Emily F. Laframboise
1922 - 2014 PITTSFIELD Emily Frances Laframboise, 92, formerly of 21 Orchard Street and Rose Manor, died Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at the home of her daughter, Mary Louise Smith, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Pittsfield on Jan. 10, 1922, the daughter of Guiseppe and Concetta Raudino DiFilippo, she was educated in Pittsfield schools. Mrs. Laframboise had been employed for 18 years as a sales clerk at England Brothers Department Store, from where she retired in 1985. Years prior to that, she had worked at the Glix Brand Pajama Factory for five years. She was a communicant of St. Joseph's Church. Mrs. Laframboise had been a member of the Ralph J. Froio Senior Center, the Heart of the Berkshire Grange No. 448, the Berkshire North Pomona Grange No. 6, the Sons of Italy ITAM Lodge No. 564, and the United Commercial Travelers. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, as well as arts and crafts, doing crossword puzzles, and playing bingo and cards. Her husband, Theodore J. Laframboise Sr., whom she married Feb. 7, 1942, in Our Lady Of Mount Carmel Church, died Jan. 17, 1996. Mrs. Laframboise is survived by three sons, Joseph A. Laframboise and his wife, Virginia, of Beavercreek, Ohio, Francis T. Laframboise Sr., and his wife, Dorothy, of Mulberry, Fla., and Edward J. Laframboise and his wife, Connie, of Flint, Mich.; two daughters, Mary Louise Smith and her husband, Charles, of Pittsfield, and Theresa L. Laframboise of Chicopee; nine grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Another son, Theodore J. Laframboise, Jr., died November 21, 2001. She was predeceased by a son, Theodore J. Laframboise Jr., who died Nov. 21, 2001; a brother, Samuel DiFilippo and four sisters, Mary Anello, Frances Kowallczyk, Angelina DiFilippo, and Rose Sadlowski. FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services for Emily Frances Laframboise will be held Friday, March 28, at 12:15 p.m. from DERY FUNERAL HOME in Pittsfield, with a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 1 p.m., at St. Joseph's Church, celebrated by Msgr. Michael A. Shershanovich, Pastor. Burial will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery. Calling hours will be today from 4 to 7 p.m., at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the
, or the Berkshire Humane Society, all in care of DERY FUNERAL HOME, 54 Bradford Street, Pittsfield.
Dery Funeral Home
54 Bradford Street Pittsfield, MA 01201
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Mar. 27, 2014