Lori E. Chilton 03/17/2023



Lori E. Chilton
Lori E. Chilton, 60 of DeKalb Junction, died on March 17, 2023, at United Helpers Rehabilitation and Senior Care, Canton. There will be calling hours at the funeral home, Saturday, March 25, 2023, 1 PM – 3 PM. Burial will be at a later date at the Old DeKalb Cemetery, Old DeKalb, NY. Lori is survived by her mother Elizabeth (Sophie) Chilton, Canton, her brothers, Bryan Chilton of Syracuse, Eric and his wife Jennifer Chilton of DeKalb Junction, nephews, R. Harrison and his wife Sloan Chilton, Henry Chilton, a niece, Hillary Chilton, dear friends, David and Suzann Conklin, uncles, Roger and David Hamilton, and several cousins. She was predeceased by her father Reginald V. Chilton. She was born on May 21,1962, in Canton, the daughter of Reginald and Elizabeth Hamilton Chilton. Lori graduated from Hermon DeKalb Central School in 1980, where she was a stellar athlete, she continued her education at Herkimer Community College. She worked as a CNA at United Helpers Rehabilitation and Senior Care, in Canton, prior to that she was a laborer at Cianbro, and at TJ Madden. Lori loved to fish, bike, go to yard sales, boating, animals, building camp fires, being at her family camp in Old DeKalb on the Oswegatchie River, and at the Conklin’s camp at Pleasant Lake. She celebrated ten years of sobriety with the help of her AA family. Lori’s family would like to send their gratitude to the entire staff at United Helpers Rehabilitation and Senior Care, Canton, for their wonderful and loving care of Lori. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley, United Helpers Rehabilitation and Senior Care, Canton, or the Potsdam Humane Society. 

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  1. Sophie and family,

    Lori cared for my mother at Maplewood and I came to know her through my daily visits there. Please accept my most sincere condolences. She was always cheerful, attentive and positive and was an enormous help to me and my mom. Lori’s kindness to us during my mother’s last days was an immeasurable comfort to our family.

    Annemarie FitzRandolph

  2. Sophia and family, so sorry to her of Lori passing. She was a wonderful aide to my mom, Bette Simmons when she was in the Nursing Home. My prayers to all of your family.

  3. Karen and I only knew Lori for a short time. However, her frequent visits to our antique shop afforded us a friendship. Chance encounters with Lori at the Silver Leaf Diner, the local Walmart, or community thrift shop were venues that our paths frequently crossed. Lori was the type of person that would always lend an ear and really hear what you had to say. She could lift your spirits without saying a whole lot. We always looked forward to her sly, sheepish grin and slap on the back. Lori, you will be greatly missed.

  4. So sorry to hear of Lori’s passing. I haven’t seen her in years but remember her as a terrific athlete and a kind person. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. May she rest in peace.

  5. Sophie, Bryan, Eric, and all of Lori’s family, I cannot pay my respects in person as I am out of state but know that I’m thinking of you all. Lori and I had some good times many years ago and I’ll hold onto those good times and I hope you can too.

  6. To all of Lori’s family and friends. I am very sorry for your loss. I got to know Lori through playing high-school sports and spent some time at The “Chilton Hilton” as she called the family home!! I haven’t seen her in a lot of years, but was very sad to hear of her passing. May God bless each of you during this time.

  7. We are so sorry for your loss. We have the fondest memories of our times together with Lori, in the classroom, on the field / court, outside your house at the basketball hoop. Always fun times with good talks and laughs. She will never be forgotten.

    Brigitte, Heidi & Carmen (Aldous Girls)

  8. To the Chilton Family…I am so sorry to hear of Lori’s passing! Although I went through every grade and graduated with Bryan , I spent a lot of time playing sports with Lori and just “hanging out” in general. She was one heck of an athlete, and a funny girl. She will be missed by many.
    Sending positive thoughts and many prayers your way!!
    Julie Canavan

  9. Sending our condolences to the Chilton family for the loss of Lori. We came to know Lori who cared for our Mom at Maplewood Manor. Our Mom loved Lori and took such good care of her. Lori could get Mom to do anything with her smile and encouragement. When my sister and I visited Mom, we could see why she was such a favorite. We knew Mom was going to have a great day when Lori was there. We became good friends with Lori. She loved it when I brought my Therapy Dog in for visits. We were saddened to hear of her passing. She definitely had an impact on everyone who knew her.
    Mary Ann Fries and Sue Britton

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