North Grosvenordale, CT – Bernice (Lada) Laporte, 95, formerly of Murolo Road, North Grosvenordale, died on Friday September 18, 2009 in Day Kimball Hospital. She was the loving wife of the late Charles Laporte. Born in North Grosvenordale, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Josephine (Taberski) Lada.
Mrs. Laporte worked as a textile worker for the former Cluett Peabody Manufacturing Co. She enjoyed gardening and caring for her flowers.
Bernice is survived by her daughter, Anne LeBeau and her husband Robert of North Grosvenordale; two Sisters, Johanna Lada of Putnam and Lillian Witkowski of Stafford Springs, CT; three grandchildren, Karen Smat of North Grosvenordale, James LeBeau of Kissimmee, FL and Kerry Akana of North Grosvenordale; and eight great-grandchildren, Ryan Smat, Nicholas Smat, Taylor Smat, Tyler LeBeau, Andrew LaBeau, Makaylee Akana, Kai Akana and Kayd Akana.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Bernice’s family at 9:00 am Tuesday, September 22, 2009 in the Valade Funeral Home, 23 Main Street, North Grosvenordale, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am in Saint Joseph Church, 20 Main Street, North Grosvenordale. Burial will follow in Saint Joseph Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Community Fire Department, PO Box 874, N. Grosvenordale, CT 06255.