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Brenda M. LaRose

Funeral services for Brenda Mary (Casey) LaRose, 78, of Ogdensburg, NY will be held on Monday, July 8, 2019, at 2:00PM at St. Mary’s Cathedral with Rev. Justin Thomas officiating. Calling hours will be held on Sunday, July 7, 2019, from 6:00 to 9:00PM at Frary Funeral Home, Ogdensburg. Brenda passed peacefully on Thursday, July 4, 2019, at home with her loving family by her side.

Mrs. LaRose is survived by her husband, Wayne LaRose, of Ogdensburg; her children Stephen and his wife, Monica, of Ogdensburg, Scot (Duff) and his wife Debra, of Ogdensburg, Wendie of Austin, TX, Cory of Middletown, MD and Julie of Springfield, VA; nine grandchildren, Wayne, Claire and Jade Sexton, Breton, Cavan, Kinnon and Brogan LaRose, Max LaRose and Michael (Kate) Spriggs; three great grandchildren, Belle Dora Wilkinson, Hunter Spriggs, and Austin Spriggs; her brother-in-law, Eben Graveline, two nieces Casey Garvey and her husband, Robert, and Kelly Graveline and her husband, Michael Sohal, both of Springfield, VA and many nieces, nephews and cousins.  Brenda was predeceased by her parents, William and Dora (Fortin) Casey; her sister Jane Graveline; and her granddaughter, Mary Catherine LaRose.

Brenda was born on September 11, 1940, in Ogdensburg, the daughter of William and Dora (Fortin) Casey. She graduated from Ogdensburg Free Academy in 1958. Brenda married Wayne LaRose on November 21, 1959 at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Ogdensburg. Brenda started her career at Beneficial Finance and ended her career retiring from the Ogdensburg City School District on July 1, 1999 as the Secretary to the Assistant Superintendent of Schools.  Brenda’s career in the District began at Kennedy School and then moving to the Athletics office at Ogdensburg Free Academy. She was known as a fiercely private and confidential person. She was not afraid to voice her opinion.  Brenda was very proud of her children and grandchildren and until her health failed was very prominent, with her husband, Wayne, at athletic events all around the North Country.

Brenda was a great woman of faith and volunteered for years at St. Mary’s Cathedral in various roles.

Brenda enjoyed all the holiday’s especially Christmas, watching her grandsons compete in all activities, and visiting her children and grandchildren in various places around the country.

Donations, in lieu of flowers, can be made in Brenda’s memory to Hospice of St. Lawrence County, 6805 US-11, Potsdam NY  13676, The Hope Lodge, 237 East Avenue, Burlington, VT  05401 and the Ogdensburg Boys & Girls Club, PO Box 555, Ogdensburg, NY 13669.

26 Condolences

  • Bill Poole Posted July 4, 2019 7:03 PM

    Dear family/friends of Brenda,
    May that spirit which is native to northern New York (AKA “God’s country”). comfort you at this time of transition. I was one of Brenda’s high school classmates who got lost in the metro of Buffalo, NY in the early ’60’s so I missed out on sharing adulthood with her but the high school memories are forever with us.
    kind regards, Bill(y) Poole

  • Bill Nelson Posted July 4, 2019 7:26 PM

    So sorry to hear of Mrs LaRose passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Larose family.

  • John and Barb wood Posted July 5, 2019 4:03 PM

    Sorry to hear of Brenda’s passing . She was a spectacular lady . Our warmest thoughts and prayers are sent to your family .

  • Penny Sharrow Posted July 6, 2019 5:31 AM

    To the entire Larose Family

    So sorry to hear of Brenda’s passing – my deepest condolences and prayers for you all. Brenda was the second smiling face I saw here in 1973 when I joined the OFA staff – she was the spark plug of the athletic department . knowledgeable and a true professional – if you had a question she always got an answer. She was my sports buddy and later church buddy – so of course we talked sports at church especially about her grandchildren. I missed our little conversations. May she rest in peace . Cherish your memories and she will always be tucked in your hearts.



  • Kathy and Skip King Posted July 6, 2019 7:29 AM

    Steve and Family – so sorry to hear about your Mom. I worked with her for a year at OFA and always enjoyed it. She was a nice lady always with a smile and easy to talk to. She will always be a part of the fond memories I have from working there. I hope at this difficult time you can hold on to the precious gift of memories she left you for strength and comfort. Thoughts and prayers for you all.

