Terrance Dean LaVigne

Born: Wed., Dec. 26, 1945
Died: Mon., Jun. 8, 2015

Remembrance of His Life

12:00 PM Sat., Jun. 13, 2015

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CONSTANTIA, NY ~ Terrance D. LaVigne, 69, of Constantia, NY, died peacefully surrounded by his loving family on June 8, 2015 at SUNY Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse. Terry was diagnosed with Progressive Supra Nuclear Palsy in 2005 and with the love and affection of his family and friends, had fought the incurable disease for almost 10 years.
     Born December 26, 1945 in Syracuse, NY, a son of Joseph E. and Olive J. Carroll LaVigne, he was a graduate of the Central Square High School class of 1963, and later attended MVCC in Utica for two years.
     On May 11, 1968, he married Susan L. Forward in Constantia.
     Terry began his career in 1964 for the Carrier Corporation in East Syracuse where for over the next 3+ decades he worked in the company’s warehouse department, Transport Refrigeration Divisions, and as an Expeditor, supervising the timely completion of large orders for the industrial air conditioning manufacturer.  He retired in 2002 after 38 years of faithful service.
     An exceptionally civic-minded man, he was extremely proud of his community as was evidenced by his 51 year membership with the Constantia Volunteer Fire Department where he had served in various positions including as Chief of the Department for 7 years, as Fire Commissioner for the Constantia fire District 1, and as a former medic with the North Shore Ambulance Corps.  Additionally, he served as a Boy Scout Leader of Troop 724 in Constantia for many years, and enjoyed coaching baseball for the North Shore Little League as well as playing and coaching softball in local leagues.  As an avid NY Yankees fan and always a baseball enthusiast, he especially loved in his later years watching his 12 year old grandson, Connor, play baseball.
     Surviving in addition to his beloved wife, Susan, of 47 years, are his son and daughter-in-law, Shane C. and Bethany LaVigne, of Brewerton, NY; his grandson, Connor J. LaVigne; a brother, Joseph and wife, Kathleen LaVigne, Constantia; two sisters, Sharon and husband, William King, Constantia, and Nanette and husband, Thomas Cosbey, Apex, NC; father-in-law and step mother, Gerald and Patricia Forward, Constantia, and nieces and nephews.
     He was predeceased by both his parents.
     Friends and relatives are invited to attend a Remembrance of His Life on Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 12 Noon at the Constantia Volunteer  Fire Department, 23 County Rt. 23, Constantia, NY 13044.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the Constantia VFD at the above address.
     Arrangements are with Scanlon Funeral Home, Croghan, NY.
     Messages of sympathy may be made at www.scanlonfuneral.com

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Russell and Arlene Raymond
   Posted Tue June 09, 2015
Susan, Our deepest sympathy to you and Shane, Beth and Connor. Terry was a great man and will always be in our hearts. So very sorry for your loss. Russell and I have so many memories from our card playing days to their softball years. Their fire department years as members and most recently as commissioners. Their push all tournaments, oh my goodness so many many memories. Love to you all. Terry we will see you in heaven. Love forever and ever.

Kelley Davis
   Posted Tue June 09, 2015
Im so sorry to hear of Terry's passing. All our love to Susan, Shane and the rest of the family. I have many fond memories growing up as an adopted part of the LaVigne household and Terry, with his wit and sass, are at the center of many of those memories. That is how I will choose to remember a great man. Please let me know of anything we can do to make life a little easier through this time. -Kelley, Kevin and Owen

Nancy Simiele Armbruster
   Posted Tue June 09, 2015
Shane & Beth, I'm so very sorry for the loss of your Dad. I pray you have peace and the love of family and friends surrounding you. I love you guys, always have, and I love that your Dad loved the Yankees.
Nancy and David

Ellie Reukauf-Neary
   Posted Tue June 09, 2015
Sue, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Terry was a great guy and well respected in our community. I am thinking about you and your family with a heavy heart. You're in my thoughts and prayers.
Peace, Ellie

Roxane (Hoyt) Taranto
   Posted Wed June 10, 2015
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time.

With Deepest Sympathy,
Roxane , Evelyn & Bob Hoyt

Dave & Carol Nicholson
   Posted Wed June 10, 2015
Susan & Family, Our deepest condolences. We have many fond memories of Terry. RIP

John Kavanaugh
   Posted Wed June 10, 2015
To Terry's family, Had a wonderful time years ago playing softball with Terry and Joe. With My deepest sympathy and a prayer. Sincerely, John Kavanaugh, Timber Pines, Fl.

Mac McCarthy
   Posted Wed June 10, 2015
Great man we will all miss him !!! Keeping the family in my thoughts

Joan & Paul Haberek
   Posted Wed June 10, 2015
Susan and family -- we are sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with all.

Tisha Lewis
   Posted Wed June 10, 2015
Nan, and family ~ I'm so sorry for you loss and you are all in my prayers. I hope your grief of his passing will soon be replaced by the fond memories of Terry you carry in your hearts. Peace.

Gary W Polmanteer
   Posted Wed June 10, 2015
Deepest Sympathy to the LaVigne family.

Gary Polmanteer, Past Chief Of Pennellville Fire Department

Marjorie Drake
   Posted Wed June 10, 2015

My deepest sympathy for your loss. Remember the good times. Marge

Donna Diamond
   Posted Wed June 10, 2015
Dear Sue and family,
I'm so sorry to hear of Terry's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I remember Terry very fondly from working the field days. May God Bless you all.

Janice Deapo
   Posted Thu June 11, 2015
Nan and Family...May time bring all of you Peace. The memory of our loved one is a blessing. With all my Deepest Sympathy.

Jim Joy
   Posted Fri June 12, 2015
So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Bill Gabriel
   Posted Fri June 12, 2015
I am very sorry for your loss

Mike Carroll
   Posted Sun June 14, 2015
Sorry to hear about Terry's passing. I would have attended his remembrance but I just read about in today's paper. I remember you telling me about his affliction at the hs reunion. We had enjoyed many good times thru the years playing softball. Please accept my sincerest condolences.

Larry and Wendy Woodhouse
   Posted Sun June 14, 2015
Sue, Sorry to hear of your loss. I enjoyed working with Terry all those years at TR3. He was a hard worker. We will always be grateful that he inspired us to go to Vegas. We talk about you two every year when we go. Thinking of you and your family.

N perez
   Posted Mon June 15, 2015
I am so sorry to have read of your loss. Please accept my sincere condolences. Something that I have personally found to be of great comfort is what the Bible says at John 5:28, 29 as well as Revelation 21:4. These verses show us that soon God is going to bring about a resurrection of our loved ones as well as do away with all causes we have for suffering including sickness and death. Knowing this has always comforted me and it is my sincere hope that these thoughts comfort your family as well. Again I am so sorry for your loss.

Kevin Worlock
   Posted Thu July 02, 2015
Dear Sue and Family,
So sorry to hear of the passing of Terry. He was a super nice guy and great softball player. Our hearts are with you.
Kevin and Felicia Worlock

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