Wallace K. LaFleur, 85NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Wallace Kermit "Wally" LaFleur, 85. of 625 Ashland St. died Thursday, July 31, 2014, at North Adams Commons.
Born in North Adams on Sept. 24, 1928, son of Kermit and Mary Skorupski LaFleur, he attended North Adams schools including Drury High School.
He was a Navy veteran of World War II.
Mr. LaFleur was last employed by the city of North Adams as a police officer for 33 years, until his retirement in 1992. Before that, he worked in carpentry, building homes with his father.
He was a communicant of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church. He enjoyed wood-cutting, and he and his wife operated a craft business for many years. He also had a passion for airplanes and Hilo, Hawaii, and enjoyed spending time with friends at McDonald's and Papa Ginos. He also enjoyed trips to the casino.
He leaves his wife, the former Irene Bombardier, whom he married on Sept. 23, 1950; two daughters, Sherry LaFleur of Adams and Shelly LaFleur-Morris of St. Albans, Vt., and three grandchildren, Danielle Menard, Ryan Menard and Joshua Morris.
FUNERAL NOTICE — The funeral for Mr. LaFleur will be Monday, Aug. 4, at 10:15 from Flynn & Dagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals, West Chapels, 521 West Main St., North Adams followed by a Funeral Mass at 11 at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church. Burial will follow in Southview Cemetery.
Calling hours will be Sunday, Aug. 3, from 2 to 4 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association in care of the funeral home.