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Mervin LaGrave, 68, of Recore Road, West Chazy, N.Y., passed away on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, at his home with his family by his side under the care of Hospice of the North Country. He was born in Minerva, N.Y., on May 21, 1949, the son of William and Elizabeth "Bertha" (Perham) LaGrave.
Mervin worked at SUNY Plattsburgh for 30 years, retiring in 2009. He also drove bus for Mount Assumption Institute, Seton Catholic, Flack Tours, CART and Golden Arrow.
Mervin loved spending all of his time with his family and loved ones, the more the better he would say. He loved camping, music and helping others. Mervin was always the life of the party and will be greatly missed.
He was predeceased by his parents; his twin brother Marvin; two sisters, Luella and Lillian; two half-brothers, Alvin and Edward; and two sons-in-law, Michael Baker and Timothy Martineau.
Mervin is survived by his wife of 46 years, Diana LaGrave; his children, Rachel LaGrave Baker and her fiance, O'Neil Archer, Dana (LaGrave) Daniels and her husband Justin, Tina Martineau and her significant other Chris Bilyeu, Mervin, Jr., Lynford Hoague and his wife Dore, Daniel Phaneuf and his wife Susan; twelve grandchildren, Austin, Rebecca, Isabella, Gabriel, Adonijah, Nevaeh, Shawn, Chelsie, Sabrina, Ethan and his spouse Brittany, Kimberly and her spouse Dylan, Brady, Alyzah, Laylah, Kimberly and Drayke; four great-grandchildren, Shane, Carson, Linzy and Nicholas; several nieces and nephews also survive him.
In lieu of flowers donations in Mervin's memory may be made to Diana LaGrave or Hospice of the North Country.
Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Brown Funeral Home in Plattsburgh. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph's Church in West Chazy.
Diana would like to thank Hospice of the North Country, you are all great and special people and a special thanks to Becky.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Brown Funeral Home, 29 Broad St., Plattsburgh, New York 12901 (518) 561-3980. Online condolences and memorial candles may be offered at www.brownfuneralhomeinc.com
Published on November 19, 2017
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