Obituary of Paula LaFramboise
Paula Ann (Turkia) LaFramboise, 61, of Canterbury, passed peacefully Friday, May 18, 2018 with her husband by her side, after a short courageous battle with cancer. Paula was born in Putnam, CT on August 10, 1956, daughter of the late Allen William “Bill” and Rita Lucille (Antaya) Turkia.
Paula grew up in Brooklyn, CT, she was a 1974 graduate of Killingly High School. Two years after graduating she married her high school sweetheart Wayne LaFramboise on May 15, 1976 at St. John Lutheran Church in Brooklyn. They resided in Danielson for a short time then headed to Canterbury to Wayne’s family property where she made her home for 41 years. Paula raised her children on their family farm at that time helping build her and her husband’s business, LaFramboise Sand and Stone, which Paula co-owned and managed until retiring in 2008. After retiring Paula enjoyed her farmhouse and property, taking care of her family and pets, especially Olive her precious poodle.
Paula started a new adventure in 2016 working at Walmart in Brooklyn, she devoted her heart and energy and took great pride in all she did at her job. She loved to be surrounded by people and shared her energy with everyone she encountered making a host of good friends.
Paula is survived by her husband Wayne LaFramboise of 42 years, her sons Daniel LaFramboise and family of Canterbury, Duane LaFramboise and his wife Trish along with Nick and Phoebe which came into Paula’s life, immediately taking them in as her grandchildren as well as Nick’s friend Khrystina, brother Michael William Turkia his wife Sharon, nephews Joel “Joe Joe” Turkia of Brooklyn, Christian Baxter of Windham, one very special niece Lee Ann “Lee Lee” Turkia Boxall her husband Andrew, grandnephews Kane and Jace Boxall, Richard (Ricki) Gagnon of Eastford, which Paula loved so very much, God Mother Mai Tischofer of Lebanon and many cousins that were close, special and loved in a way anyone can imagine. She was predeceased by her parents and Grandmother Agnes Turkia.
Funeral will be Saturday, June 2, 2018 from Gagnon and Costello Funeral Home, 33 Reynolds Street, Danielson at 9:15 AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 AM at Our Lady of LaSalette Church, 25 Providence Road, Brooklyn, CT. Calling hours will be Friday from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her memory to Whiskers Animal Shelter, Inc., 342 Lathrop Road, Plainfield, CT 06374. Share a memory at www.gagnonandcostellofh.com