Viola M. LaMere, 95, of School Street in Mooers, died on Saturday, March 31, 2018, at the UVM Health Network, CVPH, Plattsburgh with her loving family by her side.
She was born in Mooers on May 19, 1922, the daughter of Arthur and Celia (Manor) West.
After completing high school at Altona Central School, Viola married and was a busy homemaker helping her husband on the farm in Cannon's Corners and then in Mooers. Later, after moving to Chazy, she worked as a cafeteria aide at the school district. They returned to Mooers when the IGA became the family business opening their store on Main St. She went to work at Wyeth and retired from there. Upon retirement, they spent the next 16 years enjoying winters in Lakeland, Florida. Besides all the family and career endeavors, Viola was an active charter member of the Mooers Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary and the Good-Fellowship Senior Citizens Club. She also enjoyed singing with the St. Joseph's choir where she was an active communicant. One of the highlights of her longevity was serving as Co-Grand Marshall with her husband for the annual Mooers Fire Department Labor Day Parade. Her passion to read led her to become the first card-holding member to the new Mooers Free Library at the age of 95. Her other hobbies include, cooking, sewing, crocheting, knitting and quilting.
Survivors include her husband of nearly 74 years, Leon C. LaMere; children, Phyllis (Robert) Mooso, Thomas (Norma Jean), Randy (Lynn), and Tracey (Louise); grandchildren, Kimberly (Tim) Pinsonneault, Robb (Kris) Mooso, Amber (David) Atkinson, Courtney (Erin Rand) LaMere, Keagan (Kristy) LaMere, Melissa LaMere, Branden (Brooke) LaMere and Jordan LaMere; great grandchildren, Cole, Rylee, Owen, Payson, Gage, Asher, Parker, Madison, and Tanner. A special thanks to our aides for their TLC over the years.
In addition to her parents, Viola was predeceased by her brothers, Hector West, Emmett West and Victor West.
Relatives and friends are invited to call on Sunday, April 8, 2018 from 1 to 4 PM, at the Hamilton Funeral Home, 793 Gilbert Road, Mooers. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, April 9, 2018 at 10:30 AM at St. Ann's Church in Mooers Forks with the Rev. Adrian Gallagher celebrating. Burial will be in St. Ann's Cemetery on May 17, 2018 at 1:15 PM.
Donations in memory of Viola M. LaMere may be made to the Mooers Fire Department or the Mooers Free Library.
Arrangements are in the care of the Hamilton Funeral Home, 793 Gilbert Road, Mooers, 236-4747.