ROXBURY - Rodney James LaRose, 66, of Warren Mountain Road, Roxbury died Oct. 16, 2013, at his home in Roxbury.
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He was born in Montpelier, Vt., the son of Donald B. and Madeline (Crowell) LaRose.
Rod received his education in Middlesex and Barre schools, and attended Spaulding High School.
Following his education, Rod served in the Vermont Army National Guard for seven years in the 1960's-70's.
He was a truck driver for over 30 years for Trio Motor Transfer of Barre. He retired in 2009.
Rod married Linda Sweet in Greensboro Bend on June 2, 1973. They had lived in Roxbury for over 30 years, where they raised their four children, Michelle, Richard, Matthew and Stephan.
He was an active member of the Loyal Order of Moose in Williamstown, Vt., for over 34 years. He was especially proud of his Legion of the Moose and Fellowship degrees, that he worked hard to earn. He was a life member of the Canadian Club, an avid cribbage player and a big fan of dirt track racing. Rod also was a member of the Salvation Army.
Rod is survived by his wife, Linda of Roxbury; daughter, Michelle M. (Robert) Morris of Williamstown, Vt.; three sons, Richard A. (Vickie) LaRose of East Montpelier; Matthew J. (Dixie) LaRose of Roxbury; and Stephan S. (Marcy) LaRose of Colchester; six grandchildren, Michael, Tapanga-Marie, Zachary, Danielle, Braden and McKenna.
Also surviving are three sisters, Audrey Benson of Barre; Ellalou Zirblis of Northfield; and Teresa LaRose of Barre; two brothers, Ronald LaRose and Arnold LaRose of Florida; and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a sister, Penny LaRose.
A Loyal Order of Moose memorial service will be held at the Moose Lodge in Williamstown on Friday, Oct. 25, at 5:30 p.m. This will be an informal gathering to celebrate Rod's life and share the many stories we all have. Please drop by anytime after 4 p.m. There will be a brief Loyal Order of Moose ceremony and refreshments.
Memorial contributions may be made to Moose International Moose Charities at http://www.mooseintl.org/.
Those wishing to send online condolences may do so at http://www.guareandsons.com.
Guare & Sons Funeral Home - Montpelier
30 School Street
Montpelier, VT 05602
Published in Times Argus from Oct. 18 to Oct. 19, 2013