NewburyportNews.com, Newburyport, MA

April 5, 2013

Ronald LaPlante Sr., 84


Seabrook N.H. — Ronald Lucien LaPlante, Sr., of Seabrook, N.H., died peacefully on March 28, 2013. He was born in Holyoke, Mass., the son of Lucien LaPlante and Lillian Gelinas LaPlante. He graduated from Holyoke High School and served in the United States Air Force. He is survived by his wife Judith (Burt). He also leaves his son David and his wife, Kathryn Hicks, his daughter Karen Bruno and her husband, Glenn, his daughter Deborah Harmon and her husband, Marshall, his daughter Denise Fox and her husband, Timothy, his son Ronald and his wife, Kathryn, his daughter Elizabeth Witherell and her husband, Richard, his stepson, Donald Elton, his stepdaughter Diane (Elton) Bragg and her husband, Michael, 13 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. He also leaves two sisters, Shirley Henault and Lillian Thomas and her husband, Edward. He was predeceased by his brothers Robert and Richard, and his sister Rosemary Cilio. He is survived by several nieces and nephews. He worked in manufacturing for many years as a systems analyst, ending his career at Delta Electronics in Beverly, Mass. He was active in the American Production and Inventory Control Society and served as an officer in the Springfield and Boston chapters. He enjoyed playing tennis, was active in Community Theater, and was an avid life-long reader.

ARRANGEMENTS: A private memorial gathering will be held for the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the Merrimack Valley Hospice 360 North Ave., Haverhill, MA, 01830.