Katherine Rae LaClair, 65, died the 26th of May 2019 at the Jack Byrne Center in Lebanon NH, near DHMC, after an unforeseen diagnosis of cancer. A graveside service was held at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Plains Road, Claremont on Thursday, May 30th.
Katherine was born on the 3rd of February, 1954 in Claremont, NH, to Paul and Priscilla Morin and was one of eight siblings. She was a graduate of Steven’s High School and a had a successful career working as a bookkeeper and retired with over 20 years from Darthmouth College.
Katherine married Gary E. LaClair on May 26th, 1973. They later had a daughter, Jodie Rae LaClair and a son, Scott Lawrence LaClair and his wife, Laura Salas; grandchildren, Wyatt Snyder, Riley LaClair, Lukis LaClair, Dylan LaClair, William Moody and Rebecca Moody. Mom loved children and spending time with her grandkids, just like her mother, Priscilla.
Whether listening to the piano of her youngest grandchildren or
attending a family gathering, she cherished the hearts of her large
family. She was a quiet, selfless women who would offer her time and
belongings to those that may be in need, always! She dedicated her life
to her family, had a love for dogs and cherished the quiet and solitude
of her country home. Her kindness and love with be forever missed!
She is survived by her husband, son, daughter, mother-in-law, Gladys LaClair; and special niece, Heather. Her siblings, being one of eight, are: Judith Edwards, David Morin, Patricia Dodge, Raymond Morin, Norman Morin, Anita Porter and Paula Bergeron, alongside many wonderful neices and nephews. As her last days became eminent we embraced the comfort, joy and support of her large family, cherishing memories of Katherine as she had wished, in a positive, upbeat gathering!
In lieu of flowers, Kathy wished to help pursue the wishes of her niece; Hilary and her husband, Michael Snide, in collecting donations for ChaD, the children’s hospital at Dartmouth Medical Center. Checks can be written out to ChaD/DHH and sent to: One medical Drive, Lebanon, NH, 03756. Please include your name in the memo.
The Stringer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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