Reta C. (Bilodeau) Laplante

Reta Catherine (Bilodeau) Laplante, 81, of Altamont, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013 in Kyle, Texas.

Reta was born in Altamont to Alderice Samuel Laplante and Melvina Sorrell on Sept. 22, 1932.

Reta is survived by her seven children: Reginald Laplante, Julie Williams, John Bilodeau, Jane Passno (Kenneth), Joanne Clement (Bruce), Gerald Bilodeau (Jerri-Lee Cox) and Thomas Bilodeau (Candi Wells); 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Reta is preceded in death by her parents; husband Gerald R. Bilodeau; five brothers, William “Bill,” Nelson, Howard, Harold and Samuel; and three sisters, Malvina, “Mel,” Thelma and Madeline.

She loved her dog Happy, planting flowers, crocheting, ceramics, making jewelry and reading the Bible with her son-in-law Ken.

Reta will be cremated and her ashes spread over a lake in Tupper Lake, where our father Gerald Bilodeau’s ashes were spread upon his death Dec. 29, 1988.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 800-227-2345.

Condolences may be left in Reta’s online guestbook at

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the Legend Oaks Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center for their support in her final days.