1925 – 2016
Putnam – Normand Laroche, 91, formerly of Melbourne FL, died Wednesday, April 20, 2016 in Matulaitis Nursing Home. He was the loving husband of Laura (Mike) Laroche for 63 years. Born in Thompson, he was the son of the late Joseph and Rose (Martel) Laroche.
Mr. Laroche proudly served in the United States Navy during WWII. He worked as a Machine Operator for Pratt & Whitney. He enjoyed playing golf, bingo and volunteering with the Thompson Little League. He was a member of the American Legion.
In addition to his wife, Normand is survived by his grandchildren; Donna Faucher and her husband Michael, Darlene Baker and her companion Robert Booth, and Kerri Price and her husband John; great-grandchildren, Matthew Faucher and his wife Jennifer, Thomas Faucher and his wife Christine, Hannah Diaz and her husband Damian, and Raymond Baker; great- great grandchildren, Hailey, Emma, Bentley, Alexus, Chloe, and Brendan. Son-in-law Ron Donovan, several nieces and nephews and his many caretakers and friends at Matulaitis. He was predeceased by his daughter Paulette Donovan, and brothers; Roger, Herve, and Richard Laroche.
Relatives and friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial for Normand at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, May 2, 2016 in St. Joseph Church, 18 Main St., N. Grosvenordale, CT. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.