BANGOR – With heavy hearts the family of Nora Jock Lamica, 95, announces her passing on Saturday (June 5, 2019) at the St. Regis Nursing Home, Massena. She was comforted by the love and support of her family. Arrangements are with the Flint Funeral Home, Moira.
Born August 17, 1923 the daughter of Lucy Jock (later Russell) and Richard Leo Jock. Nora attended school in North Bangor, NY.
This "Young at Heart Little Lady" grew up on a farm. She worked side by side and kept up step for step (with her 4 ½ size shoes) with her father and brothers. When she wasn't working inside or outside, it was time for socializing and fun.
As a teenager Nora married Ansel Joseph Hart. They had two daughters then divorced early. She then met Vernon Lamica when he returned from WWII in the South Pacific with the Army. They took their vows, had one son and a long marriage before his passing. In addition to caring for her children Nora worked in the Malone Dress Factory for several years. Before those years she spent most of her summers helping farmers harvest their crops. In the summer evenings back in the day Nora and Vernon (Mike) planted and tended a garden of their own. They processed enough jars of vegetables to last the year through. Sometime after Vernon passed, she met Benjamin LaDuc who wanted her for his wife. They had 5 happily married years before he passed. Nora dedicated several years on committees at the Malone Moose Lodge as well as years donating time to the political party she belonged to. She was devoted to the Roman Catholic Church, attending the churches in Brushton and North Bangor helping out wherever she was needed. Nora's all-time favorite activities was Square-Dancing. She couldn't have been happier than she was when she was able to go where there were Square Dances. Other activities she immensely enjoyed were bowling, playing cards, board games and puzzles, as well visiting the casino on occasion. SHE WILL BE DEEPLY MISSED.
Treasured memories will be forever in the hearts of her children Norma Hart Monette, Noreen Hart LaPage, and her longtime partner Charles Bowers, Vernon Henry Lamica and his wife Theresa Allen Lamica. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren 2o great grandchildren 6 great-great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Her sister Ruth Jock Allen and a sister-in-law Norma Jock also survive her.
Besides her parents she is predeceased by three husbands as aforementioned, her five brothers Joseph, Stephen Irving, Eugene, and Earl Jock as well as Four sisters Bertha Jock Elmer, Myrtle Jock, Rita Jock and Nellie Jock Hart also predeceased her.
A time of visitation will be held Thursday (June 13th) from 2-4 and 6-8 at the Flint Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday 11 a.m. at St. Augustine's Church, North Bangor. Interment will commence in St. Mary's Cemetery Brushton.
Memorial contributions in Nora's honor may be made to St. Augustine's Church, North Bangor.
Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.flintfuneralhomeny.com