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Bernice LaPorte

March 7, 2024
Bernice LaPorte
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Obituary for Bernice LaPorte

With hearts full of gratitude, we announce the passing of Bernice LaPorte, our cherished mother, who peacefully transitioned from this life on March 7, 2024, at the age of 91 while surrounded by family and friends in her home in Tiverton, RI. Bernice was born in Providence RI in 1932, the daughter of George Henry Sampson and Elsie Casperson (Miller).

She enjoyed ocean fishing and woodland hunting, along with her late husband, George E. LaPorte DDS FAGD, she was famous for her wild game dinners at their home in Parkman, Maine. She was always upbeat, fashionable, thoughtful, in addition to being a great cook and an avid card player. She loved to snowshoe for miles with family and friends. A sauna at the camp Stüga in the woods and a leap in the snow might complete the winter excursion.

Bernice is survived by four daughters, Khristine M. Elder and her husband William, Nancy M. Vignola, Marilyn M. Dockry and her husband Arthur and Joyce Britta Keech and her husband Larry; nine grandchildren; and ten great grandchildren and one great great grandchild who all lovingly called her BarBoo. She leaves a legacy of love and guidance that will be honored and endure through generations.

In desiring to be of service to further medical science, Bernice donated her body to the Anatomical Gift Program at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

A private celebration of Bernice's life will be held in the spring.

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