Clement  LaPlante


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Derry, NH - Clement LaPlante, 85, of Derry, N.H., passed away Friday, July 19, 2019 at the Parkland Medical Center in Derry.
He was born on September 22, 1933 in Van Buren, Maine, a son of the late Pierre and Alvine LaPlante. He became a potato farmer with 110 acres in production and a potato barn downtown with rail access. He delivered his potatoes by truck to southern New England. He was a steel worker in between planting and harvest time. In 1969, he moved to Derry and bought a small produce business called Redi Peel Potato Service. Clem joined the booming real estate market, where he and a partner started building houses in the Derry area. In addition to building new houses, he bought older homes and became a landlord on the side. Clement found time to volunteer at the soup kitchen for many years and in his retirement he collected food for the Soup Kitchen in Manchester. He was a former Knights of Columbus Member and a communicant of St Thomas Aquinas Church in Derry.
He is survived by his wife, Jeannine (Cyr) LaPlante, eight children, Lucille, Joan and her husband Jim, Janet, Phillip, Guy and his wife Karen, Edward, Louise and her husband David, and Robert and his wife Maho, 16 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, two sisters, Lucien and Rita, as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two children, Donald and Elaine
A Memorial Mass was held on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, in Derry. Burial followed in the Holy Cross Cemetery in Londonderry. Memorial contributions may be made to the New Horizons Soup Kitchen, 199 Manchester Street, Manchester, NH 03103. To send a condolence or for more information, please visit
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Published on July 25, 2019
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