MASSENA -- Darlene B. Saucier, 59, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Friday, January 19, 2018, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Friends and family are invited to call the Phillips Memorial Home, Massena on Tuesday January 23, 2018, from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00 a.m. Wed January 24, 2018, at St. Mary’s Church.
A spring burial will take place at the convenience of the family in Calvary Cemetery, Massena.
Darlene was born on June 20, 1958, at her family home in Fine, daughter of the late Charles and Agnes (Julius) Ladison.
She attended Massena High School, worked at Twin Rivers School and spent her life doing what she loved most, caring for her children at home.
She was known for her unconditional kindness, extending generosity and caring to all those around her. Darlene’s life was guided by a strong belief in the Catholic Church.
She and her late husband, Joseph Saucier, reconfirmed their vows at St. Mary’s Church in front of friends and family with Rev. Alan D. Shnob presiding.
Additional passions included crafts, crochet and canvas work, but above all, spending time with her grandsons was her pride and joy!
Darlene is survived by her son, Brian and wife, Doris Ho; grandsons, Kian and Kaden of Houston, Texas; her daughter, Angela and fiancé, Ben Petrie; and grandsons, Logan and Liam of Massena. Darlene’s surviving siblings include two sisters, Dorothy Stowell and Denise Falvey; and two brothers, George “Bud” Ladison and Brent Ladison.
She was predeceased by her parents; her loving husband, Joe; beloved brother, Bruce; and brother, Charles and sister, Laura Ladison.
Darlene had a special place in her heart for her extended family of siblings, nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made in Darlene’s memory to St. Lawrence Valley Hospice and Palliative Care; 6805 US-11, Potsdam, NY 13676 or Trinity Catholic School Endowment Fund; 188 Main Street, Massena, NY 13662.
The family wishes to express extreme gratitude to the Hospice East Team for their compassion and care during Darlene’s last months.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Phillips Memorial Home, Massena.
Memories and online condolences may be shared with the family at www.PhillipsMemorial.com.