Laurent J. “Larry” Lahaye, 93, passed away peacefully on August 2, 2020 at the VA Maine Healthcare System Togus. He was born in Augusta, ME on August 24, 1926 the son of Joseph A. and Alma (St. Pierre) Lahaye.
In 1943, at the age of seventeen, he enlisted into the Navy and saw action in World War Two in both the Atlantic and Pacific theaters. After the war and his discharge from the Navy, he was for a number of years employed in manufacturing around the Augusta area, as a baker at Arlene’s bakery in downtown Augusta for fourteen years, probably his favorite job, and finally fourteen years at the VA in Togus retiring in 1988.
He and his wife Florence “Flo” (Laliberte, nee Robichaud) moved to Ft. Meyers, FL, coming back every year to Augusta to enjoy Maine summers and be closer to family. In 2000, Larry and Flo permanently moved back to Augusta to be closer to family year-round. Larry enjoyed cooking for family and friends, watching sports, playing golf and playing various card games with competitive zeal. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He will be missed and forever in our hearts.
Larry was preceded in death by his wife Flo; his parents; two brothers, Romeo and Arthur who both died in infancy; and his step-mother Delia (Beaulieu) Lahaye; son-in-law Peter D. Gosselin; grandsons Scot Laliberte and Peter S. Gosselin and a daughter-in-law, Jane Gillis.
He is survived by his sons: Anthony Lahaye and his life partner Lori Reed; Bill Lahaye and his wife Jane of Candia NH; two stepdaughters: June Theriault and her husband Zeke, and Susan Broz and her husband Garth; three stepsons David Laliberte, William Laliberte, Mark Laliberte and his wife Sandy and numerous grandchildren, step grandchildren and step greatgrandchildren.
There will be no public visiting hours. A private Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Augustine Catholic Church, Augusta. Burial will be in Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Civic Center Drive, Augusta.
Memorial donations may be made to the Travis Mills Foundation www.travismills.org.