Joyce LaFluer

November 18, 1928December 15, 2020

Mrs. Joyce I. LaFluer, age 92, of Potsdam, NY passed away at her residence on December 15th while under the care of her loving family and Hospice and Palliative Care of the St. Lawrence Valley. Arrangements are with the Garner Funeral Service. There will be a private burial at the West Stockholm Cemetery. Due to Joyce’s wishes there will be no public calling hours. Donations can be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of the St. Lawrence Valley @ 6805 Rt. 11 Potsdam, NY 13676 or to the West Stockholm Volunteer Fire Department @ P.O. Box 257 West Stockholm, NY 13696. Condolences online can be shared Joyce is survived by her daughters Anita (Rodney) Frary, Dolores (Vernon) Ford, Joann LaFluer; a son Richard (Patricia) LaFluer; 3 grandchildren Douglas Frary, Carl and Todd Ford; 3 great grandchildren Aria, Max and Alyssa Ford; niece Ranny Gale and nieces and nephews John, Jeff, Jim, Rae Ellen and Veleta Bunstone. She is predeceased by her husband Douglas LaFluer who died July 19, 1985; her son Samuel LaFluer; sister Veleta Charleson and brother Merrick Bunstone. Joyce was born at the family home in West Stockholm on November 18, 1928 to the late Samuel Bunstone and Irene Rockwood. She attended rural schools in West Stockholm and then Potsdam Central High School. On November 27, 1946 she was married to Douglas LaFluer in the parsonage at the Potsdam Methodist Church with Rev. Roy celebrant. Joyce worked at the Saranac Lake Trudeau Hospital, the Lake Placid Mirror Lake Inn and the Oval Wood Dish. She then concentrated on raising her family. She enjoyed camping and snowmobiling with her husband and she was an excellent cook and baker. She was a charter member of the West Stockholm Ladies Auxiliary.


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Donna Blanchard

January 7, 2021

I am saddened to read about Joyce LaFleur’s passing. She was my neighbor on 11b. I enjoyed getting her mail. Rest In Peace my friend.

Nancy Kuhl

January 3, 2021

My name is Nancy Bronson Kuhl-I graduated with Anita-we rode the school bus to school in our younger years.

I am so sorry to the family for your loss. I hope you have many memories to enjoy.

Nancy Bronson

Arnita Clark

December 20, 2020

Anita, Dee Joann and Richard, So sorry to read about your Mom’s passing. So many memories . Will always remember her doughnuts. My prayers and thoughts are with all of you @ this time. Arnita

Sharon Wells Demcsak

December 20, 2020

I remember Joyce so well. Her family and my family spent many hours together. Joyce and Doug and my Mom and Dad (Basil and Theda Wells) spent many many hours playing cards at our house while us girls played games,etc. Thoughts and prayers for the LaFluer family. RIP Joyce. No one made donuts like Joyce!

Martha Hartle

December 18, 2020

I remember Joyce so well when she worked at the doctor’s home and I in his office. Loved her warm smile, soft voice, and incredible donuts. My heart aches for Dolores, Anita and Joyce’s family. Rest in Peace, Joyce. ☮️

Ann White

December 18, 2020

Joyce was a wonderful neighbor to our family, a best friend to our mother and such an independent strong woman. Also, one of the best doughnut makers in the area. She will be missed.

Bradena Cheney

December 17, 2020

Sorry for the loss of your mother/ Grandmother, my thoughts and prayers are with the family . God bless!