Plattsburgh — Agnes Ann LaFontaine Frennier, 66, of Joyce Court, died Thursday March 9, 2000, at Fletcher Allen Medical Center in Burlington, Vt.
She was born on June 5, 1933, in Plattsburgh, the daughter of George Joseph LaFontaine and Ruth Bernice (Asselin) Ashline of Champlain.
Agnes was a member of St. Peter's Church in Plattsburgh. She graduated from St. Mary's Academy in Champlain in 1950 and from the Champlain Valley Hospital School of Nursing in 1953. She obtained her bachelor of science in school nurse-teacher education in 1956 and an masters degree in the same major in 1960 from Plattsburgh State. She was also certified to teach health education. Agnes worked as an registered nurse in the local hospitals for three years and as a school nurse-teacher and health educator from 1956 in the Plattsburgh City School District until she retired in 1976.
She was a lifetime member of the State University Alumni Association, a member of the New York State United Teachers and American Federation of Teachers and a lifetime member of the New York State Retired Teachers Association She was also a member of the Champlain Valley Council of Retirees, the New York State School Nurse-Teacher Organization, the CVPH Nurses Alumni Association, the Plattsburgh Aero Club, a charter member of the Northern Sams Chapter 50 of the Good Sam Club International and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary. Agnes was a former member of the Civil Air Patrol.
Agnes is survived by her husband, Lt. Col. Clarence Merritt Frennier, USAF, retired after over 45 years; two daughters and sons-in-law and grandchildren, Beth Ann and Steven Joseph Morrissey of Vergennes, Vt and Mary Margaret and Philippe Jean-Luc Santi Furlan and their children, Stephanie Elisa-Marie Furlan and Nicolas Jean-Philippe Furlan of Nepean, Ontario; three brothers and four sisters-in-law, Carl and Jeannine LaFontaine of Champlain, Reginald and Elizabeth LaFontaine of Champlain, Michael and Patricia LaFontaine of Champlain and Maurade LaFontaine of Hicksville; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary and Jack Martens of Salem, Ore., Beatrice LaFontaine of San Diego, Calif. and Fred Grace of Punta Gorda, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by a brother, Ernest and a sister Pearl.
Calling hours will be held Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the R.W. Walker Funeral Home in Plattsburgh. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Monday at 1 p.m. at St. Peter's Church in Plattsburgh. Burial will be in St. Edmund's Cemetery in the spring.
Donations in her memory may be made to the Agnes Ann LaFontaine Frennier Memorial Scholarship for Nursing and Health Education.