Claire K. LaVigne, age 92, of Ogdensburg, passed away December 13, 2012 at the Riverledge Healthcare Facility. Her place of rest will be at Foxwood Memorial Park with no public services. Arrangement are with the Fox & Murray Funeral Home.
Surviving is her daughter, Sandra J. LaVigne of Ogdensburg; a son, C. Douglas LaVigne of Ogdensburg; a brother, Larry N. King and his wife Joanne of Port Orange, FL; a grand-daughter, Michelle M. Fortin; two great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins. A brother, Donald R. King and a sister Phyllis E. Jackson predeceased her.
Mrs. LaVigne was born in Malone to Harold J. & Laura (Nichols) King on July 25, 1920. She graduated from Ogdensburg Free Academy in 1938. After graduation she worked a short time at Rasbach’s Photo Studio before going to work at J.F. Sharp Co. in the accounting department. She then assisted her husband in the family laundry and dry cleaning businesses until it closed in 1965. She then went to work at the Ogdensburg Trust Co. (Later Fleet Bank) as a teller until 1984. For the next three years, she worked as a receptionist and office assistance at the Fox Funeral Home until her retirement.
She married Robert L. LaVigne on May 30 1942 at the Baptist Church in Massena. Mr. LaVigne died on March 20, 2001. She was a member of the Girl Scouts for over 50 years and received an award from the Thousand Island Girl Scout Council after 40 years.
She was an honorary member of the Claxton Hepburn Medical Center Auxiliary and served as treasurer for many years. She also spent countless hours as a hospital volunteer in the medical records and community relations departments, was a member of the Ogdensburg Command Performance serving on the board of trustees, a member of the Ogdensburg Zonta Club, a Red Cross Blood Mobile Volunteer, a volunteer at the Frederick Remington Art Museum, and was a member of the First Congregational Church of Lisbon where she had taught Sunday school.
She enjoyed bowling for many years, sports, volunteering, reading, crossword puzzles, theater, working in the hospital gift shop and had a great love for all animals.
Memorial contributions can be made to the St. Lawrence Valley SPCA. Condolences can also be shared online at www.foxandmurrayfuneralhome.com .