinner of Dayton, Ohio; five sisters and two brothers-in-law, Carol Andrews of Malone, Sally McShane of Malone, Joanne and Roy Rockhill of New Britain, Conn., Sheila Allen of Malone and Rosemary and Michael Andrews of Fort Covington; two grandchildren, Conlan and Aislyn Sweeney both of Malone; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by one sister Deborah Bashaw.

Calling hours will be Monday, from noon until 1:40 p.m. at the Bruso-Desnoyers Funeral Home in Malone. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 2 p.m. at St. John Bosco Church, in Malone. Burial will be in St. John Bosco Cemetery in the spring.

Donations may be made in his memory to either the Westville Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department or to the St. Jude’s Fund.

Arrangements are through the Bruso-Desnoyers Funeral Service, Inc of Malone.

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