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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.


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  • Lisa,

    Excellent tribute. We’re sorry for your loss.

    Bill & Sue Hughes

  • Lisa, Hayden and Emily,
    We are very sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you. Eric, Chris, Kate and David Hudson

  • My thoughts and prayers are with Laurine and family. The video keepsake brought tears to my eyes and reminded me of a life well lived and the enormous love Harold had for his family. My most vivid memories are of my visits to your home when stationed in VA in the early 70s. Your door was always open and I was always welcomed with open arms. May he rest in peace.

  • I consider myself a privileged person to have known Harry and to be considered his friend. I met Harry when I was a very young man working for Atlantic Aviation and we continued our friendship until after Harry’s retirement from Roadway. I was very proud to have been the only customer of his to be invited to his retirement party. Harry was a great conversationalist. He and I would sometimes stop and enjoy a couple beers on Friday afternoon. To know Harry was to know his whole family. Though I had never met them I felt like I had known them for years. He would tell me in detail about his hometown in Maine. Even though I was 20 years younger, he and I had a great deal in common and we could talk (and laugh) for hours. After Harry retired, and I was still working, I stopped by to visit him in Penn Acres. That’s when I learned he was moving. I sure missed him. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I’m sure he was as great a husband, father, brother ,pop pop and great pop pop as he was a friend.