2009-08-26 / Obituaries

Lawrence E. "Larry" LaPlante

1958-2009 — He enjoyed camping, fishing, working on puzzles

LEWISTON -- Lawrence E. "Larry" LaPlante, 51, of the Hyde Road, Jay, died early Saturday morning at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston.

He was born in Farmington, Feb. 17, 1958, a son of Alfred and Louisa (Stevens) LaPlante and received his education in Farmington schools graduating from Mt. Blue High School in 1976. Shortly after his graduation, he entered the United States Army where he served over 15 years. He was employed as a mechanic and supervisor at Forster Mfg. Co., Inc. for many years. On Feb. 14, 1994, he married Linda Guinen and she died June 5, 2008.

Mr. LaPlante enjoyed camping, fishing, working on puzzles, and was known for having great mechanical abilities working on all sorts of different types of machinery.

He is survived by a brother, Herbert Stevens of Chesterville; sisters, Barbara Litalien and her husband, Rene, of Jay, Roxanne Archer and her husband, Doug, of West New Portland and Leona Bryant and her husband, Scott, of Wilton; step-children, Paige Berry and her husband, Carl, and their children, Seth and Eric of Weld, Shane Jones and his wife, Nancy, and their children, Devon and Sam of Farmington, and Erik Verrill and his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Makenna of Minot; nieces, Bethanie, Jessica, Amy, Darcy and Tamara; and nephew, Brian.

Graveside memorial services with military honors will be held Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2009, at 10 a.m. at Webster Cemetery, Farmington.

The family asks that donations be directed to the Mt. Blue State Park, c/o Maine Department of Conservation, PO Box 327, Farmington, Maine 04938. Words of condolences may be directed to info@wilesrc.com.

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