Obituary of Monica J. Lauzon
FT. COVINGTON – Surrounded and comforted by the love of her family Monica Josephine Lauzon, age 76 passed away Friday, July 30, 2021. Arrangements are with the Flint Funeral Home, Moira. Monica was born in her home in Hogansburg on March 1, 1945. She was the daughter of Charles H. and Josephine I. (O'Brien) Southwick. She graduated from Salmon River Central in 1963. She graduated as a Registered Nurse from Hepburn Nursing School in 1966. She was married to Marcel J. Lauzon on August 27, 1966 in the first double ring wedding ceremony held at St. Patrick's Cathedral in Hogansburg, officiated by Reverend Joseph L. Stickelmyer, with her twin sister, Veronica K. and Maurice A. Cusson. For many years Monica was a RN at Massena Memorial Hospital and then became the first RN to work at the Salmon River Medical Center. Next, she became a School Nurse at Salmon River Central. Prior to working at Salmon River, Monica was employed as an RN at General Motors. She advanced to performing in-home geriatric and palliative care for her Mother while also caring for her family. After taking care of her Mother and raising her children, Monica rejoined the workforce to work at Chappell's along-side her daughter, Rebecca. Hobbies Monica enjoyed were: playing the piano, singing, knitting, playing cards and canning. She was known for carrying on the tradition of making the family's secret recipe for relish called "Golden Glow." Monica enjoyed proofreading and editing newspaper articles specifically for grammar usage and proper punctuation. Monica's heart was filled with gladness whenever her family gathered at the family farm in Fort Covington. Treasured memories will be forever in the hearts of her family and friends. She is survived by her husband, Marcel, and her children Marcella and husband Ronald Cartier, Jr., of Constable; Rebecca Dufrane of Massena; and Kenneth and wife Tammy Lauzon of Malone. She will be greatly missed by her grandchildren: Kylie and her companion Dan; Marcus and his fiancée Hunter; Brandon and his wife Kylie; and Jordan. Also by the great-grandchildren: Brody, Harley, Emma, Harrison, and Jameson. Monica's surviving siblings are: Sally Martineau of Albany; William and wife Barbara Southwick of Verona; Veronica and husband Maurice of Hooksett, NH; Bryan of Edmeston; Martha and Butch of West Monroe; and sister-in-law Mary Jane Southwick of Belchertown, MA. Besides her parents she is predeceased by three siblings: Charles, Kevin, and Sister Roberta. Viewing will be Thursday, August 5, from 11 am to 12:45 pm at St. Mary's church, Fort Covington, followed by a Christian Mass Service will be held at 1 pm. The Burial Ceremony will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery on County Road 42. Memorial contributions in Monica's honor may be made to the Alice Ballard Hospice Fund or to the Fort Covington Fire & Rescue. Please take a moment to reach out to Monica's family at www.flintfuneralhomeny.com to share a special memory or leave a condolence.