Robert J. LaForge
WOONSOCKET- Robert J. LaForge, 83, of Grove St. Woonsocket, died Tuesday November 27, 2012 at Rhode Island Hospital. He was the loving husband of 58 years of Evelyn P. (Malboeuf) LaForge. They were married on May 1, 1954.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Philip and Rose (Salvas) LaForge. He remained a lifelong resident of the city.
Mr. LaForge was employed as a machinist and tool maker by the Mining Safety Administration in Esmond. He also previously worked for Taft Pierce Mfg. Corp.
A talented musician, Mr. LaForge was a member of the 88th Army Band for 6 years. He also played the trumpet in local orchestras in the area for many years.
He was a member of the International Musicians Union and followed local sports teams and was a staunch Red Sox fan.
He will be remembered as a loving husband and father and a pepere to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons Robert G. LaForge, and his wife Estelle, of Woonsocket, Marc LaForge, and his wife Donna, of North Smithfield, and John LaForge, and his companion Debra Pouliot, of Woonsocket. Four grandsons, four great-grandsons, and two great-granddaughters. Two sisters Dorothy Brouillard of Woonsocket and Joan Chevalier of California.
His funeral will be Saturday at 9:00 am from the Menard-Lacoutue Funeral Home, 127 Carrington Ave., Woonsocket followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am in Precious Blood Church, Carrington Ave., Woonsocket. Burial will follow in Precious Blood Cemetery, Rathbun St., Woonsocket. Visiting hours are Friday from 4-8 pm.
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