Félice L. McIntyre of Wilmington, NY passed away in the ICU at Adirondack
Medical Center in Saranac Lake, NY on December 23, 2019 at the age of 75.
She was born in Havana, Cuba to Arden E. DuBois and Lucille A. (Wolfe)
DuBois on September 23, 1944. Her father serving in the US Foreign Service
gave her the opportunity to live in a number of foreign countries as she grew
up – Brazil, Honduras, Mexico, and Berlin, Germany before moving to Fairfax,
VA, where she graduated from Fairfax High School in 1963. She attended Ohio
University where she studied Interior Design, American University where she
studied oil painting and North Country Community College where she studied
Félice was an accomplished artist excelling in many mediums – oil, acrylic,
pastel, watercolor, and a multitude of crafts. She was particularly noted for
her pencil portraits. Her mastery of the culinary arts sated and nourished
many of the hearts and stomachs of the North Country. The person who
benefitted most from this gift was her husband, Patrick F. McIntyre, whom she
married on June 21, 1969 in Fairfax, VA.
She was especially proud, when they moved to Wilmington, NY in 1976, of the
fieldstone home she and her husband built by themselves from the footings to
the top plate. Her pluck and fortitude were on display in the mixing of 86
cubic yards of cement for the walls and helping to frame out the second floor
and pull electric wire throughout the house. Neither one of them had so much
as seen a house built before this grand adventure.
She is survived by her husband, Patrick; brother and sister-in-law, Marc and
Pat DuBois; her favorite niece and nephew-in-law, Laurel and Steve Riehs; and
nephews David Dubois and wife Kris; Michael Dubois and wife, Rachel; and
Vincent DuBois; and numerous grand nephews and nieces.
Félice will be cremated and be interred near her grandparents in Pleasant View
Cemetery in Wilmington. A celebration of her life will take place in the spring.
Please consider making a donation in her memory to the local Salvation Army
Office at 4804 S Catherine St, Plattsburgh, NY 12901.
["It's not as important what we leave behind as how we have lived." Found
written in the margin of her pocket calendar from 2012.
The M. B. Clark, Inc. Funeral Home in Lake Placid, NY is in charge of arrangements.. Relatives and friends are invited to share a memory or leave condolences at www.mbclarkfuneralhome.com .
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