Harold R. Lamarre
November 10, 1932 - April 29, 2020
Harold R. Lamarre, age 87, of Glen Mills, PA, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 29, 2020, at Rose Court in the Glen Mills Assisted Living Facility, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.
Born in Eagle Lake, ME on November 10, 1932, he was a son of the late Joseph and Leona (Saucier) Lamarre. Growing up in Eagle Lake, he developed his appreciation for the outdoor life from his father. Harold’s father was a fishing and hunting guide, and worked as a lumber jack during the season. Harold learned how to fish, hunt, farm and handle an axe and chainsaw when he was young, and used these skills throughout his life. Harold graduated from Fort Kent High School in 1950 to join the Navy. He served on the General W H BUTNER from 1950 to 1953, where he saw action off the coast of Korea during the Korean War.
Harold traveled all over the world during his Navy years and even met Pope Pius XII in Rome. Harold returned to Maine after he was honorably discharged from the Navy in 1953. Harold met his wife, Laurine Gagnon, of Madawaska, ME, in 1954 and they married in May of 1955. Harold and Laurine moved to Delaware in 1959 seeking better opportunities. They settled in Delaware and had their family. Harold worked various jobs through the years and eventually worked for Roadway Express for 26 years. Harold won the 1 Million Miles Safety Award and was the Teamsters Shop Steward upon retiring in 1994.
Harold was a “jack of all trades”. He liked to putter around the house fixing things, or putter around his sons houses fixing things. He loved the outdoors, fishing and hunting. Harold enjoyed spending time with his brothers and their families over the years when time permitted, but the biggest joys of his life was spending time with his grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Harold was preceded in death by his brothers, Joel Lamarre, Gerold Lamarre, Allen Lamarre, George Lamarre and Richard Lamarre; and sister, Geraldine Doke. He is survived by his wife, Laurine (Gagnon) Lamarre; sister, Carolyn Labbee of Eagle Lake, ME; children, Gregory Lamarre of Easton, MD, Dean and Drew Lamarre of New Castle, Lisa Lamarre-King of Middletown and Michael Lamarre of Wildwood, NJ; grandchildren, Emily Hudson and Hayden Hudson, both of Middletown; and great grandchildren, Elise Hudson and Charlotte Hudson.
A public visitation will be held from 10:30 am until 11:30 am on Tuesday, June 9, 2020, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 East Main Street, Middletown, DE, in compliance with the COVID-19 regulations. Services and interment will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that if your father is still with you, give him a hug.