Theresa D. LaPlante, 90, Watertown

WATERTOWN, NY —  Theresa D. “Teddy” LaPlante, 90, widow of Frederick LaPlante, formerly of Academy Street, Watertown, passed away Saturday, Dec. 19, at the Samaritan Summit Village where she has resided since January 2019.

Services are private with burial in Brookside Cemetery. A memorial Mass at Holy Family Church will be held in the spring/summer of 2021.

Arrangements are with the Reed & Benoit Funeral Home.

She was born Jan. 22, 1930, in Norfolk, NY, a daughter to Hungarian immigrants Steven and Theresa Smutz Demeter.

Mrs. LaPlante was a teacher’s aide in the Watertown City School district for 48 years.

Teddy was a member of Holy Family Church and decorated the church at every celebration for many years.

Teddy is survived by her children Sandra LaPlante, Utica, George (Sally) LaPlante, Adams, James (Janet) LaPlante, Bellvale, NY, Susan (Charles) Louis-Jacques, LasVegas, NV; 13 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, Frederick in 1985, a daughter Deborah Barbara in 2011, her siblings John Demeter, Julia Davis, Elizabeth Grant, Rose Trivilino, Helen Orosz and Margaret Curry.

Memorial contributions may be made in Teddy’s name to Holy Family Church, 129 Winthrop St., Watertown, NY  13601.

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