Paulette LaPalm Pittsfield, MA – Paulette Marie LaPalm, age 79, passed away on April 6, 2023 at MidState Medical Center in Meriden, CT. She was born in Northampton, MA on August 7, 1943, the daughter of Horace L. LaPalm and Adeline (Merritt) LaPalm. She was a graduate of Williamsburg High School Class of 1960; North Adams State College 1966 Cum Laude with a B.A. in Education and the University of New Mexico 1981 with a Master’s in Education.
Paulette taught elementary school for 30 years in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Nicaragua and New Mexico. In 1987 she moved to Pittsfield where she taught at Conte Community School for 11 years. After retiring from teaching in 1998 Paulette was an interpreter at Hancock Shaker Village for several years and worked as a Library Assistant at the Berkshire Athenaeum.
While in Pittsfield Paulette was a member of the Pittsfield Business and Professional Women Club, holding many offices including President in 1992; she was also a member of The Real Women Essay Contest Task Force holding many positions including Coordinator for several years during which the group gained national recognition from the National Women’s History Project. Paulette was also a member of the College Club for several years and she was a member of The First Congregational Church where she served on the Mission Board as Church Historian.
Paulette is predeceased by her brother Donald LaPalm who passed in 1999. She is survived by her brother Alan LaPalm, his wife Judy and their 4 children Eric, Arron, Nathan and Tiffany as well as Don’s 3 children, Melanie, Holly and Brian and 11 great nieces and nephews.
Please join us for a Celebration of Life on Sunday, June 11, 2023 at Burgy Bullets Snowmobile Club, 12 Laurel Rd, Haydenville, MA from 3PM to 6PM.