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Walter B. Lavigne, 91

Dan McClelland


Walter B. Lavigne, age 91, of 111 Wawbeek Ave., passed away Monday night, August 12, 2019 peacefully at his home. Calling hours will be held on Thursday, August 15, 2019, at 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. at Frary-Stuart Funeral Home, Tupper Lake, NY. Funeral services for Walter will take place on Friday, August 16, 2019 at 2 p.m. at St. Alphonsus Church with Rev. Douglas Decker officiating.

Walter is survived by his wife, Shirley (Auclair) Lavigne, of Tupper Lake; his seven children, Jackie Denis and her husband, Larry, of Tupper Lake, Howard Lavigne and his wife, Joanne, of Pennellville, NY, Dean Lavigne and his wife Marcy, of Tupper Lake, Mary Lalonde and her husband Stuart, of Tupper Lake, and Lisa Bryda and her husband Dean, of Castleton, NY; eleven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Walter is predeceased by his two daughters, Taire and Michelle Lavigne.

Walter was born on October 31, 1927 in Tupper Lake, NY, the son of Henry Lavigne and Marjorie (King) Lavigne. He attended local schools. Walter enlisted in the Navy at age seventeen and served his country aboard the USS Vestal for two years. Walter married Shirley Auclair on January 23, 1950 in St. Alphonsus Church in Tupper Lake, NY.

Walter’s favorite time was spent with family. He also enjoyed several hobbies. He was an avid hunter and fisherman as well as enjoyed camping, travelling, stone masonry, bowling, and snowmobiling.

Donations can be made in Walter’s memory to the Tupper Lake Rescue Squad, 169 Main St., Tupper Lake, NY 12986 or High Peaks Hospice, PO Box 840, Saranac Lake, NY 12983.