OBITUARY

Albert C. Lafrance Jr.

February 22, 1931April 21, 2021

Albert C. Lafrance Jr., a veteran of the U.S. Army who proudly served his country during the Korean War, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at the age of 90. His final days were spent surrounded by family and friends that he had touched in some way throughout his very memorable life. He was the beloved husband of 61 years to Gertrude “Trudie” Reinhard Lafrance. Loving father of Kathryn Mary Lafrance, Anita Lafrance Wolverton (Darren) and Angelle Lafrance Mokry (Vince). Proud grandfather of Chanler Wolverton Tiras (Sterling), Gibson Marc Wolverton, Ryleigh Marie Wolverton, Leah Theresa Mokry, Dean Edward Mokry, Korbin Maverick Wolverton, Cody Lane Wolverton and Justin Marc Wolverton. Brother of Fay Lafrance Erwin (late John), Patsy Lafrance Pannagl, Lanny Lafrance (Jean) and Linda Lafrance Fernandez (late Ronnie). He is also survived and fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. Albert was preceded in death by his parents Albert Lafrance Sr. and Edna Doane Lafrance; his brother Arthur L. Lafrance Sr.; sister-in-law Lorraine Lafrance, Nell Ann Grant (late Alex), Mary Kay Muller, his nephew Marc M. Lafrance and his niece Kelly Ann Erwin. Albert was born in New Orleans, LA and was a longtime resident of Plaquemines Parish where he was a life-long educator and principal of Promised Land Academy and Port Sulphur High School, where he proudly followed the successes of his students. He was also the founding member of the Lafrance Oyster Growers, Inc. He truly enjoyed life through his many happy hours tending to his orange grove and vegetable garden, along with spending time with his family and friends. He will always be remembered for his loyalty and dedication to his family, his caring and loving spirit, his laughter, and spoiling the grandchildren. He was our pillar of courage and strength, and a wonderful example of what it means to care for others. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation to be held at ST. BERNARD MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 701 W. Virtue St., Chalmette, LA on Friday, April 23rd from 10:00AM – 12:00PM, followed by a Funeral Mass in Albert’s memory beginning at 12:00PM. He will be laid to eternal rest in St. Bernard Memorial Gardens. Due to COVID-19, face masks and social distancing are required.

Services

  • VISITATION

    Friday, April 23, 2021

  • FUNERAL SERVICE

    Friday, April 23, 2021

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Tim Tucker

April 25, 2021

Thanks Mr. Lafrance you truly lived your life in the dash to the absolute maximum and you will be missed by many including myself. The legacy you leave behind in this life will continue to positively impact the lives of so many. It was a distinct privilege and blessing to have you as my school principal during my time at Promised Land. My prayers will now join the prayers of many for comfort, encouragement, peace and blessings to the amazing family and dear friends that remain.

Lee Capone

April 23, 2021

To Ms. Trudie Lafrance and the Lafrance children
May the fact that very early in our education, Mr. Lafrance, as well as all of the Woodlawn / PLA teachers, molded / mentored & guided so many students to become successful individuals and many who became successful professionals, help to ease the pain of his absence. I'm personally grateful that he was a part of my upbringing and he will be remembered as as a positive influence in my younger school years. He was a wonderful educator & principal but also a wonderful, caring human being. He was loved by many and he will be missed by many.
Lee Capone DVM

Deidre Devitt Henderson

April 22, 2021

Mr. Lafrance holds a special place in my heart. I know he had an impact on so many of his students. I remember being sent out in the hall in elementary (for talking) and 5 seconds later, he was coming down the hall on his afternoon patrol. Oh, the pit sweat I was having in that moment! He came over to me, gave me quick hug, and sent me back in class. I've loved him from that moment on and would run through a wall for him. Being his neighbor for 20+ years was an added bonus. All who knew him are the blessed ones.

Clara Harvey

April 22, 2021

Sending condolences to the family a very kind gentleman Rest In Peace

Wanda Chanove

April 22, 2021

Your forever in our prayers. Love the Late herman chanove, patricia chanove. Thank you for being a strong mentor in my life while attending promise land . Also your wife while I finished off school at lynn oaks. You were a great friend of the chanove family and you will be missed. Wanda chanove

KATHLEEN BECNEL BURMASTER

April 22, 2021

MRS. TRUDIE LAFRANCE AND FAMILY:

Mr. Lafrance was a wonderful person. I can only image the void in your lives. All of his students at Woodlawn and PLA witnessed his love and dedication to each.

I will be keeping you and your children in my thoughts and prayers.

The obit was perfectly written.

I am truly sorry that he has left all of you and all of us who had the priviledge to know him.

Patti Jernigan Gary

April 21, 2021

I was in the first, first grade class at Promised Land Academy and went to PLA for 12 years, graduating in 1980. For all those years, I recall loving him, but also fearing him. I never wanted to be called into the “office” and I never was. He walked the halls and popped his head into the classroom frequently. He would look you in the eye, nod his head at you and smile. Looking back, I know that he did that because he cared about us, the students. I appreciate all that he gave.

I am hopeful that his beloved family feels him nearby and are at peace with his passing despite feeling sorrow in the absence of his physical presence.

Patti Jernigan Gary

Gerard Chutz

April 21, 2021


My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May

your memories bring you comfort.

Gerard (Jay) Chutz(77)

Janet Broussard Tamor

April 21, 2021

Mrs. Trudie and family,

Very sorry to hear of Mr. LaFrance’s passing. I know he will be terribly missed. He was so loving and kind. Will miss seeing him.
Praying for everyone in this time of grief.

Love,
Janet Broussard Tamor

Jill Baumy

April 21, 2021

Mrs. Trudie and Family,

Sorry for your family's loss. Keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. Mr. Al was a kind and loving man.

Randy and Jill Baumy

FROM THE FAMILY