Mrs. Marjorie P. LaGray, 84, formerly of Grove Street, North Lawrence, passed away on Thursday morning, September 16, 2010 at the Clifton Springs Nursing Home, where she had been a resident for the past week. She had been living in Clifton Springs for the past five years.
She was born November 27, 1925 in Swanton, Vt., the daughter of Emmett and Lillian E. Thomas Poquette. She attended Sacred Heart School in Massena and graduated from St. Regis Falls School in 1944.
On October 14, 1946, she married Edgar E. LaGray at the Church of the Sacred Heart with Rev. Michael Jarecki, officiating. Mr. LaGray predeceased her on July 11, 2000.
During the war, she worked as a mail clerk at Alcoa. In 1965, she went to work in the cafeteria at St. Lawrence Central School, where she worked until her retirement in 1980.
She was a former member of the Lawrenceville Fireman’s Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed reading, knitting, doing crafts, loved listening to music, spending time with her family and friends, and watching the Food Network.
She is survived by her daughter, Doreen Doucette of Newark; a granddaughter, Diana Bouchey of Manchester; two sisters, Helen Fetterly of Carthage and Ann Revier and her husband, Gary, of Spencerport; a brother, Francis Poquette and his wife, Elaine of Lawrenceville; and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by three sisters, Edna R. Durant, Evelyn Poquette and Altha Rodden; and two brothers, Silas J. and Curtis Poquette.
There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, September 25, 2010 at the Pine Grove Cemetery, Area 2, Massena, with Rev. Lee Sweeney, officiating.
Following the services at the cemetery, family and friends are invited to a luncheon sharing memories and celebrating Margorie’s life at the Village Inn Restaurant, Maple Street, Massena, until 2 p.m. On Saturday, Oct. 9, friends are invited to a gathering celebrating and memorializing her life from 12:30 until 2 p.m. at Ashton Court in Clifton Springs.
Arrangements are with the Donaldson Funeral Home, Massena.
Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to a local food pantry or a charity of one’s choice.