1963 – 2011
Jewett City – Joseph D. LaRoche, 47, of Norman Road, died Friday, January 7, 2011 after a long illness in the William W. Backus Hospital. He was the loving companion of Kathy DeMauro for the past 17 years. Born in Putnam, he was the son of Donat and Lynda (Putnam) LaRoche.
Mr. LaRoche worked as a machinist for Kaman Aerospace. He was a volunteer driver for the Martin House in Norwich and enjoyed music, especially guitars.
In addition to his companion and his parents, Joseph is survived by his brother, Bryan LaRoche of FL, his sisters, Dawn Hunton of Danielson, and Lisa Mendes of Cheshire, CT; and his paternal Grandmother, Florence LaRoche of Danielson.
As requested by the family, services will be private. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com
Memorial donations, may be made to the Martin House, P.O. Box 857, Norwich, CT 06360