Robert E. LaRochelle
N. Grosvenordale – Robert E. LaRochelle, 70 of Faucher St, died unexpectedly Monday December 13, 2010 at home. Born in Putnam, he was the son of the late Elephege and Viola (Mathurin) LaRochelle
After graduating from Putnam High School, Mr. LaRochelle worked for the former Sanitary Dash Company for over 40 years. He had also worked for Staples. He was an active member of St Joseph’s Church where he sang in the choir, and volunteered for the food pantry and the bingo. He was currently serving as president for the Thompson Senior Citizens Association and was a member of the American Legion Post 67. For many years, he belonged to the bowling league at the Friendly Bowl in Danielson. He loved horses and enjoyed decorating for Christmas.
Bob is survived by his son, John LaRochelle of N. Grosvenordale; his two sisters, Jeannette Charland of Woodstock and Rita Watts of Frederick, MD; two grandchildren, Robin LaRochelle and Sara LaRochelle; and many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Elephege LaRochelle and Theresa Geer.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Bob’s family from 5:00 to 8:00 pm, Thursday, December 16, 2010 in the Valade Funeral Home, 23 Main St., N. Grosvenordale CT. A gathering will begin Friday December 17, 2010 at 12:00 noon in the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 1:00 pm in St. Joseph Church, 20 Main St., N. Grosvenordale. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph Church Food Pantry, 20 Main St., N. Grosvenordale, CT 06255