Maurice Paul Labrie, 97, died peacefully on Saturday, December 25, 2021, at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua after a brief illness.
Maurice was born in Nashua on May 4, 1924 and was the son of the late Joseph and Helena Labrie of St. Quentin, New Brunswick, Canada. He attended schools in the Nashua School System and continued his education at the University of New Hampshire. He graduated with his bachelor's degree in Business Administration.
He proudly served his country in the United States Army during World War II where he saw combat in the European theater as part of the 75th Infantry Division. He was honorably discharged and was also a Purple Heart recipient. He was a proud veteran and a member of many organizations including the Catholic War Veterans, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the NH American Legion, and the Knights of Columbus. He was a lifelong employee of the United States Postal Service and served as postal supervisor for the Nashua region for many years.
In his free time, Maurice loved to play cribbage, was a various reader of books and newspapers, and an avid sports fan. He especially loved his Boston Red Sox, despite often cursing them. Maurice was also a solid golfer and would play several times a week at area courses. He was a devout parishioner of St. Louis de Gonzague Church for his entire life and volunteered for many church committees. He also had a keen shopping eye. Maurice was happiest with a plate of fried seafood in front of him and sweets for dessert. He was a kind and loving person, was very fond of his caregiver of several years, Louisa, and will be missed deeply.
Maurice is survived by his beloved and centenarian sister Juliette Thibodeau of Nashua, his nieces and nephews, Daniel Thibodeau of Florida, Jane Leblanc of Nashua, Thomas Labrie of Washington state, Richard Labrie of Texas, Patricia Robinson of North Carolina, Nancy Labrie of North Carolina, and Marc Thibodeau of Massachusetts as well as numerous grand nieces and nephews.
Maurice was predeceased by six siblings, Jeanne Labrie, Arthur Labrie, Andre Labrie, Rita Labrie, and two infant siblings.
Relatives and friends are invited to Maurice’s Funeral Mass on THURSDAY, January 6th at 10 AM in St. Louis de Gonzague Church, 48 W Hollis Street, Nashua. KINDLY MEET AT CHURCH. Interment will follow at St. Louis Cemetery, Nashua. Donations may be made in Maurice’s name to the American Heart Association. Arrangements entrusted to the care of ROCHETTE FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES, 21 Kinsley Street, Nashua.
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