Michelle A. LaMere

Michelle Annette LaMere, 57, passed away on Thursday, June 8, 2017, after a short illness.

Born in Tupper Lake on July 15, 1959, she was the daughter of Bob and Janet Chartier. On July 25, 1981, she married Tom LaMere; they have two children, Allie and Rob.

Her pride and joy were her children and grandchildren Sloan and Tommy. She spent countless hours over the years supporting and encouraging their passions, from art to sports and everything in between she was solidly behind every endeavor. Along with Tom she was their biggest cheerleader and staunchest supporter.

For 30 years, Michelle was a much loved teacher and mentor at L.P. Quinn Elementary School. She touched many lives within our community, her passion for teaching and helping extended far beyond her students; her latest love, Zumba, and the ladies she taught brought her great joy and strength.

She was an avid reader, skier and loved all outdoor activities and the Lake and community she called home. The recent generosity and outpouring of love and respect by those close and far away touched her to the core.

She is survived by her mother Janet; husband Tom; daughter Allie and husband Matt (Poirier); son Rob and wife Devon; grandchildren Sloan and Tommy; brothers Mike (Mary) and Scott (Mary); sister Lisa; and countless loved ones.

She was predeceased by her father, Bob Chartier in 2012.

Calling hours are scheduled from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, June 12 at the Stuart-Fortune -Keough Funeral Home in Tupper Lake. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 13 at St. Alphonsus Church in Tupper Lake.

Donations, in lieu of flowers, can be made to a memorial scholarship fund currently being established. Contributions may be made to the Tupper Lake Central School, 294 Hosley Ave. Tupper Lake, NY 12986.