Gerald J. LaPlante

Died: Thu., Oct. 27, 2016

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New Bedford - Gerald J. LaPlante, 70, of New Bedford, died Thursday, October 27, 2016 at home.  He was the loving companion of Carlin LaPlante.
     Born in New Bedford, son of the late Joseph and Florence (Perry) LaPlante, he lived in this city all his life.  He was employed as a plumbing apprentice until his retirement.
     Mr. LaPlante enjoyed building model ships, collecting model cars and carpentry work.  He loved spending time with his family and pet cat, Shadow.
     Survivors include his loving companion, Carlin; 2 sisters, several children, grandchildren, and other family relatives.
     Private funeral arrangements are with Machnowski Funeral Home, 472 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford.  For condolences, please visit

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   Posted Fri October 28, 2016
So sorry Carlin. You and your family have had an awful Oct. I'll be praying for all of you

   Posted Sat October 29, 2016
Rest In Paradise my sweet Angel. You will forever be in my heart and be missed deeply. You will always be my hero. I love you Daddy. Fly high...

Lynda McConn Totte
   Posted Sat October 29, 2016
I'm so sorry for your loss. an. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. RIP Jerry, you where a courageous man.

Lance & Wendy Baker
   Posted Sat October 29, 2016
Jerry was a wonderful man, when we first met him, he was great person to meet, We enjoy checking out his woods stuffs he made, He was a great husband to Carlin and a father to his children! Our deepest condolences to you all and we love you all.

Elaine Easa
   Posted Sat October 29, 2016
I am so sorry Carlin, Kimmy and the kids have to go through this difficult time. Carlin I have never seen you happier than I have with Jerry, looking through the pictures, you both had such a twinkle in your eye. Kimmy although I have lost a daughter I can't imagine losing my father. I pray you and Carlin and the kids will have the strength to get through this. Remember there are people you can call who will talk. I am here for your as many other family members are and friends. Carlin I have never had to deal with the death of a spouse and have never experienced that. I know you are strong - you can get through this with or without help. REMEMBER you are never alone you always have family out here that loves your very much. Love always Elaine

Kristine LaPlante Chapman
   Posted Fri November 04, 2016
To my Dad, I miss you dearly. I remember our fishing trips, us dancing around in the parlor with the music blasting. OH, and that "HUGE" train track you built was the size of the house. LOL. It was complete with houses,trees,people. You were always there for me when I needed you no questions asked. My dearest hope is you are now with Nana, Grandpa, and Irene. Tell my little sister I miss her. Love you always.

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