Richard A. LaGarde
October 1, 1954 – June 7, 2019
Richard “Ricky” A LaGarde, of Monsey, New York. Passed away on June 7, 2019 in Suffern, New York at the age of 64. Rick was born on October 1, 1954 to Richard and Shirley (Scott) LaGarde in Suffern, New York. Ricky is survived by his devoted wife Denise at home, Beloved father to Christopher of Monsey, NY and Denise and her husband Alistair Smith of Nanuet, NY. Loving Brother to Alan LaGarde, Karen Woods, Susan Schmeising and Laura Peyton. Ricky is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Ricky worked for 10 years for Avon products in Suffern, NY and for the past 31 years was the Director of Building & Grounds for the Town of Ramapo. It is with a profound sorrow and an absolute void in our lives that the Brewer Fire Engine Company Number One, Inc. announces the passing of 2 time Ex-chief, 47 year life member and consummate firehouse tough guy, Richard A. LaGarde. Ricky served first as Chief of the Department from 1990-1992 and then again a second time from 2013-2016 and held every line officer rank, some of them twice! 100% active for almost every minute of his 47 years of service, Rick was almost always on the top responder list. Ricky also served as an elected Fire Commissioner of the Monsey Fire District. Rick was also a life member of the Rockland County Fire Chiefs Association. What Rick lacked in stature he more than made up for in dedication, hard work and most of all attitude. Rick never minced words, never hesitated to let us all know exactly what we were doing wrong and never was anything less than a shining example of devotion, selflessness and service to the public. our brother Rick will be sorely missed and never replaced. Viewing will be Tuesday, June 11, 2019, from 4:00pm until 9:00pm @Wanamaker & Carlough Funeral Home, 177 Route 59, Suffern, NY 10901. Firematic Services will be held at 7:00pm, Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 10:30am@Wanamaker & Carlough Funeral Home, 177 Route 59, Suffern, NY 10901, followed by Firematic funeral procession with interment & graveside service to follow at Brick Church Cemetery, 220 Brick Church Road, Spring Valley, NY 10977.
Repast to follow at the Brewer Fire Engine Company Number One, Inc, 16 Grove Street, Monsey, NY 10952.
- Visitation Tuesday, June 11, 2019
- Firematic Service Tuesday, June 11, 2019
- Funeral Service Wednesday, June 12, 2019
- Interment Wednesday, June 12, 2019