  • Craig and Joan Marsha Posted July 6, 2019 8:47 AM

    Our Deepest Sympathies to the LaRose family. Prayers out to her husband, children and grand children. May you find comfort knowing that she is in heaven where there is no more pain and suffering.

  • Tami LaRose Posted July 6, 2019 9:05 AM

    Uncle Wayne and family: May God carry you and give you strength and help ease the pain and loss you all feel today and days ahead…all our love, Tami and Blackie…

  • ron boismenu Posted July 6, 2019 9:42 AM

    Ogdensburg lost a great person plus your family lost a great wife mother grand mother and we lost a great friend very srry she and the family are in our prayers

  • Kathy and Tom Lawrence Posted July 6, 2019 4:42 PM

    Our condolences. Brenda was great to work with at OFA.

  • Terry Johnson Posted July 6, 2019 5:14 PM

    I am so sorry for you loss. I will always remember Brenda and how much time I spent growing up there. She will be missed by so many. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  • Randy and Mary Beth Johnson Posted July 6, 2019 6:18 PM

    To the LaRose Family,
    We are so sorry for the loss of Brenda. Peace and prayers for you all

  • Karen Kitchen- Ted McDonald Posted July 6, 2019 8:23 PM

    So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers to the family

  • Dick and Anna Ladouceur Posted July 7, 2019 8:46 AM

    Steve and family so sorry for your loss Steve I was your mother’s paperboy for sometime and alway enjoyed seeing her on my route she was a beautiful person inside and out. May she Rest In Peace.

  • neil larose Posted July 7, 2019 12:20 PM

    Heavy, so sorry for your loss, words cannot express how sad I feel for you and your family. God bless all of you. Love Chick, Bonnie, and Family

  • Scott Sargent Posted July 7, 2019 1:12 PM

    Steve and family,
    We are so very sorry for your loss. May there be peace in wonderful memories and the love she shared. Our deepest sympathy, Scott and Lisa Sargent and family

  • Kitty and Bridget Posted July 7, 2019 6:50 PM

    Wayne and family,

    Our deepest condolences to you and your family. We are so sorry to hear of Brenda’s passing. We have shared and cherished many memories over the years. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family. Rest In Peace Brenda, you will be deeply missed.

  • Dick and Barb Fortin Posted July 7, 2019 8:17 PM

    So sorry to hear of the passing of our cousin and good friend Brenda a La Rose. Thoughts and prayers are with all of her family. Rest In Peace Brenda.

  • brenda laplante lovrly Posted July 8, 2019 1:39 PM

    So sorry for your lost God bless her snd the family

  • Andrew and Ramona Kennedy Posted July 8, 2019 3:19 PM

    So very sorry for your loss. Thinking of all of you.

  • Pat and Linda Fields Posted July 8, 2019 3:42 PM

    Steve, Monica and family,

    We understand the sadness of losing a parent. We also know they are in a much better place. We send our condolences to you all.

  • Connie Ott Posted July 9, 2019 7:43 AM

    To the LaRose family…sincere condolences on the loss of a very special lady. When I joined her in the Superintendent ‘s Office, she took me under her wing and made me feel so welcome. I learned so much from my time with her, but I will long remember the love and pride she had for all of you. I know she is at peace now and with her sister Jane.

  • Janice Graveline Silver Posted July 9, 2019 6:42 PM

    So very sorry to hear of Brenda’s passing, My deepest condolences to all her family. Brenda and I were friends many years ago. She was a wonderful woman

  • Tom and Jeanette Greene Posted July 10, 2019 8:15 AM

    Steve and Family : We are so sorry for you lost , Deepest condolences to the LaRose family .

  • Melanie Cerio Posted July 11, 2019 9:59 PM

    LaRoses, You are in my thoughts. May you find peace and joy in your memories of Brenda.

  • David Valois Posted July 13, 2019 10:12 AM

    Sincerest condolences to the LaRose family on your loss.

  • Bridger Gordinier Posted July 16, 2019 12:44 PM

    I will miss my friend very much Love you Brenda.

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