Arthur Charles Laperche
CUMBERLAND - Arthur Charles "Art" Laperche, born November 6, 1928, passed away November 18, 2010 at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital, North Providence at the age of 82 years old. Born in Pawtucket on Newport Ave., he lived in Cumberland most of his life. He was the son of the late Honora S. (Blanchette) Laperche-Smith, and Charles H. Laperche and stepson of the late Clarence E. Smith.
He worked for Teknor Apex in Pawtucket as a Plant Supervisor for 36 years. Arthur loved his work and his family.
He leaves his beloved wife of 56 years, Rose C. (Vandal) Laperche. He also leaves a devoted daughter Paulette R. Henry and son in law Michael J. Henry of Pawtucket and his beloved dog Ebony. He also leaves two brothers, Robert W. Laperche Sr. of Cumberland and Ronald N. Laperche of Little Rock, AR. He was the brother of the late Norman S. Laperche Sr of Clearwater FL.
He also leaves three nieces, Beverly A. Mandeville of Cumberland, Rhonda L. Alicchio of Westerly and Jackie M. McLelland of Little Rock, AR. Four nephews, Norman S. Laperche Jr. of New Port Richey, FL, Robert W. Laperche Jr. (God Son) of Cumberland, Allan L. Laperche of Exeter and Paul M. Laperche of Tulsa, OK.
He was a U. S. Army veteran serving as a corporal with the Army Corps of Engineers stationed in Panama.
He was a member of the Arnold Mills Methodist Church, Cumberland, serving on the Board of Trustees and he was also involved with the cemetery association. Arthur enjoyed life after his retirement canoeing, fishing, swimming, woodworking, working around his house, working out at Fore Court Racket and Health Club, Cumberland but most of all enjoyed being with his family. He was also an avid fly fisherman and excelled at fly tying and belonged to many fly fishing organizations.
Arthur's wishes were to be cremated and to be remembered as he was in life. He will be buried at Evergreen Cemetery, Cumberland, next to his church. A private service will be held at his request. Guestbook: jjduffyfuneralhome.com
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