On March 5, 2017 of Potomac, Maryland and a former longtime resident of Chicago Illinois. He resided with his beloved wife Dolores (Scanlon) LaPaille and loving son former State Senator Gary LaPaille and his wife Christine (Freveletti) LaPaille since 2009 in Potomac, Maryland; devoted grandfather of Joseph LaPaille, Sam LaPaille and Grace LaPaille; he is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Edward J. LaPaille was born March 17, 1925 and loved saying he was born on St. Patrick's Day and that he was 1OO percent Italian. He was a retired Engineer from the City of Chicago Department of Transportation and served for over 3 decades as one of the top Precinct Captains for the 13th Ward Democratic Organization in Chicago. He served in WW II in the Pacific Theater and fought in the Philippines. He attained the rank of Vice Commander of the Clearing Post of the American Legion. He was also a 4th Degree Member of the Knights of Columbus. Friends will be received on Thursday March 9, 2017 from 9:00 to 11:00 am at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church 9200 Kentsdale Drive Potomac, Maryland 20854 where a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11:00am. Entombment Gate of Heaven Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers the family request that memorial donation be made in Edward LaPaille' s name to Med Star Washington Hospital Center/ Heart and Vascular Center, Office of Philanthropy 110 Irving Street, N.W. East Building, Suite 1001 Washington, D.C, 20010. Please view and sign the family guest book at [email protected]
Published by Chicago Tribune on Mar. 8, 2017.