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Stubby, son of the late Norman M. and Louva (Gonyea) LaMare, is survived by his loving wife of more than 60 years, Jeanne (Cayea) LaMare a.k.a "My Little Darling"; his six children, daughter, Robin and William Chase of Merrill, N.Y.; son, Todd and Carol (Rock/Waldron) LaMare of Dannemora, N.Y.; daughter, Lisa and Gerald Cross of Enterprise, Ala.; daughter, Fontaine and Mark Chapman of Powder Springs, Ga.; son, Neil LaMare and Duane Hafley of Troy, N.Y.; and daughter, Michelle (LaMare/Supley) and Travis Carter of Cadyville, N.Y. Stubby is survived by 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren: grandson, Nick Chase and Amy Ryan of Plattsburgh, N.Y.; grandson, Alex Chase of Lyon Mountain, N.Y.; granddaughter, Amanda Chase and Randy Ashley of Asheville, N.C.; granddaughter, Sarah Chase of Jay, N.Y.; grandson, Kyle LaMare of Plattsburgh, N.Y.; grandson, Christopher Cross of Enterprise, Ala.; grandson, Mark Chapman and Samantha Neal of St. Louis, Mo.; grandson, Matthew Chapman of St. Louis, Mo.; grandson, James Supley II of Plattsburgh, N.Y.; granddaughter, Kayla Supley-Forkey and Lance Forkey of Altona, N.Y.; granddaughter, Callista Carter of Plattsburgh, N.Y.; great-grandson, Jaks Ashley of Asheville, N.C.; and great-grandsons, Colby, Carter and Caleb Chase of Plattsburgh, N.Y. Also left behind are his sister, Carol (LaMare) Dickson of Plattsburgh, N.Y.; and Linda (LaMare) and James Kowalowski of Lyon Mountain, N.Y. Stubby is survived by several sisters- and brothers-in-laws, including Arlene Johnson of Plattsburgh, N.Y.; Hilda "DeeDee" Cayea of Chateaugay, N.Y.; Joan Cayea of Ciciero, N.Y.; Floyd and Chris Cayea of Plattsburgh, N.Y.; Donald "Joey" Cayea and Lori LaBombard of Lyon Mountain, N.Y.; Tony and Alice Cayea of Lyon Mountain, N.Y.; and Pat Cayea and Rhonda McKee of Lyon Mountain, N.Y.
Stubby is predeceased by his son-in-law, James F. Supley I; sisters-in-law, Jeannette (Cayea) Miller and Clarence Benjamin, and Lucille (Cayea) Ducharme; and brothers-in-law, Merton "Tom" Dickson, Roger Cayea, Clifford "Bill" Cayea, Fred and Diane Cayea, John "Pug" and Mary Rita Cayea, and Phillip Johnson.
Stubby was a member of St Bernard's Church, Lyon Mountain, N.Y.; Lyon Mountain Volunteer Fire Department, Past President; Lyon Mountain American Legion Post 1623, Past Commander; Hunter's Home, Past President; and was President of the AFL-CIO United Papers Workers Union for 14 years. He retired from Georgia-Pacific after 30 years of service as a certified mechanic. He also served as a foreman on Gore Mountain during the construction of the ski lift, worked in at Crucible Steel in Syracuse, in Massachusetts drilling through tunnels for the interstate system, and he was the last miner to clock out of the Republic Steel iron ore mines in Lyon Mountain before it officially closed. Stubby proudly served in the Marine Corp at Camp LeJeune in North Carolina.
Stubby loved his time in Fort Pierce, Fla., where he lived with his sweetheart, Jeanne, every winter for over 30 years. He loved to fish on his pontoon boat, hunt and golf. He looked forward to Friday night card games with the family, especially the past few years as moving on his own became more and more difficult. He loved swimming, telling jokes and stories (like the one about Wilbur), and he loved going to garage sales and flea markets and getting a great deal. Serving his community was important, and many will remember years of Stubby as volunteer auctioneer to raise money for the Lyon Mountain Fire Department and Legion. Stubby had a lifetime of memories and stories and anyone who knew "Norman Anthony Texas Bernard LaMare Jr. the Second" has at least one great story to tell. It's these memories that will help us remember a man who was larger than life, a life he loved and fought hard for until the very end.
Calling hours will be held on Monday, June 3, 2019, from 12 PM to 2 PM at St. Bernard's Church in Lyon Mountain, N.Y. A Mass of Christian burial will immediately follow at 2 PM. Pallbearers will be grandsons, Nick Chase, Alex Chase, Christopher Cross, Mark Chapman, James Supley, and Lance Forkey. Honorary Pallbearers will be granddaughters, Amanda Chase, Sarah Chase, Kayla Supley-Forkey. Burial will be held in St. Bernard's Cemetery, Lyon Mountain. A luncheon for family and friends will be held following the burial at the American Legion Post 1623.
Arrangements are with the Chateaugay Funeral Home. Online condolences may be offered at www.chateaugayfuneralhome.com.
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