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Lareatta "Rita" M. Chambers

August 8, 1935April 20, 2021
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Funeral services for Lareatta “Rita” M. Chambers, age 85 of Ogdensburg will be held at 4:00pm on Friday (April 23, 2021) at the Fox & Murray Funeral Home with Pastor Lee Sweeney officiating. Burial will be at the Hillcrest Cemetery at a later date.

Calling hours will be held also on Friday from 2:00-4:00pm at the funeral home. Mrs. Chambers passed away at her home on Tuesday (April 20, 2021) surrounded by her loving family.

Surviving are her children Ed (Robin) Chambers of Ogdensburg, James (Pamela) Chambers of Potsdam, Ramona (Mark) Sovie of Fowler, Angela (Douglas) Quick of Canton, Diana Hyatt of Parishville, Pamela (Bryon) LaBar of Parishville; daughter-in-law Karen Alguire of Chase Mills; 23 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren; two sisters Vivian Day of Lisbon and Ilona Elliott of Lisbon and many nieces, nephews & cousins.

Rita was predeceased by her husband Howard in 2012; a son Steven in 2011; four brothers John, Glenn, Arthur & Stanley Elliott and four sisters Thelma Morehouse, Marjorie Smith, Beverly Petrie and Bonnie Elliott; a brother-in-law Richard Chambers, and a grandson Jonathan Alquire.

She was born on August 8, 1935 in Hammond, a daughter of the late John & Lula (Halladay) Elliott. She attended Hammond School for her education, and later married Howard I. Chambers on Sept 12, 1953 in Lisbon.

Rita was a homemaker and cherished raising her family. She also worked briefly at Moongate Nursing Home. She was a life member of the Heuvelton AmVets Auxiliary, and enjoyed playing bingo and cards, dancing, gardening, canning, baking, going to the casino, playing softball, doing puzzles, watching games shows on TV, and especially cherished time spent with her family.

Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley, US Hwy 11, Potsdam, NY 13676. Condolences and fond memories can also be shared online at www.foxandmurrayfuneralhome.com.

Services

  • Calling Hours

    Friday, April 23, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, April 23, 2021

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Robin Chambers

April 25, 2021

Kayden Cousino

April 23, 2021

Going to see great grandma was always one of my best memories growing up. She was the best to talk to and was so goofy, always made my day. I know she is in a better place now but I will miss her very much.

Sarah Parker-Austin

April 23, 2021

My deepest condolences goes out to Mrs. Chambers’ family and friends. Mrs. C was a very sweet and loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Her family was everything to her. I got to know Mrs. C when my friendship began with Pam during high school. I have many fond memories of Mrs. C: like how much she liked playing BINGO, attending PCS hockey games while Pam cheered, her white Subaru. But the ones that make me smile the most were our evenings at The Donut Shop when Pam was working. I would stop by to visit with Pam and Mrs. C, Mona, Ruth North, and Linda LaFay would already be there and by the time I left my belly would be hurting from laughing so much. We enjoyed each other’s company while chatting about life. I can hear her laugh now. May you Rest In Peace, Mrs. C. And may your loved ones recall their memories of you to help them through the difficult days ahead. Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers.

darlene odonnell

April 23, 2021

Rita was a wonderful woman. David and I thought about her. May she rest in peace.


We are praying for all the family at this time.

Sarah Hippolyte

April 23, 2021

Grandma,
I'll never forget the time you got Joey and I to take a nap by telling us to pretend to sleep so Kimberly would fall asleep, or when you would play hide and seek with us grandkids and then say we cheated or didn't play it right. Watching you and Grandpa dance always brought a smile to my lips. The way you two loved was an inspiration. Seeing you take care of Uncle Dick helped form me into a person with empathy and inspired the drive to take care of people. Seeing you these last few years was so bitter sweet, I could always see the parts of you that remained and they are the pieces that made you so unique and loving. Loving Ezra's curls and asking if you could have them, your infectious laugh, saying "I hope so" when we say that we love you and all of the goofy little things you would do to make us laugh. I'll miss you forever. I know you are wrapped in all of your loved ones arms who have taking this journey before you, but most of all your back in Grandpa's arms. Rest in Heavenly Peace Grandma.

Christina Tuttle

April 22, 2021

Most of my childhood memories are of us with Aunt Rita and Uncle Howard and the kids...I moved away and missed a lot of time with them as an adult , but thought of them often and always with a giggle. I will miss them both and think of them often. They are dancing and giggling together again.

Donna Secord

April 22, 2021

She is my great-aunt. Her husband was my grandmother's brother. I remember as a child seeing her often at Aunt Annie's house.

Steven Pryce

April 22, 2021

Words want wipe away the tears hugs want ease the pain but hold on to your memories they will always remain Ma Chambers had a effectious laugh and always enjoyed having a good time she had a true love for people she certainly had a soul of a angel she will be missed dearly I used to go to there home when I was younger Jim and I were close friends we raised a lot dust in those days Ma treated me like I was one of her own children I will always have fond memories of her glad that she was a part of my life . I’m so sorry for your loss for the family and friends that new her. May God comfort you all in this difficult time my heart cries for you all of the pain and hurt you are feeling God Bless you all .Remember I’m here if you need me love you all Steve lorrie Pryce

Robert and Virginia Morrow

April 21, 2021

We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Rita was a very nice lady. Praying for everyone.

Nancy Johnson

April 21, 2021

So sorry for your loss. My thoughts & prayers are with you during this time. Rita was a wonderful person, whom I admired & loved dearly. I will cherish all the time we spent together. God received a beautiful Angel, RIP Miss Rita!!!!!

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