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12/21/2017 - Douglas Edward LaGarry

A private service for Douglas Edward LaGarry, age 74, formerly of Massena, NY, will be held among family members in Spring 2018.
 
Douglas will be cremated per his wishes.
 
A memorial has been established for any local hospice care organization.
 
Douglas is survived by sons Darin (Massena, NY), Damon (Las Cruces, NM), and Hannan (Chadron, NE); daughter Karen (Noblesville, IN); stepsons and brothers Mark Nezezon, Michael Nezezon and Matt Nezezon (all of Brasher Falls, NY); sister Leslie Hopsicker (Norwood, NY); and numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren and cousins. 
 
Douglas passed away peacefully in his home on Tuesday, December 12, 2017. He was born in Massena, NY to Eunice LaGarry and Douglas Wilson in 1943. He graduated from St. Lawrence Central School in 1961. He then married Patricia Pelsue in 1961 and began working shortly thereafter for the Reynolds Aluminum plant in Massena for nearly 40 years, retiring in 2002.
 
Patricia and Douglas had four children and were divorced in 1984. Douglas was then married to Deborah Dorsch in 1988 and helped raise two boys. The couple divorced some time later.
 
Douglas relocated from the Massena, NY area in 2002 to live in the Oglalla Grasslands in Nebraska near his oldest son Hannan and his wife Leigh Anne.  He participated in numerous archaeological and paleontological digs with his son in the Nebraska Badlands, living out his dream of being in the wild west with the big sky and sagebrush. While there, he developed a few deep friendships with Lisa Farrington and Mike and Linda Kesselring who visited with him frequently up until his death. The LaGarry family is eternally grateful for the companionship they provided during his later years.
 
Douglas enjoyed photography, motorcycles, crossword puzzles, camping, and reading Louis L’amour novels.

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