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Florence M. (Ballou) LaPan

May 1, 1931 ~ January 29, 2024 (age 92) 92 Years Old
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Florence LaPan Obituary

Douglas- Florence M. (Ballou) LaPan, 92, passed away on Monday, January 29, 2024 after a period of declining health. She is survived by her husband William E. LaPan with whom she recently celebrated 75 years of marriage.

      She is also survived by a son, William K. LaPan and his wife, Lou Ann of Douglas; a granddaughter, Melissa Faherty and her husband Kenneth of Charlton; her great- grandson, Ryan Ward; 2 step grandchildren, Julie Bangma and her companion Dan Willsey of Amity, ME, and Jennifer Bangma and her companion Tim Cote of Grafton; 4 siblings, Betty Yacino and her husband Felix, Kenneth Ballou and his wife Linda, and Dicki Ballou all of Douglas, as well as Clayton “Butch” Ballou of Northbridge. She was predeceased by 3 siblings Dotty Jones, Ginger Jussaume, and Bud Ballou. 

        Born in Douglas, on May 1, 1931 she was the daughter of Henry and Helen (Hindon) Ballou, and was a lifelong resident of Douglas. Primarily a homemaker, Florence worked several years for  Douglas Memorial High School in their cafeteria.

        Florence loved the outdoors and enjoyed hanging out by the pool, tending to her yard and planting flowers. Each year she looked forward to spending 4th of July with her whole family, having giant clam bakes with clam chowder, and steamers. She was an avid dog lover, and enjoyed her many dogs over the years. A talented organist, Florence loved music and was a member of the United Methodist Church in Douglas where she sang in their choir.

        A very sassy and "slightly spoiled" woman, she was very funny and had many great stories to share. She was an amazing wife, mother, grandmother, and sister, and will be deeply missed.

        Her graveside funeral service will be held on Thursday, February 8th at 11 am in Evergreen Cemetery. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, donations in Florence’s memory may be made to: Dog Orphans Inc., PO Box 767, Douglas, MA 01516. To leave a condolence message for her family please visit

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Graveside Service
February 8, 2024

11:00 AM
Evergreen Cemetery


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