Obituaries

Michael W. LaFrance, 56, formerly of Bristol

MICHAEL W. LAFRANCE

LAKELAND, Fla. — Michael W. LaFrance, 56, Maple Street, Bristol native, passed away Nov. 17, 2022, at Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center in Lakeland, Fla., from heart failure.

Mike was born on March 18, 1966, in Burlington, Vt., to Osborne and Alfreda LaFrance. Mike was proud of his Abenaki heritage. He was instrumental as an Abenaki spokesman in native medicine and history and enjoyed attending Powwows.

Before moving to Lakeland in August 2022, Mike lived in Brandon, Vt. He enjoyed watching the wildlife in the beautiful Vermont countryside, fishing and helping those at his apartment complex. His fragile heart was filled with love for his family and friends.

Michael is survived by his daughter, Star LaFrance (Braeden Mylot); grandchildren Aurora, Brandon, and Charlotte; his sisters, Virginia Moulton and Sandy (Paul) Krueger both of Lakeland, Fla.; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Oz “Jr.” LaFrance, and his parents, Osborne and Alfreda LaFrance.

A graveside service will be held at Bristol’s Mt. St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Plank Road, on Saturday, June 10, at 1 p.m.◊

 

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