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Patricia Helen LaMere

August 7, 2012
The Mining Journal

NEGAUNEE, Mich. - Patricia H. LaMere, 86, formerly of the Bluff Street Apartments, Ishpeming, died at 3:00 a.m. on Monday, August 6, 2012, at the Eastwood Nursing Center where she had resided since March of 2009.

Pat was born February 7, 1926, in Ishpeming to George and Nellie (Sullivan) Jandron, grew up in North Lake location where she attended school, and was a lifelong area resident. She married Robert J. LaMere on September 17, 1943, before he enlisted in the United States Navy during World War II.

Mrs. LaMere was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church, Negaunee, and was a former member of St. Pius Catholic Church. She was a member and past president of the Negaunee Eagles Auxiliary, REAC, and was a life member of V.A. Romo Post #3165 VFW Auxiliary, Negaunee. In her youth, Pat liked to bowl, knit and crochet. She always enjoyed a trip to the casino and playing Bingo. Her children and grandchildren were very special to her and she loved gathering with everyone for holidays and parties.

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Patricia Helen LaMere

Surviving are 3 daughters: Beverly (Tom) Oates and Betty (John) Erkkila, both of Ishpeming, and Mary (Jeff) Cleghorn of Negaunee Township; son-in-law, Michael Buonocore; grandchildren: Peggy Sue (Kirt) Kangas, Thomas (Christine) Oates, Jr., Kristine (Michael) Trudell, Michael (Kelly) Buonocore, Lynn (Jim) Wilson, Christopher (Leyna) Erkkila, Jessica Erkkila (Shannon Locher), Bobbi Jo (Clifford) Hurkmans, Jennifer (Glen) Bess and Robert Cleghorn; great-grandchildren: Kurt (Jessica Syrjala) Kangas, Brooke (Eugene) Bleckler, Crystal (Jack) Jarvi, Bradley (Melisa Taisto) Smail, Nicole and Natalie Oates, Emily (Eric) Michaelson, Sean Uuro, Melissa Bauer, Heather, Taylor, Louis and Nicholas Trudell, Jonathan and Jeremy Wilson, Johnny Erkkila, Nathan Cleghorn, Caleb and Christian Hurkmans, Brandon, Josh and Rhiannon Bess and Casey Cleghorn; great-great-grandchildren: Kurtis Kangas and his mother Jeannine Kangas, Emma and Lily Bleckler, Jack and Caitlyn Jarvi, and Allyison and Hailey Smail; her sister, Shirley (Robert) Marcotte of Negaunee and a sister-in-law, Elsie Jandron of Marquette, numerous nieces and nephews. Pat was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Robert in 1979, 2 daughters: JoAnn Buonocore and Margaret Ruth "Peggy" LaMere, 2 sisters: Alice Quayle and Peggy Treloar, 3 brothers: George "Murphy", Lawrence and Leroy Jandron, and several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12:00 noon on Friday, August 10 at St. Paul Catholic Church, Negaunee with Monsignor Peter Oberto officiating. Interment will be in the Negaunee Cemetery. The family will greet relatives and friends from 10:30 a.m. until the time of services at noon at the church on Friday.

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