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The Lamica Family Genealogy Home Page

Updated November 30, 2004

My name is Francis Glody LaMondie, son of Glody J. LaMondie and Marjorie R. Gardner. Marjorie is the daughter of Nelson Gardner 1890-1971, and Delena (Lena) Lamica 1889-1936. I was born in Malone, New York on January 21, 1940 and moved to Utica, New York with my parents on March 13, 1953. My living relatives and friends also know me by the nickname of "Peanut" my paternal grandmother tagged on to me when I was born. Today, most people know me as "Frank" LaMondie.
There are a few reasons I am researching my ancestors and their descendents of the Lamitie/Lamica family trees. One reason is, I never knew who my great grandparents were on the Lamica and the LaMondie side of my family, until the past several years, when I started my genealogy research. My parents and all of their ancestors are deceased. Only two of my mother Marjorie's siblings are still living today. My father, his parents and siblings are also deceased. They also were not aware who their grandparents were.
Another reason I have created this genealogy home page is so living descendents of the Lamica families can copy and retain their family tree information I have documented here and pass it on to their living children and other living relatives, so they will never have to experience what I and most of my relatives went through, not knowing our ancestors and their descendents.
My researches have led me all the way back to Louis Remi Lamitie who married Marie Ann Perron. They resided in the Province of Quebec, Canada in the late 1700's. Louis's actual date of birth is not known as of this writing. One of his descendents of the third generation, Louis Liege Lamitie, born in Quebec, Canada in 1808, was the first of our ancestors to immigrate to Malone, Franklin County, New York in the year of 1857. His surname changed from Lamitie to Lamica and that surname has remained the surname of his descendents. The number of the Lamica families grew from generation to generation and most settled in an area of Malone known today as "Lamica Lake", which is actually Lower Park Street of Malone, N.Y.
I hope my living relatives and descendents of the Lamica families will visit my genealogy home page and become aware who their ancestors actually were, where they they originated, how they lived their lives and where they ended up when they passed away.

