CLAYTON, NY — Mary Helen LaLonde, 73, died Easter Sunday at the Bishop Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Syracuse, where she resided for almost two years as a result of dementia.
Services will be held later this summer at a time and date to be announced, with burial to follow in Clayton Cemetery.
Born Sept. 28, 1947, in Watertown, the daughter of George and Mary Elizabeth Cantwell Bazinet, she graduated from Clayton High School.
On April 20, 1968, she married William LaLonde with Msgr. Dennis Lynch officiating.
Mary was a housekeeper most of her life, working at Bertrand’s Motel in Clayton. Later on, she worked at Surefine Supermarket as a cashier.
She enjoyed knitting, reading books, and socializing with friends.
Surviving are two sons and their wives, David (Sara) LaLonde of Leesburg, VA, and Bill (Abigail) LaLonde of Troy, NY; two grandsons, Thomas of Troy, and Wade of Leesburg; a brother, Peter, Gainesville, FL; nieces and nephews.
Her husband Bill died Feb. 24, 2019, two brothers, Patrick and George, and three sisters, Virginia Kay, Joan Misercola, and Mary Laurena, all predeceased her.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Mary Helen’s name may be made to the Hawn Memorial Library, 220 John St., Clayton, NY 13624, or the Clayton Food Pantry, 521 James St., Clayton, NY 13624.
Arrangements are with the T.R. Jetty Funeral Home in Clayton.
Condolences can be made at trjetty.com