DERRY, N.H. — Eugene B. LaPlante, 76, of Derry, N.H., died Saturday, March 9, 2013, in the Elliot Hospital in Manchester, N.H. He was born in Chicago on Nov. 28, 1936, a son of the late Edward (Ted) and Rita (O’Brien) LaPlante.
Mr. LaPlante had been a resident of Derry for the past eight-and-a-half years, formerly living in Traverse City.
He attended Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis., and was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during the post-Korean War era.
A devoted grandfather, he frequently attended his grandchildren’s sporting events.
He was a communicant of St. Jude Parish in Londonderry, N.H.
Eugene’s wife of 48 years, Annabel E. LaPlante, passed away one day before him on March 8, 2013.
He is survived by one son, Ryan LaPlante and his wife, Tracy, of Londonderry, N.H.; one daughter, Megan Seleny and her husband, Paul, of Derry; four grandchildren, Jessica LaPlante, Alexander LaPlante, Conor Seleny and Caitlin Seleny; as well as four siblings, Catherine Maravetz, of Westfield, N.J., Greg LaPlante, of Kankakee, Ill., Colette Maravetz, of Columbia, Md., and Jeff LaPlante, of Westville, Ind.
Eugene was predeceased by his brother, William LaPlante, of San Jose, Calif.
Calling hours will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. today, March 13, in the Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 290 Mammoth Road, Londonderry. A Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9 a.m. on Thursday in St. Jude Parish, 435 Mammoth Road, Londonderry. A memorial celebration is being planned for August in Charlevoix.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
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