Esther L Damboise

July 7, 1929October 25, 2018

Esther L Damboise, age 89 of Prattsburgh, NY passed away on Thursday October 25, 2018 at the Taylor Health Center in Bath, NY. Esther was born July 7, 1929 in Prattsburgh, NY to the late Bertha (Dillenbeck) and Allan Simons.

Esther attended Franklin Academy in Prattsburgh, where she worked in the cafeteria until her retirement in 1992. She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Prattsburgh and a 71 year member of the Prattsburgh American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed sewing and would help create comfort items for the Veterans at the Bath VA. Esther loved her family and spending her time with them.

Esther is survived by; son Alton (Billie Jo) Damboise; daughter Carol (John) Williams; son Keith (Karen) Damboise; son Bruce (Denise) Damboise; daughter Karen (Wiley) Vail; daughter Diane (Jim) Amos; and daughter Donna (Ron Kirk) Thompson; grandchildren, Daniel, Nathan (Jennifer), Brent (Jessica), Heather (David), Jeff (Emily), Nolan, Wilmont (Sarah Bubel), and Victoria; great grandchildren, Mazzy, Zane and Cheyenne, as well as several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Esther was predeceased by her husband Odo Simeon and her five siblings.

A memorial Mass will be celebrated on December 15th, 2018 at 11:00am at St. Patrick's Church, 47 N. Main St., Prattsburgh, NY. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Esther's memory may be made to a charity of your choice. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Damboise family.


  • Bertha Dillenbeck, Mother
  • Allan Simons, Father
  • Odo Simeon, Husband
  • Alton (Billie Jo) Damboise, Son
  • Carol (John) Williams, Daughter
  • Keith (Karen) Damboise, Son
  • Bruce (Denise) Damboise, Son
  • Karen (Wiley) Vail, Daughter
  • Diane (Jim) Amos, Daughter
  • Donna (Ron Kirk) Thompson, Daughter


  • Memorial Mass Saturday, December 15, 2018

Esther L Damboise

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Laurie Adams

October 29, 2018

My heartfelt sympthay to all of you on the passing of your mother, mother-in-law, and grandmother. She's certainly someone who was in all of our lives as we grew up in Prattsburgh and went through the school system. You could always count on her to smile as you made your way through the lunch line. May the memories you have comfort you as your family goes through this transition. Hugs and love to all.