Obituary of David R. LaRocque
David R. LaRocque, 73, of Canton, NY, passed away on Thursday, April 21, 2022, at Claxton Hepburn Medical Center. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Frary Funeral Home & Cremation Services. David is survived by his wife, Shirley LaRocque of Canton; children, Rebecca Hamilton and her husband, William, of Canton, NY, and Nicole LaRocque of Canton, NY; siblings, Jeffery LaRocque of Lisbon, NY, Timothy LaRocque and his wife, Laura, of Tupper Lake, NY, Rebecca Stryker and her husband, Bart, of Louisiana; grandchildren, Paige (Edward) Hamilton Bortnick, Conner Jacob Montroy, Joshua Hamilton, and Zachary William Hamilton; great grandchildren, Jocelyn Rose and Caroline Grace Bortnick, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by three infant children, Kimberly, Stephanie, and Todd LaRocque. David was born in on October 29, 1948, in Tupper Lake, NY, the son of the late Raymond and Priscilla (Churco) LaRocque. He graduated from Tupper Lake Highschool in 1966 and went on to Adirondack Community College, where he obtained his Associates degree. David married Shirley Furnia on August 31, 1968, at St. Alphonsus Church with Rev. William O’Reilly officiating. He was part of the Army reserves and also worked as a Police Officer for the Tupper Lake Police Department, then the SUNY Potsdam Campus Police until his retirement in 2004. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, and spending time with his family and friends. David was a member of the Racquette River Gun Club in Canton. Memorial donations may be made in David’s memory to the Children’s Cancer Fund Ronald McDonald House Charities 1100 East Genesee Street Syracuse, NY 13210. Online condolences may be made at www.fraryfuneralhomes.com.
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