MASSENA – Norene J. LePage, 85, of 10 North Main Street, peacefully passed away Saturday morning, May 11, 2019 at Massena Memorial Hospital.
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Norene was born September 13, 1933 in Massena, the daughter of the late Earl and Evelyn (Perry) Ashley. She attended Massena schools, graduating in 1951. On June 27, 1953, she married Paul A. LePage, son of Percy “Dutch” and Marjorie LePage, at the Church of the Sacred Heart with Rev. Joseph Dowd, officiating. He predeceased her on April 3, 2003.
Norene worked for a short time at Alcoa and Warner Brothers Corset Factory in Massena. She later went to work at the Boston Store and was a clerk at Stan’s Men’s Shop for many years before working for a time at Bon-Ton. She was a former member of the Massena Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, enjoyed visits to the casino, and playing a good game of cards. Norene also cherished the time she was able to spend with her friends and family.
Norene is survived by her children, Richard and Linda LePage, Susan and Gary Borgosz, Randy and Angele LePage, and John and Margaret LePage, all of Massena; her grandchildren, Katie and Andy McGowan of Grand Island, NY; Kortney and Chris Wetzler of Westford, MA; Kristen and Michael Bresett of Masssena; Christopher LePage of Massena; Emily LePage of Hinesburg, VT; Abigail and Eric Keeler of Lenox, MA; Jared LePage of Massena, Natalie LePage of Oneonta; and Mackenzie LePage of Massena; and her great grandchildren, Madison and Mia McGowan and Luca Bresett.
She is also survived by her sisters, Dorothy and Paul King and Nancy and Robert Brothers, all of Massena; her brothers, John and Judy Ashley of Syracuse and Earl Jr. and Cathy Ashley of Massena; her sister-in-law, Connie Ashley of Massena; her brother-in-law, Gerald “Babe” LePage; and many nieces and nephews.
Norene is also survived by her husband’s family, Fay Scully and Gary Fuller of Massena; Linda and Jerry Laffin of Massena; Mardie LePage and Mike Powers, of Massena; Linda LePage of Massena; and Polly LePage of Norwood.
In addition to her parents and her husband, she was predeceased by her sister, Shirley LePage on September 14, 2001; her brothers, Robert E. Ashley on March 5, 2012 and Jerry in infancy; her late husband’s family, Donald “Pete” LePage, Eugene “Butch” LePage, Gary LePage, and Ruth and Charles Sharlow.
Friends may call Monday 4-7:00 PM at the Donaldson Funeral Home, Massena, where funeral services will be held Tuesday 10:00 AM . Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Massena.
Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the American Cancer Society.