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Roger Lucien LaRue

November 29, 1923 November 15, 2017
Roger Lucien LaRue
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Obituary for Roger Lucien LaRue

Roger Lucien LaRue, a resident of Sevierville TN, died on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at his home in Sevierville after an extended illness. Beloved husband of Gloria DiMaggio Butcher LaRue since 2007, he also was the father by his former wife of Paul L. of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Alan J. of Arlington MA, Gary R. of Sleepy Hollow NY, and Todd G. of Westfield NJ; father-in-law of Lyne Denis, Pamela Wolfson, Susan Barrett and DeeAnn Hampton; grandfather of David, Thérèse, Madeleine, Natalie, Nicholas and Jacob LaRue. He was the brother of Paul H. of Chicago IL. He was preceded by his former beloved wife Monica Mary (Morawiec) LaRue in 2005 to whom he was married for nearly 56 years, his son Marc E. LaRue in 1977, his parents Lucien H. and Germaine C. LaRue, and his grandson Mathieu in 2009.

Born in Medford MA in 1923, he became a 1st Lieutenant in the US Army, served in the Southwest Pacific from 1943 to 1946, and in the US Army Reserves from 1953 to 1955. He received US Army Ribbons for service in the Asiatic Pacific Theater Campaign, the American Theater Campaign, and Philippine Liberation, and also received the Victory Medal.

He attended the College of Holy Cross, was enrolled by the US Army in the Japanese Language program at the University of Michigan, and later obtained his BBA and MBA from that school in 1949.

During his professional career, he was an active member of various companies and business organizations. He retired after 25 years from Xerox Corporation as an executive on the corporate staff.

He was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church in Pigeon Forge, and also attended New Hope Church with his wife Gloria.

A funeral mass will be held at 11 AM Saturday, November 18 at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Pigeon Forge. A private memorial service and inurnment will be held in Vermont at the convenience of the family at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Cross Catholic Church, 144 Wears Valley Road, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863. Online condolences may be made at

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