4/24/2013 – Michael J. Lamphere, Clayton

A Celebration of life for Michael J. Lamphere, age 55, will be on Thursday, May 2, from 1 to 3pm at the T.R. Jetty Funeral Home, followed by a short prayer service at 3pm. Mike died April 22, in Watertown.

Mike was born June 17, 1957, in Lisbon, Portugal, the son of Donald and Lois Conover Lamphere. He graduated from 1000 Islands High School.

He worked construction for many years and was last employed by Hummel Construction.

Mike enjoyed painting.

Surviving besides his parents are five brothers, Donald and Brian of Florida, Dave of Albany, Bob of Clayton, and Jim of South Carolina; nieces and nephews.

Donations can be made in his name to the Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham St., Watertown, NY 13601.


  1. Kate and Dave Johnson Posted

    Very sad to learn of the passing of our old friend from the days when we lived in Clayton. You could always count on Mike to be a gentleman, very cordial and easy to be around. Condolences to Mike’s family.

    • David A Lamphere Posted

      Thank you Kate and Dave, Mike will be missed greatly….Mike remained optimistic throughout his illness. His Family was at Mike’s bedside at his passing. Thank you for you condolences. Lamphere Family

  2. Rhonda Cuffee ( formerlly Lockerby) Posted

    Dear Lois,

    So sorry to learn of your loss. Sending prayers your way.

  3. Darlene Whitmore(Paige) Posted

    So sorry of your loss. Mike was a great guy. We will send prayers his way..R.I.P.

  4. Gina Wirth Posted

    So sorry to read about Mike’s death. My thoughts are with his friends and family.

  5. Karen and Ginny Purcell Posted

    Dear Don, Lois and Family:

    We just learned of Mike’s passing and want to express our sympathy to all of you. Although we are unable to attend his memorial service, please know that our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. May you be blessed by the special memories of Mike.
    Ginny and the Purcell family

  6. Sue (French) Schulte Posted

    David and Family,

    I am truly sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.


  7. Cindy Glass Posted

    Mikey was a free spirit who loved being an artist and being a kind man to those he knew. He had incredible dreams for his future. His hope and wish for life were unique and he was driven to beat the cancer beast every step of the way up until his passing. Thank you Michael James Lamphere for the opportunity to open our home to you during your recovery and fight. I will always hold a special place for you in my heart and thoughts!
    Love you buddy,

  8. Dean Neumann Posted

    RIP my friend. I feel so blessed that you were able to be a small part of my life. This world lost a good man, a good man indeed.

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