BARRE CITY - Maurice A. LaPerle, 81, of Daniel Drive, passed away Friday, April 5, 2013, at Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin with his family at his bedside.
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Born in Rutland, VT, on August 17, 1931, he was the son of the late Arsene and Odivine (Goulet) LaPerle.
Maurice attended elementary school in East Montpelier and was a graduate of St. Michael's High School in Montpelier. After his schooling he helped his father on the family farm.
He served his country in the U.S. Army. After the service he returned to Barre where he was employed as a granite polisher for Rouleau Granite Co. He also was employed by Blake & Loso.
His memberships include St. Monica Catholic Church of Barre; the American Legion, Post #10 of Barre and the Loyal Order Of Moose, Barre Lodge #1391 of Williamstown.
On April 11, 1959, he married Lucille Couture in St. Sylvester Catholic Church in Graniteville. After their marriage they made their home in East Montpelier, where they have resided for 49 years.
Survivors include his wife, of 54 years of marriage, of Barre City; four children, Alan LaPerle of St. Albans, VT; Gary LaPerle ad his wife, Elizabeth of East Barre, VT; Jodi-Lyn Brown and her husband, Travis of Worcester, VT and Mark LaPerle of Myrtle Beach, SC, and 3 grandchildren, Travis LaPerle, Justin LaPerle and Amanda Brown. He is also survived by his brothers and sisters, Robert LaPerle and his wife, Pauline of Barre; Norman LaPerle and his wife, Claire of E. Montpelier; Jean Lawson of E. Montpelier; Georgette Thompson of Barre; Roger LaPerle and his wife, Janice of Barre; Jim LaPerle and his wife, Sheila of E. Montpelier; and Marcel LaPerle and his companion, Michelle as well as many nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Monica Catholic Church in Barre on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. There will be no calling hours.
Burial will follow the Mass in the Plain-Mont Cemetery in East Montpelier.
Contributions in Maurice's memory may be made to a
Arrangements are in the care of the Pruneau-Polli Funeral Home, 58 Summer St., Barre.
Published in Times Argus from Apr. 6 to Apr. 7, 2013