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Michael E. LaPorte, 81, of Plattsburgh, passed away Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, at the UVM-CVPH Medical Center. He was born in Standish on Dec. 2, 1936, the son of the late Frank and Arrairsa LaPorte.
Michael was employed by Murnane Construction for many years until his retirement. He was a member of St. Alexander's Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, horseshoes, camping and car racing, and especially family gatherings.
Michael is predeceased by his parents and many brothers and sisters.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Violet (Duell) LaPorte; his children, Steven and Rita LaPorte, Carla LaPorte, Jeffrey and Heidi LaPorte, Mark and Rose LaPorte, Jane LaPorte and companion Earl Dresser, Karen Ashline, Brandon McCauslin; a sister, Maggie Reome; 11 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, 9 great-great-grandchildren; and many beloved nephews and nieces.
Calling hours will be held on Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, from noon to 3 p.m. at the Brown Funeral Home, 29 Broad St., in Plattsburgh. Funeral services will follow at 3 p.m. in the Brown Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in St. Alexander's Cemetery in Morrisonville at a later date.
Arrangements are entrusted to Brown Funeral Home, 29 Broad St., Plattsburgh, NY 12901. (518) 561-3980. Online condolences may be offered at www.brownfuneralhomeinc.com
Published on January 12, 2018
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