BARRE - Leo LaFlamme passed away Feb. 3, 2014, with family and friends at his side.
Born Joseph Leo Fernand LaFlamme (he never used Joseph) in Graniteville, Vt., to Angeline and Ernest LaFlamme on March 22, 1933.
He was a hardworking farm boy, with a talent and passion for baseball. The family farm and homestead was in Lower Websterville, near what is now the site of Barre Town Elementary School. He graduated from Spaulding High School in the class of 1951.
He was an avid sports fan and particularly enjoyed following the New York Yankees, New York Giants and Boston Celtics. He was active in youth and American Legion baseball, as both a coach and umpire.
A Barre resident for all of his adult life, he laid flooring and carpet for almost everyone in central Vermont during his working career. Leo served his country for two years in Korea and was a member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars
He leaves behind his son, Paul, of Biddeford, Maine; a grandson, Jackson; a stepson, Reggie White, and his wife, Niki; his former wife, Elsie; various nieces and nephews. Family was very special to Leo. He was especially proud of his young grandson, grandniece and grandnephew, Bethany and Bennett. His four siblings, Roland, Camil, Annette (Augustoni) and Marcel, predeceased him.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Monica Catholic Church in Barre, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, at 11 a.m.
Family and friends may call at the Pruneau-Polli Funeral Home in Barre Tuesday evening, Feb. 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. Extra parking is available at the St. Monica parking lot.
A special thank you from Leo's family to the dedicated and warm-hearted staff at Woodridge, where Leo spent his last few days.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks you to consider a donation to the Vermont Chapter of the
, 55 Day Lane, Williston, VT 05641. Their Road to Recovery transportation service was much appreciated by Leo during his illness.
Arrangements are in the care of the Pruneau-Polli Funeral Home, 58 Summer St., Barre.