In Loving Memory of Michael W. LaMare

December 13, 1949
Plattsburgh, NY
June 08, 2018
Fairfield, CT
Funeral Home

Spear-Miller Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT US 06824


Spear-Miller Funeral Home, Friday 4-8 p.m.

39 South Benson Road,
CT 06824

June 22, 2018


St. Thomas Aquinas Church

Memorial Mass

1719 Post Road,
CT 06824

Saturday, June 23, 2018 2:00 p.m.


Family Gathering

A Funeral Mass in Plattsburgh, NY

St. Peter's Church,
114 Cornelia Street,
NY 10:00 a.m.

June 30, 2018


Michael W. LaMare

Michael W. LaMare, 68 of Fairfield, CT and formerly of Plattsburgh, NY passed away on June 8, 2018 following a fierce battle with cancer. His love, compassion, humor, stories, kind soul & big heart will be missed. He is beloved and survived by his wife Laurene J. O’Brien and children Briana & Kaleb O’Brien LaMare, his siblings; Carol (Tony) Bucci, John LaMare (Keri) of Plattsburgh NY and Mary Jane LaMare (Curt) of Essex Junction, VT, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many dear friends. Michael’s passions where his family, fishing, golf and food. Following his career as a chef in New York City, he lived and worked in Fairfield as the Jesuits personal chef at Fairfield University for nearly 20 years. Services: Wake is Fri 6/22 4 to 8 PM, Spear Miller Funeral Home, 39 So. Benson Rd., Fairfield. Mass Sat 6/23 at 2 PM, Saint Thomas Church, 1719 Post Rd., Fairfield. Plattsburgh Funeral service is Sat 6/30, 10AM, Saint Peters Church, 114 Cornelia St., Plattsburgh, NY. Please visit or Facebook for full obituary.

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8 Guestbook Entries for Michael W. LaMare

  1. Laurene & Family,
    I’m not certain that I will be able to be at either the visiting hours or the funeral, I do want you to know that you are certainly in my thoughts today. I have some family commitments that will have me in Great Barrington and I’m not certain I can be in Fairfield during those specific hours. You and your husband are too young to be experiencing this tragedy. It seems as though it wasn’t so long ago that I ran in to the two of you at lunch at Sweet Basil’s. Later, when you may want to talk or just have some mature company; let’s plan to get together.

    For now, my sincere condolences,
    Carol Way

  2. Dear Laurene and family, I’m so sorry for your loss. Michael was a kind and creative person who dearly loved his family and was kind and generous to everyone. He was a talented chef and I was lucky enough to enjoy some of his dishes. Michael will be missed!

  3. Dear Laurene and your family,
    May all your special memories help you through these days ahead. My thoughts and prayers are
    with you.

  4. Michael was one of the “younger” LaMare’s growing up. His brother, Jimmy was my prom date and our Dads (Happy and Lynn) band provide the music. A half century has passed but I still remember that grin! My heartfelt condolences go out to the entire LaMare family and all those that were a part of his life.

  5. My sincere condolences Laurene and family. Mike (Smokey), like his brothers, will always be remembered by their big smiles and always a kind word. Missed but never forgotten.