Church & Allen Funeral Service

136 Sachem Street, Norwich, CT


Colette Marie Larose

December 9, 1957October 17, 2019

Norwich-Colette Marie LaRose, age 61, of Norwich, passed away on October 17, 2019 at Greentree Manor in Waterford. She was the daughter of Normand and Annette (Guyguy) LaRose.

Colette worked at Sharp Training Woodshop. She enjoyed making hook rugs, bowling, and volleyball. She was a Special Olympic Medalist in Track and Field. Colette was very friendly, outgoing, “sassy”, strong willed and had a big heart.

She is survived by a brother Donald LaRose of Florida, and sisters Michelle Moody of Norwich, Elaine Baird of Indiana, Diane LaRose of Norwich, Jackie Clark of Killingly, Liza Tierney of Massachusetts, and Vicki LaRose of Florida. She is predeceased by a sister Corine Holy.

Funeral Services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Please visit www.churchandallen.com to leave an online condolence for the LaRose family.


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Jody Conover Brown

October 24, 2019

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Collette. For many years, she and Diane would visit respite, and it would surely be a good time. Collette would always have me laughing with her sarcastic sense of humor. I am confident that she is happy with her parents, and now watching out for her family as an angel.

Francine Schuch

October 23, 2019

Deepest sympathy to Colette's family, especially to Diane. I always enjoyed bringing both of them to work and the conversations we had in the van on the way. Always loved Colette's "sassy" attitude, .. she was no-nonsense with a quick sense of humor. At Sharp Training, she was one of their best salespeople and always took pride in the work she and the others did.... especially those natural birdhouses. Rest in Peace, Colette, you will be missed.

Bill Satti

October 23, 2019

Thoughts and prayers to Colette and her family. I had the opportunity to be inspired by her and her friends Through my many years of involvement with Special Olympics. May you Rest In Peace .

Danielle Shepard

October 19, 2019

I am sorry for your loss, Collette will always be my best girlfriend.

Michel Lavergne

October 19, 2019

Michel (époux de Nicole Guguy) vous adresse ses sympathies et son amitié. À toute la famille. Michel

Lucinda Hutchison

October 18, 2019

My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. Have comfort in knowing she is at peace with your parents.
I remember hanging out with Colette on the front steps singing songs especially rock the boat, she knew all the words.
God bless, love Lucinda