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Joan D. LaPorte

Bangor, Pennsylvania

Jan 25, 1936 – Oct 15, 2020 (Age 84)


January 25, 1936
October 15, 2020
Bangor, Pennsylvania
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital


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Gaffney Parsons Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc - Bangor Obituary

Joan D. LaPorte, 84, of Mt. Bethel, PA passed away Tuesday, October 13th, at her residence.

Joan was born in Paterson, NJ on January 25, 1936, a daughter of the late Joseph and Josephine (Currera) Karcz.

She was the loving wife of James LaPorte. They celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary last October. Joan was employed by Tiffany & Co. in Parsippany, NJ as a customer fulfillment specialist until retiring. She enjoyed spending her time cooking and feeding the family.

Joan was a member of St. Patrick and St. Rosa Lima Catholic Church in Belvidere, NJ.

In addition to her loving husband James, Joan is survived by a son, Randy LaPorte, husband of Nancy, 2 grandchildren Tyler LaPorte and Nathan Falcone, and a great-grandson Aaron Falcone. Joan was preceded in death by a brother Joseph Karcz.

Services will be held privately at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Gaffney Parsons Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., "Village of Johnsonville" Bangor, PA. Online condolences may be offered at

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. 


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Jimmy and family:
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved Joan. I didn’t know her very well but worked with her husband at Mennen Co for many years Prayers to all of you.
Pat Voorhees

You have been the sister I never had. Dear sister-in-law my family will miss you. Love, Kathie

My deepest condolences to one of my best friends, Randy LaPorte, to his dad Jim, and to Nancy, a great daughter in law to Joan. Just know that Joan touched so many of your friends Randy with her motherly instincts she showed to all of us when we crossed the threshold of your house on Camden rd as kids and young adults. You knew if we were going to Randy’s house we were going to get something to eat, even if it was just for 10 or 15 minutes, I don’t think Joan ever let us leave without making...

Randy and Family-So sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom. My thoughts and prayers to you and your family during this difficult time.