Edward Larocque Jr.
Born: 01/08/1949 Nashua, NH
Died: 06/21/2018 Lake Nona, FL
Edward T. Larocque Jr., age 69, passed away June 21, 2018, after a 10 year battle with Frontotemporal Dementia. He was diagnosed with the disease in early 2008. At the time of his death he was living at the VA Community Living Center at Lake Nona. Edward was born in Nashua, NH, on January 8, 1949, and relocated to Florida in 1998. To this day he holds a grudge against the Boston Patriots who did not win a Super Bowl until he moved away. Most pictures of Ed show him with a fish in one hand and a beer in the other. This is how he spent many hours. Ed was loyal to his Boston upbringing and his favorite beer was Sam Adams. He was the son of Lillian Ferry and Edward Larocque Sr. who both predeceased him.
Edward’s education started at Curtis Guild Elementary School in Boston, MA. The Nuns there successfully turn him off to education. Once he turned 17 in 1966 he ran away and joined the Marine Corp. He got his GED from the military and then used his GI Benefits to get his Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Southern New Hampshire University in 1995. He was a Vietnam Veteran who served in country from July 16th, 1967, to August 8th, 1968. He received a purple heart when he was injured in a mortar blast during Operation Allen Brook. His unit was Echo Co, 2nd Battalion, 7th Regiment, 1st Div, He credits the Boston Red Sox with keeping him and his unit alive in Vietnam.
He is survived by his wife Janell Larocque of Altamonte Springs, FL. Besides his wife he is survived by his sister Doreen Bryant Conrad and her children: niece Caitlin Bryant and nephew Thomas Bryant of Wilson, NC. He is also survived by his sister Mary Alice Christopher of Raleigh-Durham, NC and her children: nieces Lauren Christopher of New York, New York and Marissa Mellor. Marissa is married to Rick Mellor. They have two children: Violet and Sonny Mellor also of Raleigh-Durham, NC. He was close to his cousin who also survives him: Theresa Larocque of New Bedford, Massachusetts.
Ed was not big on formal religion so his family are having a small closed ceremony