Rogene Vosburgh LeMay

Rogene Vosburgh LeMay, 91, of Lake Clear, died Tuesday, April 23, 2019, at the Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake.

Born in Saranac Lake on March 14, 1928, she was the daughter of Maurice Vosburgh and and Gloria Thompson Vosburgh.

Rogene graduated from Saranac Lake High School. She attended the American Institute of Banking and Finance as well as art schools in New York City and the Farnsworth School of Art, under Jerry Farnsworth, in Siesta Key, Florida.

Rogene was an avid gardener, artist and connoisseur of antiques. She studied American history, with a focus on the 1700s to 1800s, and had an historic appreciation of the local Adirondacks that she loved. A little-known fact is that she was a lover of animals and worked for a time at the Saranac Lake animal shelter.

She is survived by her daughter, Barbara LeMay Darring; grandchildren Jennifer McIntosh Blaker and her husband Jeremy Blaker, of Greenwood, Indiana, Shane McIntosh and his wife Judi of Lake Clear, and Sam Darring of Los Angeles, California; three great-grandchildren: Ehyrie Buehler, Lyric Smith and Blake McIntosh; nephews William and Julie Donati, their daughter Olivia, and James Donati and his son Austin Jandreau of Wilbraham, Massachusetts; as well as her longtime companion and friend, Tanya Thomas. Mrs. LeMay was predeceased by her husband Peter Venance LeMay, her parents Maurice and Gloria Vosburgh, and her sister Gloria Vosburgh Donati.

Service will be held at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 29, to be followed by a graveside burial at the Harrietstown Cemetery. A reception will follow at the Porcupine Inn on Park Avenue from 1 to 4 p.m.

Friends wishing to remember Rogene LeMay may make memorial contributions to the Tri-Lakes Humane Society in care of the funeral home. Family and friends may share their memories and sign the online guestbook at fortunekeoughfuneralhome.com.