Evariste LaFrance 89 of New Bedford passed away Tuesday April 15, 2014 at the Sacred Heart Home. He was the husband of the late Delia (Froment) LaFrance and son of the late Henri and Bernadette (Fisette) LaFrance. He was born in New Bedford and lived here all of his life. He was a communicant of St. Anthony of Padua Church. Mr. LaFrance was formerly employed in the production dept. at Titleist Rubber Division until his retirement. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII. Survivors include his sons Paul LaFrance and his wife Sherry of North Carolina, Rene LaFrance and his wife Lillian of Sandwich; his daughters Suzanne Levesque and her husband Robert, Janet DeMoranville and Vivian Bergeron all of New Bedford; his sister Jeanne LaFrance of New Bedford; 14 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren also several nieces and nephews. He was the father of the late Norbert, Marc and Theresa LaFrance. His funeral mass will be said Monday 11am at St. Anthony of Padua Church. Visiting hours are Sunday 5-8pm. Burial will be in the Veterans National Cemetery in Bourne. In lieu of flowers donation may be made to St. Anthony’s Renovation Fund C/O St. Anthony of Padua Church 1359 Acushnet Ave.