HOULTON - Joan Lafland, 71, died peacefully Dec. 4, 2012, at Madigan Estate facility. She was born Sept. 9, 1941, in Patten, the daughter of Clair and Mildred (Gagnon) Fleming.
She is survived by two daughters, Darlene LeMay and Laurie Banos, both of Connecticut; three sons, Roger and Kevin, both of Connecticut, and Steven of Massachusetts; 12 grandchildren, one great-granddaughter; three brothers, Vinal Fleming of Fort Fairfield, Carroll Fleming of Florida and Darrell Fleming of Connecticut; one sister, Edna Frost of Wisconsin; and her ex-husband, Cecil Lafland. She was predeceased by her parents; and a sister, Madeline Martin.
Memorial services will be held 2 p.m. Dec. 15 at St. Paul's Church, 145 Main St., Southington, Conn., with a reception afterward. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the
. Arrangements by Bowers Funeral Home, Houlton.