MANCHESTER - George A. LaPorte, 60, of Manchester, died March 2, 2013, at Mount Carmel Rehabilitation and Nursing Center after a long illness.
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Born in Manchester on May 23, 1952, he was the beloved and only son of the late Leo and Florence (Moquin) LaPorte. He graduated from Bishop Bradley High School in 1970 and lived in Manchester for most of his life.
George was a driver education teacher at Concord High School and St. Paul's School, both in Concord, and was an officer with the New England Driver's Education Association. One of his proudest accomplishments was being elected a representative to the state General Court. He also served as Ward 3 moderator in Manchester.
He was a member of the parish council and a Eucharistic minister at the former St. George Church in Manchester. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus
A man who possessed a great sense of humor and had a heart of gold, George always had a song in his heart. He was a man of great faith. Even during the latter part of his life, he would not allow his illness to destroy his spirit.
He was married to Gabrielle A. (Vigneault) LaPorte, who died in 2011.
The family includes his uncle, Henry LaPorte of Bradenton, Fla.; his godmother and aunt, Georgette Munsey of Manchester; his aunts, Mildred Moquin of Tucson, Ariz., and Diane Moquin of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; and several cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
George's family is grateful to the staff and residents of Mount Carmel. Their love and dedication were exceptional and they truly became George's second family.
SERVICES: Calling hours are Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, 1799 Elm St., corner of North Street, Manchester. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Saturday at noon at St. Catherine Church, corner of Webster and Hemlock streets, Manchester. Private burial will be at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Manchester.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Mount Carmel Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 235 Myrtle St., Manchester 03104.
To leave a message of condolence, visit lambertfuneralhome.com.
Published in Union Leader on Mar. 6, 2013