Kenneth Joseph LaPorte

Born: Fri., Mar. 29, 1940
Died: Tue., Feb. 16, 2021

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Kenneth Joseph LaPorte, age 80, passed away Tuesday, February 16, 2021, at Rutland Regional Medical Center.


Ken was born in Forest Dale on March 29, 1940. He was the son of George and Bernice (Ryder) LaPorte. He grew up in Leicester where he received his early education in Leicester #1 School. He further his education at Brandon high School. He began his working career, as a farmer, at Alfred Aunchman Farm in Leicester. He later became a woodsman logging various area of Vermont. Ken had also worked at OMYA and was a custodian at Otter Valley Union High School. He was forced to retire due to an open-heart surgery in 1996. He was a NASCAR Fan and enjoyed working on his vehicles.


He is survived by 3 sisters; Annette M. LaRock of Salisbury, Marjorie M. Shepard and Eileen E. LaPorte both of Brandon, 2 brothers; Allen G. LaPorte and Robert LaPorte both of Leicester. Several nieces, nephews & cousins also survive him. He was predeceased by his parents, a brother Donald P. LaPorte and his companion; Claire Mullaney.


A private funeral service will take place, at a later date, at Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon


The graveside committal service and burial will be held at a later date, in St. Mary’s Cemetery, in Brandon.


Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers may be made, in his memory to; Foley Cancer Clinic, 160 Allen Street, Rutland, VT 05701.


Arrangements are under the direction of the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon.




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