PLATTSBURGH -- Bernard R. DeFayette, 82, of Palmer Street, died Thursday, Feb. 9, 2006, at the CVPH Medical Center.
He was born in Redford on March 13, 1923, the son of Fred and Helen (Dupell) DeFayette.
Mr. DeFayette was a lifetime member of the Plattsburgh Elks Club.
Bernard began working as a car salesman at E.S. Masons, a Dodge, Chrysler and Plymouth dealership in Plattsburgh. He then worked at Vincent S. Jerry's in Crown Point and then worked at Adirondack Auto in Elizabethtown until his retirement.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, the former Helen Baker of Plattsburgh; two sons, David DeFayette of Plattsburgh and Larry DeFayette and his wife Joan of Champlain; one stepson, John Fordham and his wife Kathleen of North Hampton, N.H.; two daughters, Mrs. Leslie (Barbara) Lucas of Plattsburgh and Ellen Drewniak of Las Vegas, Nev.; two brothers, Isadore DeFayette of Plattsburgh and Orel DeFayette and his wife Theresa of Plattsburgh; one sister-in-law, Margaret DeFayette of Plattsburgh; 13 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by one sister, Valeda Hackett; and five brothers, Leo DeFayette, Medas DeFayette, Victor DeFayette, Phillip DeFayette and Alfred DeFayette.
Calling hours will be held on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the R.W. Walker Funeral Home in Plattsburgh.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Saturday at 9 a.m. at St. Peter's Church in Plattsburgh.
Burial will be in the parish cemetery in the spring.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the North Country.
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