Mr. Laplante was born May 2, 1931, in Franklin, the son of Beatrice (Lacasse) and Raymond A. Laplante Sr. He was a resident of Franklin and graduated from Franklin High School in 1949. He enjoyed getting together for luncheons with his former classmates.
Mr. Laplante served in the US Air Force during the Korean Conflict.
He resided in Stoughton, Mass., for many years before moving to Laconia 12 years ago. He had been employed in the banking business in the Boston area for many years.
Mr. Laplante was a communicant of St. Joseph Church.
Survivors include two brothers, Roger Laplante of Chicopee, Mass., and Reginald Laplante of Franklin; a sister, Jeanne A. Perry of Laconia; nine nephews; fives nieces; and his loving dog, Shultz.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Laplante was predeceased by a brother, Robert Laplante, a nephew, Edward Laplante, and a brother-in-law, Robert A. Perry.
There will be a calling hour on Thursday, March 15, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia.
Following the calling hour, a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Andre Bessette Parish-St. Joseph Church, 30 Church St., Laconia, at 11 a.m.
Burial will follow at 1 p.m. in the NH Veterans’ Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Hwy., Boscawen.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Raymond A. Laplante Jr. Scholarship Fund, c/o Lakes Region Scholarship Foundation, PO Box 7312, Gilford NH 03247-7312.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial. go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.