Paulette L. Mitchell, 60, passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of her family, at Fletcher Allen Medical Center in Burlington on July 17, 2013. Arrangements have been entrusted with the Hammill Funeral Home in Winthrop.
Paulette was born on March 31, 1953 in Potsdam, daughter of the late Harold and Dolores (Toth) LaValley. After graduating from St. Lawrence Central School, she married Edward J. Mitchell at St. Patrick Church in Hogansburg on May 8, 1971. They shared a blessed union of 42 years; filled with love, respect and a little “picking on each other”. Paulette fulfilled her role as a wife and mother; providing great meals, tenderness and unconditional love to her family. She enjoyed solving crossword puzzles and learning new things on her computer. She especially cherished time spent with her grandchildren, each of them bringing joy to her life.
She is survived by her husband, Edward; four children, Christopher and Wendy (Vatter) Mitchell of Brasher Center, Edward and Bobbie Lynn Mitchell of Massena, Lisa Mitchell of Winthrop and Melany and Shane Cline of North Lawrence; her brother, Joseph LaValley of Florida; her sister, Stephanie Steinburg of Norwood; her nine grandchildren, Breanna Vatter, Kylee Vatter, Dylan Patterson, Brett Mitchell, Samantha Phippen, Olivia Ashlaw, Levi Ashlaw, Ashley Cayea and Hannah Cayea.
Following Paulette’s wishes there will be no calling hours or services. Those wishing to express an act of kindness in Paulette’s honor, please consider donations to Tri Town Rescue Squad, P. O. Box 238, Brasher Falls, NY 13613.
Memories and condolences can be shared with her family at www.hammillfh.com.