Francis X. Laurin

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Francis X. Laurin

December 03, 1927 - May 08, 2018

Francis X. Laurin, of Lake Shore Road, Chazy, passed away peacefully in his home on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at the age of 90. He was born on his parent's dairy farm on Dec. 3, 1927, to Anthime and Eva (Tetreault) Laurin in Chazy, N.Y. Francis was brought up working on his family's dairy farm. Later in life he took over operations. Francis graduated from Chazy Central Rural School in 1946. He married Rita E. (Pilger) Laurin of Rouses Point, N.Y., in a double ceremony shared with her twin sister on April 29, 1950.
Francis helped organize a local milk co-op, The Champlain Milk Producers, in 1956. The Champlain Milk Producers joined Allied Federated Co-op where Francis served as President and sat on the Board of Directors. Francis also served on the MPSI Board. He was the longest member of the Chazy Lions Club. After retiring from his dairy farm, Francis enjoyed spending time with his family and socializing at The Weather Cock.
Francis was survived by his son Robert and his wife, Deborah, Laurin, daughter Susan (Laurin) LaBelle; brothers Marcel, Walter and Richard Laurin; grandchildren Michele, Jason Laurin, Nadine LaBelle-Matott, Doreen, Jamie Sue, Miranda LaBelle, Damie, Mikey Bruley; great-grandchildren Madison, Kali, Rachel Bushey, Gillian, Ava Laurin, Seth Matott LaBelle, Wyatt Matott, Jolie, Rowan Krohn, Hunter, Ana Hemingway; great-great-granddaughter Aralea Matott LaBelle; and close family friend Roy Baker.
In addition to his parents, Francis was predeceased by his wife Rita, daughter Jeannine Laurin, son-in-law David LaBelle, brothers Armand and Paul Laurin and sisters Theresa Tetreault and Anita Laurin.
Calling hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 15th, at M.B. Clark Funeral Home, 196 Elm Street, Champlain, N.Y. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 25, 2018, at St. Joseph's Church, Coopersville, N.Y.
Donations can be made in the memory of Francis Laurin to the Chazy Lions Club.
Published on May 12, 2018
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