Life Story for Rose Marie LaPorte
AT THE O'NEILL FUNERAL HOME - Rose Marie (Dionne) LaPorte age 71 of Oakville Ave., died July 8, 2012 at Saint Mary’s Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Paul LaPorte.
Rose was born January 8, 1941 in Waterbury, a daughter of the late Leo and Judith (Champagne) Dionne and lived in Wolcott for 21 years before moving back to Waterbury. She was a graduate of Waterbury Catholic High School and Waterbury Hospital School of Nursing. Prior to her retirement, Rose was employed as a Registered Nurse at the former Whitewood Manor and also worked at Waterbury Hospital for several years. She was a member of the Waterbury Hospital Nurses Alumni Association and a former member of the Amazing Grace Church. Rose was a Girl Scout Leader for several years with her daughter and also enjoyed camping and was active in the former South School in Oakville.
Besides her husband of 50 years of Waterbury, she leaves her daughter Michelle Carroll and her fiancée Edward Kezelevich of Spring Hill, FL., two brothers Bob Dionne of Edenton, NC., Wayne Patterson of Meriden, a sister Connie Sugrue of WA., four grandchildren Cherisse Onderko of Beacon Falls, Jarrett Dube of Plainville, Kalah Dube of Weekie Wachee, FL., William Carroll IV of Spring Hill, FL., two grandchildren Derek Onderko, Aiden Chromik, several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Among her survivors and her lifelong friends France and Jack Nadeau and her cat Melody.
Funeral Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the O’Neill Funeral Home, 742 Main Street Oakville. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 12:30 p.m. until the service at 1:30. The O’Neill Funeral Home has been entrusted to assist her family with arrangements. To extend online expressions of sympathy to her family, light a memorial candle or for additional information, kindly visit the funeral home website at www.oneillfuneralhome.com.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lupus Foundation of America, 270 Farmington Ave., #218, Farmington, CT 06032.
Rose’s family would like to thank all of her friends and family, to numerous to mention for all of the love and support they showed to Rose and her family during her battle with Lupus over the years and especially Dr. Thomas Grecco for his care and kindness.