Mary Reagan Lapine


(May 15, 1911-December 9, 1987)


Ogdensburg-The funeral for Mary R. Lapine, 76, of 712 Green St., civic leader, will be at the 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the McLellan Funeral Home and at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Cathedral, with Rev. Philip T. Allen, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery.

Mrs. Lapine died Wednesday afternoon in A. Barton Hepburn Hospital.

Calling hours are from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Surviving are her husband, John H.; two sons, Dr. Thomas J. Lapine, Middleton, Mass., and Richard R., Midland, Mich.; eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, a brother Edward Reagan, Norwood, and two sisters, Mrs. Helen Fitzgibbon, Ogdensburg, and Mrs. Walter (Doris) Wright, Lake Worth, Florida.

Two brothers, Carl Reagan, Norwood, and Dennis Regan, Ogdensburg, and a sister, Margaret Gwin, Ogdensburg died before her.

Born in Norwood on May 15, 1911, a daughter of Dennis and Electa Brink Reagan, she was graduated from St. Mary's High School in 1930 and was employed for a time at the Hackett Hardware Company.

She married John H. "Bob" Lapine on October 22, 1938 at St. Mary's Cathedral, with Msgr. Louis D. Berube officiating.

Mrs. Lapine was very active in St. Mary's Cathedral parish, having been a member of the church's Legion of Mary and its Altar Rosary Society. She was also a member of the Ogdensburg Community Players, and at one time volunteered for the St. Vincent de Paul organization.

She was an avid bowler and golfer.

(This obituary provided by Robert E. Reagan, Potsdam)