Charlene A. (Mineault) Samson, 62, of Lakeland, passed away Thursday January 17, 2013 at Crouse hospital with her loving husband by her side. She valiantly battled ovarian cancer. Charlene overcame incredible circumstances with courage, strength and perseverance, always remaining full of thankfulness and hope. Her legacy of loving kindness will be carried in our hearts and souls forever. Her "heart of gold" shined through her beautiful eyes with love and compassion for people from all walks of life. Those who knew her will never forget. Charlene was predeceased by her parents, Maurice and Lillian (Roy) Mineault.
She is survived by her husband of 26 years, Norman, mother-in-law, Georgette Samson, sister-in-law, Lisa Samson, brother-in-law, David Samson, a niece, Danielle, her friend and sister, Linda Ciuffetti, close friends, Tom Wolpert, Ann Ressijac, Donna and Dave, 4 cousins, Jackie, Armand, Karen and Jimmy, friends, Ellen and Ken, and many more friends.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated and announced at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, 14 Pennsylvania Place, Suite 1710, New York, NY 10122, or visit www.ocrf.org.
BAGOZZI TWINS FUNERAL HOME, Solvay, has care of arrangements.
Online condolences may be offered at www.bagozzitwins.com.