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Obituaries

Margaret Harrington LaRocque

Dan McClelland

Margaret LaRocque, 92, passed away Saturday evening, December 17, at her home in Long Lake.  
Born on June 26, 1924, in Mount Vernon, NY, she was the daughter of the late Andrew S. and Margaret (Csema) Mellow.  She graduated from the Mount Vernon High School in June 1942, and was a member of the National Honor Society.  
Margaret was employed as an executive secretary by Standard Oil Company of New York, until her marriage to George J. Harrington on October 5, 1945.  Following their marriage, they lived in Long Lake where together they owned and operated Harrington’s Garage and Marina.  She remained in Long Lake following Mr. Harrington’s death in January 1972.  She later married Paul L. LaRocque.
During her seven decades in Long Lake, she was active in many organizations including Mercy General Hospital Auxiliary, the American Legion Auxiliary, the North Country Girl Scout Council, the Catholic Daughters of America, the Long Lake Central School Board, the Board of Directors of Home Health Care of Hamilton County, and the Board of Directors of the Long Lake Library, as well as numerous volunteer activities within the community.  
She was predeceased by her husband, Paul, on April 5, 2002; her brother Andrew A. Mellow, and his wife Elizabeth.
Survivors include her three children, Eileen Wetmiller of Tierra Verde, FL, Anne Harrington of Fairfax, VA, and George Harrington III of Reston, VA; her sister, Irene Egan and her son Joseph of Palm Beach, FL; 8 grandchildren, Elaine Wetmiller, Erica (and Mark) Howard, Lindsay (and James) Reap, Meredith Harrington-Lynch, Owen Lynch, and Connor, Paige and Jordan Harrington.
Friends may call at 11a.m. on December 22, 2016, at St. Henry’s Parish Center in Long Lake.  A Funeral Mass will immediately follow at noon at St. Henry’s Catholic Church, with burial following in Long Lake Cemetery.  The family is planning a family and friends celebration in the spring.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Margaret’s memory may be made directly to the Long Lake Rescue Squad, Long Lake Medical Center, Long Lake Library or St. Henry’s Catholic Church.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Miller Funeral Home, 6357 State Rte. 30., Indian Lake.  To express condolences online, please visit www.brewermillerfunderalhomes.com.