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Paul A. Lavallee, 82,

      Paul A. Lavallee, 82, of Milford, MA, died Sunday April 16, 2017 after complications from a head injury. He was the husband of Grace M. (Ruggiero) Lavallee. The couple would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on November 9th. Mr. Lavallee was born in Linwood, MA on September 11, 1934, the son of Arthur P. and Aurore M. (Auclair) Lavallee.      Mr. Lavallee was the author of several publications, most notably his novels: “Rattle of the Looms,” its sequel “Emory’s Mansion” and “Fire Watch” which depicts family life in a small, New England mill town and from time to time touching upon the United States Marine Corps.     

Before his retirement from EMC Corporation in 1999, after ten years, Mr. Lavallee worked at Data General Corporation in Southboro and Westboro for 18 years. Previously to that, he worked at Honeywell, Inc., in Framingham.         

Mr. Lavallee was educated in both the Uxbridge and Milford school systems, as well as graduating Magna Cum Laude from what he considered to be the School of Hard Knocks. He also has a degree in English Composition from Orange County Community College in Santa Ana, CA.,    

Upon his return from Korea, Mr. Lavallee played shortstop for the El Toro Marine Air Base all service baseball team, which encompassed 12 military bases along California’s ocean coast.  Mr. Lavallee came away with a runner-up trophy for league MVP after his team lost a 2-1 championship game to the Corona Del Mar Medics.     

He and his wife enjoyed traveling together across the country as well as many trips to Europe. They also enjoyed many trips with their grandchildren throughout the years. 

     Mr. Lavallee was a long-time member of the Milford Democratic Town Committee, a Milford Town Meeting Member, a former Milford Personnel Board member, a past Commander of Medway VFW Post 1526, Veterans of Foreign Wars, a member of Milford’s Italian-American War Veterans Post 40 and The Frascotti Veterans Post 1544. A proud Marine veteran of the Korean War, Mr. Lavallee spent seventeen months in that war-torn country.

     Besides his wife, he leaves a daughter, Rebecca of Milford, three granddaughters: Amanda Redden, Amy Redden of Milford and Bonnie Alger of Blackstone who were constantly at his bedside along with his best friend Maggie, the family sheltie-poodle.

     He also leaves three brothers: Richard A. Lavallee of Port Orange, Florida, Donald E. Lavallee of The Villages, Florida, and David C. Lavallee of Linwood, MA. Two sisters: Marie Potter and Elizabeth Tancrell, both of Uxbridge, MA.

      The funeral will take place on Friday April 21, 2017 at 9 am, from the Consigli Ruggiero Funeral Home 46 Water Street  Milford, with a High-Requiem mass at 10 am at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Winter Street, Milford, MA. Burial will take place at the Sacred Heart Cemetery with full Military Honors.

     Calling hours at the funeral home will be from 4 to 7 pm, on Thursday April 20, 2017.

     In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Milford Regional Medical Center, Cardiac Rehabilitation Department, 14 Prospect Street, Milford, MA, 01757, or to the Saint Mary of the Assumption Church Building Fund, Parish House, 27 Pearl Street, Milford MA 01757 or Fisher House Foundation Inc. 111 Rockville Pike STE420 Rockville, MD 20850-5000. (Which provides accommodations to families of veterans who are hospitalized at a veterans' hospital.)


The Family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Blaire House in Milford for their Compassion, Love and Care. 

Guest Book

Beyond broken hearted to hear of the loss of Paul. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Grace.
Jo-Ann Reis

Great memories growing up next door. You will always be missed. I will help maintain the safety of our neighborhood. God bless
Wayne Tessicini

Dear Grace and Family, We were so sad to hear the news about Paul's passing. We willl miss his smile and the hugs he always gave us! He will be with the angels now and will watch over you and your family! We will continue to pray for all of you through this difficult time. May God bless you all! Sending our love and prayers to you! Love, Chris, Debbie, James & Dan Laviolette
The Laviolette Family

Grace and girls I was sad to hear of Pauls passing you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers Sending our love Jennie and Jayson

We are so sorry becky to you and ur family your dad is flying high now may he rest in eternal peace mr&mrs dominic pereira
Dominic&jessica pereira

Grace and family you are in my thoughts and prayers. Paul is in a good place free of discomfort and pain. Remember all the happy and good times you enjoyed and be comforted by these memories. Blessings
Martha M Hodgens

We are saddened to hear of Paul‘s passing. He was a wonderful person and we will always remember him fondly. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Grace and your family.
Roger and Cathy Graham

Dear Grace, What a long and rich life Paul had, as an individual, as a husband, father, grandfather and as a member of the community. He was loved and will be missed by so many. My thoughts are with you all. Love, Carla

Dear Grace, What a long and rich life Paul had, as an individual, as a husband, father, grandfather and as a member of the community. He was loved and will be missed by so many. My thoughts are with you all. Love, Carla

I was saddened to hear the news. Our thoughts and prayers to Grace and the family. We will miss the great discussions at the summer family gathering. Kim Auclair (Bud's eldest son) and family from the great Pacific NW.
Auclair family - Washington State

Grace and family, my heartfelt condolences.
Gloria Dewar

Grace and family, So saddened to hear of your loss. Paul fought long and hard, he is now with the angels, and he is looking down smiling from ear to ear watching the beautiful legacy he left behind.
Mary and Michael Riggs

Uncle Paul, I know that you in a better place but I will miss you. I will miss seeing you on Christmas night, thumbing through and laughing about old family pictures and walking with you at the Cape als walk. I will see you later on the other side. Love your Godson, Todd.
Todd Lavallee

Grace I know Paul had a tough last few years and I know it was difficult for you as well. He is in a better place now. You have my sincerest condolences.
Jack Kelly

I was so sad to hear the news about Paul. Because of the age difference in our family, Paul was more like an uncle than just a cousin. Praying for you during this time. Our love to Grace, Rebecca, and the grandchildren. Love, Renee (Auclair) Laporte, Mary Auclair, Robin (Auclair) Greene, and our mom, Linda.
Renee (Auclair) Laporte

Grace - We are sorry for your loss and send our deepest sympathy to you and your family. We will remember Paul in our prayers.
Louis and Sharon Ruggiero

I'm sorry for yours and your family's loss
Scott vecchiolla

Grace and Rebecca so sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this most difficult time may he RIP .
Doris Lucier Ortla

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. We are so sorry for your loss. Paul was a good man and will be missed by many.
Janet and John Ruggiero

Paul we are so blessed to be family for so many years joined together many years ago with Amanda and Michele and now with Amanda and Alex . I guess it's something that was truly meant to be . You are an amazing man with still so many pages yet to be turned. Your family bond is so incredible and amazing. The amount of love truly spills over . You and a Grace are a true Love Story , one that has touched my heart forever . Your presence will be deeply missed but your great spirit will live on in your loved ones . We love you Paul ❤️ Love Terri and David
Terri Totosian

Sincerest Condolences. Our Prayers of Peace go to all.
Anne Marie Caggiano & Family

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