WATERTOWN, NY — William K. LaFleur, 83, of Watertown, passed away Friday, April 24, 2020, at Samaritan Summit Village where he had resided for three and one half years.
Born March 11, 1937, on Wellesley Island, the son of Leslie and Violet E. Patterson LaFleur, he was a graduate of LaFargeville High School. He enlisted in the US Marines on March 2, 1956, and he was honorably discharged from active duty as a Corporal on March 1, 1958, and from the Reserves on Mach 1, 1962.
After serving his country, Bill worked for the Department of Corrections at Green Haven Prison, Poughkeepsie from October 1962 to March 1968. He then joined the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office working as a deputy until his retirement in March 1992. After retirement, he worked part time as a security attendant until 2002.
Bill was married to Linda M. Cornaire and the marriage was annulled. He then married Joyce Mosachetti and then Baerbel Moore, both ending in divorce.
Bill is survived by his companion Marion Greene and her family, Henderson; his son Donald W. (Jessica) LaFleur, Winter Haven, FL; a daughter Jacqueline E. Turner and husband Chris, Watertown; a grandson Nathan Bush; two great-grandchildren, Lily and Christopher Bush; a nephew, and cousins.
A son, Scott E. LaFleur, a sister, Betty J. Thomson, and a niece, all died before him.
As per his wishes, there are no public services.
Burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Clayton will be at this family’s convenience.
Donations in Bill’s name may be made to Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham St., Watertown, NY 13601.
Arrangements with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Clayton.
Online condolences may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com.