1922 – 2018
N. Grosvenordale – Pauline (LaVigne) LaFramboise, 95, of Thompson Hill Rd., died peacefully on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at Matulaitis Nursing Home. She was the loving wife of the late Francis B. LaFramboise. Born in Putnam, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Leona (LaPorte) LaVigne.
Pauline worked as a cadet nurse just before WWII ended. She went on to work as a registered nurse for Day Kimball Hospital and with Dr. Chartier. She also worked as a school nurse, camp nurse and as a private nurse. She enjoyed volunteering at the St. Joseph Thrift Shop.
Pauline was a member of the Daughters of Isabella, the Ladies of St. Anne and the American Legion Woman’s Auxiliary. She was a 4H leader who enjoyed knitting, embroidery and sewing. She enjoyed cooking and always had an “emergency cake” on top of the refrigerator just in case guests came. She enjoyed playing the piano, going out for lunch and especially enjoyed attending her grandchildren’s performances.
Pauline is survived by her children, Elizabeth “Libby” Allison and her husband Robert of Medfield, MA, Suzanne Kline and her husband Greg of Woodstock, Jean Degan and her husband William of Bristol, Claire LaFramboise and her partner Larry of Woodstock, and Paul LaFramboise and his wife Nancy of Webster, MA; her grandchildren, Jim, Frank, Anne, Tom, Jeffrey, Theresa, Eric, John, Andy, and Troy; and her great-grandson, Brayden. She was predeceased by her son, the late Bernard LaFramboise.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Pauline’s family from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, April 6, 2018 in the Gilman Funeral Home and Crematory, 104 Church St. Putnam, CT 06260. A gathering will begin in the funeral home at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 7, 2018 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 1:00 p.m. in St. Joseph Church, 18 Main St., North Grosvenordale, CT. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Windham Tolland 4-H Camp, 326 Taft Pond Rd. Pomfret Center, CT 06259. Due an allergy, please do not send Lilies. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.