Laura M. Meagher December 29, 1931 - March 5, 2023

Laura M. Meagher, 91 of Watervliet passed away on March 5, 2023.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 11 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Hartford, followed by a burial in Coloma Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, March 10 at Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home in Coloma concluding with a rosary at 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please leave a mass in memory of Laura at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Hartford or St. Joseph Catholic Church in Watervliet. Those wishing to leave a message or share a memory with the family online may do so by selecting the link on this page.

Laura was born December 29, 1931 in Pembina, North Dakota to Joseph and Elizabeth (Fritz) DeMaine. She retired from the papermill in Watervliet after working there for 40 years. She loved to cook, garden, take care of people and enjoyed her friends and family immensely. Laura always kept a warm and inviting home where the door was always open for everyone to feel special and to come and eat at her table. She was also the leader of the rosary at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Watervliet.

Laura is survived by her children Michael (Cathy) Meagher of Jacksonville, Fla., Cathy (Guy) Sliter of Benton Harbor, Leonard (Mary) Meagher of Watervliet and Joyce Kiekenapp of Watervliet. Also surviving are 15 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Charles in 2017; their daughter Mary Rodewald in 2001 and their son Richard Meagher in 1952.