Marie C. (Cocard) LaDuc

Born: Fri., Jan. 15, 1932
Died: Thu., Sep. 12, 2013


9:45 AM to 11:00 AM, Sat., Sep. 21, 2013
Location: St. Francis Solanus Catholic Church

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 AM Sat., Sep. 21, 2013
Location: St. Francis Solanus Catholic Church

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LIVERPOOL/HARRISVILLE, NY ~ Marie C. LaDuc, 81, of 303 Buckley Rd., Liverpool, died peacefully at her home on September 12, 2013.

Born January 15, 1932, in Luxembourg, a daughter of Joseph and Suzanne Tyson Cocard, she was educated and graduated from high school in Luxembourg.  She later received a degree in hairstyling and cosmetology in France.

She married Dennis G. LaDuc, formerly of Harrisville, NY, on July 19, 1954, in Luxembourg.  Mr. LaDuc died on December 4, 2012.

A homemaker for most of her life, Marie was an avid Syracuse University basketball fan, and especially enjoyed other sports including tennis and soccer.  She was also well known as an exceptional flower gardener, and took pleasure in hunting and fishing.

She was a parishioner of St. Margaret’s Catholic Church in Mattydale.

Surviving are her children including a son, Kenneth G., and wife, Calleen LaDuc, Brewerton, and daughter, Cheryl S. LaDuc-Buchanan and husband, Richard, of Sloansville, NY; her granddaughter, Jesse K. LaDuc, Brewerton; a sister, Annette Pounds, Mesa, AZ: three brothers-in-law, Clyde and Stephen LaDuc, both of Harrisville, and Francis LaDuc, of Carthage; two sisters-in-law, Mary Bond, of Harrisville, and Anne Safe, of Angola, NY, and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by a brother, Joseph Cocard, and two sisters, Cecile Fischer, and Marie Paule Utterbach.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 21, 2013, at St. Francis Solanus Church in Harrisville, NY.  Her family will receive relatives and friends at the church beginning at 9:45 a.m. until the time of Funeral Mass. Burial will follow in St. Francis Cemetery, Harrisville.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the CNYSPCA, 5878 East Molloy Rd., Syracuse, NY 13211.

Arrangements are with Scanlon Funeral Home, Harrisville.

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Betty Cocard
   Posted Mon September 16, 2013
On behalf of all the Cocard family, please accept our deepest sympathy on the passing of your mother. Although our families have lost touch over the years, I know that my late husband, her brother Joseph, would have wanted to express his sorrow at her passing. As he is unable to do so, I feel I should speak for him.
Joe and Maise (the name by which she was known by her family in Luxembourg) were very much alike in many respects. Both were practical, down-to-earth people, unpretentious by nature, and plain spoken. This latter trait was often misunderstood on first acquaintance, but once you got to know Maise, you could see the loving, caring person that she was, and devoted wife and mother.
Joe often recounted many childhood memories, and the happy days he spent with his sisters Maise and Cecile when very young. In particular I recall his account of how the three of them would go hurtling down the street on a trentinette (scooter) which had been donated by a kindly uncle. Maise, being the biggest, would be up front, Joe in the rear, and Cecile squeezed between the two of them. They were always followed by the family dog, whose name I can't recall, and usually ended up in a pile at the bottom of the street.
Another favorite story was how Joe occasionally got into scrapes with other boys at school, and upon being thoroughly beaten up he would rally himself and tell his attacker, "you wait, I'll get my big sister on you". Sure enough Maise would come to the rescue and tackle the offender, always emerging the victor. As word got around about Joe's big sister, the other lads thought twice about picking a fight with him.
Although Joe loved and respected all of his sisters, and never actually put into words, I always felt that Maise was his favorite; a sort of kindred spirit. As you all say goodbye to her, I feel sure that he will be there in spirit, watching over the ceremony, and waiting to be reunited once again.

Betty Cocard
   Posted Thu September 19, 2013

INDOOR GARDEN BASKET was sent by Betty Cocard.

Our deepest sympathy to all the family, from Betty Cocard, Marianne and Mark, Gregory and Tammie, and Catherine and Rich.

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