Mrs. Mary Helen LaLonde, 73, died Easter Sunday at the Bishop Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Syracuse, where she resided for almost two years as a result of dementia.
Services will be held later this summer at a time and date to be announced, with burial to follow in Clayton Cemetery.
Mary was born, September 28th, 1947, in Watertown, the daughter of George and Mary Elizabeth Cantwell Bazinet. She graduated from Clayton High School.
On April 20th, 1968, she married William LaLonde with Msgr. Dennis Lynch officiating.
Mary was a housekeeper most of her life, working at Bertrand’s Motel in Clayton. Later on, she worked at Surefine Supermarket as a cashier.
She enjoyed knitting, reading books, and socializing with friends.
Surviving are two sons and their wives, David (Sara) LaLonde of Leesburg, VA, and Bill (Abigail) LaLonde of Troy, NY; two grandsons, Thomas of Troy, and Wade of Leesburg; one brother, Peter, from Gainesville, FL; nieces and nephews.
Her husband Bill died February 24th, 2019, two brothers, Patrick and George, three sisters, Virginia Kay, Joan Misercola, and Mary Laurena, all predeceased her.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Mary Helen’s name may be made to the Hawn Memorial Library, 220 John Street, Clayton, N.Y. 13624, or the Clayton Food Pantry, 521 James Street, Clayton, N.Y. 13624.
Arrangements are with the T.R. Jetty Funeral Home in Clayton.
Condolences can be made at trjetty.com
Seeing and talking with Mary was always a bright moment when I shopped at the Big M and I have missed her.
Louie & Rosie Montante
Sorry to hear about Mary’s passing. Had many laughs with her. Our condolence.
Mary Helen was a lovely lady and a most welcoming neighbor when I first moved to Clayton. She was a treat to be around and I loved running into her again at the Big M. So sorry to hear of her passing.
Bill & David. Sorry to hear about your mom. She was a wonderful person and will be missed. RIP Mary Helen.
Mary Helen was an avid reader and frequent visitor at the Hawn Library when I worked there. I always enjoyed our conversations and missed her when she stopped coming in. May she Rest In Peace.
Mary Helen was a wonderful roommate for our mother Barbara starting June 2019. So kind, always looking out for mom, they shared a deep love of all things cats, and many a time Mary Helen sat in her glider chair watching tv with mom. When we visited mom, it was special when we could take both mom and Mary Helen down to sit in the courtyard in good weather, to the rainbow room to catch the latest concert, or listen to Rob on the guitar—they both enjoyed the music. Mary Helen loved to help make beds and was known to keep a stash of linens at the ready. We’re so glad our families’ paths crossed and that mom and we were blessed with Mary Helen.