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Anna M. Lafave

1920 - 2012 WILLIAMSTOWN Anna Margaret (LaChance) Lafave, 92, of 35 Adams Rd., Williamstown, died Saturday Aug. 4, 2012, at Williamstown Commons.

She was born in Williamstown on Feb. 1, 1920, daughter of Alvah and Mary (Humphrey) Lafave. She attended local schools, including Williamstown High School. Anna worked at Rudnick's and Drummonds Dry Cleaners for many years until her retirement. She was a communicant of Sts. Patrick and Raphael Church in Williamstown and was an active volunteer at its Church Festival. She was also a member of TOPS. Anna was especially devoted to her grandchildren.

She was the widow of Peter Lafave, who died on April 15, 1986. They were married on Aug. 28, 1937.

Survivors include three sons, Arthur Lafave and his wife, Jean, of Williamstown; David Lafave and his wife, Peggy, of Grafton, Vt.; and Dell Lafave and his partner, Serene LaRochelle, of Rutland, Vt.; her former daughter-in-law Diane Lafave of New Jersey; four grandsons; nine granddaughters; 10 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She also leaves a sister, Frances Townsend of Longmeadow, and a brother, Robert LaChance of Lenox.

Two sons, Donald and Edmond Lafave, are deceased; also, two brothers, Louis and John LaChance, and two sisters, Mary Nielsen and Agnes Porazzo.

FUNERAL NOTICE: A Liturgy of Christian Burial for Anna Lafave will be celebrated Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, at 11 a.m. at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church, 70 Marshall St., North Adams, MA. Burial will follow in Eastlawn Cemetery. Calling hours at the church are Thursday morning from 9:30 to 11 a.m. P

Please omit flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Patrick's Food Pantry in care of FLYNN & DAGNOLI-MONTAGNA HOME FOR FUNERALS CENTRAL CHAPEL, 74 Marshall St. North Adams, MA 01247. To send a sympathy gift, card or message, please visit www.flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com.
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Aug. 6, 2012
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