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AKWESASNE – Naomi M. (Jacobs) Lazore, 61, of 274 Snye School Road, passed away late Thursday evening, September 23, 2021 at Ottawa General Hospital.

Naomi was born on June 10, 1961 in Syracuse, the daughter of the late James and Elma "Elmie" (Angell) Jacobs. She attended school in Akwesasne, General Vanier, and graduated from Salmon River Central School. On December 17, 1983, she married Francis Mose Lazore at St. Regis Catholic Church. He predeceased her on April 15, 2017.

Naomi was a homemaker who dedicated her life to raising her children. She was a communicant of St. Regis Catholic Church and a member of the Akwesasne Death Benefits Group. She enjoyed walking, visiting with her family and friends, playing bingo, going to the casino, and doing crossword puzzles.

Naomi is survived by her children, Nathan Lazore (Mary LaFrance), April Lazore (Lance Crouse), and Oren Lazore (Katelynn Thompson), all of Akwesasne; her grandchildren, Lenny, Aria, Gabrielle, Peyton, Travis, and Julie; her sisters, Felicia Jacobs, Rhonda Jacobs, and Joyce Jock, all of Akwesasne; her brothers, Roderick "Chum" Jacobs, Mark Jacobs, and Foster Jacobs, all of Akwesasne; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In addition to her parents and husband, Naomi was predeceased by her a sister, Cynceria Jacobs and brother, Cameron Jacobs.

Friends called Tuesday 4 - 7:00 PM at the Donaldson Funeral Home, Massena, where funeral services were held on Wednesday 10:00 AM with Rev. Jerome Pastores officiating. Burial followed at the St. Lawrence Cemetery, Akwesasne.

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