Michael J. LaFontaine, 73, formerly of Smithville

SMITHVILLE — The graveside service for Michael J. LaFontaine will be 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 31, in Smithville Cemetery, Smithville. Michael, 73, passed away Sunday, Aug. 23, in Kingsport, Tennessee.

Born Dec. 18, 1946, in Watertown, a son to John and Margaret (Collins) LaFontaine, he was educated in the Sackets Harbor School District.

Following graduation Michael worked for Miller’s Brewery in Fulton for 18 years. He then moved to Tennessee where he was employed by Exide Battery for 11 years, and Wal-Mart for five years.

Michael was a member of the Smithville Fire Department & Fire Police. He enjoyed attending classic car shows.

He is survived by his life partner of 30 years, Terri Parsons; children, Aaron Parsons of Virginia, Amber and Anthony Cowan of Tennessee; grandsons, Anthony, Darien; and sisters, Deborah (John) Skogen of Virginia, Christine LaFontaine of New York, Carol (Richard) Horning of Texas, Mary (Gary) Cornell of New York. He is also survived by his Aunt Frannie, North Carolina, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his name to the Smithville Fire Department, 13727 County Road 63, Adams, New York 13605.

Arrangements are with Carpenter-Stoodley Funeral Home, Inc.

Condolences may be made online at www.reedbenoit.com