Lucien P. 'Red' LaRose, age 86, of 592 Center St. Wallingford, passed away at his home on May 27, 2009. Red is the husband of Juliette Cloutier LaRose; father of Christine L. Winter & her husband David of Newport, NY, Elaine L. Aszklar and her husband Richard of Wallingford, Paul P. LaRose and his longtime companion Roberta Tiberski of Northford and the late Donald R. LaRose; grandfather of Jennifer Marshall, Kathryn Kubeck, James Kubeck and Zachary Aszklar; great grandfather of Gavyn & Jackson Marshall; brother of Gaston (Sarah) LaRose, Robert (Mildred) LaRose, Cecile Federovitch, Roger (Jayne) LaRose, Anita Kowall, Zita (Larry) Bishop all of Canada and the late Georgette Dean and Teresa McEachern. Red also leaves a host of nieces and nephews. Born in Black Lake Quebec, Canada on December 1, 1922 he was a son of the late Onezime and Marie Ange Mercier LaRose. Red was a member of the 1st Canadian Paratroop Btl. during WWII. He was captured on D-Day in 1944 in Germany and subsequently was a POW until the end of the war. Moving from Canada in 1953 he was employed by International Silver Co. until his retirement in 1979. He later worked for Rex Forge in Southington, Total Performance in Wallingford as well as his many self employed activities. He is was member of the Wallingford Knights of Columbus, Past District Deputy, Past Faithful Navigator and Past Grand Knight and he was a member of the 2nd Co. Governors Foot Guard, the Wallingford Elks and Commander of the Hamden-North Haven AM-Vets. Post 9 for 15 years. Red also played the drums for Gunter & the Happy Wanderers for many years. He recently played the drums at the Wallingford Senior Center as part of the Survivors. Red always enjoyed a game of golf, playing whenever he had a chance with one or more of his many friends; and a stop at the 19th hole was always appreciated. Red was always there to help whenever he could. He enjoyed playing Santa Clause on every Christmas Eve visiting the homes of his many friends. Red's family would like to thank the VA Medical Center in West Haven, Doctors and Staff and Masonic Hospice Home Care and a special Angel Judy. Red's funeral will leave from BEECHER & BENNETT Funeral Home, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden on Saturday, May 30 at 9:00 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in the Most Holy Trinity Church, Wallingford. Friends may also visit with his family at the funeral home on Friday from 4 to 8 pm. Interment will take place in St. John's Cemetery, Wallingford. Contributions in Red's memory may be made to the Most Holy Trinity Church, 84 North Colony St., Wallingford, CT 06492.

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  1. I am truly sorry for your loss of your husband,father,grandfather, friend.It is so hard to lose a loved one but there are many good memories that will keep him close to each and every one of you every day. It was an honor to lend a hand at such a traumatic time of watching the devastation of what cancer can do to a loved one. It is the most rewarding feeling to help and be there in the persons time of need and I thank the family for letting me try to comfort him in his battle to the end.If you cant give of yourself and do something good to help another then life must be very empty………..thank you and my prayers and thoughts are with you………Judy Anderson

  2. I will always remember .Red’s. smile and happy face. He was always a pleasure to be around. We will miss him dearly. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Juliette and Family, We are so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  4. To The LaRose Family, I am so very sorry to hear of Red’s passing..It was always a pleasure to see him..He was a sweetheart of a man..May your many memories bring you comfort. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time..

  5. Dear Aunt Julie and Family We are so very sorry for your loss. Uncle Red was a wonderful man. He will be missed and always loved. He will live in our hearts forever.

  6. Julie and family It is with deepest Sympathy that we write this message. Mike and I are truly saddened at your loss. We looked forward to seeing both of you at the AMVET functions throughout the years. Red had warmness in his heart for everyone. He will be missed.

  7. Juliette, I will always remember Red as Santa at the Knights of Columbus kids’ Christmas parties. You are in my prayers.

  8. Sorry to hear of your loss, may your family comfort each other during this time. Dorene & Paul Sikorski

  9. TO PAUL, ROBERTA, AND FAMILY. OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHIES AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU, HAL AND LOIS WILLIAMS

  10. To the LaRose family, We are so very sorry to hear of Reds passing. He was such an incredible man and such joy to be with. He always made me laugh. I will miss him for the rest of my life. My thoughts and prayers are with you always. My love to all of you. Janice Huntington Gara

  11. we remember Red as someone who enjoyed life to the max. Our deepest condolences to Julie and family. It’s a very sad day.

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