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

    • Karen (Lantier) Thompson Posted

      Thank you Wayne for sharing that memory of Mom, and for your kind words. The story of the desert made me smile. I forgot you used to call Bill “Unk”. That always warmed my heart as well as his.

  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.

  15. Katy (Bachman) Busby Posted

    Deanna, I am sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. I remember her beauty which she passed on to all of you.

  16. Judith (Judy Rexford) Scott Posted

    I just now came across this obituary so am a bit late in sharing condolences. I do remember your mother and Katy (Bachman) Busby could not have stated it better. I remember your mother as a beautiful woman AND she did, indeed, pass this on to her children. I do wish you all joyful memories.

  17. Yvette Reome Posted

    Tina, Rita & Karen,
    So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing, she was such a beautiful lady. I remember her fondly when her and Karen lived around the corner from my Grandma and Grandpa Pete and I would go over to visit Karen. Such a sweet lady. My love and prayers are with you all.

  18. Anna Wells VanTassel Posted

    Deepest Sympathy to all of the Lantier Family. David and I were in the same Class in High School. My mother and father were friends with Helen and Fred. Love and Prayer to each of you.

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