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Constance Bushy Michaud

May 4, 2018
Lake Placid News

Constance Bushy Michaud, 96, passed peacefully at Elderwood at Uihlein on April 22, 2018.

Connie was born in Port Chester on Aug. 25, 1921, to Harold and Hazel (Goff) Bushy. She was the eldest of three sisters; Eleanor Bushy and Jeanne Bushy Smith preceded her in death. She graduated from Lake Placid High School in the Class of 1940 and from Central City Business Institute in Syracuse in 1943 before moving to Hartford, Connecticut, where she met and married Theodore J. "Ted" Michaud on April 16, 1949.

The couple took over operation of her parents' cabins, luncheonette and gas station, known as Free Man's Home on Cascade Road near Mount Van Hoevenberg. They expanded the business to include a campground and mobile home park, aptly named Michaud's Motor Court. Connie supported Ted in his passion for hosting parties for Stanley Home Products and coaching Pee Wee Hockey in Lake Placid. Ted preceded Connie in death on Sept. 22, 1986. Throughout her life, Connie enjoyed writing poetry - which she would share with family, friends and local publications.

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Family includes her children: Bruce (wife, Karen) Michaud, Blake (wife, Debbie) Michaud and Pat (husband, Peter) Wilson; grandchildren Eric (wife, Manda) and Brian Michaud, Kyle and Taylor Michaud, and Sabra and Arianne Wilson; great-grandsons Connor and Andrew Michaud; many foster children; devoted cousins Betty Hunkins and Dean DeMasi; and beloved niece Diane Smith LaFrance.

Special thanks to the caring staff at Elderwood, as well as to friends, neighbors and church family who visited with Connie in her last years of life.

A funeral service will be held on May 12 at 2 p.m. at the Adirondack Community Church in Lake Placid, with Pastor Derek Hansen of the Adirondack Community Church officiating. Burial will follow at North Elba Cemetery in Lake Placid.

Those attending are encouraged to consider wearing some color to celebrate Connie's life and love for "all things bright and beautiful." In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Connie's memory to the charity of your choice. Relatives and friends are invited to share a memory, or leave condolences at www.mbclarkfuneralhome.com.

 
 

 

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