Dorene Jean (Hadlock) Fletcher

Dorene Jean (Hadlock) Fletcher, age 62, of Saranac Lake died Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, at the home of her daughter Carrie Rochelle after a courageous battle with cancer.

Dorene was born in Malone on Aug. 21, 1958, the daughter of Warren and Esther (Durant) Hadlock. Dorene married Randy Fletcher in Saranac Lake on Sept. 25, 1999.

Dorene was a lifelong resident of Saranac Lake and worked for Uihlein Mercy Center in Lake Placid as a certified nursing assistant before she became disabled and unable to work. She was an avid crafter, creating many gifts throughout her life. She also loved to read, cook and especially be with her family.

Dorene is survived by brothers Carl Hadlock, Warren (Beverly) Hadlock, Justus Hadlock (Gary Hawsey), Jim (Kristen) Lauzon and Todd Lauzon; and sisters Shirley Martin (Bruce Lasdin), Tracey (Melvin) Ward and Ann (David) Hammac. Dorene is also survived by her children: Joan Tyler (Misty Dashnaw), Carrie (James) Rochelle, Matthew and Steven Beaney, and Leah Fletcher (Austin Cook), as well as several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Dorene was preceded in death by her father and mother Warren and Esther (Durant) Hadlock, Catherine Cole and Shiela Clark.

Funeral arrangements are in care of the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home. There will be no calling hours. All services are private and will at the convenience of the family.

Family and friends wishing to remember Dorene Jean Fletcher can send memorial contributions to the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in care of the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home, 20 Church St., Saranac Lake, NY 12983. Family and friends can also share their memories, upload photos and sign the online guestbook at www.fortunekeoughfuneralhome.com.