Donald R. LaFrance

May 13, 1940October 23, 2021

Donald R. LaFrance, 81, of the Plantsville section of Southington passed away on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at the HOCC at New Britain General.

He was the loving husband of Patricia (Fournier) LaFrance.

He was born May 13, 1940 in St. Francis, ME and was the son of the late Euciled and Elizabeth (Michaud) LaFrance.

Donald was employed by General Motors for many years until his retirement. He also owned and operated LaFrance Tree Service. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.

In addition to his wife he is survived by his children; Glenn LaFrance and wife Wanda of Easton, ME, Gerald LaFrance of Torrington, Laurrette LaFrance of Plantsville, Dwayne LaFrance and wife Michelle of Colchester and Dean LaFrance and wife Cindy of Bristol; a sister, Carol Carrozza of Southington; four grandchildren, Ashley, Emma, Brittney and Mark; a great-grandson, Gage, great-granddaughter, Alea and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by three sisters, Georgia Patterson, Anna Romaniello, Jeannie Oaks and a brother, Arnold LaFrance.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, Nov. 1st at 11 a.m. at the DellaVecchia Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St., Southington. Burial will follow at St. Thomas Cemetery. Memorial calling hours will be prior to the service from 9-11 a.m. For online condolences and directions please visit,


  • Memorial Calling Hours

    Monday, November 1, 2021

  • Memorial Service

    Monday, November 1, 2021

  • Burial

    Monday, November 1, 2021


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Giovanna D’Amelio

October 27, 2021

Pop you were a good Father Inlaw to Me Never forget the secrets and laughs we shared when out to Family Dinners at our Family spot The Out Back and us two sharing Oysters at our favorite family Seafood Restaurant. I will never forget the time I ran into you after my divorce to your son and you told me to continue calling you POP.
R.I.P. POP you will never be forgotten

Betty Theriault

October 26, 2021

We admired all his wonderful qualities that made him the special person he was,He had wit, charm,and a caring heart that made him a great freind to our family.💕