1921 – 2007
North Grosvenordale, Ct – Rene Romeo “Red” LaPalme, 85, of Marshall Street. died Friday, September 7, 2007. He was the husband of Lorraine (Rondeau) LaPalme for 64 years. Born in Farnham, Canada, he was the son of the late Henri and Anna (Malloy) LaPalme.
Mr. LaPalme worked as a truck driver for several companies including the Gaumond Company. He also owned several rental properties. He was a member of St. Jean the Baptiste Society, the American Legion, Valley Springs Sportsmen’s Club and the St. Bernard Council 2087 Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed hunting, bowling, and dart ball as well as spending time with his family.
Mr. LaPalme is survived by his son, Adrien LaPalme of North Grosvenordale; his 3 daughters, Elaine Valade and Renee Waldron, both of North Grosvenordale, and Denise Kuszewski of Woodbridge VA; his sister, Simone Gauthier of Quinebaug; 10 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Mr. LaPalme was pre-deceased by his son, Martin LaPalme.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Rene’s family from 5:00 to 8:00pm, on Monday, September 10, 2007 in the Valade Funeral Home, 23 Main Street, North Grosvenordale, CT. A gathering will begin at 9:00 am Tuesday September 11, 2007 in the funeral home with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am in St. Joseph Church, 20 Main Street, North Grosvenordale. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in Rene’s memory to St Joseph’s Church, 20 Main St. North Grosvenordale, Ct 06255.