Kathleen Leone LaCosse

Resided in Cornell, MI
Died August 5, 2020

Kathleen Leone LaCosse 85, of Cornell, Michigan, died peacefully surrounded by her loving family August 5th, 2020.

Kathy was born to Lawrence and Estelle Lavelle January 14, 1935 in Gladstone.
Kathy was a lifelong resident of Gladstone and graduated from Gladstone High School in 1953. After graduation she attended Cloverland Commercial College and Bay College. She was employed by Marble Arms Corporation in Gladstone, St. Francis Hospital and Bark River Culvert & Equipment Company, retiring in 1990. She married her high school sweetheart James LaCosse at All Saints Church on August 4th,1956. Together they raised five children and shared 64 years of wonderful memories. Kathy was a devoted parishioner of Holy Family in Flat Rock where she taught CCD for several years.

Kathy loved the outdoors all four seasons, enjoying camping, hiking, swimming, waterskiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling. Kathy also enjoyed cooking, picking blueberries on the shores of Lake Superior Pictured Rocks, and also spending family time at camp. Her greatest love, strongest devotion, and proudest accomplishment was being a mother, wife, grandmother and great grandmother. She was undeniably successful in this and leaves a long legacy of love.

Kathy was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Jim (Marge) Lavelle, Dave (Maryann), Lawrence (Irene) Lavelle, and sister Patricia (Richard) Moberg.
Survivors included her husband James, children Jim (Cathy) LaCosse of Gladstone, MI Tom (Lori) LaCosse of Glenwood, CO, Kathy (Eric) Buckman of Gladstone MI, Lawrence LaCosse of Escanaba MI,and Bob (Ann) LaCosse of Duluth MN, grandchildren Justin (Katie) LaCosse of Houghton, MI, Candace LaCosse of Duluth, MN, Elyse (Brandon) LaCosse-Smith, Carly (Mike) Gray of SanAntonio, TX, Kevin (Beth) LaCosse of Omaha NB, Jacques (Megan) LaCosse, Michelle LaCosse, Boston, MA, Anna Buckman, Colorado Springs, CO, Isabelle LaCosse, Minneapolis, MN, Jean Luc (Lily) Breckenridge, CO Great Grandchildren, Yalmer Primeau and AnnaBelle LaCosse of Houghton, MI, Mason and Conner Gray of San Antonio, TX. and many nieces and nephews.

The LaCosse family will receive friends and guests on Saturday, August 15, from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Following visiting hours, Mass of Christian Burial will take place at Holy Family Church at 12:00 noon, with Rev. Fr. Sebastian Chacko officiating. Kathy will be laid to rest in the Fernwood Cemetery. The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County are assisting the LaCosse family.

11 Tributes for “Kathleen Leone LaCosse

    So many memories of Kathleen while growing up as classmates,both All Saints and Gladstone High. She will be missed
    by many I am sure.

    Sending our condolences to the LaCosse family, most especially T.T. & Jim & Cathy.
    So very sorry for your loss of Kathy. She was a beautiful soul, inside & out.
    I hope she is at peace & visiting with Pat & John again! 🙂

    With love~
    Cheryl & Dennis

    May she rest in peace!! Sending our condolences to the family, especially to Tom &
    Lori LaCosse!
    Jozsef & Ella Raduly

    Sending our sympathy to Jim and the entire LaCosse family. Our hearts are with you all at this time.
    Phyllis, Lee and family

    Cathy and Jim and all the LaCosse family. — we are so sorry to hear of your moms passing. Many blessings and prayers of peace for all of you at this time. Much love your way. Mary and Mark Malnor and family

    Our sympathy to Jim and family. We had many good times with Jim, Cathy and the telephone employees. Our hearts are with you at this time. Mary and Bob Carter

    After all these years, the title of best neighbors and friends still belongs to the LaCosse family. I am so very sorry to hear about Kathy. She will be greatly missed. Love you guys.

    i am very sorry to hear of your recent loss of Kathy.
    She surely was a very kind and giving soul, and I have many fond memories of our years working together at Bark River Culvert.
    My condolences to the entire family. Take care…

    I am so sorry to hear about Mrs. LaCosse. She was a beautiful lady inside and out. She contributed to many of our memories over the years while we were neighbors (gingerbread men at Christmas, Bunnies at Easter and many more). She will always be loved and missed. My condolences to all of you.

    TT and Family,
    My deepest condolences to you and your family. Kathy will be surely missed. She was a beautiful soul and a great mom and gramma. I know how much she loved the family.
    I feel blessed to have known her. Stay strong and embrace all the good times.
    Love you all,
    Jackie (LaFond) Mott

    To all of the LaCosse Family: Please accept my condolences for the loss of your wife and Mom. I remember the time that you folks lived near me in Gladstone. May God comfort you in your sorrow and loss, and may He keep you in His care.

    Tom Waeghe

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