THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Eleanor (Jolette) LaLiberte, 104, of Niagara passed away Saturday, Feb. 4 at Maryhill Manor in Niagara.
Born July 21, 1912 on a farm in the Town of Niagara, to Philip and Salina (Daigle) Jolette, she graduated from Niagara High School in 1930 and married Clayton "Cheboy" LaLiberte on Aug. 12, 1935 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Niagara. They were married for 40 years when he preceded her in death on Sept. 5, 1975.
She had a strong work ethic and was employed in the laundry at Kimlark Inn, where she advanced to head cook. When the Inn became Maryhill Manor, she worked as a nurse's aide and was also a recorder for the Royal Neighbors Insurance Company for many years. An active member of the St. Anthony Christian Mothers, she was president for several years.
She was known for her baking and cooking, liked giving cookies to her grandchildren, neighborhood children and others. Talented in ceramics and knitting, she made gifts for family and friends.
She enjoyed times with her bridge club women and dartball team, liked socializing and had a unique, happy laugh. She was a loving, caring person to her family, leaving them with many memories.
She is survived by a son, Bruce (Eileen) LaLiberte of Niagara; a daughter, Bonnie Stahl of Milwaukee; a brother, Gerald Jolette of Kalamazoo, Mi.; four grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, Clayton, she was preceded in death by siblings, Roma (Verton) LaLiberte, Lucille (Jack) Powers, Clarice (Alvin) Steeno, Leo (Gladys) Jolette, Philip "Ray" (Dorothy) Jolette and David Gordon (Ruby) Jolette; a sister-in-law, Taimi Jolette and a son-in-law, Ray Stahl.
Visitation was held at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Niagara on Thursday, Feb. 9 from 10 a.m. until time of a Funeral Mass at 11 a.m., with Rev. Fr. Matt Settle officiating. A Memorial Service was also held at the church by the St. Anthony Council of Catholic Women. Burial was in Niagara Cemetery. Jacobs Funeral Homes, Niagara Chapel assisted the family with arrangements.