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Helen M. LaVarnway, 70, of Montcalm Avenue, Plattsburgh, passed away peacefully on Feb. 13, 2018, under the loving care and comfort of her family.
She was born in Greenock Renfrewshire, Scotland, Sept. 21, 1947, the daughter of Phillip and Margaret (Martin) Broadley.
Helen, a retiree with 31 years of service as a respiratory therapist at CVPH Medical Center, was an avid provider in the medical community. Her distinguishing accent and personality made her well known and liked. Helen's pride and joy was always her boys, and she loved spending time with her grandchildren the most. Friendship and loyalty could also best describe her, known and loved by many. Her favorite pastime included making frequent trips to the casino with her large group of friends.
Survivors include her son and companion, Michael LaVarnway and Lisa Dumais; her son and daughter-in-law, Daniel and Karen LaVarnway; grandson, companion and great-grandson, Brandon LaVarnway, Rachael Christiana, and Sawyer LaVarnway; grandsons, Jacob LaVarnway and Jesse LaVarnway; step grandchildren, Kelly Drollette and Kyle Drollette; her sisters and brothers-in-law, Catherine and Michael Casey of Pensacola, Fla., and Margaret and Joseph McCarthur of Greenock, Scotland; along with several nieces and nephews and other relatives still residing in Scotland.
In addition to her parents, Helen was predeceased by her brothers, Daniel, Johnny, Phillip, and Edward Broadley.
Honoring Helen's wishes, all services will be private.
A celebration of Helen's life will be held at a time to be announced later.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Helen M. LaVarnway 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. To offer an online condolence, share a symbolic gesture, or share a photo in memory of Helen please visit www.hamiltonfuneralhome.com
Published on February 16, 2018
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