We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at The Butterfield Home and Chapel
Arthur Howard LaPlante 57, of Cumberland, Rhode Island, passed away peacefully with family by his side after a brief illness at the West Roxbury Veterans Medical Center in Massachusetts. Arthur was born June 23, 1964 to the late Howard Francis and Florence Edith (Newton) LaPlante of Cranston. He lived in Western Cranston until joining the Army in 1983. Arthur enjoyed traveling and was stationed throughout the U.S., residing in Hawaii for several years. After becoming disabled in 1989, he returned to Rhode Island to be closer to family and has lived in Cumberland for the past 32 years.
Arthur is survived by his daughters, Amanda Biggs and her partner Brian Mello of West Warwick; Alicia LaPlante and her partner Garland Webb of Pawtucket; his step-son, Andrew LaPlante, and his wife Kate of Warwick; and his sister Lynda LaPlante of Cumberland. Arthur has ten grandchildren; Thea Biggs, Kaley Biggs, Emily Biggs, Lee LaPlante, CJ Biggs, Nathaniel Biggs, Franklin Webb, Samantha Biggs, Linkin Webb, and Elliana Mello, and his first great-grandson is expected in April of 2022.
Visitation will be held on Thursday from 3:00-5:00pm in The Butterfield Chapel 500 Pontiac Avenue Cranston. A Funeral Service will follow immediately at 5:00pm. Final committal will be held graveside on Monday at 10:00am in Highland Memorial Park Johnston.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Special Olympics of Rhode Island at https://www.specialolympics.org/programs/united-states/rhode-island, or the Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) at https://pva.org/ would be appreciated.