PROCTORSVILLE, Vt. – Laura Celina Laplante Walker, 91, passed away peacefully Monday, April 9 in her home, surrounded by her loving family.
She was preceded in death by her parents Laura and Omer Laplante of Proctorsville, Vt., sister Anita Wehler (Jim), and sister-in-law Joyce Laplante.
Laura is survived by her devoted and loving husband Ed Walker; daughters Pamela Walker McGraw (Doug) Blacksburg, Kathleen Walker White (David) Stanardsville, sister Elaine Minadeo (Claude); and brothers Reine Laplante (Connie), Nubby Laplante (Joyce), and Al Laplante all of Vermont. Laura’s beautiful grandchildren Bridget Lambert (Keith), Jessie McGraw, Maureen McGraw, Jeff White, and David White. Her great-grandchildren Colin and Mallory, sister-in-law Phyllis Walker, and brother-in-law James Walker (Deborah).
Laura was a devout member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Laura, in her younger years growing up in Vermont, had a love of skiing and ice skating. She was there to help support her family during trying times, setting a beautiful example of devotion to others and still remaining true to herself. Her family appreciated the many sacrifices she made and her extra effort put forth to always make us feel special. She has always been there for us, our warm security blanket of love, a wonderful mother. Laura found her dance partner for life when she met Ed Walker. Together they have happily waltzed through life for 65 years of marriage. We are forever grateful for having shared her love. She will be greatly missed.
Her burial will be held Friday, Aug. 3, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. at Hillcrest Cemetery in Proctorsville, Vt.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Children’s Health Systems Foundation-Gift Center, 801 Roeder Rd. Silver Spring, MD 20910.