Alexander A. LaRoche "Alex", 70, died July 20, 2018 at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH after a period of declining health. He was born August 13, 1947, son of the late Arthur Janvier LaRoche and Adrienne Elizabeth (Lavoie) LaRoche.
Alex grew up in Epping, NH. He was drafted by the United States Army and served in the Vietnam War. He was injured in the line of duty on April 2, 1970 and lived for the rest of his life as a double leg amputee. He was awarded two purple hearts for his time served. Although ornery at times, Alex was very well known and loved by many. He was an avid motorcyclist and enjoyed being around others. He had a love and devotion to his family like no other. Alex also enjoyed playing cards, and his all-time favorite game was Texas Hold-em Poker. He had resided in Colebrook for the past 25 years. Alex was also formerly of Exeter, NH and Brownsville, TX. He wintered for many years in Sebring, FL.
Alex is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Dana and Allison LaRoche, daughter and son-in-law, Vicki and Steve Prina, 7 grandchildren, Crystal Rose, Tori, Devyn, Trevor, Leah, Malaya, Mikale, 2 great-grandchildren, Brayden, Gianna, 2 brothers, Michael LaRoche, Arthur LaRoche, 1 sister, Jan Chillari, and numerous generations of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday, July 26, 2018 from 5:00-8:00 PM at the Brewitt Funeral Home, 9 Pleasant St., Epping, NH.
Graveside services with military honors will be held on Friday, July 27, 2018 at 11:00 AM at St. Joseph Cemetery, Epping, NH.
Flowers are acceptable or donations may be made in his memory to the American Cancer Society.
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