12/7/2017 – Helen R. (Lantier) Mall, LaFargeville

Mrs. Helen R. (Lantier) Mall, 94, formerly of the LaFargeville area, died Dec. 2nd, at Saratoga Springs Hospital.

There will be a Spring Graveside service at St. John’s Cemetery in LaFargeville at a time to be announced.

Helen was born Aug. 18th, 1923, in Clayton, the daughter of David and Olive Charlebois Paige.

She married Fred Lantier Dec. 5th, 1942, which ended in divorce. On Feb. 21st, 1976, she married USN Retired William Mall, who predeceased her.

Helen worked at various restaurants in the area, some of which were the Half Way Chalet, T.I. Club, and the C-Way Restaurant.

She was an avid N.Y. Yankees fan, loved to go shopping, and traveling.

Surviving are two sons, Fred Jr. (Jane) Lantier of New Hampshire, and William Lantier of Watertown; five daughters, Deanna Smith, and Susie Lantier, both of Rodman, Tina David of Pennsylvania, Rita Ogburn and her companion Glenn Walldroff of LaFargeville, and Karen (Steve) Thompson of Glenville, with whom she resided for the past 17 months; numerous grand and great grandchildren.

Three sons, David, James, and Doug (infancy), died before her.

Local arrangements are with the T.R. Jetty Funeral Home in Clayton.


  1. Scott Link Posted:

    So sorry for your loss. May happy memories and the knowledge that she is in a better place comfort you. God Bless.

  2. Peggy Roberts Posted:

    Deanna and family, so sorry to hear about your Mom. She was such a nice lady and so much fun to be around. I’m so glad I got to meet her and visit with her a few times, she had a great sense of humor. Prayers and healing thoughts to all of you, Peggy

  3. Dalys Wells Montanye Posted:

    To Lantier Family,
    We are very sorry to hear the loss of your mother.
    Stay strong for one another
    God Bless you all
    Dalys and family

  4. Jayme Spearnock Posted:

    To The Entire Lantier Family,
    So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you at this difficult time.
    Sincerely, Jayme and Bruce

  5. jim&bev doolittle Posted:

    sorry for the family she lived her life at the fullest

  6. Wayne Strauss Posted:

    To The Family –
    I was so sorry to read about Aunt Helen’s passing. I’m Bill Mall’s nephew, and I completely adored her. I was always so taken with her strength, poise and humor, and thought she was the perfect “catch” for my beloved “Unk”. My favorite story was when, needing to improvise a dessert, Aunt Helen taught the Harvest House how to make her wonderful “whipped cheesecake” (can’t remember what she actually called it, but I’m sure you all remember it!). It was a smash hit with the customers and, as I recall, became a regular dessert item at HH. I’ll be sure to make some this weekend. Aunt Helen lived an impressive life, and I will always remember her. Wayne

  7. Danw Schofield Posted:

    Rita ,
    Very sorry for your loss. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

    Sincerely ,
    Dawn Schofield

  8. Leslie Varner Posted:

    Rita and family,
    I am so sorry for the loss of you Mom. I didn’t know her but she must have been a really nice lady as her children are. Thoughts are with you at this time of sadness.

    Leslie Brown Varner

  9. Gail Christensen Posted:

    Tina and Rita,
    Our sincere sympathy for your loss, you are a wonderful
    reflection of her energy, sense of humor and enthusiasm.
    May happy memories bring you peace.
    Walt & Gail Christensen

  10. Maribeth McFadden Posted:

    Rita, Celeste, and the Lantier family,
    Our thoughts are with you at this sad time. May happy memories be with you.
    Maribeth & Sarah McFadden

  11. Jacinta Wood Posted:

    To all of Helen’s family, our sympathy goes out to you. She was always the prettiest lady. My mom used to speak highly of her as she knew Helen very well. Mom babysat for the older kids.
    God Bless you all. Jacinta and Jerry Wood

  12. so sorry for ur lose she was a great lady. prayers be with you all.

  13. Mary [Bovee} Dasno Posted:

    For Deanna, We were so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing, last Sunday when you were with us at the “Elk’s” She had a “good run”, didn’t she? I’ve written to Nancy to let her know. I don’t have an address for you, so couldn’t send card.
    guess I’ll have to do it this “modern” way! Anyway, we send our condolences.

  14. Mark and Yvonne Getman Posted:

    Our deepest sympathies to the Lantier family. Helen was an awesome lady indeed and lived life to its fullest.

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