Florence E. LaPlante

LaPlante, Florence E. 87, passed peacefully at Landmark Hospital in Woonsocket on Friday November 28, 2014 after a brief illness. She was a longtime resident of Cranston where she raised her family until moving to Cumberland in 2011. In the earliest years of marriage, she lived on Long Island, New York where she worked at The Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation (later called Grumman Aerospace Corporation) alongside her husband. She was married to the late Howard F. LaPlante for 30 years. She was born in Providence, the daughter of the late George A. Newton and the late Jessie (Bishop) Robitaille. She was the sister of Ruth Partridge of Florida, the late Arthur Newton and the late Robert Newton. She is the beloved mother of Arthur H. LaPlante of Cumberland and Lynda F. LaPlante of Cumberland. She is the grandmother of Amanda M. Biggs of Alaska, Alicia L. LaPlante of Providence and Andrew L. LaPlante of Providence. And she is the great-grandmother of Thea Biggs, Kaley Biggs, Emily Biggs, Lee Peterson, CJ Biggs, Nathaniel Biggs, Franklin Webb and Samantha Biggs. She was a longtime member of the Christadelphian Ecclesia Church. She enjoyed swimming at the YMCA, music, reading, needlework and baking. Her family was the focus and love of her life. She had a beautiful spirit of giving, thoughtfulness, and care for others. Family and friends are invited to a Funeral Service on Thursday December 4th at 12:00noon in the Butterfield Chapel 500 Pontiac Avenue Cranston. Visitation will be held 1 hour prior to the service beginning at 11:00am. Burial will be private and will immediately follow at Highland Memorial Park Johnston. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Easter Seals March of Dimes or the Rhode Island Community Food Bank.

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Annette Adams - 12/02/2014

A beautiful lady!! So glad I had her in my life. I will truly miss her and forever keep her in my heart and in my prayers.

Alston - 12/02/2014

I am sorry to read of Florence passing. I hope your happy memories will help you through this sad time. Myself and others have gained much comfort in Jesus' words at John 5:28, 29 "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out." May you also find comfort in this promise.

Gail Newton Shibley - 12/03/2014

Arthur and Lynda. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult. She is now with my father who loved her dearly.

Paul & Dorothy Zawadzki - 12/05/2014

Dottie and were pleased to be with you and Arther in a time you needed to see the people who knew and loved your Mother.
I will try to copy and forward this obituary to a member of the church who will forward this to members of the church in the USA.

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