Estelle LaPlante


Estelle Elaine LaPlante, 80, died at home, Sept. 27, 2017. She was born in Danielson, Conn., the daughter of Luc and Clara Poitras. She graduated from Putnam Catholic Academy. Estelle married Joseph LaPlante on Nov. 22, 1955, and they resided in Danielson, Conn., where she raised her family.

She worked at St. James Rectory as a cook and was involved in many ministries in the church. She moved to Manset in 1988. Estelle was the head of religious education at St. Peter’s Church.

Estelle is survived by her husband, Joseph, and four children; Theresa Whither and husband, Bill, of Augusta, Michael LaPlante and his partner Deb Choquette, Suzanne Bouthillier and husband, Danny, and Elizabeth Tavernier and husband, Bruce. She also leaves many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Estelle was predeceased by a son, Tony LaPlante, and by seven siblings.

There will be no calling hours. A memorial Mass will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Southwest Harbor.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Estelle’s memory may be made to Hancock County Home Care and Hospice, P.O. Box 931, Bangor, ME 04402-0931. Arrangements by Jordan-Fernald, 1139 Main St., Mount Desert.


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