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Obituary of Nicholas Allen LaFountain

Nicholas Allen LaFountain, 72, of Scott Lane, Keeseville, died Monday, January 10, 2022 at the UVM Health Network, CVPH in Plattsburgh, with his loving family by his side. Nick was born in Keeseville, February 25, 1949, the son of Alfred and Helen (Martin) LaFountain. Nick grew up in Keeseville and was a member of the last class to graduate from Keeseville High School in 1969. He married the former Ann Florence McLean, June 28, 1969 in St. John's Church in Keeseville. He proudly served his country with the United States Army in Vietnam and was honorably discharged in 1973. Nick worked for the Town of Chesterfield for a few years with the Highway Dept., Poland's Used Cars in Keeseville for many years, and then began working as a Correctional Officer. He retired from Altona Correctional Facility in 2006 following 25 years of dedicated service. He was a lifetime member of both the Keeseville VFW Post 1505 and the American Legion Post 20 in Plattsburgh. Nick enjoyed bowling, camping, NASCAR, watching his children and grandchildren play sports, puttering in his garage, and spending time with his beloved family, especially his grandchildren who he adored. Left to cherish the memory of Nick are, his loving wife of 52 years, Ann LaFountain; children, Amanda (Michael) Thomas, Nicole (Joe) O'Neill, and Matthew (Missy) LaFountain; grandchildren, Miranda, Mirissa, Aaron, Taylor, and Lacey; great-grandchildren, Grayson, and Hudson; siblings, Norman LaFountain, and Stanley (June) LaFountain; Ann's siblings, Rosie (Mark) Burrell, and Hugh (Vickie) McLean; many nieces and nephews; and many other extended family and special friends. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by twin grandchildren, Aiden and Connor; siblings, Sidney (Shirley) LaFountain, Sherwood LaFountain, Shirley (Leo) Kusalonis, Sharron Welch; infant siblings, Neil and Sherman LaFountain; sister-in-law, Katherine LaFountain; parents-in-law, Dorothy and Howard McLean; and Ann's brother, William (Janice) McLean. Calling hours will be held Saturday, January 15, 2022 from 11 to 1 pm at the Hamilton Funeral Home, 294 Mannix Road, Peru. A funeral service will follow at 1 pm in the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Scott R. Seymour, officiating. Military honors will follow. Donations in his memory may be made to the Keeseville VFW 1505. Arrangements are in the care of the Hamilton Funeral Home, 294 Mannix Road, Peru, 643-9055.