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In Memory of

Maurice N. Laroche

March 3, 1932 - October 13, 2016

Obituary


AUBURN: Maurice Normand Laroche, 84, of Lewiston died peacefully Thursday, October 13, 2016 at the Hospice House following a courageous nine month battle with liver cancer. His family was by his side every step of the way. He was born March 3, 1932 in Lewiston to Joseph Laroche and Bernadette Laroche (Beaudoin). Maurice attended St. Peter's school through 8th grade after which he began working at Panther Shoe in Lewiston to help provide for his family.
He was proud of his father, Petit Joe Laroche's boxing career. He spent many days while growing up...

AUBURN: Maurice Normand Laroche, 84, of Lewiston died peacefully Thursday, October 13, 2016 at the Hospice House following a courageous nine month battle with liver cancer. His family was by his side every step of the way. He was born March 3, 1932 in Lewiston to Joseph Laroche and Bernadette Laroche (Beaudoin). Maurice attended St. Peter's school through 8th grade after which he began working at Panther Shoe in Lewiston to help provide for his family.
He was proud of his father, Petit Joe Laroche's boxing career. He spent many days while growing up at the boxing gym with his father. Maurice loved being social, being around his friends and family, hockey, the Boston Bruins, and his weekly outings to Gipper's. He also had a great love for his dogs, Molly, Cleo, and Moxie.
For 25 years, Maurice was employed by the Auburn Water & Sewer District. He was a foreman, who happily worked side by side with the men he was in charge of. Upon retirement, Maurice worked part time as a courier for various local banks and cared for his in-laws, Conrad and Cecile Lebel. Maurice was proud of his service in the National Guard and was also a Third Degree of the Knights of Columbus. On October 5, 1973 he married Jeannette Lebel. Together they raised a beautiful blended family. He is loved by his wife of 43 years, Jeannette, of Lewiston; their children: Jennifer Laroche-Albert and her husband, Kevin of Lewiston; Marie Herrick and her husband Daniel of Auburn, Michael Frechette and his wife Donna of Venice, FLA., Catherine Lin and her husband, Michael of Tampa, FLA., nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, several nephews and a niece. He is predeceased by his father, Joseph, mother, Bernadette, father in-law, Conrad, mother in-law, Cecile, brother, Roland, and sister, Anita.
Condolences may be shared with the family at www.thefortingrouplewiston.com.


Family and friends are invited to a celebration of life at Gipper's Sports Grill, 120 Center Street, Auburn on Thursday, October 20, 2016 from 6-9PM. Interment will take place at a later date at St. Peter's Cemetery in Lewiston. Gifts of Remembrance may be given in his memory to Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice 15 Strawberry Avenue, Lewiston, Maine 04240. Arrangements are under the care of The Fortin Group Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services 70 Horton St. Lewiston, 784-4584