Funeral services for Raymond R. LaPlante age 86 of Brier Hill will be held on Saturday (May 24, 2014) at 1:00pm at St. Johns The Evangelist Catholic Church in Morristown with Rev. Jay Seymour officiating. He will be laid to rest at Foxwood Memorial Park following the mass at the church. Mr. LaPlante passed away on Friday (May 16, 2014) at the Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital in Plattsburgh.
Surviving are his children Steven LaPlante of Schenectady, David LaPlante & his wife Karen of Rochester, Raymond LaPlante of Saranac Lake and Debra LaPlante of Duane; grandchildren Trevor LaPlante & his wife Katelyn and Clarissa LaPlante of Schenectady, Emilia, Celia, Adelaide & Timothy LaPlante of Rochester along with several cousins in Canada. His wife Janet predeceased him on May 30, 2013.
Raymond was born on October 16, 1927 in Bombay, NY a son of the late Lloyd & Beatrice (Beckstead) LaPlante. He attended schools in Rome, NY and served in the US Army Air Force from January 1946 to July 1947 in the occupation force in Japan. He later married Janet G. Thivierge at St. Johns Catholic Church in Morristown with Msgr. Harry K. Snow officiating the couples marriage.
During his career, he worked with his father in the family auto repair business for many years until he became employed with Hammond Central School as a bus mechanic until his retirement in 1989.
Memorial contributions can be made to St. Johns Catholic Church; 506 Gouverneur St, Morristown, NY 13664. Condolences can also be shared online at www.foxandmurrayfuneralhome.com.