Richard J. "Dick" LaRosee age 57 of Lancaster formerly of Stow and Waltham passed away on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at Life Care Center of Nashoba Valley. He was the beloved husband of almost 34 years to Joanne (Bergantino) LaRosee.
Born in Waltham on October 30, 1956 he was the son of Henri J. of Sterling and the late Barbara E. (Grimes).
Dick graduated from Waltham high school and in 1980 married and settled in Stow. He worked for many years as a facilities manager for various commercial companies in Massachusetts.
Dick's greatest joy was spending time with his family through camping trips, barbeques and teaching others his love of fresh and salt water fishing. He was an avid New England sports fan and loved watching Bruins and Patriots games with friends and family. Dick was also a collector of military memorabilia and enjoyed learning the history behind it.
Along with his wife and father, he is survived by his sons, Marc J. and his wife Leslie of Derry, NH, and Dennis J. and his wife Allison of Waltham, his granddaughter Violet LaRosee, sisters Susan Mahoney of Westford, Karen Savoie of Sterling and his brother William G. LaRosee also of Sterling. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and his beloved dog Cooper.
Family and friends will gather to honor and remember Dick on Friday, August 8th from 4-8 pm in the Fowler-Kennedy Funeral Home, 42 Concord St., Maynard. His funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday, August 9th at 10:00 am in St. Bridget Church, 1 Percival Street, Maynard. Internment private.
Gifts in his memory may be made to Life Care Center of Nashoba Valley, 191 Foster Road, Littleton, MA 01460 or Wounded Warrior Project, 150 Cambridge Park Drive, Cambridge, MA 02140.