Peter J. Laskey, age 88, of Stow, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 8 at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Elizabeth (Ostrowski) Laskey, to whom he was married to for 60 years.
Born in Greenfield on July 20, 1926, he was the son of the late Joseph and Mary Laskey. Raised and educated in Greenfield, MA, Peter graduated from Greenfield High School in 1944. He served in the United States Air Force during World War II and the Korean Conflict.
Peter married Elizabeth (Ostrowski) Laskey on July 3, 1954 in Claremont, NH and in 1966 settled in their current home in Stow.
Peter worked for many years as a shop foreman at All Metal Fabricators in Acton, MA. He retired in 1992 and during his spare time and retirement, Peter enjoyed spending time with his family, as well as fishing, hunting, golfing, and cooking.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his sons, Mark P. Laskey and wife Loretta of Seattle, WA; David J. Laskey and wife Renee, of Bolton; and Peter C. Laskey and wife Karen, of Stow; his grandchildren, Anastassia, Alexandra, Andre, Benjamin, Emily, Mark and Christina. He is also survived by his brother David J. Laskey and his wife Corinne, of South Deerfield, MA. He was predeceased by his two sisters, Sophia Baker of Stahlstown, PA; Anne Bartos of South Deerfield, MA; and his brother, Walter Laskey of Greenfield, MA.
Family and friends will gather to honor and remember Peter on Thursday, August 14, at the Fowler-Kennedy Funeral Home, 42 Concord St., Maynard, MA. Visitation is from 10:00 am -12:00 pm, with a funeral service immediately following. Interment will follow at Brookside Cemetery, Stow.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 85 Astor Ave, Ste 2, Norwood, MA 02062-5040, (800)542-4001 www.kidneyhealth.org or to the VNA Care Network & Hospice, 120 Thomas Street, Worcester, MA 01608
Arrangements under the care of Matthew M. Farrow, Fowler-Kennedy Funeral Home, A Life Celebration® Home, Maynard. To share a memory or offer a condolence visit: www.fowlerkennedyfuneralhome.com
Richard J. “Dick” LaRosee, age 57, of Lancaster, formerly of Stow and Waltham, passed away on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at Life Care Center of Nashoba Valley. He was the beloved husband of almost 34 years to Joanne (Bergantino) LaRosee.
Born in Waltham on October 30, 1956, he was the son of Henri J. of Sterling and the late Barbara E. (Grimes).
Dick graduated from Waltham High School and in 1980 married and settled in Stow. He worked for many years as a facilities manager for various commercial companies in Massachusetts.
Dick’s greatest joy was spending time with his family through camping trips, barbeques and teaching others his love of fresh and salt water fishing. He was an avid New England sports fan and loved watching Bruins and Patriots games with friends and family. Dick was also a collector of military memorabilia and enjoyed learning the history behind it.
Along with his wife and father, he is survived by his sons, Marc J. and his wife Leslie of Derry, NH and Dennis J. and his wife Allison of Waltham; his granddaughter Violet LaRosee; sisters Susan Mahoney of Westford, Karen Savoie of Sterling and his brother William G. LaRosee also of Sterling. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and his beloved dog Cooper.
Family and friends gathered to honor and remember Dick on Friday, August 8 at the Fowler-Kennedy Funeral Home. His funeral mass was celebrated on Saturday, August 9 in St. Bridget Church, Maynard. Internment was private.
Gifts in his memory may be made to Life Care Center of Nashoba Valley, 191 Foster Road, Littleton, MA 01460 or Wounded Warrior Project, 150 Cambridge Park Drive, Cambridge, MA 02140.
Arrangements were under the care of Matthew M. Farrow, Fowler-Kennedy Funeral Home, A Life Celebration® Home, Maynard. To share a memory or offer a condolence visit: www.fowlerkennedyfuneralhome.com