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Rosabel A. (LaFrance) Prouty SPRINGFIELD — Rosabel A. (LaFrance) Prouty, 88, passed away at her son’s home on May 28, 2020. She was born Jan. 16, 1932, in South Reading, Vermont, the daughter of Kenneth and Bernice (Lherreux) LaFrance. She graduated from Springfield High School with the class of 1949. Rosabel was employed for many years at Fellows Gear Shaper. She taught Sunday school and was an original member and past treasurer of the Assembly of God Church in Springfield. She enjoyed camping and playing games with her grandchildren and spending time with family and friends. She also enjoyed cooking and the Boston Celtics. She is survived by her daughter, Debra Richardson, her son, Richard Johnson and wife Michelle, and stepson, Mark Prouty, all of Springfield, Vermont; four grandchildren, Amy Mitchell, Kelly Rose, Ryan Prouty and Carl Johnson; four great-grandchildren, Kaden Jatczak, Evan Prouty, Riley Labonte, Gwendolyn Mitchell; sister-in-law, Pauline LaFrance; and her former husband, Allyn Johnson. She was predeceased by her husband of 30 years, Lyman Prouty; son-in-law, Dean Richardson; and brother, Kenneth LaFrance Jr. A private graveside service will be held at a later date in Oakland Cemetery. Contributions may be made in her memory to the Assembly of God Church, 269 River St., Springfield, VT 05156. Davis Memorial Chapel is assisting with arrangements.

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Sue P

Sending my condolences to the entire family. Rose was a great lady. So quiet and sincere. She had a gentle smile, too. So very sorry to learn she has passed.

Glenice Jacobs

I am going to miss my dear friend but I'm grateful for the many years of friendship! Rose was there for my wedding, even hosting a bridal shower, the birth of my daughter, her wedding and even remembering my grand-daughters. We had wonderful times and she was also there during sad times and when I was going the wrong way. She advised me and helped me make better decisions. Rest in peace with your Savior, who welcomed you Home, dear friend!

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