Wilfred “Willie” A. LaFountain, resident of Fabius, NY, after a brief stay at Van Duyn Nursing Home Syracuse, NY, passed away peacefully on September 20, 2019, at the age of 81.
Willie is survived by his wife of 14 years Alice C. LaFountain; his children Wendy LaFountaine, Steven LaFountaine, Cindy Vivlamore, and Shane LaFountain; stepchildren Theresa Nabozny and Mark Berry; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; sisters Virginia Caron and Mary Dion and brother Paul LaFountaine; a special BIL Denny Coty and a SIL Mary Gilbert; numerous nieces and nephews and additional family members. He is preceded in death by his parents, one sister and six brothers.
Willie was born on March 30, 1938 in Burlington, VT to Omer and Thelma LaFountain. After high school, he entered the Navy in 1955. Upon his honorable discharge in 1963, he worked for himself and others as a carpenter, builder, draftsman, contractor, and foreman. He was also employed by Greyhound Lines as a bus driver from 1971-1983, then returned to his trade until retirement.
Willie was an entertainer at heart. He sang and played bass guitar in the band The Twilighters which later became the Nitebeats. They played on Central NY’s Channel 9’s Bud Ballou’s Dance Party Show in the 60’s and performed at colleges in New York and Vermont, the Burlington War Memorial, and clubs in between. Willie loved to golf and during his retirement years he played on a senior’s league at Orchard Vali Golf Club. Willie was best known for his smile, his laugh, and his humor. He was a man of faith, very friendly, caring, giving, and genuine. Willie is loved and will be missed greatly.
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