Mae Elizabeth Lashway

Mae Elizabeth Lashway, age 96, formerly of Saranac Lake and currently of the Champlain Valley Senior Living Community in Willsboro, died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, at Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital in Plattsburgh due to complications of COVID-19.

Born in Saranac Lake on April 6, 1924, she was the daughter of George and Inez (Laggett) Baker. Mae married Arthur F. Lashway Jr. on Monday, Jan. 7, 1946, in Saranac Lake. He predeceased her on June 21, 1983.

Mae had been a lifelong resident of Saranac Lake and had been employed as a secretary for the New York State Department of Health for many years. Prior to that she was employed with Adirondack Bank. She was a dedicated volunteer at the Saranac Lake Free Library for 30 years and continued to be an avid reader till the end.

She is survived by one daughter, Sandra Lashway of Ticonderoga. A special thank-you to all the caregivers over the past several years, including Keene Valley Neighborhood House, Moses Ludington Adult Care Facility and her final home at Champlain Valley Senior Community. Thank you, Jess, for my black jelly beans!

Funeral arrangements are in care of the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Saranac Lake. A Mass of Christian burial will take place in the spring at St. Bernard’s Church in Saranac Lake. Burial will follow at St. Bernard’s Cemetery.

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