Francis R LaFountain

Francis R. LaFountain

Plattsburgh � Francis R. LaFountain, 74, of Plattsburgh, died Monday, Oct. 7, 2002, at the CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh.

He was born in Plattsburgh on July 1, 1928, son of Harry and Mildred (Spooner) LaFountain.

Francis had been employed by the City of Plattsburgh, retiring in 1985.

Francis is survived by his wife of 55 years, Christina “Pat” (Lambert) LaFountain of Plattsburgh; four daughters and two sons-in-law, Angela Crandall of Plattsburgh, Nancy Hood and her companion, Gary Brandmeier of Plattsburgh, Patricia and Rick LeClair of Plattsburgh and Lori and Leon Gonyo of Chazy; his mother, Mildred LaFountain of Plattsburgh; a brother and sister-in-law, Earl and Mary LaFountain of Schuyler Falls; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Genevieve and Joseph Goddeau of Morrisonville and Theresa and Robert Duell of Plattsburgh; six grandchildren, Alana, Heather, Matthew, Christopher, Rico and Lori; four great-grandchildren, Logan, Kaelyn, Haydin and Lindsey; and several nieces and nephews.

Francis was predeceased by a son, Francis B. LaFountain.

Calling hours will be Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2002, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home in Plattsburgh. A prayer service will be held at 3 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Thursday, Oct. 10, 2002, at 10 a.m. from Our Lady of Victory Church in Plattsburgh. Burial will follow in St. Peter’s Cemetery.

Donations in his memory may be made to H.K. Freedman Renal Center at CVPH Medical Center.


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Lena LaFountain

MOOERS FORKS — Lena E. LaValley, 84, died Saturday, Feb. 24, 2001, at the CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh.

She was born in Mooers Forks on March 25, 1916, the daughter of Oliver and Emma (Nephew) LaFountain.

She owned and operated Al and Lee’s Diner in Mooers for many years. She was also employed by the Mooers Slipper Factory, the Ellenburg Inn, and she also operated a dairy farm with her husband. She was a member of St. Ann’s Church in Mooers Forks and the Ladies of St. Ann. She enjoyed cooking, sewing and crocheting.

She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Freeman and Carol LaValley of Mooers Forks, and Gerald and Darlene LaValley of Mooers Forks; a daughter and son-in-law, Almira and Richard Lamberton of Mooers Forks; a daughter-in-law, Barbara LaValley of Auburn, Maine; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Earl and Dora LaFountain of Portland, Ore., and Owen and Lucille LaFountain of Altona; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Irene and Herman Puryea of Altona, Eva and Raymond Gilman of Altona, and Lillian and Roy Puryea of Altona; a sister-in-law, Doris LaFountain of Plattsburgh; 16 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Her husband, Albert LaValley, died in 1992. Two sons, Leonard and Leeward, two brothers, Noah and Alfred LaFountain, and a sister, Cecile Rabideau also died earlier.

Calling hours will be held on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the E.F. Drown Funeral Service in Mooers. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday from St. Ann’s Church in Mooers Forks. Interment will be in the parish cemetery at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to the Mooers Rescue Squad. For directions and guest book, please visit

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Peter Lafountain


Plattsburgh Press ., AUGUST 8, 1902

Death of Peter Lafountain.

Peter Lafountain, died Monday
morninig after an operation at the
Montreall General Hospital. The leg
wias amputated but the patient was
unable to recover, though the operation
was successful.
Mr. Lafouataln was ait esteemed
and respected citizen of Dannemora
having been in business there for the
past quarter of a century. He was
well known in Clinton county and
Plattsburgh, having at one-time been
a resident of this city. He served in
the civil war, enlisting in Company
E, 16th New York Volunteers, and benig
discharged as iflnst lieutenant

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Mary LaFountain

Press Republican FRIDAY,
OCTOBER 26, 1990

Mary Pilon

– CHAZY – Mary Pilon, 78. of
the Ratta Road, died Thursday,
rr-££. 1990. at her home.
She was born in Ellenburg
Feb. 28. 1912. the daughter oi
Peter and Angeline (Pelkey) Lafountain.
Mrs. Pilon was a member of
Sacred Heart Church. Chazy.
She married Ephrem Pilon April
30. 1928. in St. Edmunds
Church. EHenburg.
•Survivors include her husband
of 62 years of Chazy; a son.
Douglas Pilon of Chazy; nine
grandchildren and several nieces
and nephews.
Calling hours will be Saturday
from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday
from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at
the Leazott-Brown Funeral
Home. Altona. A Mass of Christian
burial will be celebrated on
Monday at 11 a.rrT. at Sacred
Heart Church. Chazy. Burial will
be in Whispering Maples Mausoleum
in Ellenburg

