Laura H. (Lautenbach) Bunce

Laura H. (Lautenbach) Bunce, 85, of Manchester, wife of the late Allan F. Bunce Sr., passed away at home on Friday, March 21, 2014, with her family at her side.

Laura was born on July 27, 1928, in Manchester, daughter of the late Max and Lula Lautenbach. She attended local schools and had been a lifelong resident of Manchester. Laura was an avid gardener and she loved animals, especially cats and dogs.

She is the loving and devoted mother to her three sons, Allan F Bunce Jr., and his wife, Janice, of Manchester, Gary Bunce of Manchester, and Michael Bunce, and his wife, Kirsten, of Tolland; her two daughters, Sandra Nielsen of Vernon and Patty Bunce of Manchester; her sister, Marge Adamy of Manchester; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents she was predeceased by her sister, Ruth Lautenbach; and two brothers, John and William Lautenbach.

Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, March 25, 2014, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Holmes Funeral Home, 400 Main St., Manchester.

Funeral services will be on Wednesday, March 26, at 10:15 a.m. at Holmes Funeral Home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at St. James Church, 896 Main St., Manchester. Burial will follow in St. James Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Connecticut, 701 Russell Road, Newington, CT 06111; or to the Leukemia Society of America, Connecticut Chapter, 300 Research Parkway, Suite 310, Meriden, CT 06450.

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Published in Journal Inquirer from Mar. 24 to Mar. 28, 2014