She was born in 1940 to Stanley and Stacia Golonka Zak. She lived most of her life in Greenfield, MA. She graduated from UMass in 1964. In 1965 she married the love of her life, Conrad Lanoue. They became the proud parents of their children, Mark and Karen.
Dr. Mark Lanoue is married to Dr. Jeannine Ritchie and lives in Durham, NH, with their three children, Kathryn, Zak, and Annalise. Karen Lanoue Egan is married to Mike Egan and lives in Kingfield, ME, with their son, Jack.
Mrs. Lanoue ’s love and sense of humor will forever be a part of the lives of her children, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. Her sister, Carole Zak Duffy, and her brother-in-law Rear Adm. Philip Duffy, are saddened by the loss of such a special sister. Mrs. Lanoue will be remembered by her many cousins, aunts, and uncles – Joe and Rita Golonka, Stella Golonka, Mary Golonka, and Marion Golonka.
Mrs. Lanoue’s career as an elementary school teacher lasted more than 25 years. After teaching, her love of community extended to a large circle of friends.
In lieu of memorial services Mrs. Lanoue asked friends and family to gather and celebrate her life. The Lanoues live on top of a lovely hill where Mrs. Lanoue tended a garden famous for its flowers. When her garden is in full bloom, guests will be invited to a celebration of her life.
Tributes in her memory can be made as donations to the Windham Humane Society, PO Box 397, Brattleboro, VT 05302.