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Obituaries: Michel Laidet

July 08, 2021

August 20, 1943 – July 6, 2021
Highland Mills, NY

Michel Laidet of Highland Mills, NY passed away at his home on July 6, 2021. He was 77 years old.

The son of the late Albert Laidet and Yvonne (Chaignaud) Laidet, Michel was born on August 20, 1943 in France.

Michel was predeceased by his loving wife: Marilyn J (Huies) Laidet as well as his son: Gregory Laidet. He is survived by his daughters: Laura Y. (Laidet) Till and her husband John of New Windsor, NY and Dominique J. (Laidet) Meyers and her husband Michael of Goshen, NY; his grandchildren: Devon, Alexis, Stephanie, Valerie, Hailey and Aiden; his brother: Christian Laidet and brother and sister-in-law: Allen and Rie Huies. Michel was also predeceased by his brothers: Claude and Sierge Laidet.

Michel grew up in the Charente region of France, enjoying every aspect of country life growing up with his three brothers. As a young adult, he got his education degree, teaching in Poungé, France, before going to teach in the Ivory Coast, Africa. While there, he had many adventures and experiences while teaching French in a small village. His greatest joy while there was meeting his future wife, Marilyn, who was serving in the Peace Corps; they wed in France and soon thereafter moved to the United States, where they resided in Orange County, NY, for the next 50+ years. He was a dedicated French teacher at the United Nations International School in New York, New York for 36 years. During his time there, he met many wonderful colleagues and touched the lives of countless students. He was a devoted family man who was always there, spending every minute he could with his wife and children. He loved soccer and was one of the first in the county to develop a youth soccer league. He also enjoyed playing tennis, riding his bike, playing chess, and camping with his family. He loved travelling: many trips were taken back to his home country to visit family as well as around the United States, even once to Japan to visit his brother-in-law and sister-in-law. Nothing brought him more joy, though, than spending time with his six grandchildren, watching them grow up and hearing about their adventures while passing down the stories of his own. He tirelessly cared for his wife when she was diagnosed with ALS until her passing in 2007. He will be greatly missed, and will be forever remembered as the most loving friend and family man.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 14th at Quigley-Sullivan Funeral Home, Inc., 337 Hudson Street, Cornwall-On-Hudson, NY. A private internment will take place in the family plot at the Warwick Cemetery, Warwick, N.Y.

Based on new CDC guidelines adopted by NYS, fully vaccinated individuals do not need to wear masks or be socially distanced, but unvaccinated individuals must continue to wear masks and be socially distanced in the funeral home.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the ALS Association or the Epilepsy Foundation.

Arrangements are entrusted to Quigley-Sullivan Funeral Home, Inc.; to send condolences or to get directions to the funeral home, please go to


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