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George LaFountain

Press Republican Monday, March 10, 1975

George LaFountain

LaFountain, 76, formerly of Ellenburg
Center, died Friday in the
Clinton County Home.
Mr. LaFountain was bom in
Ellenburg Depot on May 8,1898, the
son of Peter and Angela LaFountain.
Survivors include three sons,
Clifford LaFountain of Plattsburgh,
James LaFountain of Peru
and Harold LaFountain of Holyoke,
Mass.; four daughters, Mrs.
Lincoln (Emma) Collins of Cadyville,
Mrs. William (Annie) Collins
of West Chary, Mrs, Harold
(Hazel) Stone of Plattsburgh and
Mrs Leo (Hattie) Bertrand of
Cadyville; one brother William
LaFountain of Gansevoort; two
sisters; Mrs. Hattie Cayea of Oakfield
and Mrs. Ephren (Mary)
Pilon of Chazy, 45 grandchildren,
33 great-grandchildren, one great
nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held
today at 10 a.m at St. Edmunds
Church in Ellenburg Corners.
Burial will be in the Parish  Cemetary
next Spring.

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Millicent (Melissa) LaFountain

Press Republican Tuesday, November 7, 1961
Mrs Izare Miller

Ellenburg Depot- Mrs
Izare Miller, 73 died Monday
after a long illness at the home
of her daughter , Mrs Wilfred Cayea.
She was born Melissa LaFountain
in Dannemora, Oct 16, 1888 the
daughter of Peter Lafountain
and Angeline (Pelkey) LaFountain.
Mrs Miller is survived by her
husband two sons Charles of
Ellenburg Depot and William of
Wingdale, four daughters Mrs
Cayea, Mrs Richard (Melissa)
Varin Defunisk Springs, Fla,
Mrs Clayton (Edith) Lafountain
of Turner Falls, Mass and Mrs
Clarence (Agnes) Miller of Ellenburg
Depot. also three brothers Norman
of ElLenbnrg Depot, William of
Ganvor, N.Y, George of Ogdensburg
tow sisters, Mrs Ephriam (Mary) Pilon
West Chazy and Mrs. William (Hattie)
Cayea of Oakfield, N.Y
Seventeen grandchildren and 24
great grandchildren also survive.
The body is at Mrs. Cayea’s
-home.-‘Funeral- arrangements
are incomplete.

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Maynard A. “Bucky” Lafountain


Maynard A. “Bucky” Lafountain

Altona � Mr. Maynard A. “Bucky” Lafountain, 55, of Woods Falls Road, died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2000, as a result of an automobile accident.

He was born in Mooers Forks on Aug. 30, 1945, the son of Norman and Lillian (Lashway) Lafountain Sr.

He was employed as a Field Superintendent by Monahan and Loughlin Roofing Co. for 36 years. He was a member of Local 241 and was a foreman. Bucky was an avid hunter, NASCAR racing fan and was a member of the National Rifle Association. He was a member of Holy Angels Church in Altona.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Wanda (Boulrice) Lafountain of Altona; his mother, Lillian Lafountain of Altona; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Scott Lafountain and his companion Tammy Graves of Altona and Shawn and Jackie Lafountain of Altona; a daughter and a son-in-law, Tracy and Timothy Graves of Altona; four brothers and four sisters-in-law, Gerald and Loretta Lafountain of Altona, Norman and Sandy Lafountain of Champlain, Clarence and Paulette Lafountain of Mooers Forks and Wayne and Peggy Lafountain of Altona; a sister-in-law, Lorraine Lafountain of Altona; three grandsons, Cory, Casey and Cody; and several nieces and nephews.

Bucky was predeceased by his father, Norman Lafountain Sr.; his brothers, Ronnie, Larry and Kenny; and a sister, Mildred Lashway.

Calling hours will be on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Sunday, Dec. 3, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Brown Funeral Home in Altona.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Monday, Dec. 4, at 1 p.m. from St. Ann’s Church in Mooers Forks.

Interment will follow in Holy Angels Cemetery in Altona.

