DERRY, N.H. — Annabel E. LaPlante, 72, of Derry, N.H., died Friday, March 8, 2013 in Villa Crest Retirement Community in Manchester, N.H. She was born in Chicago, Ill. on April 27, 1940, a daughter of Verne and Mary Jane (Schaefer) Smith.
Mrs. LaPlante had been a resident of Derry for the past 8 1/2 years, formerly living in Traverse City. She was a graduate of Creighton University in Omaha, Neb. She was an avid reader and loved to travel.
Mrs. LaPlante loved to spend time with her grandchildren and enjoyed attending their sporting and dance events. She was a communicant of St. Jude Parish in Londonderry.
Annabel’s husband of 48 years, Eugene B. LaPlante, passed away the following day on March 9, 2013. She 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 two brothers, Rusty Smith of Des Plaines, Ill., and Steve Smith of Clarendon Hills, Ill.
Calling hours will be held from 5 to 8 p.m., on Wednesday, March 13, in the Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 290 Mammoth Rd., Londonderry. A Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9 a.m., on Thursday, in St. Jude Parish, 435 Mammoth Rd., 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. To send a condolence or for more information, please visit www.peabodyfuneralhome.com.