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“Dearest Ida: Although we had not seen each other in many years, I always cherished your wisdom and knowledge, and thought of you often. May you rest...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Lois M Yanulavich Healy - FL

“To Idas Family, We send our sympathy to you. Wish we could have made it for the services. I sure will miss my sister but will never forget her and...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Norman Cook and Ginger - Naples,, FL

“Dearest Aunt Ida, I am so very glad that I was able to visit with you last month. Mom and I enjoyed talking about old times. I hope that you are...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Sandra Kaczanowcke - Niece

“Dear LaFave cousins and family: I was so sorry to hear of your loss. I wish I could be there to see you and give you all hugs. You are in my...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Linda Riscili Thomas - Ocala, FL

“Dear McGill Family, I am so sorry for your loss. May your mother and grandmother now rest in peace until you meet again. With love and sympathy,...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Maureen Robinson - Chazy, NY

“i love you and will always miss you rest in peace ”
6 of 12 | Posted by: tammy - daughter-inlaw

“dearest mom i realize how selfish of me it was to not to want to let you go. your suffering is over now and you are with all who passed before you.my...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: marshall lafave - son

“Gram i love you and miss you ill never forget all the good times we had ”
8 of 12 | Posted by: Karen - churubusco, NY - grandma

“You are a very special lady, who always had a gleam in your eye and an infectious smile... You always found the good in everyone , and always had...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Carol & Jay Lopez - Mooers, NY

“The best almost Mom I ever had. ”
10 of 12 | Posted by: Tania Trimm Spaulding

“I love you Mom, you will always be in my heart. ”
11 of 12 | Posted by: Lucy Wood - Daughter

“We would like to extend our deepest sympathy to the family and loved ones of Ida Lafave. ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Ross Funeral Home


ELLENBURG-Ida Mae (Cook) Lafave, 83 of Route 11, Ellenburg died Saturday, November 24, 2012 peacefully at home with family by her side and under the compassionate care of Hospice of the North Country. She was born in Ellenburg, December 27, 1928 to the late George and Mamie (LaClair) Cook. She married Lionel Lafave on November 30, 1946.
Ida will be remembered for her deep faith and love of the Lord, her unwavering strength in raising ten children, as well as her kind and gentle nature. She was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, great grandmother, wife, sister, and aunt. She enjoyed crocheting, sewing, quilting, crafts, bowling, search-a-word puzzles and garage sales.
Ida previously worked as a home health aide for North Country Home Services and at the Ellenburg Nutrition Site. She was a member of Churubusco Home Bureau, Churubusco Adult Club and Chateaugay Women's Bowling League.
Ida was a communicant of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Churubusco and a member of the Altar Rosary Society.
Survivors include, nine children; George and his wife Sylvia of Lincolnton, NC, James and wife Cathy of Hickory, NC, Evelyn McGill and husband Patrick of Plattsburgh, Grace Griffin and husband Dale of Constable, Rose Lafave and companion Louis Laliberte of Malone, Wesley Lafave of Plattsburgh, Marshall Lafave and wife Tammy of Ellenburg, Lucy Wood and husband Leo of Plattsburgh and Russell Lafave and wife Linda of Morrisonville. She is also survived by 23 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren and three great step-grandchildren, a sister, Frances Dunn and two brothers, Russell (Eunice) Cook and Norman Cook, sisters in law Rachael Parent, Noella Schenck, Ida Lafave, Reda Hoth, Grace (Gerald) Dupree and Patricia Cloutier, along with several nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, Ida was predeceased by her husband, Lionel, her son, Patrick and a sister, Lillian LaClair.
Calling hours will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at the Ross Funeral Home in Ellenburg Depot. A funeral will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Oratory in Churubusco. Entombment will follow at Whispering Maples Mausoleum in Ellenburg Depot.
Memorial donations may be made to the Churubusco Volunteer Fire Dept./Rescue Squad or Hospice of the North Country.
Arrangements are in the care of the Ross Funeral Home, 5059 Route 11, Ellenburg Depot. To share online condolences please visit www.rossfuneralhomes.com.

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