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Updated: 06/21/2013 04:00:01PM

Albert R. LaRochelle

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Albert R. LaRochelle, Sr., 66, of Lake Wales passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at Lake Wales Medical Center.

Albert was born Sept. 9, 1946, in Secaucus, N.J., to the late Rosario H. and Doris R. (Fontaine) LaRochelle and has been a resident of this area since 1983.

He retired from the Lake Wales Country Club after 30 years and was a former member of the Moose Lodge. He collected clocks and enjoyed vegetable gardening, music, wind chimes and shopping at Walmart. He also volunteered at the Habitat for Humanity.

Survivors include his daughter, Doris R. Shaw of Lake Wales; son, Albert R. and wife, Lila LaRochelle of Lake Wales; seven brothers and sisters; and six grandchildren, Barbara, Keith, Aaron, Caitlan, Albert III and Desiree; and one nephew, Paul Yates.

Memorial service was held Monday, June 17, 2013, at the Marion Nelson Funeral Home with the Rev. David Durham officiating.

Condolences may be sent to the family and the webcast of the service can be viewed at www.marionnelsonfuneral

Marion Nelson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.