In Branford, April 6, 2001, Louise Ponzio LaFrance 76, of Hawthorne Ave., West Haven, wife of the late Arthur J. LaFrance. Mother of Lori Hill of Clinton, Lynn Gatavaski of East Haven, Diana Pelliccio of Hamden and Wayne LaFrance of Clinton. Sister of Dorothy (Pinky) Manderola of Windsor Locks, CT, Joseph Ponzio, Pasquale Ponzio both of North Haven and Morris Anthony Pennington of East Haven. Also survived by 8 grandchildren. She was predeceased by a sister Georgeanna Sganbato and brothers, Robert Ponzio, Perry (Sammy) Ponzio and Paul (Boozie) Ponzio. She was born in Wilkes-Barre, PA, Feb. 18, 1925 a daughter of the late Perry & Orelena Bushnell Ponzio. She was a medical secretary at Yale-New Haven Hospital for 20 years and retired in 1982. Funeral from BEECHER & BENNETT TAYLOR FUNERAL HOME, 410 Campbell Ave., at Court St., West Haven, Mon. April 9 at 9:30 a.m. to Our Lady of Victory Church, West Haven for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Friends may call Sunday from 4 - 8 p.m. Contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Assoc., 300 Research Pkwy., Meriden, CT 06450.

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