Theresa O. LaPlante, age 94, died Saturday, February 20, 2021 at the Augusta Center for Health and Rehabilitation in Augusta following a long illness. She was born in Waterville, ME on October 17, 1926 a daughter of the late Herbert and Leanna (Daigle) Oakes.
Mrs. LaPlante was a Waterville High School graduate, graduating on D-day, attended the Sisters Nursing Program under the Cadet Nurses Program and was a communicant of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church.
Theresa ventured off to New York City, where she was a nurse at the Brooklyn VA center for several years. After marrying her husband, Charlie, they moved back to Maine to raise a family.
She had been employed at Williams Nursing Home in Augusta for 25 years.
After her retirement, Theresa enjoyed traveling with her many friends, both across the country and a trip to Italy. She enjoyed time with her family, especially her grandchildren and all her dogs.
Mrs. LaPlante was a member of the Red Hat Society - Cardinal Chapter.
She was pre-deceased by her husband, Charles A. LaPlante and her brother, Roger Oakes.
Mrs. LaPlante is survived by her two sons: Tony LaPlante and his fiancé, Lisa Newell of Augusta and John O. LaPlante and his wife Karen of Augusta; a sister, Joanne Villella of Phoenix, AZ; 3 grandchildren: Kate Greaton and her husband Tali, Abigail and Erica as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to the staff at Augusta Center for Health and Rehabilitation for the care and compassion they showed to Theresa and the family during her time with them.
Adhering to the CDC guidelines of fewer than 50 people, personal distancing and wearing of masks, a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 AM on Saturday, February 27th at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, Western Ave., Augusta. Burial will be held in the spring in St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, Waterville.
The family requests that donations in Theresa’s memory be made to: Kennebec Valley Humane Society, 10 Pet Haven Lane, Augusta, ME, 04330.