With a heavy heart we announce Dr. Philip LeMarbre, 67, of Hopedale, lost his battle with ALS. He passed away in his home on July 27, 2017, surrounded by his wife and all of his children.
Phil met his wife Jessica (Viens) at a New Year’s Eve party in 1977. He always said, “She saved me from a life as a beach bum wandering the Cape”. They married in 1977 and had five children, Danielle Sullivan, Stephen LeMarbre, Joelle LeMarbre, Dominique Green, and Alexandra Lavallee. He took particular joy in his eight grandchildren, who visited him regularly at the “Cape House”. He loved the noise and chaos and having a house full of people.
Dr. LeMarbre was one of seven children born to Albert and Dorothy LeMarbre. He was born in Natick, MA and later moved to Mendon, MA. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree at Assumption College and went on to earn his doctorate in Biology at Boston University. Dr. Phil’s career was varied and he was a man of many talents. However, his true passion for the last ten years was teaching high school science at Blackstone Valley Regional Tech. Mentoring and teaching was one of the most fulfilling things he did with his career and he talked of his students fondly and often.
The funeral will be held on Tuesday, August 1st, at 10:00AM at Sacred Heart Church, 187 Hopedale Street in Hopedale. Burial will follow immediately.
Calling hours will be on Monday, July 31st from 5:00-8:00PM at Consigli-Ruggerio Funeral Home, 46 Water Street, Milford. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in his memory to CCALS, P.O. Box 1052, West Falmouth, MA 02574. https://www.ccals.org/you-can-help/donate/