MARIE (RAY) LAROSE - DERBY LINE / RICHFORD - Marie (Ray) Larose, 75, wife of Joseph "Remi" Larose, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Dec. 4, 2013. Marie was born Jan. 21, 1938, in West Newbury, Mass. She was the daughter of the late John and Althea (Burrill) Ray. Marie graduated from Haverhill High School, Haverhill, Mass., in 1955. Marie met Remi, a sailor in the Navy, and their first date was on May 10, 1960. They were married on Aug. 30, 1960, at the Saint James Church in Haverhill, Mass., with a honeymoon in Richford. Marie and Remi traveled around the world while Remi was in the Army. They lived in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Hawaii, Okinawa, and Germany. Upon Remi's retirement, they established their home in Richford, where they lived until relocating to their current home in Derby Line. Marie had numerous jobs throughout her life, and retired from government service as an Immigration Inspector in 2003. Marie's passion and joy was her family. She is survived by her husband, Remi; son, Joseph Larose and wife, Lisa, of St. Albans, and their children, Lisbeth, John, Noah and Kambree; daughter, Nicole Corbett and husband, Brett, of Derby, and their daughter, Meghan; sister, Beverly Leveille of Haverhill, Mass.; brother, John Ray and wife, Sharon, of Rochester, N.H.; sisters-in-law, Anita Mayhew of Richford, Irene Larose of St. Albans, Rita Larose of Richford, and Brenda Ray of Amesbury, Mass.; brother-in-law, Henry Larose and wife, Velma, of Leominster, Mass.; brother-in-law, Rosaire Larose and wife, Sharon, of Enosburg; and many, many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her sisters, Patricia and Phyllis; brother, Richard; and brothers-in-law, Alfred Leveille, Arthur, Albert and Ernest Larose. While Marie loved being a wife and mother, her favorite role was Grammy. She was always front row and center for any performance or sporting event for any of her children or grandchildren. With a camera in her hand, Grammy always recorded all of these special moments and made notes on the back of each picture. Her family will cherish the memories she documented for them. A time of visitation will be held at Spears Funeral Home, 96 Dickinson Ave., Enosburg Falls, on Friday evening, Dec. 6, 2013, from 4 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. at the Spears Funeral Home in Enosburg. Family and friends are invited to gather on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until the hour of the funeral. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in All Saints Cemetery in Richford. Private messages of condolence may be sent to Marie's family online through For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Make-a-Wish Foundation of Vermont, 100 Dorset St., Suite 14, South Burlington, VT 05403.

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Spears Funeral Home - Enosburg Falls
96 Dickinson Ave. P.O. Box 396 Enosburg Falls, VT 05450

Published in The Burlington Free Press on Dec. 5, 2013