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Dolores (Dee) La Parr

Dolores (Dee) La Parr, 83, of Harrisville, NY, formerly of West Carthage, NY passed peacefully surrounded by her family and friends on Sunday, July 28, 2019. Calling hours will be held from 12:00PM until 2:00PM with funeral services following on Friday, August 2, 2019, at 2:00PM at the Frary Funeral Home in Harrisville. Deacon Thomas Yousey will officiate and a private interment will in the St. Francis Solanus Cemetery.

Dee was born to Foster and Elizabeth (Compo) Montgomery on October 23, 1935 in West Carthage, NY and attended Carthage Area schools, graduating in 1953. She married James (Jim) La Parr on April 16, 1955 and moved to Harrisville, NY. This marriage would later end in divorce. She worked for a brief time for Lyle (Jock) Burgess in his insurance office until they began a family. A son, David was born on November 11, 1955 and died shortly after birth. She is survived by three children, a daughter, Anne (Randy) Leonard, River Falls, WI, son, Michael, (companion Beverly Mealus), Harrisville, and son, Matthew (Teresa) also of Harrisville.

In addition to her children, Dee is survived by a brother, Fred of Keller Texas, a brother Phillip and his wife Carol, of Phoenix, Arizona, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, as well as several cousins. She was preceded in death by her sister, Donna and her brother, Joseph, as well as her parents.

Dee was a past member of The Red Hat Society, The Harrisville Rod and Gun Club, The Daughters of Isabella, and the American Legion #789 Auxiliary of Carthage. She, and then spouse Jim, owned and operated Adirondack Souvenirs in Pitcairn, NY until they sold the business in 1975. After her family was grown she enjoyed playing on her computer, socializing with her friends, the morning coffee club at the Village Inn and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

The family wishes to sincerely thank all the wonderful people who made this difficult time easier. All the people who volunteered countless hours to care for and spend time with Dee, the wonderful staff and nurses from Hospice of Lewis County, and those who brought food, visited with her to help pass the time, and sent prayers and healing thoughts to all of us. Your generosity did not go unnoticed.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers or mass cards donations in her name be made to Hospice of Lewis County, 7785 N. State Street Lowville, NY 13367.

18 Condolences

  • Midge Cleland Posted July 30, 2019 10:37 AM

    Sad to hear of Dee’s passing. My prayers and condolences to her family and especially her children and brother Phil

  • Violet (Tootsie) Crane Posted July 30, 2019 10:53 AM

    So sorry to hear of Dee’s passing. I did not know she was ill. My sympathy to the family. She will be missed by many..

  • yvonne manchester evans Posted July 30, 2019 10:54 AM

    my thought and sympathy go out to the lapaar family. dee was a good friend when I was in Harrisville she certainly will be missed. you are all in my thoughts and prayers

  • Shirley Posted July 30, 2019 12:26 PM

    To the LaParr family, Sorry to hear Dee passed away. You are in our thoughts and prayers. It was so nice that she was able to be in her own home with her family and friends around her. She was always wonderful person. She will be missed.

  • Anna Mae Wood Posted July 30, 2019 1:24 PM

    Dee was always such a sweet person. I loved seeing her out and about and she was always fun. I’m sorry to hear of her passing.

  • Sharon Wohnsiedler Posted July 30, 2019 2:18 PM

    Keeping Dee and her family in my thoughts and prayers. Remembering the good times in the past.

  • Vicki Meyer Posted July 30, 2019 3:05 PM

    We truly will miss Dee. She always welcomed Office for the Aging staff for a visit. She was bright light in our day. Thoughts and prayers with the family.

  • Jim and Anna Seymour Posted July 30, 2019 4:29 PM

    Sorry to hear this. she was such a nice lady. Our condolences to the family.

  • Phillip muldovan Posted July 30, 2019 6:25 PM

    Sorry to hear of Dee’s passing our sympathy to the family such a nice family:.

  • Nancy Ziegler Posted July 30, 2019 7:37 PM

    Prayers and sympathy to the family at this most difficult time.

  • Larry Mashaw Posted July 30, 2019 7:46 PM

    Dear Matt and family, We are so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Larry and Tammy Mashaw

  • Patricia Hacker Posted July 30, 2019 7:57 PM

    Dear Ann, Mike and Matt, Just heard about your Mom, and I send my prayers to all of you and your family’s. Mike and I are in Canada until the weekend and are unable to attend. I smile often when I think of Auntie Dee. She was a wonderful lady, and Mom. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. Your cousin Pat Hacker

  • Verie Bell Posted July 31, 2019 1:53 PM

    I am sorry to hear about Dee she was a nice person and a fun person. She will be missed. I am sorry I won’t be able to make it to her funeral but all of you will be in my thoughts.

  • Vickie and Joe Irish Posted July 31, 2019 11:46 PM

    Anne, Mike and Matt and families,
    Thinking of you during this time. So sorry for your loss.

  • Brian and Krista Wohnsiedler Posted August 1, 2019 2:17 PM

    Please accept our deepest condolences on the loss of your Mother. We hope you find comfort in all the great memories of days gone bye.

  • LANCE AND TORI MASHAW Posted August 1, 2019 4:13 PM

    Sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing,. You are in our thoughts and prayers .

  • Deb Bassette-Pate Posted August 1, 2019 9:59 PM

    So very sorry to hear this sad news, my deepest condolences to the family.

  • Mark & Kelly Ritz Posted August 2, 2019 1:47 PM

    We are so very sorry, Matt. May all the wonderful memories give you comfort in the days ahead. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

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