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Jo A. LaFontaine, 89, of Grand Rapids, passed away Monday morning, September 24, 2018 at Samaritas Senior Living Grand Rapids Woods, with her family at her side, under the care of Faith Hospice.
 
Born January 16, 1929, the only child of Andrew & Jennie (Cancelose) Scianna, she was raised in Rockford, Illinois. Jo graduated from East High School in 1946. In her later years, she moved to Michigan with her family, where she retired as a secretary for GWI Engineering after many years.
 
Jo will be sadly missed by her family; children, Jennie & Tom Estes, Joanne Desrosiers, and John & Sue LaFontaine, her adoring grandchildren, Jackie & Aaron Vander Wall, Kyle & Lisa Estes, Krista Triplett, Jerry Haagsma, Spencer & Kayley LaFontaine; and great grandchildren, Ashley Triplett, Jackson Estes, Miles Estes, and Noah LaFontaine.
 
She will be remembered for her many passions of: golf, bowling, card playing, puzzles, and reading. Jo particularly cherished playing games with her grandchildren, and serving her family the best way she could – She loved cooking huge meals to celebrate birthdays and holidays, and to gift those she cared for generously.

The family would like to thank Samaritas – The Woods and Care Resources for their care and compassion.

Honoring her wishes cremation has taken place. To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Jo’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit: www.MichiganCremation.com

Arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids.

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