Laurelle Montpelier

Obituary of Laurelle Montpelier

Laurelle Delia Montpelier, 93, of Rouses Point, was called home to eternal life on the afternoon of April 19, 2018 at the "Dawn" a private residence for the elderly in Malone, NY, where she resided for a short period of time.

Mrs. Montpelier was born on May 31, 1924 in Faust, (Tupper Lake) NY the daughter of George L Badger and Imelda (Grenier) Badger. She grew up in Ogdensburg, NY. After high school she worked for the state hospital as an attendant. She married Melvin G. Montpelier on March 3, 1944 at Notre Dame Church in Ogdensburg.

Mrs. Montpelier and her husband moved to Rouses Point, in 1945 when he accepted a position with the U.S. Customs Service. Melvin passed away on July 25, 2000.

Mrs. Montpelier is survived by her 5 children: Melvin Jr of Epsom, NH, Cynthia Montgomery of Mercel, CA, Gary (Brenda) of West Chazy, Jay (Robin) of Plattsburgh and Dale (Phong) of Knoxville, TN. She is also survived by 7 grandchildren, 3 step grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and 4 step great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Ruth Badger of Rouses Point.

She was predeceased by her husband, her parents and siblings, Harold and Robert Badger and Pauline Crane.

Laurelle worked for a period of time at the Cedar Hedge Nursing Home. In May of 1967 she and her husband purchased the former "Aubrey's Cabins". They operated the "Montpelier's Cabins" in Rouses Point until 1984. Other than the 13 years of living on the river in Perry's Mills, Laurelle resided her adult life in Rouses Point, eventually moving to "260 Lake Street" a senior resort community she resided and was affectionately known as their "first resident".

A woman of strong faith, Laurelle was a communicant of St. Patrick's Church and a lifelong volunteer in support of her church, community and charitable functions. She was a volunteer at the annual St. Patrick's Bazaar and taught catechism for many years. She was a member & past president of the Catholic Daughters for over 50 years, past president of the Alter Rosary Society and past president of the Socialites Bowling Team. She was a member of the Mooers Good Fellows Club, a member of the Court of the Lily of the Mohawk Catholic Daughters of Champlain and a member of the Neighborhood Advisory Board of the ARC of Rouses Point.

Laurelle was a kind and respected woman who would go out of her way to help anyone in need. She provided transportation for the sick and elderly well into her 80's.

At her request there will be no calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on her birthday, Thursday, May 31st at 11am at St. Patrick's Church in Rouses Point. A celebration of her life will take place at the American Legion on Pratt Street in Rouses Point immediately following the burial in the parish cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to the American Legion Post 912 or the Rouses Point Fire Department.

Arrangements are in the care of the Hamilton Funeral Home, 793 Gilbert Road, Mooers, 236-4747.