Roger E. Lafontaine
November 15, 2021
Roger E. Lafontaine, 85, of North Smithfield, passed away November 15, 2021 in Woonsocket Health & Rehab Center. He was the husband of Pauline (Denault) Lafontaine, whom he married January 13, 2007, and the late Lorraine (Gerlache) Lafontaine. Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Raoul Lafontaine and Anita (Gagnon) Lafontaine.
Mr. Lafontaine worked for thirty-five years for the North Smithfield Highway Department, retiring as the Superintendent and was recognized for many years of dedicated service to the Town of North Smithfield, beautifying many areas in town including the park at Carpenter's Corner. Roger really enjoyed anything outdoors, whether it was riding his motorcycle or working on his property. He took great pride in his property and spent countless hours working in the garden or landscaping.
Along with his wife, Pauline, he is survived by his two children, Ron R. Lafontaine and his wife, Kristen (Maloney), of North Smithfield, and Linda Labossiere and her fiance, Joey Vasil, of Weymouth, MA; three sisters, Doris Bachand, Muriel Lafontaine and Lorraine Long all of FL; and two grandchildren, Jeffrey and Nicole Labossiere. He was predeceased by his son Roger P. Lafontaine, and his siblings, Constance Peloquin, Normand, Raymond, Roland and Ronald Lafontaine.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, December 3, 2021 at 1PM in St. Paul's Church, 48 St. Paul St., Blackstone. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Holt Funeral Home, 510 South Main St., Woonsocket. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to the RI Community Food Bank, 200 Niantic Avenue, Providence, RI 02907.
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