Woodstock – Nelson J. LaRose, 93, of Cornfield Point, died Thursday, July 3, 2014 in Matulaitis Nursing Home. He was the loving husband of Therese (Auger) LaRose and Florence (Lussier) LaRose. Born in Putnam, he was the son of the late George and Catherine (Burke) LaRose.
Mr. LaRose worked for the Connecticut highway department. He was a member of the 43rd Infantry Division in WWII, the “Winged Victory on Foot” with the United States Army and fought in the Korean War. He served as the Assistant Fire Chief in Putnam, and volunteered for the fire department for 40 years.
Nelson enjoyed dancing, traveling, camping, fishing and reading. He was a lifelong Notre Dame and Yankees fan. He was a member of the VFW.
Nelson is survived by his daughter, Norma LaRose of Woodstock, CT; grandchildren Melissa Latour, Kristopher Bernier, Shannon Spitz, Jennifer McKay, and Nathan Bernier; great grandchildren Courtney, Sydney, Sage, Aidan, Ryan, Victoria, Shea, Thomas, Delanie, America, and Cecilia; brother in law Roger Auger and his wife Elaine of Whitinsville, MA; nephew, Michael LaRose and his wife Amy of Manchester, CT; and son in law John White of Webster, MA. In addition to his wives and parents, he is predeceased by his daughter, Nancy (LaRose) White, and brothers, Henry and Frank LaRose.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Nelson’s family from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 in the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam. A gathering will begin in the funeral home at 9:00 am on Thursday, July 10, 2014 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am in St. Mary Church, 218 Providence St, Putnam, CT. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Matulaitis Nursing Home, 10 Thurber Rd. Putnam, CT 06260 or Hospice of N.E.C.T P.O. Box 632 Putnam, CT 06260. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.