MILTON - Beatrice ""Bea"" (DuPlantie) Rovito Provo of Northline Road passed peacefully into eternal rest Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at home surrounded by her loving family. She was 85.
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Born in Tupper Lake, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Rene DuPlantie and the late Lena Derosia DuPlantie Chaisson and wife of the late Tony Provo, who died in 1981.
Bea was educated at Holy Cross Academy in Tupper Lake. She worked hard all of her life, first helping to support her family after leaving school.
She supported her two children and then moved to Saratoga Springs to attain a better life for her and her family.
Bea helped her husband develop and run various businesses in Saratoga Springs and worked at various service jobs.
She raised her two children, stepdaughter and then two of her grandchildren.
She was active in the Historical Society and Garden Club in Saratoga Springs and enjoyed attending the Spa Little Theater for many years.
Bea was a spitfire, a small, mighty dynamo, and will be sorely missed by all who loved her.
In addition to her parents and husband, Beatrice was predeceased by her brothers, Raymond Chaisson and Edmond DuPlantie and her grandson, Raymond Anthony Robinson.
Bea is survived by her daughter, Barbara Rovito (Wayne) Robinson; her son, Donald (Dinah) Rovito Sr.; her stepdaughter, Toni Anne Provo (Lou) Sabella; her grandchildren, Scott (Chris) Robinson, Donna (Russell) Houseworth, Angel Lackner, Donald (Anna) Rovito Jr. and Anthony (Georgianna) Rovito Sr.; her great-grandchildren, Kaylee Houseworth, Austin and Blake Lackner, Donna Ashley and Alexander Rovito and Anthony Rovito Jr.; one sister, Rena Drew; and many nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, April 21, 2013, at William J. Burke & Sons/Bussing & Cunniff Funeral Homes, 628 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 584-5373.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Monday, April 22, 2013, at St. Clement's Church, 231 Lake Ave., with the Rev. Marty Fisher officiating. Burial will follow in the family plot at Greenridge Cemetery on Lincoln Avenue.
The family wants to thank Dr. Ying and his staff and the hospice nurses for the gentle, loving, compassionate care they gave her during her illness.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Community Hospice of Saratoga, 179 Lawrence St., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.
Published in The Saratogian on Apr. 19, 2013