Donald C. LaRoche, 80

contribute's picture

Donald C. LaRoche, 80, of Hopkinton and formerly Holliston, passed away Thursday, September 20, 2018 at Golden Pond Assisted Living in Hopkinton. Don was the husband of 48 years to the late Angela M. (D’Aloia) LaRoche.

Don was a member of the Army Reserve and worked for 35+ years at Commonwealth Gas where he met his wife Angie. He was an avid Red Sox fan and a much-heralded pitching prospect at Bartlett High in Webster. Don and his family called Holliston home and enjoyed many summers along the Maine coastline (York and Kennebunk).

He is survived by his sons, Steven P. LaRoche and his wife, Emilie Ying of Acton, Christopher J. LaRoche and his wife, Yohanna of Daniel Island, SC., and Gary K. LaRoche and his wife, Karen of Franklin. He also leaves behind his sister, Beverly Lebudzinski of Webster, his sister-in-law and brother-in-law Millie and Ted Eck of Holliston, 4 grandchildren, Alyssa, Michael, Braeden, and Eric; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Monday, September 24th from 9:15-10:15 a.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home, 854 Washington Street in Holliston. Following visitation, a funeral mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church of Holliston. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Holliston Pantry Shelf ( or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (