Condolence & Memory Journal

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I was deeply saddened to read of Fr. Plante's passing.

I was a student at LaSalette Seminary in Enfield,New Hampshire in the early 1970's, and he was the Headmaster of the School. He was also the faculty advisor for "The Reactor", the school newspaper, for which I was a writer.

I loved LaSalette, and I will forever remember the tears on his face, when he announced to our school community in the chapel, on a cold winter day, that the Seminary would be closing its doors forever at the end of the 1974 school year. It was like a terrible dream,but sadly, it was not a dream, and the school closed its doors at the end of my Sophomore year.

My memories of my years of LaSalette hold a very special place in my heart. When I close my eyes, I can still see that beautiful school on the shore of Lake Mascoma, I can still remember the interior of Shaker Hall, the Canadian nuns cooking in the dining room, my view of the lake from my room in Dorm 3, the long walk back to the North House past the Shaker Cemetery with the snow blowing on a cold winter's night.

I remember one of the best friend's of my life, Ricky Hodgdon, and my beloved classmate and friend Richard Roberge, who became a priest, and served for many years as my family's pastor at St.Paul's Parish in Franklin, New Hampshire.

Fr.Plante loved LaSalette and he dedicated his life to the many young men who were blessed to attend the Seminary.

His was a life of selfless service. He will be laid to rest in that Shaker Cemetery on the grounds of his beloved LaSalette, and he will continue his mission in Heaven, watching over so many poor and humble souls still here on earth who need his guidance and love on their journey.

Posted by Jeffrey Bonk - Santa Monica, CA   January 04, 2018

He was such a kind and loving man and will be missed by so many people. He was a gentle soul.

Mary Ross Bonds

Posted by Mary Ross Bonds - Marietta, GA - Friend   December 15, 2017