CADYVILLE — Lucy Etta (DuBrey) LaGoy, 93, went to join her beloved husband, Fred in the heavenly kingdom on Monday, July 22, 2013. She was born Feb. 11, 1920, the daughter of Elmer & Evelyn (Varin) DuBrey in Chazy Lake. The second of nine children of French and Indian heritage.
She married the love of her life, Fred A. LaGoy on April 20, 1940. Their love story on earth lasted 72 1/2 years and they can now share that love eternally. Fred predeceased her on November 6, 2012.
Lucy grew up on a farm and loved the country life. Fred tried other trades but when they decided to purchase a dairy farm in Cadyvillle in 1945 Lucy took on the role as homemaker with joy. They worked side by side and the farm grew and prospered. Lucy had a green thumb with flowers. Her houseplants and flower gardens were always showcase quality. Fred liked to hunt and early in the morning before the outings the kids would hear "Alice, wheres breakfast". She would serve the hunting party a breakfast of coffee, pancakes, toast, bacon and eggs with laughter filling the house. Lucy was famous for her pies. She was the official pie maker at all the family gatherings. The crust would just melt in your mouth. The aroma of her apple pies filled the countryside and many family and friends would stop for a piece. Everyone loved them and we know it was the love she baked in each one.
As her four children left the homestead she went to work at Saranac Central School Cafeteria. A job she totally loved as she was with women cooking and feeding others again. Lucy was a member of Court Mother Admirable #592 Catholic Daughters of the Americas. She also was a member of the "Not So Prim Roses" Red Hatters of North Carolina. "We Love Lucy" for her Youthful Spirit. She never lost the Zest for life and enjoyed people, company and parties. She loved to smile, laugh, play pinochle, Square Dance, go snowmobiling with Fred and family and just "Celebrate Life". She loved her family dearly and each new grandchild and family member was important to her. She loved company and visiting with all her family and friends. Her amazing memory which stored dates, birthdates and so many facts was sharp until the end and amazed us all.
She enjoyed watching TV especially Wheel Of Fortune, Days of Our Lives and Monday Night Wrestling with Fred. Her radio station of choice was WIRY. Her favorite song was "Kiss An Angel Good Morning" by Charlie Pride. She was an avid reader and liked doing crossword puzzles. She traveled with Fred to Mexico, Italy, Alaska, England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. She enjoyed shopping especially for a new outfit and jewelry as well as collecting Angels and Angel Jewelry. Her life was guided by her strong deep Catholic Faith. Sunday Mass was as important as the air she breathed. Her love of the Rosary sustained her daily life. She was a "Lady" always polite, well dressed and modest. She was a role model for many people and loved for her goodness and joy of life. She will be greatly missed by all.
She is survived by her devoted children, Fred H. and Annette LaGoy of Cadyville; Evelyn and Ronald Kerr of Sneads Ferry, N.C.; Linda and Glen Swanson of Hampstead, N.C., and Louise and Deacon Ed Mazuchowski of Cadyville; her loving grandchildren, Fred H. LaGoy Jr., Robert LaGoy, Lisa McAllister, Brandon Drapeau, Melissa Brin, Monica LaMay, Raymond LaMay, Michele McAlpine and Lt. Col Edward L. Mazuchowski, MD; and her 16 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her three sisters, Leona Rebideau, Loretta Boyd, Vina Gonzales; and brother, William DuBrey; her sister-in-laws Patricia DuBrey, Audrey DuBrey, Elizabeth LaGoy and Richard & Rose LaGoy along with many treasured nephews, nieces and friends.
She was pre-deceased by her parents and brothers, Elmer & Kitty, Gordon, Sherman & Ann and Melvin DuBrey also Pat Rebideau, Richard Couture, George Boyd, Louis Gonzales, Clarence & Lucille Coryea, and Joe & Amelia Wilczak, William & Loretta, Francis & Genevieve, Albert & Luva and Leeward LaGoy.
Thank you to all the medical and health care staff that took care of Lucy during her life and especially these last five months. Bless all who loved and cared for her. She treasured every card, call, visit, kindness and prayer from family and friends. No greater love is there than the presence of others. She took such outstanding care of Fred and now she has gone before us to join her heavenly family to find rest in the arms of Jesus and ready a place for us.
Lucy you left your footprints in our hearts and we treasure our memories with you and feel your joyful spirit surrounding us.
Calling hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 24, at the Brown Funeral Home, 29 broad St. in Plattsburgh. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 25, at St. Joseph's Church in Dannemora. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Brown Funeral Home, 29 Broad St., Plattsburgh, NY, 12901 (518) 561-3980.
Online condolences and memorial candles may be offered at www.brownfuneralhomeinc.com