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Fernande Laplante Guerard 1938-2023

On Friday, March 24, 2023, it is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of Fernande Laplante Guerard, 85, from Hartford, CT. She passed away peacefully in her bed, with family around her.


Fernande was born on March 4, 1938, in Sainte-Helene-de-Kamouraska, Quebec, Canada. She came to the United States in 1957 to care for her aunt in Hartford, Connecticut. She was employed at Travelers Insurance Company and completed her educational studies where she learned English. In 1960, she met the love of her life, Marcel J Guerard. They were married on June 23, 1962 and celebrated their 60th wedding Anniversary. They enjoyed the seasonal roses and flowers at Elizabeth Park and travelled many road trips to Canada for family reunions. She became a US citizen in 2010.


Fernande was an avid fan of UCONN Women’s basketball. She was always excited to watch the game.


Another passion of hers was photography. She always carried her camera and took lots of photos and made yearly photo albums which our family will cherish and enjoy the memories.

Fernande will be forever missed by her husband, Marcel Guerard of Hartford, her three children, Janet Martin and her husband Roger Martin of Wethersfield, Nancy Guerard and her partner David Saccente of Wethersfield and Marc Guerard of Berlin. She also leaves her beloved four grandchildren, Nicole Martin and her husband Aaron Stapleton of Wethersfield, Tyler Dawkins and his partner Amina Hamidovic of Torrington, Amber Dawkins of Wethersfield, and Michelle Guerard of Hartford as well as her grand-dogs and grand-cats.

Elle laisse dans le deuil deux sœurs, Lucienne (Claude Pelletier) et Jeanne D'Arc (Denis Lajoie) ainsi que trois frères, Léonard (Julienne Pelletier), Jean-Guy (Hélène Dumont) et Yvon (Monique Falcon). Elle va rejoindre deux de ses frères, Laurent et René. Elle laisse également dans le deuil plusieurs neveux, nièces, cousins et cousines au Canada.


In keeping with Fernande’s wishes, there will be no funeral services.




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