Friends wishing to may have Masses said in his memory

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Eugene LaFountain


Keeseville Man Drowns
When Boat Capsizes

Eugene LaFountain, 36,
Father of Six, Victim; Two
Have Narrow Escape

Eugene Lafountain, 36,. of Keeseville,
father of six young children,
was drowned early yesterday, and
two companions, Roger Rennell, 34,
and Kenneth McGee, 38, also of
Keeseville, had narrow escapes, after
a rowboat from which they were
fishing, overturned in Augur Lake,
located a few miles South of. Keeseville
in the Town of Chesterfield,”
Rennell, one of the two survivors
owes his life to his companion, McGee,
and to the efforts of the members
of the Keeseville Fire Department,
who, working under direction
of Chief William Lattrollop, .responded
to an emergency call and manned
the department’s’ resuscitator to
revive Rennell, who had been submerged
for some jninutes _and was
finally -reached him dragged to
shore by McGee,
The accident occurred shortly before
one A.M. The-three men had
gone to Augur Lake fish bullpout.
A sudden gust of wind caused their
craft to overturn . . . . . . ..
Members of.the fire department
and Troopers C. I. Poland and R. L.
Robinson of the pastern Zone
Headquarters of Troop B, State Police,
collaborated in dragging operations
at the lake and recovered
LaFountain’s body about nine A.M.
The body was brought to the Mc-
Donough, and O’Neill funeral home
at Keeseville. This morning it will
be removed to the LaFountain residence,-
. Funeral arrangements are
not yet completed.
Mr. LaFountain, a lifelong resident
of Keeseville, is survived by
by mother, Mrs. Fred LaFountain;
his widow, the former Miss Irene
Cross; six children; nine brothers
and sisters, Mrs. Aurera Mitchell,
Mrs. Philip Bushey and Henry LaFountain,
all of Bristol, Conn., Mrs.
Louise Johnson of Thompson, Pa.,
Mrs. George Hamlin, Miss Isabelle
LaFountain, Fred LaFountain, Jr.,
Louis and George LaFountain, all
of Keeseville. His father, Fred LaFountain,
Sr„ died, last. Labor Day
weekend as a result of injuries received
some weeks earlier when
struck by a falling tree.
Mr. LaFountain Was employed as
a truck driver by the Pepsi-Cola
distributing firm at Keeseville. Mr.
McGee is a partner with Gordon
Barnes in the Barnes and McGee
garage. Mr. Rennell is am employee
of Barnes and McGee. 71ft three
were fishing companions on many
fishing trips.

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Fred LaFountain



Funeral services for Fred LaFountain
of Keesevllle, were conducted
Wednesday morning from St. John’s
Church, Keeseville by Rev. Paul Beyette.
Mr. LaFountain died Sunday
as a result of injuries received three
months ago when he was hit by a
falling tree.
Mr. LaFountain is survived by his
wife; seven sons, George, Louis, Eugene,
David, Henry, Maymond and
Fred, Jr., Ave daughters, Mrs. Aurelia
Mitchell, and Mrs. Philip Bushey
of Bristol, Conn., Mrs. Robert
Thompson of Canneton, Pa., Miss
Isabelle LaFountain and Mrs.
George Hamlin of Keeseville.
Interment was made in the
church cemetery. Pallbearers were
six of his sons, George, Louis, Eugene,
David, Henry and Raymond

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Albert Lafountain

Press Republican Monday, May 1,1978

Albert LaFontaine

CHAMPLAIN — Albert LaFontaine,
88, died at his home in Champlain
He was born in Champlain Jan. 1,
1890, the son of Peter LaFontaine
and Dulcine Roberts.
He worked at the Lozier Automobile
Works in Plattsburgh. He
operated a garage in Champlain
and also a welding shop.
He is survived by his wife, Lizzie
Manor of Champlain; two sons,
Charles of Champlain and Albert of
Plattsburgh; three stepsons, Albert
and Peter Ashline of Champlain and
Frank Ashline of Mooers; one
daughter, Mrs. Henry (Margaret)
Lavoie of Champlain; two stepdaughters,
Mrs. Roy (Dorothy)
Smith of Champlain and Mrs.
Robert (Loretta) Stewart of St.
Petersburg, Fla.; 24 grandchildren
and 37 great-grandchildren.
Visiting hours at the Clark
Funeral Home in Champlain are 2 to
4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today and Tuesday.
Funeral ^services will be held
Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s
Church in Champlain. Burial will
take place at St. Mary’s Cemetery

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