SANFORD - Annette A. Laferte, 89, of Sanford, died on Sunday, July 7, 2014, at Hillcrest Gardens in Sanford.
Annette was born on Nov. 16, 1924, to Abdias and Laura (Sevigny) Cantin in Sanford, where she grew up and attended local schools.
After she finished school, Annette worked at Aletta Dress Shop in Springvale until she left to raise her family. She also provided child care for several years out of her home.
Annette was a devout Catholic. She had been a communicant of St. Therese of Lisieux Parish, Holy Family Church, and a member of the Ladies of St. Anne.
She enjoyed playing cards and Bingo.
She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She loved holiday gatherings with her family, especially at Christmas. She will be remembered as a happy woman who was loved by all who knew her and will be dearly missed by her family and friends.
Annette was predeceased by her husband, Raymond Laferte, and by a grandson, Todd Howard.
Surviving are six children, Claire Thibeault, of Sanford, Rachel Howard and her husband, Gary, of Buxton, Anita Noel, of Springvale, Yvette Meunier and her husband, Mike, of Sanford, Gerard Laferte and his wife, Dorothy, of Lebanon, and Irene Houde and her husband, Brian, of Sanford; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Sr. Marie-Ange Cantin, OSU, of Lewiston, and Bertha Cantin, of Springvale; two sisters-in-law, Rita Cantin, of Sanford, and Doris Cantin, of Sanford; and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held on Wednesday, July 9, at the Lafrance-Lambert & Black Funeral Home at 29 Winter Street in Sanford. A Mass of Christian Burial followed at St. Thérèse of Lisieux Parish, Holy Family Church. Interment followed at St. Ignatius Cemetery in Sanford.
The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff of Hillcrest Gardens as well as the hospice workers for the care and compassion shown to Annette during her period of declining health.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Hillcrest Gardens Activity Fund, 35 July Street, Sanford, Maine 04073.
Arrangements are under the direction of Black Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, Sanford-Springvale.
To leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit www.blackfuneralhomes.com.
Published in Fosters from July 14 to July 18, 2014
Lafrance-Lambert & Black Funeral Home
29 Winter St Sanford, ME 04073