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88 East Main St.
Meriden, CT 06450
Phone: (203) 235-3338
Fax: (203) 686-1676
Edward LaFrance

Edward Henry LaFrance Jr.

Friday, August 16th, 1946 - Wednesday, February 13th, 2019
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Edward Henry LaFrance, Jr., 72, husband of Linda LaFrance, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, February 13, 2019. Born in Waterbury on August 16, 1946, he was the son of the late Edward Henry and Clarice LaFrance Sr. He had resided in Meriden for over forty years. Ed was employed by Connecticut Light and Power where he had various positions for thirty-two years. He was a veteran of the Vietnam era, having served with the United States Marine Corps. He was a parishioner of St. Bridget of Sweden Church in Cheshire. Ed was an avid fan of UConn Women’s basketball. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus of Meriden. He loved traveling, tag sales and talking with people. He was a CPR instructor and took great pride in teaching people to save lives. Nothing brought Ed greater joy than his family.

Besides his loving wife of forty-three years, he is survived by his children, Edward Henry LaFrance III and his wife Heather, Susan Long and her husband Gregg and Deborah Wechsler of California; his grandchildren, Edward IV, Connor, and Alexis LaFrance, Jacob and Julianna Long and Michael, Cori and Austin Wechsler; his great grandchildren, Lana Ann and Michael Wechsler IV; his siblings, Michele Ulinksas, Claire Fox, John LaFrance, Shirley Tarbunas and Mary Olson and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother-in-law, Veronica Gostyla.
Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be held on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 10 a.m. at St. Bridget of Sweden Church, 175 Main Street, Cheshire, CT. Everyone is asked to meet directly at the church. Burial with military honors will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery. Family and friends may call at the John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home, 88 East Main Street, Meriden, CT on Monday, February 18th from 4 to 7 p.m.
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  • Visitation

    Monday, February 18th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Monday, February 18th, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home
    88 East Main Street
    MERIDEN, CT 06450
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  • Service

    Tuesday, February 19th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Tuesday, February 19th, 2019 10:00am
    St. Bridget of Sweden Church
    175 Main Street
    CHESHIRE, CT 06410
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  • Interment

    St. Stanislaus Cemetery
    Ann Street Extension
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Posted at 12:42pm
There are. literally, no words to express my deepest sympathy to you, Lin, (my sister & friend) and to all the kids (I know they're all in their 40's now) but to me they will always be our "kids"! Such a rush of memories continue to flood my mind since I heard about Ed! I was barely 17 when I met him and I took an instant liking to him, what was not to like! I have 2 younger brothers but he was a big brother to me right from the start. He was always there to lend a helping hand or just to talk to. It goes without saying, that he was such a beautiful Father & loving husband, fun loving uncle....I witnessed this for many years. When Jaime and Amanda were in his care, I never had one ounce of worry that they were in the best of hands! I love him and will miss him forever more! When I talked to my sister,(she's n New Mexico for a couple weeks) she wanted me to make sure to send her love and sympathy, as well......her & Ed were two peas in a pod, both Leo's and she really loved him too! Just know that if there's anything you need, don't hesitate to call....anything! Love, Always....Gail

Paul and Andrea Merola

Posted at 03:53pm
To The LaFrance Family; You all have my heartfelt condolences of the loss of your husband and father. I had the pleasure of meeting him a couple of time through my son Paul Jr. He raised a wonderful, good and prosperous family for which I am sure he was very proud of you all. I know he will be sorely missed, the good memories are the ones to keep. You all will be our prayers.

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