Mr. Lionel G. “Pete” LaCourse, age 77, of 282 River Road, passed away on Saturday evening, August 28, 2010 at Massena Memorial Hospital, where he had been a patient since Wednesday.
Pete was born January 9, 1933 in Massena, the son of Horace O. and Juliette A. Matheau LaCourse. He graduated from Massena High School. On August 30, 1952, he married Helen Beaudet at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Massena. She predeceased him on January 16, 2002.
He first worked at Alcoa before going to Reynold’s Metal, where he became a ship mechanic. At the age of 62, he retired after many years of service. Pete was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church, Waddington and was also a bee keeper for many years. He enjoyed fishing and doing carpentry work.
Pete is survived by his seven children, Steve LaCourse and his wife, Robin of Massena, Gary LaCourse and his wife, Joyce of Rochester, Cathy Abrena and her husband, Jose of Balston Lake, Susan Quenelle and her husband, Terry of Saratoga, Timmie LaCourse of Massena, David LaCourse of San Diego, CA and Daniel LaCourse of Kansas City, KS; eight grandchildren; three brothers, Julian LaCourse and his wife, Phyllis of Massena, Claude LaCourse and his wife, Rita of North Carolina and Ronald LaCourse and his wife, Lynn of Syracuse; and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by two brothers, Guy H. and Marcil LaCourse.
Services will be held privately at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements are with the Donaldson Funeral Home, Massena.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley.
Condolences may be made online at www.donaldsonfh.com.