Roger J. Lauzon, age 63, of 824 County Route 1, Fort Covington, passed away on Monday, January 10, 2011 at the St. Regis Nursing Home where he had been a patient since 2009.
Roger was born on June 11, 1947 in Malone, the son of the late Joseph and Hazel Martin Lauzon. He graduated from Salmon River Central School in 1966 where he was a proud student and supporter of the School. After graduation Roger worked for the family farm and at the local Sunoco station in Ft. Covington. Mr. Lauzon moved to Rochester, and went to work for General Electric.
In April of 1970, Roger started working at General Motors in Massena, and retired from GM with 34 years of dedicated services in 2004. Mr. Lauzon’s passion and hobby was having being involved in North Franklin Sports for 25 years having coached and refereeing many youth players in North Franklin Minor Hockey and little league.
In his free time, Roger enjoyed walking, playing golf, snowmobiling, decorating his house for Christmas, playing baseball for the Ft. Covington Travelers and summer softball leagues but most importantly he cherished the time he spent with his kids and grandchildren. He loved the NY Yankees and the Montreal Canadians and one of his high points in his life was being at the Championship game in 1993 when the Montreal Canadians won the Stanley Cup.
Roger was united in marriage to Trudy Adams on October 24, 1970 in St. Mary’s Church, Fort Covington with Rev. Robillard officiating. Besides his wife Trudy, he is survived by his children, Tricia Smiddy of Fort Covington, Gerald and Jennifer Lauzon of Raymondville, Richie Lauzon of Hogansburg and Jordan Lauzon and companion Hailey Sunday of Fort Covington; grandchildren Tyler and Logan Smiddy, and Lexie Adams all of Fort Covington, and Jude, Sophie and Dylan Lauzon all of Raymondville; 13 siblings, Donald and Martha Lauzon of North Tonawanda, Philip and Sylvia Lauzon of Fort Covington, Joseph and Eloise Massaro of Fort Covington, Margaret of Greenfield, ME, Robert and Anne Lauzon of St. Regis Falls, Janet and John Malark of Burke, Helen and Phillip Burl of Fort Covington, Carl and Mona Lauzon of Fort Covington, Harold and Emily Lauzon of Bombay, Michael and Kathleen of Fort Covington, Paul and Darlene of Fort Covington, Rita Lauzon and Jim Yeddo of Chateaugay, Ann Lauzon of Schenectady and Sandra Lauzon of Fort Covington; several nieces and nephews; and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Larry Leaf and companion Ann Philips, Sally Ann Adams, Roy and Joellene Adams, Angus and Veronica Adams all of Snye, Quebec, Karen and Jake Adams, and Edith McDonald of Hogansburg, Louie Lazore of Snye, Quebec, Craig and Vicky Jock of Fort Covington and Abram Gray of Hogansburg.
Roger was predeceased by his sister, Theresa Almond; brothers Gerald and Ronald Lauzon; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Morris Adams, Gertrude Gray, Richard and Judy David, and Phyllis Lazore.
Friends are invited to call at St. Mary’s Church, Fort Covington on Thursday, January 13, 2011 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A mass of Christian Burial will be held there on Friday, January 14, 2010 at noon with Rev. Martin Cline and Rev. Christopher Lauzon officiating. Interment will take place in the spring at the Parish Cemetery.
In Lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to the North Franklin Minor Hockey Assoc. in Roger’s memory. Arrangements are under the direction of the Flint Funeral Home, Moira.
Online condolences may be made at www.flintfuneralhomeny.com.