Frederick W. Lamora, 95, formerly of Redford, passed away on Sunday, March 5, 2017, at the Clinton County Nursing Home with his family at his side.
He was born in Saranac, N.Y., on June 15, 1921, the son of Henry and Azilda (Carter) Lamora.
Fred married his best friend and soulmate, the former Bernice Briquer on Oct. 1, 1951, at the Church of the Assumption in Redford. Bernice predeceased him on Feb. 26, 2000. He was also predeceased by a sister, Regina, and five brothers, Lee, Roswell, Edward, Leonard, and David.
Survivors include his two sons, Wayne Lamora and his wife Ann of Cadyville, and Joseph Lamora and his companion Lynn Sieber of Redford/Florida; two daughters, Sherry Facteau of West Plattsburgh and her companion Randy Rock, Lori Robinson and her husband Patrick of Morrisonville; his grandchildren, Daniel and Joshua Facteau, Christa Baker and her husband Bryan, Brandon Lamora and his companion Leslie Wallace, Alicia Lamora, Alexis Lamora and her fiance Tevin Connors, Stefani Lamora and her fiance Dustin LaFrance, Rachel Lamora, Sadie Robinson and Samuel Robinson; and his great-grandchildren, Bryce and Brynn Baker and Halo Conners; his sister-in-law, Shirley Shiflett, brother-in-law, Henry Briquer, son-in-law, Wes Facteau and several nieces and nephews. Fred is also survived by his companion of 17 years, Florence Collins.
Fred worked in the woods as a logger/lumberjack. He served in World War II in the U.S. Navy as an engineer and fireman. He took over running the family farm on the True Brook Road in Saranac, and was owner and operator of the Saranac Valley Auction Service for many years. He was probably best known for his auctions at the Redford Picnic. ("Just give me a dollar more, it only will hurt for a minute.") He was a member of the Church of the Assumption in Redford, The Operating Engineers Local 106 of Albany, the Knights of Columbus 6067 in Morrisonville. He was a founding member of the American Legion Post 1618 in Saranac and has been a member for the past 50 years. He served as the Chaplin for the post for many years. He was also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1466 in Beekmantown.
Calling hours will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 7, at the R.W. Walker Funeral Home in Plattsburgh. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday at the Church of the Assumption in Redford. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery later in the spring.
Donations in his memory may be made to the Third Age Adult Day Center or the Clinton County Nursing Home activities fund.
To share a photo, story, or condolence with Fred's family, please visit www.rwwalkerfh.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted into the care of the R.W. Walker Funeral Home, 69 Court Street, Plattsburgh, NY 12901.
Published on March 6, 2017