EASTHAMPTON- Carol Y. (LaRochelle) Gentes 73, of Dragon Circle, passed away peacefully at the Mercy Hospital in Springfield. She was born in Dover Foxcroft, Maine, Jan. 18, 1940, the daughter of the late Remi and Evelyn (Burns) LaRochelle. She was in the Dover Foxcroft schools and a graduate of the High School there. She moved to Easthampton in 1987 where she has lived ever since.
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Carol was employed at the Norris School in Southampton.
She leaves her beloved husband of 25 years Joseph P. Gentes; her loving children, Julie M. Gentes, Carol M. Gentes, Jeffrey P. Gentes, Lorrie T. Gentes, Dana G. Gentes, Christopher L. Gentes, Nancy J. Ronan; nine cherished grandchildren, and her many nieces and nephews. She was the caring sister to Joseph LaRochelle, and C. Holly Hetu. Carol was predeceased by her beloved daughter Christine LaRochelle, her brother Thomas LaRochelle, and her nephew Joseph Hetu.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday 10 a.m. at the O'Brien Funeral Home, followed by burial in the St. Brigid's Cemetery, both in Easthampton. Calling hours will be held Tuesday 4-7 p.m.
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O'Brien Funeral Home
17 Clark Street
Easthampton, MA 01027
Published in Daily Hampshire Gazette on Feb. 11, 2013