Francis J. Laper, Jr. passed away unexpectedly at home on January 8th. His body will be interred at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Auburn. A ceremony of remembrance will be held sometime later in the Spring or Summer. Francis loved his garden, the lake, the activities at the birdhouses he recently built with his best friend, Steve. He loved everything nature! Francis had many friends locally, and the family has appreciated the kind words and thoughts that have been shared with us.