Claire K. LaVigne

July 25, 1920December 13, 2012

Claire K. LaVigne age 92 of Ogdensburg, passed away December 13, 2012 at the Riverledge Healthcare Facility. Her place of rest will be at Foxwood Memorial Park with no public services. Arrangement are with the Fox & Murray Funeral Home.

Surviving is her daughter Sandra J. LaVigne of Ogdensburg; a son C. Douglas LaVigne of Ogdensburg; a brother Larry N. King & his wife Joanne of Port Orange, FL; a grand-daughter Michelle M. Fortin; two great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews & cousins. A brother Donald R. King and a sister Phyllis E. Jackson predeceased her.

Mrs. LaVigne was born in Malone, NY to Harold J. & Laura (Nichols) King on July 25, 1920. She graduated from Ogdensburg Free Academy in 1938. After graduation she worked a short time at Rasbach’s Photo Studio before going to work at J.F. Sharp Co. in the accounting department. She then assisted her husband in the family laundry and dry cleaning businesses until it closed in 1965. She then went to work at the Ogdensburg Trust Co. (Later Fleet Bank) as a teller until 1984. For the next three years, she worked as a receptionist and office assistance at the Fox Funeral Home until her retirement.

She married Robert L. LaVigne on May 30 1942 at the Baptist Church in Massena. Mr. LaVigne died on March 20, 2001. She was a member of the Girl Scouts for over 50 years and received an award from the Thousand Island Girl Scout Council after 40 years.

She was an honorary member of the Claxton Hepburn Medical Center Auxiliary and served as treasurer for many years. She also spent countless hours as a hospital volunteer in the medical records and community relations departments, was a member of the Ogdensburg Command Performance serving on the board of trustees, a member of the Ogdensburg Zonta Club, a Red Cross Blood Mobile Volunteer, a volunteer at the Frederick Remington Art Museum, and was a member of the First Congregational Church of Lisbon where she had taught Sunday school.

She enjoyed bowling for many years, sports, volunteering, reading, crossword puzzles, theater, working in the hospital gift shop and had a great love for all animals.

Memorial contributions can be made to the St. Lawrence Valley SPCA.


  • There will be no public services

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Jim Kirby

December 20, 2012

Sandy and Doug,
So sorry to hear about your Mom's passing, please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss. My Mom passed away last year so I know what you are feeling and share your sadness.

Robert M. Wells

December 17, 2012

Larry and families, my thoughts and prayers are with Toni and all of you.

Ramona Kennedy

December 17, 2012

Sandy & Family, so sorry for your loss. Toni will be missed my many. She was a member of the CHMC Auxiliary for apx 34 years - we will miss her! You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Ramona Kennedy (CHMC Auxiliary Liaison)

Dick Fox

December 16, 2012

Dear Sandy, Doug, Larry & Joanne and families;

We were saddened to learn of Toni's passing. Our sincere sympathy to all of you. We truly enjoyed the years that she worked with us at Fox Funeral Home. She was such a delight to have in our midst. While we realized that she had been in failing health recently, it still is a shock to learn of her death. Our prayers are with you all, and the memories of her, and of your Dad, Lornie will remain with us always.

Sincerely; Dick & Sandy Fox