Frank "Peanut" LaMondie


Francis G LaMondie

1 Holiday Drive Apt# F166

Cortland, NY 13045

United States

607-753-8708

frank121@odyssey.net

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Family Photos

  • Richard Gardner 1936 - (47 KB)
    This is Richard, the last child born to Nelson and Delena.
  • Louis Lamica & Elizabeth Reed (58 KB)
    Louis Lamica was born in 1834 and passed away in 1911. His wife is Elizabeth Reed, born in 1836. Date of her death is unknown.
  • Floyd Gardner 1912 - 1962 (79 KB)
    This is Floyd, son of Nelson Gardner and Delena Lamica. Photo taken in Pacific Islands during WWII.
  • Marjorie Ruth Gardner 1916 - 2001 (30 KB)
    Marjorie married Glody J. LaMondie and they had three children, two daughters and a son.
  • Delena Lamica_Gardner 1889 - 1936 (38 KB)
    Delena is the lady pouring a drink. She was the wife of Nelson Gardner and my mother Marjorie Gardner's mother. She was called "Lena" by family and friends. The gentleman standing in the right rear is George Gardner. His wife Agnes is standing in front of him and is Delena's sister. The other people are unidentified, but are believed to be siblings of Delena. The elderly lady standing in the back row is believed to be Delena's mother, Lillie. The lady to the left of Delena is believed to be Delena's sister, Delia. The man on the left is believed to be one of Delena's brothers, Philip Lamica Jr. or Albert Lamica. He could also be her father, Philip Sr. The lady standing behind "Lena" is probably her sister, Florence.
  • Gravestone of Glody J. LaMondie (84 KB)
    This is the grave site of Marjorie Gardner's husband, Glody LaMondie, located in Morningside Cemetery, Malone, N.Y. Glody and Marjorie separated in 1954 and they never divorced from their marriage. Glody passed away of a heart attack on February 1, 1977.
  • Eldoris Gardner 1921 - 1985 (47 KB)
    Eldoris was the son of Nelson Gardner and Delena Lamica. The photo on the right was taken during WWII and he is posing with an Army buddy. The photo on the left was taken just after WWII, place unknown and date about 1946.
  • Glody J. and Marjorie LaMondie (35 KB)
    This photo was taken in 1944 while Marjorie's husband, Glody, was in the U.S. Navy.
  • Roy Gardner 1911 - 1930 (35 KB)
    Roy was the oldest child of Nelson and Lena Gardner. Roy passed away unexpectedly when he was helping his girlfriend move. He tried to move a piano by himself and suffered a heart attack.
  • Gravestone of Marjorie Gardner_LaMondie 1916-2001 (59 KB)
    Marjorie passed away at the age of 85 in Cortland Memorial Hospital in October 29, 2001. She was the daughter of Nelson Gardner and Delena (Lena) Lamica. of Malone, N.Y. Her body was interred at the Groton Rural Cemetery, Groton, Tompkins County, N.Y. beside her son-in-law, Edward C. "Porky" Brooks, Ida Mae LaMondie's husband.
  • Francis Jack Gardner at West Point 1944 (64 KB)
    This is a photo of Jack Gardner while he was stationed at West Point Military Academy during WWII. It is believed he worked in one of the the kitchens of the academy.
  • Marjorie LaMondie (29 KB)
    Marjorie was 33 years old in this photo.
  • Walter Gardner 1914 - 1972 (38 KB)
    Walter married Charlotte Rousseau and they had nine children, all boys.
  • Walter & Charlotte Gardner 1944 (33 KB)
    This is a photo of Walter Gardner,1914-1972, son of Nelson Gardner and Delena Lamica. His wife was Charlotte Rousseau 1920-1994, of Malone, N.Y.
  • Ida Mae LaMondie 1932 - (36 KB)
    Ida is the oldest child of Glody and Marjorie LaMondie. Ida was nicknamed "Girl" and was only about 13 years old in this photo. She was married to the late Edward C. Brooks and they had two sons and a daughter. One son, Steven, passed away unexpectedly of heart failure in the year 2000 at the age of 44. Ida's husband passed away in 1992 after a long illness.
  • Edmond Gardner 1918 - 199? (45 KB)
    Edmond's actual date of death is not known as of now. It will be updated shortly.
  • Chester Gardner Family 1997 (42 KB)
    This photo of Chester and some of his family members was taken in 1997. From left to right; Chester's wife Geraldine, his grand daughter, his nephew, Frank LaMondie, who was visiting from Cotland, N.Y., Tonya, Chester's daughter and Chester is sitting in wheel chair. Chester had a stroke several years prior to 1997 and his wife Geraldine took care of him faithfully. Geraldine passed away over 3 years later in 2002 in Malone, N.Y.
  • Irma LaMondie 1935 - (34 KB)
    Irma was the second daughter born to Glody and Marjorie LaMondie. She was nicknamed "Babyface" and we all called her "Babe". She is about 10 years old in this photo. Babe married the late Ronald "Ronnie" Lamica, the son of Jacob and Gertrude Lamica of Lower Park St. of Malone, N.Y. They had three sons. "Ronnie" passed away in the year 1995 after losing his battle with cancer.
  • Francis "Jack" Gardner 1918 - 1979 (51 KB)
    Jack was separated or divorced from his wife in about 1949 and moved from Newburgh, N.Y. to Malone, N.Y. with his two sons. He remained in Malone for the remainder of his life.
  • Gertrude, Joyce & Rita Gardner (48 KB)
    Here is a photo of Eldoris Gardner's wife, Rita Lamica, his daughter Joyce and standing on the left is Eldoris's sister, Gertrude Gardner. Photo was taken about 1936.
  • Francis G. LaMondie 1940 - (23 KB)
    This is a photo of me, Frank "Peanut" LaMondie at age 14. My grandmother, Ida Jones/LaMondie gave the nickname of Peanut to me when she first laid eyes on me when I was born right behind her house on Factory Street in Malone, N.Y.
  • Elsie V. Gardner 1929 - 2001 (43 KB)
    Elsie is sitting on the right side of the photo and her sister Marjorie is on the left. Standing in the back are Marjorie's son, Frank "Peanut" LaMondie and Elsie's daughter, Charlene Lamica.
  • David & Ricky Gardner (60 KB)
    David and Ricky are the sons of Francis "Jack" Gardner. Photo was taken about 1950 at their Aunt Elsie and Herbert Lamica's home on Lower Park Street, Malone, N.Y. David was about three years old and Ricky was about 5 years old in this photo.
  • Gertrude Gardner 1928 - (39 KB)
    Gertrude was the last daughter born to Delena Lamica and Neslon Gardner of Malone,N.Y. Gertrude married Clarence Nichols of Churubusco, N.Y.
  • Chester Gardner 1924 - 1999 (40 KB)
    Chester served in the Army during WWII. He married Geraldine Bigness and they had 5 children.
  • Chester's Sister Visits Him 1997 (43 KB)
    Here is a photo showing Marjorie and her daughter Ida Mae LaMondie/Brooks paying a visit to Chester and his family on Constable Road in 1997. Marjorie had not seen her brother in several years and got the chance in 1997. Chester died on February 27, 1999.
  • Richard Gardner Photo 2 (41 KB)
    This is Richard Gardner, son of Delena Lamica and Nelson Gardner. This photo was taken by his nephew, Frank LaMondie in the year of 2000. Richard was visiting his sister Gertrude.
  • Carlton Gardner 1925 - 1974 (27 KB)
    This is Carl at about age 11 or 12 and in his Boy Scout uniform.
  • Clarence Nichols and Grandson (42 KB)
    Clarence Nichols is the husband of Gertrude Gardner. They owned and operated a dairy farm for several years until they sold it to their son, Edwin. Clarence then worked for Agway Company until his retirement a few years ago. Clarence's health has declined since his reirement, but he is a "survivor" and lives from day to day. He is a great husband, father and as you can see by this photo, a great grandfather also.
  • Elsie V. Gardner 1929 - 2001 (39 KB)
    This photo of Elsie was taken by her nephew, Frank LaMondie in the year 2000, one year before Elsie passed away after a long illness.
  • Marjorie Gardner_LaMondie Relaxing at Her Home (55 KB)
    Here is Marjorie relaxing in her favorite chair in her mobile home in Moravia, N.Y. in 1999.
 

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