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Mary LaPlante, of Deptford, formerly of Gloucester City

Mary LaPlante Deptford Township, N.J. Mary LaPlante age 68 of "Oak Valley" Deptford Twp. passed away on May 30, 2021 at home after an extended illness. Born in Camden, NJ she was the daughter to the late Eric and Mary (Tavener) Legge. Mary graduated from Deptford High School Class of 1971 and passed her NJ Cosmetology Board Exam that same year.

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After raising her children, she worked in the health care industry as a Trauma Medical Insurance Coordinator. Mary enjoyed watching true crime & mystery murder shows and tv programs that involved animals. She enjoyed past trips to the mountains, knew all the words to all the Beatles songs, and growing up in Gloucester City were some of her happiest times.

Mary was survived by her beloved husband of 47 years Larry LaPlante, two daughters, Jennifer Richards (husband Matt) of Mullica Hill & Jaclyn Nowak of West Deptford, four grandchildren, Alexis & Connor Richards, and Joshua & Cheyenne Nowak, her sister, Patricia Elenbark, and three brothers, John Legge (wife Kitty), Rick Legge & Ken Legge. She was predeceased by her sister, Jean Doyle.

Funeral services were under the direction of the Smith Funeral Home, 47 Main Street, Mantua, NJ. Interment at Hillcrest Cemetery in Hurffville, NJ. As an expression of sympathy, contributions may be made to Homeward Bound Pet Adoption Center, 125 County House Road, Blackwood, NJ 08012.