Flora M. Monette, 96

OSWEGO, NY – Flora M. Monette, 96, a former resident of East Seneca Street passed away on Tuesday July 24, 2012, at St.Luke Health Services.

Born in Oswego, she was a daughter of the late Albert and Mary (Thompson) Monette.

She was a graduate of St. Paul’s School, Oswego High School and the Rochester Dental Dispensary.

Flora was a dental hygienist for Dr. Walpole, Dr. Diblasi and Dr. Weigelt.

Most of all, she enjoyed the time spent with her family.

Surviving are her niece, Barbara Monette; and nephews, Mike, Leo and Greg Monette.

She was predeceased by two sisters, Clara Compton and Mary Monette; three brothers, Foster, Leo and Albert Monette; and her niece, Lauri Monette.

Funeral services will be held on Friday at 10:30 a.m. from St. Paul’s Church.

Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Dowdle Funeral Home on Thrusday from 5-7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a charity of choice.


  1. I am one of Dr. Walpole’s daughters. When I was born, Flora worked for my dad 1938 (so I hear). We grew up with Flora answering our phone calls, giving messages back and forth and often visiting her at the office.
    She used to call us up in early December when we were young and tell us that Santa Clause had an appointment with Dad after school on the next day—so if we wanted to stop in there after school we could see him. Every year we hurried down to Bridge Street and rushed up the stairs to their office (ab0ve Reed’s Drug Store on the corner of E. 2nd St. We’d scurry in and Flora would meet us and say, “Oh, you just missed him. ”
    Flora was a very dear friend to all of us.

  2. I am one of Dr. Walpole’s sons and I too have very fond memories of Flora. I would often go to my dad’s office after school and read the new `Highlights for Children’ or `Boys Life’ that he would get for his waiting room. Flora would always `set me up’ in Dad’s office where I could sit at his desk to read. She would always seem to have a roll of assorted Life Savers in her desk and I’d always be offered the red one (my favorite) which somehow was the next one every time.
    Flora was very close to our family and we will miss her.

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