Victor A. LaPerche - Lincoln

Victor A. LaPerche - Lincoln

Victor A. LaPerche, 93, passed away Monday, May 13, 2013, at the Holiday Retirement Home in Manville. He was the husband of the late Lillian (Bennison) LaPerche.

Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Victor A. LaPerche and the late Katherine (Montgomery) LaPerche Lamb and the stepson of the late Clarence Lamb. He grew up in Cranston and had lived in Lincoln since 1951. He moved from Lincoln and lived at Emerald Bay Manor for a couple years before moving to The Holiday in Lincoln about a year ago.

He was a mechanical engineer working at the former Lonsdale Bleachery and Grinnell Corporation before retiring in 1984. He attended the Rhode Island School of Design from 1938-1941. Mr. LaPerche was a U.S. Army Corps veteran stationed in the Aleutian Islands during World War II.

He was a longtime member of Chapel Street Congregational Church, Lincoln, where he served as treasurer and was a member of the Choir for more than 40 years. He was a former member of the Order of DeMolay.

Mr. LaPerche enjoyed vacationing at Cape Cod, Poland Spring, Maine, Bermuda and camping in New Hampshire and Vermont. He thoroughly enjoyed sports in general, and particularly the Red Sox, the Patriots, the Celtics and his son Ron’s motor sports.

He often took his grandchildren for walks and visits to local farms. He was in school and church choirs almost all his life.

He leaves two sons, Victor A. LaPerche Jr. and his wife, Laura of Attleboro, Mass., and Ronald J. LaPerche and his wife Amy of Pascoag; his sister, Dolores Fraits of Woodinville, Wash.; his stepsister, Mildred LaPerche of North Reading, Mass.; his four grandchildren, Victoria, Andrew, Dale and Dylan LaPerche; and several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late George LaPerche and the stepbrother of the late Donald Lamb.

A Memorial Service will be held FRIDAY, MAY 17 at 11 A.M. in Chapel Street Congregational Church, 185 Chapel Street, Lincoln. Burial will be private. Calling Hours are respectfully omitted.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory to the Church would be appreciated. For Directions and Guest Book, please visit www.bellowsfuneralchapel.com. Arrangements are with BELLOWS FUNERAL CHAPEL, 160 River Road, Lincoln.