HYDE PARK, New York — Jason Gilbert Laferriere, 29, a 21-year Hyde Park resident, previously of Sanford, Maine, died Monday, Nov. 2, 2009, at home.
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Mr. Laferriere was a board certified behavior analyst for the Anderson School for Autism in Staatsburg, New York.
Jason was a member of the PSICHI National Honor Society for Psychology and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
An avid Boston Red Sox fan, he enjoyed good food, good wine, and good friends.
He was a communicant of Regina Coeli Church in Hyde Park.
Born in Burlington, Vermont, on May 31, 1980, he was the son of the late Ronald G. Laferriere, who predeceased him on Nov. 5, 2007, and Claire M. Couture Laferriere, who survives him in Hyde Park.
Jason was a graduate of Regina Coeli Parochial School in Hyde Park and F.D. Roosevelt High School's Class of 1998. He went on to Dutchess Community College in Poughkeepsie, New York, where he received his Associate degree in 2000. He then graduated summa cum laude from Marist College, Poughkeepsie, with a Bachelor's degree in 2002, and a Master's degree in 2003.
He passed his Behavior Analysis Exam and became certified in 2005.
On Oct. 1, 2004, in Hyde Park, he married Genevieve M. Hawks. Jason's one true love, his wife, Genevieve, survives at home.
He loved all of his family, his true friends and his dogs.
In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by his sister, Anna V. Laferriere, of Hyde Park; father and mother-in-law, George and Shirley Hawks, of Hyde Park; brother and sister-in-law, George "Buddy" and Kelly Hawks, of Hyde Park; sister-in-law, Melinda Hawks, of Tarrytown, New York; brother-in-law, Ehren Hawks, of Easton, Maryland; sisters-in-law, Heather, Kristalyn, and Autumn Hawks, all of Hyde Park; maternal grandmother, Mariette Couture, of Springvale, Maine; paternal grandparents, Gilbert and Virginia Laferriere, of Barre, Vermont; uncle and aunt, Roger and Rita Couture, of Sanford; uncle and aunt, William and Debbie Laferriere, of Barre, Vermont; and many nieces and cousins.
In addition to his father, he was predeceased by his maternal grandfather, Roland E. Couture, of Sanford.
In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place.
Calling hours were Thursday, Nov. 5, at Sweet's Funeral Home, Inc. in Hyde Park.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Friday, Nov. 6, at Regina Coeli Church in Hyde Park. Fr. Michael Palazzo officiated.
Placement of his ashes followed in St. Peter's Cemetery in Poughkeepsie.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations for brain cancer research may be made to the University of Maryland Baltimore Foundation, Inc., 655 West Baltimore Street, BRB Room 13013, Baltimore, Maryland 21201.
To send a condolence or for directions, please visit www.sweetsfuneralhome.com.
Published in Fosters from Nov. 12 to Nov. 13, 2009