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Gerald LaMora

Obituary of Gerald E. LaMora

Gerald E. LaMora Saranac - Gerald E. LaMora, 76, of Route 3, Saranac, died Tuesday, September 8, 2009 at the CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh with his loving family by his side. He was born in Plattsburgh, July 31, 1933, the son of Edward and Anna (Liberty) LaMora. Gerald served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict prior to being honorably discharged. He was employed at Georgia Pacific in Plattsburgh for 37 years and retired in 1993. He was a member and officer at the Saranac American Legion Post 1618 and the VFW Post 125 in Plattsburgh. He enjoyed visiting the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino and trying his luck with the slots. He also enjoyed playing scratch-offs, driving his Jeep, and his friends at the American Legion, but his true love was his family especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Survivors include his beloved wife of 55 years, Janet (Barrow) LaMora, whom he married September 4, 1954; one son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Patti LaMora of Saranac; four daughters and sons-in-law, Sherie and James Goslin of Saranac, Nancy and Glenn Dufour of Wilton, Maine, Tammy and Scott McKnight of Nicholasville, Kentucky, and Shawna and Charles Dutko of Morrisonville; twelve grandchildren, Kerri Sirois and husband, Mark, Brooke LaValley and husband, Jerry, Nicole Steinbeck and husband, Ken, Darbi LaMora, Kimberly McKnight, Christopher Dufour, Amanda Masters and husband, Tommy, Eric Dufour, Alyssa Dutko, Kaitlyn Dufour, Brandon Dutko, and Heather Dutko; seven great-grandchildren, Brayden LaValley, Kassidy Sirois, Hunter LaValley, Noah Sirois, twins Samuel and Michael McKnight, and Tommy Masters, IV; three brothers, Charles and Sally LaMora of Virginia, Francis LaMora of Plattsburgh, and Gary and Mary LaMora of Morrisonville; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; one son, Ricky LaMora in 2005; brother, James LaMora; and four sisters, Joan Facteau, Patricia Phillips, Judy Favaro and Beverly Cleland. Calling hours will be held Thursday, September 10, 2009 from 3 to 7pm at the Hamilton Funeral Home, 294 Mannix Road, Peru. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Friday, September 11, 2009 at 11am at the Church of the Assumption in Redford with Rev. Donald F. Kramberg, parish pastor, celebrating. Committal prayers, full military honors, and burial will follow in the parish cemetery. Donations in his memory may be made to his family to be dispersed at their discretion. Arrangements are in the care of the Hamilton Funeral Home, 294 Mannix Road, Peru. 643-9055
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