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Francis B. LaFramboise

Posted By Wendy On July 24, 2010 @ 2:11 pm In Obituaries | 8 Comments

In Memorial

Francis B. LaFramboise

1919 – 2010

Thompson – Francis B. LaFramboise, 91, of Thompson Hill Road, died Saturday, July 24, 2010 in Day Kimball Hospital.  He was the loving husband of Pauline (LaVigne) LaFramboise.  He was the son of the late Adelard and Angelina (Penelle) LaFramboise.

Born and raised on a family farm in Canterbury Connecticut, he was one of twelve children.  He graduated from the first graduating class of Griswold High School and worked in an office for a short time before beginning a career in construction trades.  He served for four years in World War II, and was stationed in England in the Army Air Corps as a bombardier.  Upon his return, he worked in the construction trades for several years and in 1955, he founded LaFramboise Well Drilling.  In 1969, he was named to the first statewide board that regulated well drilling and he served as its chairman.  After his retirement in 1984, he served as an advisor to the company.  Frank, as he was known to friends and family, was an avid gardener and enjoyed working in his garden and sharing his vegetables with friends and family.  He read extensively and with his wife, Pauline, he traveled internationally and visited almost all 50 states.  He was a great storyteller and especially enjoyed his role as Péperè, hosting family gatherings at his home in North Grosvenordale as recently as the Fourth of July.

In addition to his wife, Francis is survived by his son, Paul LaFramboise and his wife Nancy; his daughters, Elizabeth (Libby) Allison and her husband Robert, Suzanne Kline and her husband Gregory, Jean Degan and her husband William, and Claire LaFramboise and her companion, Larry Piers; his brother, Edward LaFramboise; his sisters, Helene Busher, and Alice Raymond; his grandchildren, James Allison, Francis Allison, Anne Kline, John Kline, Thomas Degan, Theresa Degan, Andrew Degan, Jeffrey LaFramboise, Eric LaFramboise, and Troy LaFramboise; and many nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his infant son, Bernard LaFramboise.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Francis’s family from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Tuesday, July 27, 2010 in the Valade Funeral Home, 23 Main St., N. Grosvenordale CT.  A gathering will begin at 10:00 am on Wednesday, July 28, 2010 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at11:00 am in St. Joseph Church, 20 Main St., N. Grosvenordale.  Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Northeast Connecticut, P.O. Box 632, Putnam, CT 06260, or a charity of your choice.

Condolences for the family of “Francis B. LaFramboise”

Condolence from Andrew Berezowski on July 24th, 2010 10:22 pm


So sorry to hear of your loss.



Condolence from MaryLynne and Steve Boisvert on July 25th, 2010 9:13 am

Our prayers are with you.

Condolence from Bruce & Janice LaFramboise on July 25th, 2010 10:12 am

To Dearest Polly and all my Cousins,

Please accept our deepest sympathies at your loss, and may God be with you all and comfort you. Jan and I both loved and enjoyed Frank and the times we spent together you both. We think of you both often. He will be missed by us too, as he will by so many!

May the peace of our Lord be with you all now, as you know he is at his heavenly reward. He is at home now with my Dad, and all his siblings and friends who have passed on before.

With Our Love

Bruce & Janice LaFramboise

Condolence from Bill Kenney on July 25th, 2010 11:53 am

My thoughts are with all of you during this difficult time.

Warmest regards,

Bill, Faith and Tyler Kenney

Condolence from Rick and GaIl Swenton on July 25th, 2010 5:13 pm

Please accept our deepest sympathy and prayers for Francis and your whole family.

Condolence from Rachel Swenton on July 25th, 2010 11:46 pm

I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.

Condolence from Cathy and Kevin Sullivan on July 28th, 2010 12:32 am

Jean – Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Condolence from Paul and Lourdes Paquette on December 14th, 2010 12:13 am

Pauline and family,

Sorry for this belated condolence. We did not know about Frank’s passing. We just received your Christmas card and noticed Frank’s name was not on it so I checked the internet to see if I could find information. We are very sorry for your loss! We have a lot of fond memories of Frank during your visits to Florida and of our visits to your home! We will keep your family in our prayers during this difficult time and the first Christmas holidays without him. May he rest in peace.
With all of our love,
Paul, Lourdes, Danielle and Brandon Paquette

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