OGDENSBURG - Funeral services for Helen E. Lawrence, 91, a resident of United Helpers Nursing Home and formerly of Ogdensburg will be held on Thursday (Sept. 2, 2010) beginning with calling hours at 9 a.m. at the Fox & Murray Funeral Home followed by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Cathedral with Rev. F. James Shurtleff and Rev. Joseph Morgan co-officiating.
Entombment will be at Foxwood Memorial Park.
Mrs. Lawrence passed away on Monday (Aug. 30, 2010) at Claxton Hepburn Medical Center surrounded by her family.
Surviving are two daughters, Margaret Farrand & her husband Joseph of Endwell, N.Y. and Barbara Jean Baker of Cicero; a son, John Lawrence & his wife Michele of Little River, S.C.; a sister Luceille Borbeau, a resident of the United Helpers Nursing Home; three sister-in-laws, Eleanor Stevenson, Joan Stevenson and Vannie Goodison; grandchildren Julie Basel & her husband John, Mary Kay Ryan & her husband Mark, Maureen Moretine & her husband John, Sara Jeneault & her husband Jacob, Patricia Walker & her husband Eric, Michael Ann Baker, Thomas Lawrence and Jay Lawrence & his wife Missy; 17 great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews & cousins.
She was predeceased by six sisters, Anne Marabito, Doris Difolca, Ruth Cunningham, Betty Stevenson, Patricia Perry & Peggy Kennedy and five brothers James, Richard, Glenn, William & Donald Stevenson.
Helen was born on December 11, 1918 in Ogdensburg, a daughter of Carl & Margaret (Farrell) Kennedy.
She graduated from Ogdensburg Free Academy and married Lyle F. Lawrence on February 3, 1946. He predeceased her in 1992.
She began her working career at Fred Shurtleff Co., where she worked until becoming a bank teller at Ogdensburg Trust.
She then became employed at Ogdensburg Savings & Loan until her retirement in 1980. She was a member of the resident council at the United Helpers Nursing Home and enjoyed reading, traveling, playing cards, going to the casino, shopping, watching baseball and football and being with her grandchildren.
Memorial contributions have been requested to the United Helpers Society.