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William K. LaFleur

April 24, 2020

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.

Bill was born on Wellesley Island on March 11, 1937, 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 Department, working as a Sheriff 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; daughter Jacqueline E. Turner and husband Chris, Watertown; one grandson Nathan Bush; two great-grandchildren, Lily and Christopher Bush; one nephew, and cousins. His son, Scott E. LaFleur, his sister, Betty J. Thomson, and a niece predeceased him.

As per his wishes, there are no public services. Burial in St. Mary's Cemetery, Clayton will be at this family's convenience. Arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc. and online condolences may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com. Donations in Bill's name may be made to Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham St., Watertown, NY 13601.

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#14 Vince 2020-05-05 20:08
I am sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. He was a good man a and provided us an appreciation of the St. Lawerence we would have never seen if not for his love of being on the water. My condolences.
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#13 Melita Sperbeck Todd 2020-05-02 13:38
Donny, I remember you and your family when we all lived in the Trailer Park in Poughquag in 1964-1967. Our Dad's worked at Green Haven. Some where I have pictures of you and Scotty.
What I didn't know was that your Dad was in the Sheriff Dept in Watertown. My husband worked at Dry Hill from '84'-96..
So sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. My thoughts and prayers to you and your family.
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#12 David Greene 2020-04-29 20:55
Semper Fi Marine!
Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it. If flies with the last breath of each brother in arms who have protected it.
RIP Bill. We have the watch...
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#11 Pat Belden Williamson 2020-04-29 11:06
RIP Billy. A good friend to all.
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#10 Frank Laverghetta 2020-04-28 19:52
I worked with Bill for 20 plus years. A great guy to work with. I had the pleasure of seeing him at Shorties and we would talk about old times. My prayers go out to all family.
Take care
Frank
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#9 Cathie Davis 2020-04-28 05:50
So sorry to read this. Bill was a friend of my late husband, James R. Davis. Bill was a quiet, kind man. I'm sure he will be missed by many. My prayers for the families.
Cathie
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#8 David bonney 2020-04-27 20:28
I had the privilege to know Bill in my position as Pamelia Town Justice. He was an excellent police officer and friend. MAY he REST in peace.
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#7 Ben Timerman 2020-04-27 10:52
As a current member of the Sheriff's Office I never had a chance to work with Bill, but I did stop in to meet him a few years ago. He was a very nice man. I also have a few photos of him from his Sheriff's Office days if family & friends are interested. We would be honored to be involved in services or memorials. I can be reached at 315-786-2674. --Detective Ben Timerman
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#6 Kathy Northrup 2020-04-27 10:04
I worked with Bill (Lumpy) at the Sheriff's Office and enjoyed his good nature - he always had good stories to tell. I kept animal crackers in my desk drawer for him when he came in off the road. He was missed when he retired. My condolences to his family - he was a wonderful man.
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#5 Nichol 2020-04-27 07:10
Bill will be missed greatly, I had the pleasure of taking care of him and could tell from day one that he had a gentle soul. Great smile and laugh. You're at peace now Bill. Thinking of the family during this difficult time.
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