Violet Dora

Violet Dora (St. John)

Wednesday, June 1st, 1949 - Thursday, November 14th, 2019
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Obituary

Violet Dora, age 70, of Saranac Lake, died Thursday, November 14, 2019 surrounded by her family.

Born in Saranac Lake, New York on June 1, 1949, she was the daughter of Hubert and Grace (Ratelle) St. John. Violet, married Robert Dora, Sr. on September 17, 1966 at the First United Methodist Church in Saranac Lake.

Violet worked as a chambermaid for many years for several area hotels including Gauthiers Motel in Saranac Lake and the Lake Placid Lodge. She was an avid fisherman and loved to camp with her family. Violet loved her dogs dearly, especially Cha Cha.

She is survived by her husband Robert, one son Robert (Shannon) Dora, Jr. of Lake Clear and one daughter Margaret (Michael) Harding of North Myrtle Beach, SC, four grandchildren Savannah (Timothy) Stewart, Kayla Latham, Samantha Dora and Kyle (McKayla) Dora, six great grandchildren, Maiya, Aubrey, Aria, Dawson, Khloey, and Gracelynn, four sisters Margaret Kilburn of Saranac Lake, Patricia (Bobby) Ecret of Saranac Lake, Terry (Chris) Isele of FL and Heidi Coventry of Nashville, TN, one brother Raymond St. John of Saranac Lake and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers Arthur St. John, and Hubert St. John, Jr.

Calling hours will take place at the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM on Friday November 22, 2019. A funeral service will immediately follow at the funeral home at 6:00 PM with Rev. Eric Olsen officiating. A reception will follow at the Saranac Lake Moose Club. The family asks that you wear flannel shirts and jeans in honor of Violet to Fridays service. Burial will take place in St. John’s Cemetery in Lake Clear in the spring.

Friends wishing to remember Violet Dora may make memorial contributions to Tri-Lakes Humane Society or Hospice in care of the funeral home. Family and friends can also share their memories and sign the online guestbook at fortunekeoughfuneralhome.com.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, November 22nd, 2019 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    When
    Friday, November 22nd, 2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Location
    Fortune-Keough Funeral Home, Inc.
    Address
    20 Church Street
    SARANAC LAKE, NY 12983
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  • Service

    Friday, November 22nd, 2019 | 6:00pm
    When
    Friday, November 22nd, 2019 6:00pm
    Location
    Fortune-Keough Funeral Home, Inc.
    Address
    20 Church Street
    SARANAC LAKE, NY 12983
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Rev. Eric Olsen
  • Interment

    Location
    St. John's in the Wilderness Roman Catholic Cemetery
    Address
    Route 30
    LAKE CLEAR, NY 12945
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  • Reception

    Location
    Saranac Lake Moose Club
    Address
    176 Broadway
    SARANAC LAKE, NY 12983
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Yvonne Reynolds

Posted at 09:39am
Cookie are you are going to be greatly missed all the fun times that we had camping, going out to lunch, and all the talks that we had my heart's broken. I know you're being well taken care of and you're with some great people. I will see you someday again R.I.P
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Cindy & Scott LaMay

Posted at 06:10am
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Uncle Bobby, Margaret and Robert: We are so sorry for your loss and we are thinking of you and love you very much. Love: Brittany & Evan Dechene
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