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LaRue & Pitcher Funeral Home
Wednesday November 3rd, 2021
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Notre Dame Church
Thursday November 4th, 2021
10:00am - 11:00am

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Thursday November 4th, 2021
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Elaine LaRose

OGDENSBURG-A Mass of Christian Burial for Elaine LaRose, 60, of Ogdensburg will be celebrated on Thursday, November 4th, 2021 at 10 A.M. at Notre Dame Church with Rev. F. James Shurtleff as celebrant. Burial will follow the Funeral Mass in Notre Dame Cemetery. Calling hours will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021 at the LaRue & Pitcher Funeral Home. Mrs. LaRose died on Saturday, October 30th, 2021 at Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center.

Arrangements are under the direction of LaRue & Pitcher Funeral Home.

Elaine LaRose was born on May 10, 1961 in Ogdensburg, NY. She was the daughter of the late Quinten and Helen (Houppert) Thompson. She was a 1979 graduate of Ogdensburg Free Academy and continued her education, becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse. She spent her career caring for patients first at Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center and most recently at St Joseph’s Nursing Home. She valued the simple pleasures in life, cherishing time at camp at the River or in the Woods. Above all else, Elaine was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She always left room in her heart and her home for her pets, especially her cat Taz. To know Elaine was to be welcomed into her family, whether that meant sharing a drink, pulling up a chair to the dinner table or just being part of the laughter that always seemed to surround her.

She is survived by her Husband Douglas “Blackie” LaRose, her daughters; Jessica Burley and her husband David Baranson of Encinitas, CA and Nicholle Burley of Ogdensburg. Her step-children Tami LaRose and her companion Dwayne Corbine of Ogdensburg and Douglas “Duke” LaRose and his wife Suzanne of Colton also survive her. She is survived by her grandchildren; Gabriel and Emily Carpenter, Ryland and Maddlyn Pelkey and Miles and Wes Baranson and her former Husband James Robert Burley. Her siblings; Sonya Vrystein of Coburg, Canada, Barbara Parish of Ogdensburg, Marlene Tyo of Ogdensburg, Marilyn Silmser of King, NC, Diane Lemhouse of Ogdensburg, Nancy Irvine of Ogdensburg, Theresa Webb of Knoxville, TN and Lisa Winter of Ogdensburg also survive her along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by her parents Quinten and Helen Thompson, her brothers Lester and Dale Thompson and her granddaughter Faith Carpenter.

Donations in Elaine’s memory may be made to the Richard E. Winter Cancer Center 5 Lyon Place Ogdensburg, NY 13669.

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Oh Elaine, my dad fell in love with you, then my family did...you brought much love and happiness to us. We had fun with our nicknames: Mother Hubbard, sister from another mister, etc My dad and all of us are sad and heartbroken, but I know you are in heaven with my mom and sister watching over us...and I am sure having a blast...I love you Mother Hubbard and I will watch over dad til its his time to meet you again...

Tami LaRose Nov 5 2021 4:56 PM

Sympathy Gift courtesy of Sami Fuller. Group of 50 Memorial Trees Planted In Loving Memory of Elaine LaRose.

Sami Fuller Nov 3 2021 10:49 PM

I went to school with Elaine , and saw her just a couple years ago , when she was working at st joe's caring for my mom. the world lost a wonderful person, kind, caring & always had a smile on her face. my condolences to the family.

Julie Fredericks Bruyere Nov 3 2021 3:54 PM

My heart is so broken I will miss all our memories throughout our life your laughter you always made me laugh Ma you are at peace now fly high with Mom Dad Lester and Dale

Marilyn Silmser Nov 3 2021 6:27 AM

I will miss you Elaine, we had so much fun growing up and were groomed to be strong.Mom and dad would be proud and I'm sure greeted you with loving arms . Please hug them tight until we meet again 😇😇

Nancy irvine Nov 2 2021 6:24 PM

A blessed soul. One less friend to play kick the can with, or What timeis it Mr Fox. Remembering the childhood years and loving that smile. Prayers of support being sent to all family members.

Brenda (LaComb) Manke Nov 2 2021 1:58 PM

My condolences to the family . Burley was one of a kind! She taught me tons in the nursing field. I worked with her for years on med surg. She was a great nurse and person. I am very sad to hear your time was up. Rest easy my friend.

Tisha Ward Nov 2 2021 1:26 PM

May God rest her soul. Elaine was taken from us way too soon! She was such a fun person to be around and will be missed by many.

Vicki Brown Nov 2 2021 10:15 AM

Elaine was one of my best childhood friends who made me laugh and always made the best out of any situation. My prayers go out to her family.

Melissa Mitchell Nov 2 2021 1:24 AM

Jessica and family, I'm so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you.

Heather (Langstaff) Wood Nov 1 2021 10:25 PM

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