Mrs. Katherine M. Desormeaux

  • BORN: October 9, 1949
  • DIED: June 24, 2017
  • LOCATION: Florida, Massachusetts

Katherine Marie (LaFrance) Desormeaux, 67, of Florida, MA, died Saturday, June 24, 2017 at her home.
She was born in Adams on October 9, 1949, a daughter of the late Raymond LaFrance, Sr. and Ruth (Dupee) LaFrance. She grew up in North Adams, and attended local schools, including Drury High School.
Katie worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant for the former Adams Nursing Home and Willowood of North Adams, and finally at North Adams Commons, until retiring in 2007 due to ill health.
She enjoyed tag sales, collecting bear figurines, and spending time with her grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband, Thomas Desormeaux, whom she married on July 9, 1969 at the former St. Francis of Assisi Church, North Adams;
her three children, Kerry Arigoni and her husband, Anthony, of Florida, with whom she resided; Thomas Desormeaux and his wife, Tammy, of Florida; and Yvette Desormeaux of Adams;
two brothers, Thomas LaFrance of Manchester, CT and Raymond LaFrance, Jr. of Hermon, Nebraska;
a great aunt and great uncle, Bernice and Bernard LaPlante, of Adams;
12 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
She was predeceased by two brothers, Dennis LaFrance and Kerry LaFrance; by a sister, JoAnn Saltamartini; and by a niece, Barbara LaFrance.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, June 29th, at 11:00 AM in the PACIOREK FUNERAL HOME, 13 Hoosac St. Adams.
Burial will be held at a later date.
Calling hours are Thursday morning from 10:00 AM until the service, at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Stroke Foundation, 6405 Metcalf Ave., Suite 214, Overland Park, KS 66202, or at
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“ Kerry, So sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you.Nancy ”

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