Laurie Whitton

Obituary of Laurie Whitton

GOUVERNEUR- Laurie Ann Whitton, age 58, of Gouverneur, NY passed away on Monday, December 18, 2017 at SUNY Upstate Hospital in Syracuse.

There will be calling hours for Laurie on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at French Funeral Home, Gouverneur. Her funeral service will immediately follow at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home with her brother, Joseph Simmons officiating. Condolences may be shared online at

Laurie was born on July 9, 1959 in Gouverneur to the late Richard and Mary Ellen (Bice) Simmons. She graduated from Hermon Dekalb Central School in 1977. She worked as a clerk at Ames Department Store in Gouverneur for many years.

Laurie was a collector of frogs, she loved to go camping, but really enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Surviving is her husband of 38 years, Lynn Whitton; two sons, Lyle Whitton and Andy "Boomer" and Amanda Whitton; three daughters, Julie Fielding, Shannon Thomas and Haley Whitton; three brothers, Joseph, Robert and Peter Simmons; 12 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Laurie is predeceased by her parents and a daughter, Mary Ann Whitton.