Putnam – Joseph A. Lapalme, Sr., 84, formerly of Vine St., died Tuesday, October 16, 2007 in Day Kimball Hospital. He was the husband of the late Charlotte (Fifield) LaPalme. Born in Putnam, he was the son of the late Beaude and Deneige (Riendeau) LaPalme.
Mr. LaPalme owned and operated LaPalme’s City Service gas station. He served in the Coast Guard during World War II.
Joseph is survived by his son, Joseph A. LaPalme, Jr., of Millbury, MA; two daughters, Judy Durand, of Pomfret, and Barbara Parziale, of Putnam; 4 grandchildren; and 1 great-grandchild.
His funeral with Military Honors took place on October 19, 2007 in St. Mary Cemetery. Gilman Funeral Home was entrusted with Joseph’s arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to “Disabled American Veterans Memorial Program,” P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301.