PLATTSBURGH " Alida R. Ducharme, 87, of Plattsburgh, died Tuesday, March 7, 2006 at the CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh surrounded by her family following a three month illness.
She was born in Alburg, Vt. on May 21, 1918, the daughter of Aldie and Eliza (Proulx) Landry.
She worked during World War II in Bristol, Conn. repairing aircraft with the ladies group known as "Rosie the Rivetter." She also was employed at Eastman Kodak in Rochester and later for Champlain College. She enjoyed writing and was an avid mall walker where she enjoyed having breakfast with her friends. She was a member of St. Peter's Church, the parish choir, the Secular Order of the Franciscans and was an avid pro-life supporter. She was also a member of the North Country Squares and the North Country Chapter for the Visually impaired.
She is survived by two sons, Danny and Jimmy Ducharme, both of Plattsburgh; two daughter, Sandra Ducharme, Lisa Ducharme-Rivers and husband Keith all of Plattsburgh; a sister, Marie Bertrand of Enfield, Conn.; five grandchildren, Corey, Cody, Kyle, Ashley and Katrina; and several nieces and nephews.
Her husband, Harold F. Ducharme died on Feb. 13, 1998. Five brothers, Danny, Oliver, Jerry, Roger and Albert Landry; and six sisters, Florie Tetreault, Alice Perrea, Rosie Johnson, Dora, Fedinoud and Florida Landry also died earlier.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m., at the O'Neill-Redden-Drown Funeral Home in Plattsburgh.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday from St. Peter's Church in Plattsburgh. Interment will be in the parish cemetery at a later date.