Francis Lallier

Obituary of Francis J Lallier

Francis J. Lallier, Jr., 85, of Deansboro, passed away April 14, 2020, surrounded by the love of his family. He was born in Sauquoit on December 10, 1934, a son of the late Francis and Leona (Smith) Lallier. Fran was raised on the family farm and graduated from New Hartford Central School. Francis was united in marriage to Gwen Linder on March 2, 1957 at St. John’s Church in New Hartford. They raised their children and celebrated 63 years of marriage this year. Fran was employed by GLF/Agway for 28 years before joining Norbco Inc. After his retirement, he worked with his sons at Lallier Bros. Construction. Francis was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church in Clinton where he served as a Eucharistic Minister for many years. He believed in serving his community and was on the Town of Kirkland Planning Board, the boards of the Kirkland Art Center and Clinton Historical Society, was a 4-H Leader for 35 years and belonged to FFA. In his spare time, he was an avid vegetable gardener and won many blue ribbons at Old Sturbridge Village, MA. He was an author and helped to write “Farms and Barns of Kirkland, NY” and “Little Country School #12.” Fran is survived by his wife, Gwen; five children and their spouses, Virginia and Ronald Deep, Judith and Michael Pasick, James Lallier and Sue Cushman, Joseph and Tina Lallier and Amy and Patrick Foreman; eight grandchildren, Christopher and Carrie Lallier, Ryan Lallier, Sarah and Patrick Putney, Lisa Pasick, Michael Deep, Melissa Deep, Nicole Foreman and Lily Foreman; his ten brothers and sisters and their spouses, Jean Blair, Mary Schermerhorn, Louis Lallier, Susan and Michael Kochem, Theresa and David Linder, Elizabeth Furner, Richard and Joyce Lallier, Walter and Janet Lallier, Rosemary Painter, Steven and Joann Lallier; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by one sister Martha Fetterly. Private services will be held for the immediate family. Francis will be buried at Crown Hill Memorial Park. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Please consider donations in Francis’ memory to Clinton Historical Society or St. Mary’s Church in Clinton.
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