Grosvenordale – Lorraine (Rondeau) LaPalme, 92, of Marshall St., died Wednesday, June 17, 2015 in Day Kimball Hospital. She was the loving wife of the late Rene R. LaPalme. Born in Putnam, she was the daughter of the late Ovila and Eva (Forest) Rondeau.
Mrs. LaPalme worked as a burlier for Anglo Fabrics in Webster as well as other fabric companies in the area. She was a member of the Ladies of St. Anne’s, and the VFW Post 10088 ladies auxiliary. She also volunteered at the St. Joseph thrift shop for many years and enjoyed crocheting, playing cards, dancing the Tennessee Waltz, but above all spending quality time with her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Lorraine is survived by her son, Adrien Rene LaPalme of N. Grosvenordale; her daughters, Elaine Carol Valade of N. Grosvenordale, Denise Margaret Kuszewski of Woodbridge, VA, and Renee Lorraine Waldron of N. Grosvenordale; her brother, Ovila John “Joe” Rondeau of Putnam; eleven grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren; three great great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son, the late Martin Gerard LaPalme; her brother Martin Rondeau; and two sisters Lucille Deslauriers and Leona Dubois.
The LaPalme family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to Maureen Collum for the great care that she showed to Lorraine in the past year.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Lorraine’s family from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, June 22, 2015, in the Valade Funeral Home, 23 Main St., N. Grosvenordale. A gathering will begin in the funeral home on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. in St. Joseph Church, 18 Main St., N. Grosvenordale, CT. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph Church Memorial Plaque, P.O. Box 897, N. Grosvenordale, CT 06255. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.