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Kenneth Lamoy

Obituary of Kenneth B. Lamoy

Kenneth B. Lamoy Peru - Kenneth B. Lamoy, 64, of the Mannix Road, Peru, passed over Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at his home, under the care of his loving family and Hospice of the North Country. He was born in Plattsburgh, December 24, 1946, the son of Harold and Bertha (Garrant) Lamoy. During his teenage years his family moved to California where Kenny enjoyed the Pacific Coast line; surfing, boating and cruising in his 1955 Woody Station Wagon. The family returned to the area where Kenny graduated from Peru Central School in 1965, upon graduation he entered the United States Army from February 17, 1966 until his honorable discharge, January 29, 1968 at the rank of Staff Sergeant. Kenny married his high school sweetheart, Nila (Macey) Lamoy on February 15, 1969 at St. Augustine's Church in Peru. Kenny began his employment as a technician at PSUC, continued with Bell Telephone Company, and worked as a Supervisor of the Grounds Department at Imperial Mill until it closed. In the past 10 years, Kenny was a school bus driver for Peru Central School until his retirement. Kenny owned and operated The Peru Bait and Tackle Shop for 22 years. He was recognized yearly in the Press Republican for his natural pond where 200 or more ducks gathered for a good meal and safe haven for the winter. He was a member of the Keeseville Elks Lodge #2072 and veteran of the United States Army. He enjoyed coffee and conversation with Dave Gordon, Russell Guay, and the boys at Stewart's in Peru each morning. Kenny was an enthusiast of the great outdoors; he enjoyed many fishing trips with his buddy, Ben Hailey, son Brian, nephew, Matthew Lincoln, and son-in-law, Paul Wright. Kenny was a man of the land and worked diligently of saving the AuSable Point marsh. He was fondly referred to as "Old Man River" from his nephew, Matthew Lincoln as he spent much time on the water ways. He was an avid golfer, participating in many charitable events. His yearly family vacation spot was the Upper New England States where he taught his grandchildren how to board surf. Kenny was a poet and song writer. Nila will always remember her special birthday cards he created just for her. Another passion was inventing, Kenny always had a new idea and patents are pending. Survivors include his loving wife of 43 years, Nila Lamoy of Peru; son, Brian Lamoy and his wife, Laura (Hicks) of Houston Texas; daughter, Holly Lynn Wright of Peru and son-in-law, Paul Wright of Morrisonville; grandchildren, Levi Stephen Paul Wright, and Samuel Kenneth Wright; two brothers, Anthony Nori of Chazy Lake, and Michael Nori of Plattsburgh; sister-in-law, Karen Macey of Morrisonville with her children, David Christopher and his wife Alena, Katherine Elizabeth Macey and her fiancé Michael Reale, and Steven Ryan Macey and his girlfriend, Hannah Delisle; sister-in-law, Christine Macey and Ben Hailey of Peru; sister-in-law, Angela Girardi of Peru with her children, Brianna McKee and her husband Randy of Hadley, and Matthew Lincoln of Peru; two great nephews, Randy Lee McKee and Gavin Blake McKee; and one great niece, Cheyenne Grace McKee; and his special canine pals, Ruby and Angel. He was predeceased by his parents; step father, Anthony Nori; parents-in-law, Harold and Evangeline Macey; and a brother-in-law, Christopher Macey. Calling hours will be held Friday, March 11, 2011 from 4 to 7pm at the Hamilton Funeral Home, 294 Mannix Road, Peru. A memorial Mass will be celebrated Saturday, March 12, 2011 at Noon at St. Augustine's Church in Peru with Rev. Alan D. Shnob, parish pastor, celebrating. Military honors will follow outside the church. A reception will follow at Cricket's Restaurant in Peru. Donations in his memory may be made to Hospice of the North Country, 358 Tom Miller Road, Plattsburgh, NY 12901. Arrangements are in the care of the Hamilton Funeral Home, 294 Mannix Road, Peru. 643-9055
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We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Hamilton Funeral Home