FULTON, NY – Richard James LaClaire, 76; of Granby, passed away early Sunday morning July 14, 2019, at his home surrounded by his family.
He was born in Fulton, NY, to the late Peter and Margaret (D’Ambrose) LaClaire.
Mr. LaClaire worked as an auto mechanic and a commercial truck griver with Pepsi.
He retired from Nestles, Co., Fulton after 32 years as a laborer and machinist.
Mr. LaClaire had a passion for vehicles especially classic cars.
He had a great sense of humor; a warm heart and he was loved and will be missed by many.
Mr. LaClaire is survived by his wife of 22 years. Carole LaClaire of Granby; two children: Richard (Yong) LaClaire II of Fulton and Michelle Everson of Scriba; four step-children: Dale Cook of Fulton, Craig (Laurie) Nelson of Fulton, Tracy (Mark) Clark of Arizona and, Kelly (David) LaClair of Indiana; his sister: Beverly (Larry) Parkhurst of Fulton; 16 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and several extended family members including nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by five siblings: Peter LaClaire, George LaClaire, Dorothy Spiegel, Janet Hart and Patricia Erb; and stepson: Frederick Nelson Jr.
Mr. LaClaire’s wishes included a private funeral service and burial.
There will be no calling hours.
The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. Second St. S., Fulton, has care of his arrangements.