D. Eileen Lamoree, 74 of Adams
D. Eileen Lamoree, 74, of Wardwell Street, died Saturday evening, May 25, at home where she was surrounded by her loving family at the time of her passing. Funeral service will be 11:00 am Wednesday May 9 at the Piddock Funeral Home, Adams, with Rev. Thomas Wilson, pastor of the Smithville Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will follow in the Union Cemetery, Adams Center. Calling hours are 2-4 and 6-8 pm Tuesday at the funeral home.
She was born July 13, 1937 in Adams Center, daughter of Floyd E. and Elizabeth Squires Elmer. She graduated from Adams Center High School in 1955 and from the Samaritan School of Nursing in 1958 where she completed her RN training.
Eileen and her husband Harry were married by Rev. Bernard Scheil on November 2, 1958 in the Adams Center Baptist Church. Harry served in the US Army and they traveled extensively for the next 20 years, living in many places that included Alabama, Oklahoma, Germany and Italy. Following his retirement from the Army in 1975, the couple moved to their present home in Adams.
Once her children were grown, Eileen returned to work at Samaritan Keep Home in Watertown, where her compassion and kindness was shared with the many residents for whom she cared. She retired from Samaritan Keep Nursing Home in 1999.
Surviving besides her devoted husband of 53 years, Harry, are four daughters, Sheila (Jim) Benge, Ellisburg, Michelle (Ken) Clark, East Syracuse, Karen Seitz, Weedsport, Kathy (Tom) Tucker, Adams; nine grandchildren, Jessica (Steve) Clark-Bouchard, Josh and Joel Clark, Hillary Lamoree, John and David Seitz, Natalie, Claire and Alex Tucker, one great grandson, Chandler Bouchard, two brothers, Norris (Marlene) Elmer and Jack (Candace) Elmer, both of Adams Center; several nieces and nephews and many close and long time friends.
She is predeceased by her parents and her son, David, who died August 20, 2008. One of the memorable privileges in her life was the opportunity to care for her son during his battle with ALS. The time they spent together watching the Yankees was precious to both of them.
The greatest joy in Eileen’s full and happy life was her family. Her grandchildren couldn’t have asked for a better Grandma. She was a voracious reader and an avid Yankee’s baseball fan.
Eileen’s family is extremely thankful to the many friends, neighbors and family members who supported them during her final days and to the caring nurses and staff at Hospice of Jefferson County. To say simply that she will be missed is not an adequate expression of her family’s love for her.
Contributions in her name may be made to the ALS Association, Upstate New York Chapter, 890 Seventh North Street, Suite 108, Liverpool, NY 13088.