ESSEX JUNCTION -- Thomas J. LaRocque, 55, passed away on Thursday, July 17, 2014, with his son, Harley, by his side, holding his hand to the end. Tom was battling lung cancer.
He was the son of the late Donald R. LaRocque Sr., and Beverly (Parrott) of Essex Junction. Tom as well known by the name of "Tommy Tunes," and was loved by all who can into contact with hm. He had a heart of gold. He will be our forever "Sunshine." Anyone who truly knew Tom, knew he loved being outside in the sun. Tom loved the phrase, "On top of the world looking down on creation."
Tom is survived by his son, his pride and joy, Harley D. LaRocque, of Essex Junction; mother, Beverly of Essex Junction; sister, Bonnie (Lee) Langlois of Colchester; brother, Donald Jr. (Theresa) of Colchester; brother, Tim (Linda) of Phenix City, Ala.; brother, John Sr. of Greer, S.C.; former wife, Susan Hamlin of Milton; partner, Barbara Nishball D'Amico and family of Essex Junction; extended family, Gerald (Cathy) Duffy of Essex Junction; nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was predeceased by his father, Donald Sr.; niece, Mandy; and sister-in-law, Linda LaRocque.
A graveside service for family and friends will be held on Thursday, July 24, 2014, at 11:30 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Weaver Street, Winooski. Arrangements in care of by Stephen C. Gregory and Son Cremation Service, South Burlington.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Bonnie Langlois, 51 Greenbriar Lane, Colchester, VT 05446.