Thompson, CT – Dorothy M. LaRose, formerly of Quaddick Road, died Saturday, April 7, 2007 in Greenville, RI. She was the beloved wife of the late Omer LaRose who died last year. Born in North Grosvenordale, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Dorilla (Jodin) Morin.
Dorothy LaRose was a true Christian and extremely dedicated to St. Joseph Church in North Grosvenordale where she worshiped her lord each week. She was also dedicated to her former husband Omer LaRose who ironically passed away one year ago also during Holy Week. The Easter holiday had always been Dorothy’s favorite holiday when she and Uncle Omer would host their entire family of brothers and sisters, and nieces and nephews at their “farm” on Ravenelle Road for a grand Easter feast and of course, the annual egg hunt.
Dorothy. In her early years worked as a spinner at the former Cluettt Peabody Mills and subsequently worked for 19 years at the American Optical Company in Southbridge, Ma. Dorothy left their employ to take care of her ailing mom until her death and immediately thereafter began taking care of her mother-in -law as she soon became ill and needed constant attention. Dorothy gave up much in life to take care of others always putting herself out for anyone who was in need of assistance. She was a mentor and friend to her numerous nieces and nephews and grand nieces and nephews. Sometimes it was helping to pick up the eggs in their barn, showing us her beautiful vegetable gardens, watching us enjoy a swim at her Quaddick Lake home in Thompson, or just paying attention to the needs and desires of those who surrounded her.
Dorothy was a Morin, therefore by nature was an avid card player. Family gatherings never ended unless a game of pitch, whist, cribbage or poker was completed. Many of the nieces and nephews fondest memories growing up were spent standing around the card table at Aunt Dot’s house watching many very competitive card games. Thanks for the memories Aunt Dot.
Dorothy is also survived by her four god children of which she was so proud of; niece Terry Desmarais, nephew Ron Morin, grand niece Patricia and grand nephew Alex were a huge part of Dorothy’s life. God daughter and niece Terry, along with her husband Richard Desmarais gave so much of their time and effort to Aunt Dot and Uncle Omer over the years, and in particular during the last few difficult years of their lives that all of us wish to extend a sincere appreciation for the efforts and dedication which they so happily and tirelessly displayed.
Besides her god children, she is survived by three brothers, Ulde Morin of Northford, Ct, Hector Morin and Edward Morin both of North Grosvenordale; a sister, Flora Peloquin of Quebec, Canada, two sister-in-laws, Matilda Duchesne of Thompson and Yvonne Dion of Beverly Hills, FL and many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Arthur “Cabbage” Morin, Orise Gacobbi and Rena Sponcey.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Dorothy’s family Tuesday April 10, 2007 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm in the Valade Funeral Home, 23 Main Street, North Grosvenordale, Ct. A gathering will begin Wednesday at 9:00 am in the funeral home with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am in St. Joseph Church, North Grosvenordale, Ct. followed by burial in St. Joseph Cemetery. Memorial Donations may be made to Beacon Hospice Inc., One Atteamore Blvd, E. Providence, RI 02914