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