1934 – 2016
Danielson – William B. LaPorte, Jr., 81, of Westfield Village, died Tuesday, February 2, 2016 in Davis Place Nursing Home due to complications from an automobile accident in August. He was the loving husband of Irene (Wojciechowski) LaPorte. They were united in marriage on June 26, 1954 in St. Mary Church in Providence, RI. Born in Providence, RI, he was the son of the late William and Emma (Bassett) LaPorte.
Mr. LaPorte worked as a vacuum cleaner salesman. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, wood carving and especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
In addition to his wife of 61 years, Irene, he is survived by his daughters, Susan Smith and her husband Carl of RI, Sandra Greenwald-Grant of NY, Nancy Airhart of CT, and Wendy Medina and her husband Albert of TX; eleven grandchildren; and fourteen great grandchildren.
Services are at the convenience of the family and have been entrusted to the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam, CT 06260. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.