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Nashua’s Jeannette Lafrance, a World War II WAC and post-war foreign services worker, honored

By Dean Shalhoup - Senior Staff Writer | Mar 27, 2021
Courtesy photo A family photo showing Nashua native Jeannette Lafrance in uniform while serving with the WAC at the end of World War II. Lafrance went on to become a "trailblazer" for women in service to the country. (Courtesy photo)
Courtesy photo Military personnel, including a group of Women's Army Corps veterans, took part in Jeannette Lafrance's graveside services at St. Louis Cemetery in Nashua in 1954. (Courtesy photo)
Courtesy photo Jeannette Lafrance, her parents and siblings gather in this family photo taken in the late 1940s or early 50s. In front at left is Ina Abood; behind her is Irene Taylor, next to her is Cecile (Picard) Duquette, and the rest are, from left, Jeannette, George, Paul, Rachel, Joseph, Leon, and Alice, who is holding daughter Alice Plautz. (Courtesy photo)
Courtesy photo A family photo of Jeannette Lafrance, a Nashua native who is being honored this month for her World War II-era State Department service. (Courtesy photo)
Dean Shalhoup

Longtime reporter, columnist and photographer, is back doing what he does best ñ chronicling the people and history of Nashua. Reaching 40 years with The Telegraph in September, Deanís insights have a large, appreciative following.


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