Cynthia Faye (Turcotte) Laplante

November 23, 1934October 11, 2019

Cynthia Faye Turcotte Laplante, 84 passed away peacefully on Friday October 11, 2019 surrounded by her children. She was born November 23, 1934 in Newport, Vermont. She was the daughter of the late Raymond Edward Turcotte and Esther Agnes Hancock Turcotte and was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years Hector Charles Laplante. She is survived by her loving children, daughter Lisa Laplante (Dan Case); sons Gregory Laplante (Brenda) and Timothy Laplante, 5 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Cynthia was a graduate of Burdett College in Boston, Massachusetts. Cynthia’s love and devotion to her husband Chuck, took them to Tulsa, OK where they lived and raised their family for 42 years. Cynthia had a career with Kaiser Aluminum for 25 years as a Sales Representative in Tulsa, OK before moving to Chattanooga, TN in 2006. Cynthia had an incredible love of music and singing. She started singing as a young girl of 5 years old and continued singing throughout her life. A fun fact about her was that she recorded a record in her teens. She sang in many choirs and singing groups including Sts. Peter and Paul Choir, Sweet Adeline’s, Scenic City Chorus, and St. Stephen Choir. One of Cynthia’s favorite pastimes was baseball and she was an avid Boston Red Sox fan her entire life. Thank goodness she did get to see them win the world series in her lifetime. Her number one priority was her family. She gave all of herself to her children, grandchildren and the love of her life, Chuck. She loved her hometown of Newport Vermont and she and Chuck spent summers there enjoying their beautiful town with her nieces, nephews and friends. Her favorite times were with her family at the “Camp” eating lobster and spending time at the beach. We will miss her presence as we continue that tradition. She was a loving Mother who lived Faith and Family daily. She was a strict disciplinarian and had an incredible work ethic and modeled perseverance, strong faith, and a never give up attitude. Working hard was the answer to any hurdle. Her loving guidance was invaluable, and we will miss “running it past Mom”. We hit the jackpot when it came to parents and we are all better people because of her unconditional love. She set the bar high, not only for herself but for her children and for that she will be greatly missed. The family will receive friends on Monday, October 21, 2019 from 5:00 - 7:00 PM at the Chattanooga Funeral Home 8214 E. Brainerd Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37421. The Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 10:00 AM at St. Stephen Catholic Church located at 7111 Lee Hwy, Chattanooga with Father Manuel Perez, Pastor officiating. Cynthia’s final resting place will be with her husband Chuck at Floral Haven Cemetery, Broken Arrow, OK. Cynthia was an active member of the Ladies Auxiliary with the Knights of Columbus. Memorials may be made in her name to the charity of your choice or the Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary Council 6099, P.O. Box 21481 Chattanooga, TN 37424. Please share your memories of Cynthia with the family at Arrangements are by the East Brainerd Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral, Crematory and Florist, 8214 E. Brainerd Rd., Chattanooga, TN 37421.


  • Visitation Monday, October 21, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, October 22, 2019


Cynthia Faye (Turcotte) Laplante

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Karen Ryland

October 21, 2019

Both Chuck and Cynthia were terrific neighbors not only to me but then to my Mom for many years, and I will always appreciate their kindness toward us. Knowing Chuck and Cynthia was a huge blessing, and I will never forget either of them or the warm memories they have left behind! May God bless them both with eternal peace and happiness that they so genuinely deserve. Prayers for them to always be remembered!

Mary Jetton-Thompson

October 15, 2019

As a friend of Timothy, my husband and I extend our sympathy to your entire family for your great loss. May God comfort you all at this time. -Jim and Mary Thompson (Tulsa)

Karol Curtis

October 15, 2019

I had the pleasure of meeting your mom when she was at her summer home here in Vermont. I worked at the cable company and we became friendly. I felt I knew her from somewhere and discovered she went to school with my mom. Small World! I even have the senior year book with both of them in there. She was a lovely lady and I am sure you will miss her a lot. Thinking of you. Karol Curtis

Penny Deshong

October 14, 2019

Dear ones,
No one can ever express the pain of loosing both of your sweet parents,Chuck and then your mom, Cynthia, but I just wanted to say like everyone else how much they were loved and admired in all their lifetime.
You children, Greg, Lisa and Tim are a example of their beautiful hearts and memories left to carry on their love of God and honor and respect for their fellow family members and church family and of course everyone they ever met.
Cynthia was a true example of a loving wife, mother and grandmother and a
someone I will forever be blessed to know as a friend, neighbor and church family member.
I can shut my eyes and hear her voice singing like a angel, as she did every Sunday at church, a beautiful memory to keep for sure.
We all look for friends that are honest, kind, and ones that would always look out for your best interest and I can truly say I called her my friend and neighbor for over 40yrs Cynthia Laplante.
The memories we all shared are precious to me and I will treasure them till we meet again. Rest In Peace my friend.
Penny Deshong

Phyllis and Rob Chaousy

October 14, 2019

We are so very sorry to hear of the loss of Mom. We're grateful she is at peace with Our Lord Jesus Christ and beside Chuck in Heaven. Thank you Jesus for being in our lives and may you bestow the strength, comfort and peace on her Family, friends and Church. You'll be missed dearly and kept in our prayers forever. We love you always in Jesus name.

Curtis & Melody Reser

October 13, 2019

We are so very sorry for your loss. We always looked forward to Cynthia coming to the salon, and I know she will be missed by many. Our prayers are with you during this difficult time. Curtis & Melody Reser