WATERTOWN – Lenore M. LaDuke, 89, Watertown, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2023, at home with her children and under the care of Jefferson County Hospice.
Calling hours will be held 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, 2023, at Reed and Benoit Funeral Home. The funeral Mass will be said 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023, at St. Patrick’s Church with Rev. John Demo officiating. Spring burial will be in the Glenwood Cemetery.
Born Dec. 25, 1933, in Watertown, she was the daughter of the late Leslie H. and Ruth (Adams) Vorce. She graduated in 1951 from Watertown High School.
Lenore was employed by the Watertown Daily Times for many years, retiring in 1996.
On April 30, 1955, Lenore married Donald M. LaDuke at St. Patrick’s Church in Watertown. Donald predeceased her on Dec. 27, 2020.
Lenore loved spending time with her family and hosted “Bagel Sunday” every week where everyone would gather in her home.
She was an avid Buffalo Bills football fan and a member of the Watertown VFW.
She is survived by her children, Alan M. (Terry) LaDuke, Rockledge, FL; Denise M. (Rob) Edgar, Watertown; Teresa M. (Rick) Bergeron, Champion; and Jeanine M. (Jim) Slate, Watertown; two sisters, Eileen (Jim) Hower, Utica, and Beverly (Ronald) Davies, Syracuse; as well as several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, Donald, she was predeceased by a brother, Leon Vorce, and a sister, Marilyn McKinley.
Arrangements are with Reed & Benoit Funeral Home Inc.
Condolences may be made online at www.reedbenoit.com.