OBITUARY

Emile J. LaFlamme

April 21, 1919February 16, 2019

Emile J. LaFlamme, age 99, of Swansea, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, February 16, 2019 in Charlton Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of the late Lucy (DiCarlo) LaFlamme.

Born in Fall River, a son of the late Leon LaFlamme Sr. and Emilie (Cote) LaFlamme, he was a long time resident of Swansea.

A Veteran of the United States Army, he served during World War II as a Private First Class. He was the recipient of the Asiatic-Pacific Theater Service Medal with 1 Bronze Star and the Good Conduct Medal. Mr. LaFlamme was a lifelong carpenter before retiring in 1991.

He was a communicant of Holy Rosary Church. An avid Boston Red Sox fan, he enjoyed watching old movies and spending time with his late dog and companion “Chiefy.”

He is survived by his favorite niece, Beverly Freeborn of Swansea; his favorite nephew, George Freeborn of Fall River; his caregiver, Lucy Gaspar and her husband Joseph of Tiverton and her children, Daniel Gaspar of Tiverton and Joseph Gaspar and his wife Marie and their son Corey all of Westport. He was the father of the late Beverly A. LaFlamme and brother to the late Albert and Andrian LaFlamme, Leon LaFlamme Jr. and Marion Roseberry.

Private arrangements are in the care of the Waring-Sullivan Home at Birchcrest, Swansea. Contributions in his honor may be made to the Swansea Animal Shelter, 68 Stevens Rd., Swansea, MA 02777.

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Emile J. LaFlamme

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Grace Williams

February 22, 2019

Emile La Flamme was a loving husband, father, and veteran of courage and incredible integrity. He was beloved by many. How unfortunate and sad that his orbituary was released AFTER his funeral and burial services thereby undermining the chance for his friends, family and neighbors to mourn him. They couldn't even request to pay respects privately at the funeral home. I hope this negligence in honoring his passing and poor oversight in end-care was accidental and not done purposely, especially by those self-aggrandizers that Mr La Flamme always took care of in their financial/material needs and hardships. It's an insult to his memory and he deserves better than that.