Aurelia R. (Willor) LaPan

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GREENFIELD - Aurelia R. (Willor) LaPan, 80, of 326 Davis St., died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at home.
She was the wife of Thomas A. LaPan, who predeceased her in 2000.
She was born in Heath, Sept. 18, 1932, the daughter of Charles and Rose (Gleason) Willor. She moved to Greenfield at a young age and attended Greenfield schools. With the exception of time spent in Burlington, Vt., she lived in Greenfield for the remainder of her life.
With her husband, Tom, they operated "Trader Tom" on Federal Street from 1991 until Tom's death in 2000. During that time, she was always at Tom's side, both at the store and making a home. Her family was always the center of her life.
Aurelia also loved to collect colorful crackle glass, leaving behind a beautiful array of colors, shapes and sizes. She also enjoyed Grandma Moses art, colonial furniture and lots of this and that. She also enjoyed crossword puzzles, completing The Recorder puzzle each day, word finds, jumbles, watching Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy.
She was a member of Faith Baptist Church.
She leaves a son, Thomas K. LaPan, and his wife, Abby; two daughters, Yvonne F. Rawling of Bellows Falls, Vt., and Joyce Rice of Greenfield; 13 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson; two sisters, Nancy Willor of Beloit, Wis., and Carol Andrasik of Rochester, N.H., and her beloved sister-in-law, Louella Pachalis of Greenfield.
A daughter, Rose M. Berry, died in 2012, and a son, Phillip LaPan, died in 1985.
There are no calling hours. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Green River Cemetery in the spring with a celebration of life to follow.
Donations may be made to Hospice of Franklin County, 329 Conway St., Suite 2, Greenfield, MA 01301, with whom Aurelia's passing was with dignity, without pain, and at home. Bless you all.
Published in The Recorder on Feb. 19, 2013
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