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Joane E. (LaFrance) Kolodziej

April 5, 1930 ~ October 15, 2019 (age 89)


Joane E. (LaFrance) Kolodziej, 89, formerly of Palmyra, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 15, 2019, at Masonic Village, Elizabethtown.  Born Saturday, April 5, 1930, in West Haven, Connecticut, she was the daughter of the late Joseph A. LaFrance, Sr. and Ruth Warren (Robbins) LaFrance.  She was married to Walter J. Kolodziej until his death on June 6, 2006.

Joane worked as a Maid for Yale University, alongside her husband, for a number of years, where they both received various awards for never missing a single day of work.

She is survived by a brother, Joseph A. LaFrance, married to Joan, of Palmyra.  Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews as well as Joane’s extended family and caring friends.  In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Lorraine Lemley.

A Graveside Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, October 22, 2019, in Hershey Cemetery.  Arrangements have been entrusted with the Rothermel-Finkenbinder Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., 25 West Pine Street, Palmyra, PA  17078, 717-838-9211. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Joane’s honor to Four Diamonds at Penn State Children’s Hospital, 1249 Cocoa Avenue, Suite 115, PO Box 852, Hershey, PA  17033,

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Graveside Service
October 22, 2019

11:00 AM
Hershey Cemetery
Rt. 743
Hershey, Pennsylvania 17033


Four Diamonds at Penn State Children's Hospital
1249 Cocoa Ave, Suite 115, P.O. Box 852, Hershey PA 17033
Tel: 1-717-531-6086

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