Wrisley Funeral Home
90 Sugarloaf Street, South Deerfield, MA 01373
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Raymond G. LaRochelle

A wake will be held on Friday, March 31st. from 1- 2:00PM at the Wrisley Funeral Home, 90 Sugarloaf St., South Deerfield, MA, followed by a Memorial Service at 2:00PM with Jack Cooper officiating

WHATELY – Raymond G. LaRochelle, 70, passed away on Saturday March 25th, 2017 at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton, MA. He was born August 11, 1946 in Northampton, MA, the son of the late Edith (Pruzynski) and Robert W. LaRochelle. He graduated from Smith Vocational High School in June 1964 with an Electrical diploma. He worked at the University of Massachusetts as an Electrician retiring in 2006. He was a member of the IBEW Local 7 and NEBF Electrical Unions.

 

He was truly devoted to his family as we say goodbye to our father, grandfather, great grandfather and best friend. He spent many years doing electrical work for his family and friends. His happiest times were listening, spending time with his family and always there to lend a helping hand. He also enjoyed spending his time as an active member of the Turners Falls Rod and Gun Club and is a long time member of the Polish American Citizens Club.


Raymond is survived by his four children: Janet Boston and husband Hank of Northfield, MA, Sharon Donovan and husband Eric of Turners Falls, MA, Rebecca Uzdavinis and Todd of Whately, MA and Amy LaRochelle and her longtime companion Raymond Allis of South Deerfield, MA, two sisters, Judith Helems of Westfield and Debra Kolibabek of South Carolina, thirteen grandchildren Jonathan, Jacob, Melissa, James, Ethan, Sarah, Dylan, Nathan, Noah, Krista, Kara, Kayla and Cassie and two great grandchildren Mason and Jayce. Five siblings predeceased him, Pat Carrier, Phyllis Martin, William LaRochelle, Robert LaRochelle and Mildred Lamire.


A wake will be held on Friday, March 31st. from 1- 2:00PM at the Wrisley Funeral Home, 90 Sugarloaf St., South Deerfield, MA, followed by a Memorial Service at 2:00PM with Jack Cooper officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Cooley Dickinson VNA and Hospice, Northampton, MA. (http://www.cooley-dickinson.org/programs-services/vna-hospice)

Expressions of sympathy are available at: www.wrisleyfuneralhome.com