Obituary: Carole Ann LaPlante – Portland Press Herald

Carole Ann LaPlante

PORTLAND – Carole Ann LaPlante passed peacefully to Spirit on June 28, 2021, comforted by the love and support of her family.

Carole was born on August 17, 1943 in Portland, where she lived and worked most of her life. Carole attended Portland schools and graduated from Portland High School in 1961. As a teenager, she worked at the Rine Department Store. After graduating from Portland High School, she became a hairdresser and worked for Mr. Ernest in the State Theater building for several years. At the YMCA, she taught hundreds of children to swim as part of the “Little Dippers” program. She also worked at the front desk and was delighted to meet people from all walks of life. She has had a long career as an administrative assistant in several companies over the years, including a division of Texaco, Secure Care Systems and the Maine Youth Center.

Upon retirement, after many years of study, she fully embraced her long-standing passion and abilities to become a full-time proficient psychic medium and tarot card reader. She has traveled throughout New England giving readings and lecturing on a variety of spiritual topics at psychic stores and fairs. She was well known for her “gallery” style readings. She was proud to be known as “Queen of Dreams” while writing a Dream Interpretation column for Maine Well Being, she also appeared for a brief stint as a radio medium for a Midwestern station. She was the friend and mentor of many over the years; her clients, friends and family represented the world to her and her wish to all was love, light and laughter.

Carole loved the water and was frequently found by the ocean or in her kayak on a lake. She was a voracious reader and loved music and movies, often recounting her memories of going to the movies as a young girl with her Uncle Pete or staying up late with her father watching old movies on TV. His creativity flowed through ceramics, knitting, embroidery, painting, cake decorating, sewing and jewelry making. There isn’t a friend or family member who doesn’t have something beautiful that she has done. Carole’s great personality and humor will be sadly missed.

She was predeceased by her parents Adelma “Bunny” Hopkins and John J. Adamo; her dear sister, Clarice “Chris” Black and her husband Thomas F. Black; her “mother number two” Katherine “Kate” Holmes, and her aunt Ruth and her uncle Joe Jacobsky.

Carole is survived by her daughter Delora “Dede” and her son-in-law, Steve Eaton; granddaughter Sara Eaton; sister Jo Adamo, brother John “Jack” Adamo, sister-in-law Jackie Adamo; nephews Tom and Damon Black and their wives Carol and Kristen; three great-nieces, Chelsea, Delainey and Avery, her nephew, John; step-grandsons Jesse and Nathan; and extended family and cherished friends.

A memorial service celebrating the life of Carole will be held Thursday, July 8 at 10 a.m. at the AT Hutchins Funeral Home, 660 Brighton Ave., with visitation on Wednesday, July 7 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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