NORTH SMITHFIELD- Loretta (Houle) Plante, 81, of Mendon Road, formerly of Old Smithfield Road, went to her eternal rest on Monday, March 12, 2012. She was the wife of the late Gerard Plante.
Born in Woonsocket, Loretta was the daughter of the late Herve and Opalma (Fontaine) Houle.
Having worked her early years in various factories in the area, Mrs. Plante was employed at Crest Manufacturing, in Lincoln, for forty years as a bench worker.
Loretta is survived by five children, Janice Y. Sweeney (wife of the late Roger Sweeney) of Woonsocket, Gerard R. Plante and his wife Patricia of Woonsocket, Anne Marie Plante of North Smithfield, Cynthia M. Traynor and her husband Timothy of Austin, TX, and Nancy L. Marcantonio and her husband Vincent of North Smithfield. In addition, she has five grandchildren Kevin Sweeney of Cranston, Bethany St. Germain of Woonsocket, Jacob, Matthew, and Olivia Marcantonio of North Smithfield, and three great grandchildren. Loretta is the sister of Albert Houle of Burrillville, Theresa Chartier of Woonsocket, Lillian Lavoie of Bristol, CT, Roger Houle of Woonsocket, and the late Lionel Houle, Pamela Leduc, Alfred Houle, Florence Boisvert, and Robert Houle.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, March 16 at 11:30am in Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church, 1409 Park Avenue, Woonsocket. Burial will follow at St. James Cemetery, Manville. Arrangements are under the direction of the Holt Funeral Home, 510 South Main Street, Woonsocket. Memorial contributions in honor of Loretta may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942.