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Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church
Friday November 9th, 2018
11:00am - 12:00pm

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Boucher Funeral Home, Inc.
Friday November 9th, 2018

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Edward T. LaRoche

Edward T. “Ed” LaRoche, 58, of S. Ashburnham, died peacefully Wednesday, October 31, 2018 in the Caldwell Home of Fitchburg, surrounded by his family.

            Born in Gardner on December 12, 1959, he was the son of the late Leo and Alberta (Harmon) LaRoche.

            Edward graduated from Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School of Fitchburg with the Class of 1977.  He was employed by Tyco of Westminster as an Application Engineer Supervisor, retiring recently due to illness.

            Edward enjoyed computers, electronics and reading. He loved being at home and treasured time spent with his family.

            He leaves his wife of 28 Years, Julie A. (Gallant) LaRoche of S. Ashburnham; two daughters, Lindsey Levesque and her husband Joshua of Gardner, and Abbi LaRoche of S. Ashburnham; three brothers, Richard LaRoche and his wife Linda of Gardner, Arthur LaRoche and his wife Margaret of Virginia, and Douglas LaRoche and his wife Pamela of N. Brookfield; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Edward was predeceased by his brother, Ronald LaRoche and sister, Linda Perreault.

            Funeral Services will be held Friday, November 9th at 12:00 p.m. in the Boucher Funeral Home, Inc., 110 Nichols Street, Gardner. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery, Gardner.

            A calling hour will be held Friday, November 9th from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the funeral home.

            Memorial contributions may be made to GVNA Healthcare, Inc., 34 Pearly Lane, Gardner, MA 01440 or to the Caldwell Home, 10 Prospect Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420.  Please reference in memory of Edward T. LaRoche.

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Julie so sorry for your loss. Michelle King

Michelle King Nov 18 2018 12:00 AM

It is with absolute sadness to hear about Ed's passing. A talent and brilliant mind gone far too soon. I was blessed to work and participate with Ed and others on developments that made things better. An absolute lifetime privilege and honor. Ed shared willingly and I found him to be a cordial colleague who allowed us to share a good laugh along the way. I wished I had that we could have shared that when I was in town late July, always in my thoughts and prayers. I pray that Ed is in a more comfortable place and wish only the Best on Ed's family and friends. I will cherish the time spent, keep Ed ( and family ) in my everyday thoughts and feel that fate has made him and others an extended family. Can't have enough of that in this world.
God Bless Ed , family & friends . Always in my heart.
Thanks ( more than you know )
Syracuse, NY

Joe DiFabio Nov 8 2018 12:00 AM

A Sincerest Thoughts was ordered on November 8, 2018

Expression of Sympathy Nov 8 2018 12:00 AM

A Small Basket Garden was ordered on November 7, 2018

Expression of Sympathy Nov 7 2018 12:00 AM

My heart goes out to you Julie. So sorry for your loss. I will be away so cannot hug you in person. God bless you. Gloria Tousignany

Gloria Tousignant Nov 6 2018 12:00 AM

A Medium Basket Garden was ordered on November 6, 2018

Expression of Sympathy Nov 6 2018 12:00 AM

Ed will be missed in his extended family as well. Our hearts and prayers go out to Julie, Lindsey and Abbi during their time of grief. May Our Farther comfort Ed's family now and in the coming days.

Wade & Sharon Harmon (Royalston, MA) Nov 6 2018 12:00 AM

A Monet's Garden Basket was ordered on November 5, 2018

Expression of Sympathy Nov 5 2018 12:00 AM

I'd like to offer my deepest sympathy to Ed's family. He was truly an amazing guy who spoke of his family often. He will continue to be missed at the office by all that knew him. His amazing sense of humor will give a reason for anyone to smile. He was a good leader and a fun person to be around.

Ed, thank you for everything you've done to help me in they years we've worked together. You've helped boost my self esteem, give me confidence, and lead my down the road to greatness, sometimes by simply asking me a thought provoking question. I'll never forget you, your determination, your attitude, your sense of humor or your words of wisdom. I have no doubt you'll be making all those angels laugh every day...

Dawn Bilodeau Nov 5 2018 12:00 AM

Julie, Abbi, Lindsey and Joshua,
Ed was truly a kind, loving, funny and all around great guy he will be missed by all who knew him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all and we hope the great memories of Ed will carry you through this tough time. He has left from this world but we all know he is watching from above surrounded by friends and family who have gone ahead of him.

Judy and Rich Perron

Judy and Rich Perron Nov 5 2018 12:00 AM

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