Patricia G. LaClaire 88, of Florence, NY passed away on Saturday October 16, 2021 at her home after a lengthy illness. She was born January 30, 1933 in Altmar, NY a daughter of Carroll & Muriel Bonney Van Wie. On May 13, 1954 she married Peter S. LaClaire in Pennsylvania. Mr. LaClaire passed away Feb 12, 2002. Patricia had many jobs in her lifetime working at Sealrite, Syrocco, JC Penny’s, GE and KBC among others, it was working as a fashion clerk with Goldberg’s Clothing, Fulton, NY that she enjoyed the most. She enjoyed traveling, near or far. Her car rides usually traced her footprints of earlier years or it was off to a place she had never been. It usually included a diner or restaurant, or both.
Surviving are two daughters, Pamela & Peter Rhoads, Meridian, NY, Lorri LaClaire, Florence, NY, a son, Randall & Tanya LaClaire, Camden, NY, six grandchildren, several great grandchildren and her two Great Pyrenes Mountain dogs, Apple & Apricot. Besides her parents, it is presumed that she was predeceased by her brothers, Donald, Franklin and Earl Van Wie.
Private funeral arrangements are under the direction of LaRobardiere Funeral Home, Inc., 109 Main Street, Camden, NY. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to a Humane Society or Animal Shelter of choice. You may view obituary and send a message of condolence online at www.larobardierefuneralhome@com.
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