Donna LaTour-Elefante

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Donna Marie LaTour-Elefante

1947-2012 Donna Marie LaTour-Elefante, 64, died at her home on Oneida Street in Utica, N.Y., on Saturday, October 6, 2012 with her beloved son and daughter by her side.

She was born November 23, 1947 in Bennington, Vt., a daughter of the late Alfred and Evelyn Meyers LaTour. In 1963, she moved to Utica, N.Y., with her family. Donna was the Executive Director and founder of the Family Nurturing Center of Central New York.

She is survived by two children, Melissa (David) Acquaviva of New Hartford, N.Y., and Davide Elefante and Kelly Carcone of Utica, N.Y.; three grandchildren, Mariana, Matthew and Frankie Acquaviva and was awaiting the birth of her fourth granddaughter, Arianna Rose Elefante; seven brothers and a sister, Alfred (Annette) LaTour, Jr. of Pownal, Vt., Fred (Diane) LaTour of Utica, N.Y., Larry (Maryann) LaTour of Liverpool, N.Y., Evelyn (Frank) Amerosa of Utica, N.Y., Christopher (Karen) LaTour of Amsterdam, N.Y., Joseph (Margaret) LaTour of Whitesboro, N.Y., Richard (Judy) LaTour of Rome, N.Y., and Scott LaTour of Barneveld, N.Y.; her fiance, Eric Minugh of Utica, N.Y.; and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by a brother, Arthur LaTour.

FUNERAL NOTICE: A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 11 a.m. from Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Utica, NY. Private entombment will be in Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum, New Hartford, NY. Calling hours are Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Bentz & Amodio Funeral Service, Inc., 470 French Road, Utica, NY.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Donna LaTour-Elefante For The Children Fund, c/o The Community Foundation, 1222 State Street, Utica NY 13502. Online condolences to www.bentzamodio.com
Published in Bennington Banner on Oct. 8, 2012
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