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ROY E. LAROSE - BRISTOL - Roy E. LaRose passed away suddenly on Friday, June 13, 2014. Born June 11, 1926, in Monkton, he was the youngest child of the late Roy C. and Virginia (Collins) LaRose. Roy married the love of his life, the late Lucille (Bushey) LaRose, on Aug. 1, 1948. Roy was an Army Veteran of World World II, stationed in Italy, Sgt. T/4 3010 Ordinance. He was a life member of the American Legion Post #19; life member of the Addison County Fire Fighters Association; and a member of the Fire Chief's Association. He was awarded A.C.F.F.A. Firefighter of the Year in 1985; State Firefighter of the Year in 1992; A.C.F.F.A. Life Member Award in 1996; State of Vermont House of Representatives in Montpelier for Distinguished Member of the Fire Department for 50 Years in 1999; A.C.F.F.A. Senior Firefighter of the Year in 2008; A.C.F.F.A. 50 Years of Outstanding Fire Service in 2011; American Legion Above & Beyond in 2011; and 63 Years of Service in the Fire Department in April 2014. He had been a member of the Bristol Fire Department since 1951 (formerly the Munson Hose Co.), affectionately known as "Capt'n," and he was well known for his quick wit, his amusing stories, and his instant ability to get a laugh from his fellow fire fighters, no matter what the occasion. Roy worked for "Jackman Brothers," driving the 18-wheeler transport for 53 years (and Champlain Oil in his spare time), and was never happier than going down the road in his truck listening to his country music or being at the fire department with his buddies. He also enjoyed dancing, playing cards with his family and friends, and NASCAR. Roy is survived by his three children, David R. LaRose and wife, Carolyn, of Middlebury, Michele M. Marcotte and husband, Tom, of Ft. Edward, N.Y., and Collin J. LaRose and his significant other, Bernice Mattison, of Bristol; granddaughter, Jennifer Bolton and husband, Michael, of Allen, Texas; grandson, Aaron Marcotte of Houston, Texas; great-grandsons, Hayden and Hunter Bolton of Allen, Texas; stepgranddaughter, Jennifer Ethridge and husband, Dennis, of Whiting; stepgreat-granddaughter, Alexxis Zeno of Whiting; and several nieces and nephews. Roy was predeceased by his wife of 60 years, Lucille LaRose; sisters, Jean DeBernardo of Stratford, Conn., Janet Clothier of Corinth, N.Y., Marjorie Lehan of Corinth, N.Y., Doris Agan of Monkton, and Hilda Baker of Lincoln; and brother, Lyle C. LaRose of Bristol. Visiting hours will be on Monday, June 16, 2014, at the Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Bristol, from 5 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at the Bristol Federated Church. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Bristol. For those wishing to honor Roy's memory donations can be made to the Bristol Fire Department, North Street, Bristol, VT 05443.

Published in The Burlington Free Press on June 15, 2014
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