Obituaries

Lawrence W. “Larry” LaCasse

April 1st, 2012

Lawrence W. LaCasse, “Larry”, a resident of Wilmington for over 40 years, died peacefully on April 1, 2012, at the age of 70. Larry was born in Woburn, MA on July 10, 1941, he was the dear son of the late Wilfred and Irene (Kehoe) LaCasse. Larry was raised in Woburn and was a graduate of Woburn High School. During his teenage years, Larry worked at the Givens Greenhouse in Woburn where he learned his horticultural skills which led him to become an avid gardener in his adult life.Larry enlisted in the United States Air Force on June 24, 1960, serving in Morocco, Newfoundland, and at Westover Air Force Base. During his service time Larry was a K-9 Military Policeman and never forgot his favorite dog Arko. Larry was honorably discharged in June of 1964.

Larry married Janice Chiras on October 4, 1969, the couple shared forty-two years together and raised two wonderful children, they were Larry

 

s pride and joy. Larry loved being a father, he was very involved in his childrens lives and their activities, he coached baseball and soccer, and never missed a school event. Larry was very supportive of his children and extremely proud of their accomplishments. Larry had a great work ethic, prior to retiring, he was a shipper/receiver for the Ingalls Cronin and Butterworth-Heinemann Company for many years. Larry was a very dedicated and conscientious employee who was well liked by his co-workers.

In his spare time, Larry enjoyed Camping with Hot Rivets, taking walks around Silver Lake, fishing, tending to his “backyard poultry” which included chicken and turkeys, making fudge for the holidays, and especially spending time with his family and friends.

He was a member of the Wilmington United Methodist Church, sang in the church choir, and belonged to the Wilmington Senior Center.

Larry will be remembered for his love of animals, country music, and the Yankees. He was a dedicated husband, father, family man, and a true friend to many.

Larry was the beloved husband of Janice H. (Chiras) LaCasse, devoted father of James LaCasse and his wife Julie of Melrose, MA and Ruth LaCasse of Farmington, CT, dear brother of Helen Scire of Woburn, MA, Geraldine Corwin of Apache Junction, AZ and the late Irene Crouch, Doris Keene, Wilfred, Paul, James, Donald, and Kenneth LaCasse, Larry is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will gather for a Funeral Service at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62)Wilmington on Wednesday, April 4th at 11:00 a.m. Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, April 3rd from 4-8 p.m. Memorial donations in Larry

 

s name may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472 ro to the Wilmington United Methodist Church, 87 Church St., Wilmington, MA 01887

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14 Entries in Guest Book for “Lawrence W. “Larry” LaCasse”

  1. Carol and Bob Fittante says:

    We will remember you with love.

  2. Lana and Bob Preston says:

    So many wonderful memories. This is the blessing from a long and loving friendship.

  3. Christine Schweickert says:

    Although, I never had the opportunity to meet Larry LaCasse, there is no doubt he was a wonderful man and father, as shown through his daughter, Ruth. My prayers go out to the entire family.

  4. Mark and Krista Kopetskie says:

    Ruth you are a dear friend, may God give you and your family strength, courage, and love at this time. Larry will never be forgotten.

  5. Meg and Russ Philippi says:

    Ruth you are a good friend, our hearts and our thoughts go out to you and your family at this sad time.

  6. Kevin Lolley says:

    May you rest in peace Larry. I have some great memories of Larry who always greeted me with a smile. My thoughts and prayers are with you Jimbo.

  7. Justyna says:

    Dear Ruth,

    It is so hard to lose a father, and even harder when he has meant so
    much to You and your family. While I have not had a chance to meet him, I can know him through You and who You are. He should have been
    proud of you and the person you have become.

    You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Justyna.

  8. Thankachan Thomas says:

    Ruth,
    My condolences from the bottom of my heart. I know there are no words to console you at this very difficult time but my prayers are with your family.
    Tom T.

  9. Stephanie Makar says:

    Ruth,
    Our sincere condolences go out to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
    Steph & Joe

  10. Bital says:

    Ruth,
    It makes me very sad to hear the news about your father. My thought and prayer are with you.

  11. Lisa Iacobucci says:

    Dear Ruth,
    I am so incredibly sorry for the loss of your dad. Cry when needed. Lean on the shoulders of your friends and family. Keep his memory alive. Coming from a person who lost a parent I know how you feel and will be here for you whenever needed.
    Your friend always,
    Lisa

  12. Carol (Nitchie)McGee says:

    Dear Mrs Lacasse, Ruth, and Jim,
    I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. I feel honored to have known your Dad–he was always a kind man. I remember him always giving me a kiss on the cheek when I’d come home from college to go to church with my parents. I’m sorry I didn’t know sooner, I would have come out to Wilmington. Please know than I’m thinking of you and send my hugs and prayers.
    Fondly, Carol

  13. Leslie White says:

    Dear Ruth and family,
    I hope the many fond memories you have of your dad will give you and your family comfort.
    Sincerely,
    Leslie White

  14. The Merlino Family says:

    Dear Jim, Julie and family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
    Jack, Jan, and family

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