Henry Paul Lafrance

1928 – 2010

LEWISTON — Henry Paul Lafrance, 84, of Lewiston, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Feb. 21, after a short illness.

He was born in Lewiston, Jan. 3, 1926, to the late Joseph Lafrance and Bernadette Lafrance-Begin. He attended Holy Cross School and graduated from St. Dom’s High School in 1944. He was enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1946, and was honorably discharged in 1949. He grew up in the family business; Pleasant dairy in Lewiston, delivering milk with his brother Larry, and later co-owned and operated the dairy with Larry for many years.

In May 1950, he married the former Theresa Grivois, and they enjoyed more than 59 years together. After retiring from the dairy business, he became a school bus driver in Lewiston. Being a school bus driver was one of his greatest joys. Transporting children all over the state, taking children on trips all summer and driving children to and from school during the school year. Besides being a school bus driver, he enjoyed playing cards, spending time at his camp on Androscoggin Lake with family and friends, fishing, and watching hockey, he was an avid hockey fan!

He is survived by his wife, Theresa Lafrance of Lewiston; one son, Raymond Lafrance and his wife, Debra; two grandchildren, Kim St.Pierre and her husband, Kevin and Steve Lafrance; one great-grandson, Keenan St.Pierre; two siblings, Larry Lafrance and his wife, Cecile and Gisile Lavoie; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was predeceased by one sister, Grace Bachand; and her husband, Armand (Blackie); and a brother in-law, Norman Lavoie.

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