Richard R LaFleur

February 15, 1935June 28, 2013
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Richard R. LaFleur, age 78, passed away, Friday, June 28, 2013 at St. Luke’s Hospital. He was the husband of Frances M. LaFleur with whom he shared 54 years of marriage.

Born in Northampton, MA, the son of the late Roy and Ella (DeNomme) LaFleur, he resided in Dartmouth most of his life until recently relocating to Fairhaven.

Dick was a graduate of Northampton High School and the University of Massachusetts-Amherst Class of 1959. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War and was stationed in Germany. He worked as the store manager of several Sears stores for over 30 years until his retirement.

Dick was a fan of all Boston sports teams. He enjoyed exercising at the New Bedford YMCA and having coffee with his friends. But his favorite thing in life was being with his family.

Survivors in addition to his wife are his five children, Ann Marie Taccardi and her husband Ted of Pittsford, NY; Sharon LaFleur of Fairhaven; John LaFleur and his wife Tami of Lincoln, RI; Christine LaFleur and her husband Jesse Taylor of Somerville, MA; Heather Andersen and her husband Erik of Fairhaven; eight grandchildren, Lucas, Emma and Ethan Taccardi, Lucy LaFleur, Maya and Sadie LaFleur, Maggie Taylor, Violet Andersen and many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late William LaFleur.

The family would like to thank those who compassionately cared for Dick at St. Luke’s Hospital.

His funeral will be held Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at 9 am at the Waring-Sullivan Home of Memorial Tribute at Dartmouth, 230 Russells Mills Road, Dartmouth followed by a Funeral Mass to be celebrated at 10am at St Julie Billiart Church, 494 Slocum Road, Dartmouth. Visiting hours will be held Tuesday from 4pm-7pm. Burial is private. Memorial donations in his memory may be made to Franciscan Children’s Hospital, 30 Warren Street, Brighton, MA 02135.



  • Visiting Hours Tuesday, July 2, 2013
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, July 3, 2013


  • Burial

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Sue Taylor

July 21, 2013

Fran, Anne Marie, John, Sharon, Christine, Heather and all your families. I know Dick was proud of you all and your accomplishments. I was in his company only a few times but got to know how adored he was by all of you and how much he will be missed. I've always admired how close your family is and how you celebrate all occasions. I'm sad that you'll now be missing his person but glad of the richness of your memories.

Betty Pinto

July 18, 2013

We were so sorry to hear of Dick's passing and will miss his alway "fun" visits for his haircuts. We are sure heaven is enjoying him now.
Russ and Betty Pinto

Mike Smalley

July 8, 2013

Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the passing of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Deborah Cotoia

July 5, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with him at BJS in Johnson. He was a great man.

Rick Ditoro

July 5, 2013

I'm so sorry for your loss. I worked for Dick in at Bjs in Johnston and had some good times with him. Dick was a great guy that I am glad to have met and worked with him

Michele Larrow

July 4, 2013

Dear Aunt Cocoa, Ann Marie, Sharon, John, Chrissie and Heather and families, We were so sad to hear about Dick's death. We had to fly back to Washington, so were not able to make the funeral, but you all were in our thoughts. The photo tribute was truly wonderful and it was great to see all the family and friends. Dick was "the salt of the earth" in my mind--funny, down to earth, and loving. He will be much missed by all. Love, Michele Larrow, David Marcus, Leah, and Mike

Loren Moberg

July 3, 2013

Dick stands out as most influential man I worked with. I learned how to lead and develop people by caring and expecting the best. A dear man. Loren Moberg

July 3, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. I am so very sorry for the loss of your dad, I so enjoyed our talks at Shaw's. He would fill me in on the family and what everyone was doing. He was so very proud of all of you.
My deepest sympathy Kim Garrant-Teves

Rosemary Ferreira Hayes

July 3, 2013

So sorry to hear of your loss. Dick was a great leader. The business sense he gave me a good life, he taught me hard work pays off and can be fun at the same time. The LaFleur Family is in my thoughts and prayers .

July 3, 2013

Fran and family, sorry for your loss. Remembering the days on Bailey Road. Dick was a great guy. Your good memories will get you all through your sorrow. Love and God Bless Marilyn Langille