TILTON - Joseph Leroy LaFrance, 90, former longtime resident of Meredith, died at the New Hampshire Veterans Home on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, with his loving family by his side.
Joseph was born Nov. 10, 1926, in Franklin, son to the late Frank L. and Annie (Robellard) LaFrance.
He proudly served his country in the Army during World War II and the Korean War.
He worked for the town of Meredith for more than 20 years, and spent the last 12 years working for the Parks and Recreation Department.
Joseph enjoyed being active in his community. He was a life member of the Lions Club in Meredith, the Booster Club, longtime member and color guard for the American Legion Post 33. Joseph was also an active member of the Trinity Episcopal Church in Meredith for many years and served as an acolyte for 24 of those years. Around the holidays Joseph also helped put together gift baskets for under-privileged children, and throughout the years he brought food to those confined to their homes.
Joseph enjoyed hunting and fishing with his family and friends, and above all spending time with his family.
Joseph is survived by a son, Frank LaFrance of Franklin; two daughters, Flora Koerbel and Kara LaFrance, both of Meredith; two stepsons, Dexter Weare of Melbourne, Florida, and Timothy Weare of Ashland; a stepdaughter, Theresa Wyman and her husband, Jay, of Wolfeboro; a sister, Lillian Plizga of Goffstown; two grandchildren, Lori Fogg and her husband, William, and Andrew LaFrance; four great-grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, Viola LaFrance of Lakeport; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his loving wife of 42 years, Nancy (White) LaFrance in 2010, 11 brothers, three sisters and his former wife, Barbara (Wilkins) LaFrance.
There will be no calling hours. A funeral service will be held Saturday, Oct. 21, at 10 a.m. in the Trinity Episcopal Church, 93 Route 25
, in Meredith. Burial with military honors will follow in the family lot at Center Harbor Memorial Park.
The family would like to thank the staff at the New Hampshire Veterans home for their kind and compassion care of Joseph.
For those who wish the family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the New Hampshire Veterans Home, c/o Resident Benefit Fund, 139 Winter St., Tilton, NH 03276
, with the memo line Franklin Pierce neighborhood.