Sharon Lalonde, 72 , passed away Sunday, July 1, 2012 at her home surrounded by the love of her family. Arrangements are entrusted to the Hammill Funeral Home in Winthrop.
She was born February 24, 1940 in Waddington, daughter of the late Gordon and Viola (Fredenburg) Rust. She married Ronald A. Lalonde on March 12, 1960 at St. Mary’s Church in Potsdam. Ron passed away on May 6, 2008. Sharon was a member of Am. Vets and the American Legion Auxiliary’s.
Sharon worked in home health care for many years; giving from her heart to others. She also liked to bake; for years Sharon made special occasion cakes for many families. She was spontaneous, loyal to her friendships, fun-loving and a joy to be around.
She is survived by four children, Mark Lalonde of Winthrop, Cathy Shirey of Brasher Falls, Janine Murray of Winthrop and Sandra Kirby of Massena; 12 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren; one sister and brother in law, Hazel and Chuck Philipps of Winthrop; and five brothers and sisters in law, Doyle and Mary Rust of St. Petersburg, FL, Eldred and Carol Rust of Lyons, Lowell and Linda Rust of SC, Marvin and Debbie Rust of Ft. and Jackson and David and Theresa Rust of SC.
She was predeceased by two brothers, M. Thomas Rust and Ronald G. Rust; and her twin sister, Shirley Rust.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., followed by a funeral service and Celebration of Life Gathering at 8 p.m. Burial will be in St. Patrick Cemetery.
Those wishing to express an act of kindness, in lieu of flowers, please consider donations in Sharon’s memory 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.