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Francis LaPorte

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Francis A. LaPorte 1924 - 2010 HOOSICK FALLS, NY Francis A. LaPorte, 86, passed away Aug. 11 at the SVMC in Bennington, Vt. He resided in Lake Worth, Fla., with his wife of 62 years, Katherine Harrington LaPorte. Frank was born on March 10, 1924, in Hoosick Falls, son of Elmer "Pat" and Mary Stover LaPorte. He served in the Army during World War II throughout Italy, France and Germany, receiving the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. Frank worked as a locomotive engineer for the Boston and Maine Railroad for 30 years, retiring in 1983. He was also past commander of the American Legion in Hoosick Falls. Besides his wife, Katherine, he leaves his daughter, Linda Mavilla of Bennington, Vt., his three sons, Richard LaPorte (Cecelia) of Attleboro, Mass., Barry LaPorte (Nancy) of Hoosick Falls, Ronald LaPorte (Heidi) of Schaghticoke, as well as his eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. MEMORIAL NOTICE: A memorial service will be held Saturday, Aug. 14, at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church on Main Street in Hoosick Falls. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. The funeral arrangements are with the MAHAR FUNERAL HOME, Hoosick Falls, NY.

Published in Bennington Banner on Aug. 13, 2010
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