Obituaries: LaMora, Boucot, Korbel, March

Rose LaMora, 58, ride operator, liked travelling, NASCAR

BINGHAMTON—Rose Marie O’Dell LaMora of Binghamton, formerly of Chatham, died Friday, March 30, 2012 at Willow Point Nursing Home.

Born in Hudson, September 20, 1953, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Flood O’Dell, Sr., and late Edith Mansfield Carver.

She married Henry O’Dell in 1969; he predeceased her in January 1978. She married her second husband, Michael LaMora, October 9, 1983.

Mrs. LaMora lived and worked on the farm with the Hunt Club of Old Chatham on Shaker Museum Road as a groomer and caregiver of the dogs and horses with her first husband, Henry.

She also tended and did maintenance for the Old Chatham Union Cemetery. She worked for Amusements of America as a kiddies’ ride operator with her second husband, Michael.

She enjoyed traveling to different states with the fair and received numerous recognitions for her work. She was a NASCAR fan, loved dogs and was well-liked by anyone she met in her life.

She is survived by her daughter, Donna O’Dell Nicklaw of Tupper Lake; twin sons, Steven and Scott O’Dell of Binghamton; six grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; a brother, David O’Dell; sisters, Susan Osterhout, Janet Parker, Diane Thomas, Nancy O’Dell and June O’Dell. She was predeceased by a brother, Thomas O’Dell, Jr.

Calling hours will be Tuesday April 3 from 6 to 8 pm at the French, Gifford, Preiter & Blasl Funeral Home, Chatham. Family will gather Wednesday, April 4, 10 a.m. at the funeral home and depart for Old Chatham Union Cemetery at 10:30 a.m.

Donations in Mrs. LaMora’s memory may be made to the Columbia-Greene Humane Society. For directions or to send an online condolence visit

Lucien Boucot, Jr., 74, inspector, Army vet

OXFORD, MS—Lucien F. “Lou” Boucot, Jr., formerly of Petersburgh, died Saturday, March 31, 2012 at the Baptist Memorial Hospital North MS after a brief illness. He and his wife Pat lived in Batesville, MS.

Born in Suffern, June 27, 1937, he was the son of the late Lucien F. and Rose Margaret Kane Boucot, Sr. He was the loving husband of 52 years to the former Patricia Ann Durden.

Mr. Boucot was a United States Army veteran. He was employed as an inspector with the New York State Department of Transportation.

He was predeceased by a daughter, Renee Dawn Boucot, who died July 19, 1997.

He is survived by his wife, Pat and a sister, Lorraine John of Windsor.

A memorial service will be held at his home Tuesday, April 3 at 7 p.m. Burial will take place in the Meadowlawn Cemetery in Petersburgh at a later date.

Contributions in Mr. Boucot’s memory may be made to the Mount Olivet Fire Department, 38075 Hwy 315, Batesville, MS 38606. Arrangements were with the Thomas M. Barber Funeral Home of Petersburgh.

William Korbel, 65, passion for classic Chryslers

ALBANY—William Francis Korbel, 65, of Sand Creek Road, Albany died Friday, March 30, 2012 at his home.

Born in Bronx, May 25, 1946, he was the son of the late William J. and Bridget E. (Conmy) Korbel.

Mr. Korbel was a clerk for the New York State Education Department in Albany until he retired.

His passion was his 1961 Chrysler 300 G for which he won the Chrysler Cup International Award this past October in Lake George. He was a life member of the Chrysler 300 Club International and an avid collector of classic Chrysler cars. He enjoyed going to car shows and his cars won many awards over the years.

He also enjoyed spending time with his niece and nephew at family functions.

He is survived by: one sister, Rosemary E. Klugo (Donald) of Valatie; a niece, Andrea E. Klugo and her fiancé Michael Pavelock; a nephew, Michael W. Klugo and his fiancée Megan Dodd.

A graveside service will be held Saturday, April 7, noon at St. John’s Cemetery, Middle Village. Calling hours will be Friday, April 6 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, Route 9, Valatie. For those wish, contributions may be made to either the United Spinal Association, 75-20 Astoria Boulevard, East Elmhurst 11370 or the Disabled American Veterans, P.O, Box 14301, Lima, OH 45250.

Charles March, Sr., 83, salesman, liked to bowl

HUDSON—Charles F. March, Sr. 83, of George Road, Ghent died Sunday, April 1, 2012 at Columbia Memorial Hospital.

Born in Kinderhook, February 5, 1929, he was the son of the late Nelson and Bessie (Skinkle) March.

Mr. March was a route salesman for Freihofer’s in Albany for 43 years. He was a former member of the Kinderhook Elks Lodge #2530, the Mellenville Grange, the Ghent Reformed Church and enjoyed bowling, fishing, playing cards, darts, horseshoes and camping with his family.

He is survived by: seven children, Charles F. March Jr. (Joan) of Chatham, Arnold N. March (Claudia) of Kinderhook, James A. March (Phyllis) of Florida, Jeanette E. Gile (Roger) of Chatham Center, Michael J. March of Florida, Stacy L. Bailey (Joseph) of Leeds, Susan M. Shetsky (Michael) of Ghent; a brother, Ellsworth March of Valatie; a sister, Judy Powell of Cairo; 14 grandchildren, three great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his wife, Eleanor “Ellie” March and his son, David March.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 4, 11 a.m. at the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, lnc., Route 9, Valatie, with the Reverend Rudy Visser officiating. Interment will follow in Kinderhook Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call Tuesday, April 3 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. For those who wish, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Northeastern New York, 85 Watervliet Avenue, Albany 12206-2083.

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