A.J. Gerard Lacasse

November 16, 2008

A.J. Gerard  Lacasse

A.J. GERARD LACASSE – in Woburn, Sunday, November 16th, at home, beloved husband of Kathleen (McLaughlin) Lacasse. Devoted father of Stephanie Becker and her husband Walter of CT and Susan Lacasse of Kentucky. Loving brother of Connie Pelletier and her husband Harvey of MD and Geraldine Quirion and her husband Roger of FL. Cherished grandfather of Christopher, Michael and Charlie Becker and Ava Houze. Dear brother-in-law of Bobbie and Eddie Zinck of Revere and Maryellen and John Salines of Windham NH. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and nephews. A Funeral will be held from the the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Thursday at 10 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn at 11. Calling hours will be held Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment is private. At the family’s request, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mr. Lacasse’s memory to the Development Office, Melrose-Wakefield Hospital,Oncology Department 585 Lebanon Street, Melrose, MA 02176.

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OBITUARY:

A.J. Gerard Lacasse, a longtime member of the Woburn community and former Vice President of the Bank of Boston, passed away quietly at home, after a lengthy illness, on Sunday, November 16th. The beloved husband of Kathleen (McLaughlin) Lacasse, he was seventy-two years of age.

Born and raised in Augusta, Maine, he was the son of the late Alfred and Mary (Poirier) Lacasse. A graduate of Augusta High School, Mr. Lacasse continued his education at Maine Central Institute and went on to earn his Bachelors Degree at the University of New Hampshire and completed post graduate studies at Rutgers and the Stonier School of Banking. Following college, Mr. Lacasse secured a position at the First National Bank of Boston, where he rose to the position of Vice President. He dedicated thirty-four years to the banking business before retiring fifteen years ago.

Skiing was a lifelong sporting activity for Mr. Lacasse and it was on the ski slopes where he first met his wife, Kathleen. After marrying in the late 60’s they made their home on the west side of Woburn where they raised their two daughters. Mr. Lacasse’s greatest joy in life was spending time with his wife and children and in later years his grandchildren. They summered in Wolfeboro, NH and loved to travel, especially to Florida and Disney World and they continued to ski throughout Europe.

Mr. Lacasse was an extremely outgoing person who loved the company of family and friends. He was an avid New England Patriots fan and ticket holder from day one and passionately followed every game. He was also a longtime member of St. Barbara’s Parish Church.

Mr. Lacasse is lovingly survived by his wife, Kathleen (McLaughlin) Lacasse, his daughters, Stephanie Becker and her husband Walter of CT and Susan Lacasse of Kentucky, his sisters, Connie Pelletier and her husband Harvey of MD and Geraldine Quirion and her husband Roger of FL, his grandchildren, Christopher, Michael and Charlie Becker and Ava Houze and his in laws, Bobbie and Eddie Zinck of Revere and Maryellen and John Salines of Windham NH. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and nephews.

Funeral from the the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main St., Woburn on Thursday at 10 a.m. Funeral Mass in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Rd., Woburn at 11. Calling hours Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment is private.

At the family’s request, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mr. Lacasse’s memory to the Development Office, Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, Oncology Department, 585 Lebanon Street, Melrose, MA 02176.

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  1. Bill, Kris & Jessica Peterson

    Dear Kathy and family,

    We were so sorry to hear about Gerry. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time. With our deepest sympathies, Bill, Kris & Jessica

  2. Dear Kathy, Stephanie and Susan,

    I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult and sad time.

    Michelle (Fitzpatrick) Martin

  3. Stef, Walter, Christopher, Mikey, Charlie and Kathy:

    I am so sorry for the loss of Gerry. I am honored to have known him and see what a kind and happy person he was. He amazed me with his sporting facts and knowledge. He was so proud of Chris, Mikey and Charlie and when he talked about them he certainly had a sparkle in his eye. I know he left you with so many happy memories and may be these good times and laughs bring you comfort. Please know you are in our hearts and prayers.

    Love,

    Mary, Pete, Tim, Matt and Ella Jambor

  4. Cousing Kathleen, I cannot express how sorry I am for your loss. Gerry will truly be missed. I am so happy that I had a chance to see him a couple of months ago. He sure did ask me if I was still married to “that Steeler’s fan”. I told him yes and he just shook his head. Neal was so fond of Gerry and loved to wear his Steeler’s colors whenever he was around Gerry. There was nothing better than looking forward to Thanksgiving’s at your house. I remember Gerry always picked out the most perfect turkey and your home was filled with the scents of the holidays from the moment you walked in you were treated like one of the gang. I am thankful this year that Gerry passed so peacefully and that my family shared so many happy, loving, fun times with him…Love, Lisa

  5. Mary Lou
    Kathy and Family
    I am so sorry for your loss.
    I know that Gerry will be deeply missed, but he did put up such a fight for a long time.
    Kathy, I hope that you will find some comfort knowing that”The Mr” is free from all his suffering, and is now at peace.
    Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.
    Fondly, Mary Lou

  6. Helen Smith Kathy, Stephanie and Susan
    I cannot tell you how sorry I am about your loss. My love, thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Love Helen

  7. Stef, Walt, Christopher, Mikey, Charlie and Kathy –

    Our deepest sympathy go out to all of you. Our thoughts, prayers and love are with you. If there is anything we can do, please let us know.

    Love,
    JR, Marlana, Trevor and Jenna Sabia

  8. The Paone Family
    Kathy & Stephanie & Susan: We are so luck to have known your Jerry. Over the past five years we have watch him fight this battle with dignity. The jokes that only Jerry would be able to say. Or him sitting at the kitchen table reading about the New England Patriots.To all of his family he will be missed but, not forgotten.

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