CARIBOU – Leonard Lagasse, 82, died Nov. 12, 2007, in Presque Isle. He was born May 24, 1925, in Madawaska, the son of the late Joseph and Suzanne (Sirois) Lagasse. Mr. Lagasse served with the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a member of the Lister-Knowlton Post 9389 VFW. He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church. He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Jeffrey and Lisa Lagasse of Acworth, Ga.; nine daughters and three sons-in-law, Gloria Katkavich and Marlene Lagasse, both of Caribou, Carolyn Ellis of Dover, N.H., Rena Lagasse of Caribou, Debbie Mahar of Skowhegan, Sandra and Jeff Cochran, Pamela and Tom Morin, and Karen Lagasse, all of Caribou, and Denise and Joel Stetkis of Canaan; one brother, Roger Lagasse of San Antonio; two sisters, Irma Ouellette of Van Buren and Marie Johnson of Caribou; 13 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Mr. Lagasse was predeceased by his wife, Annette (Nadeau) Lagasse, in 1998; and a daughter, Becky Holmes. He will be sadly missed by his beloved pets, who always kept his lap warm, Taz, his best friend and dog; and his beautiful white cat, Boo. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Mockler Funeral Home, 24 Reservoir St., Caribou, where members of the VFW will conduct services 7 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. Thursday Nov. 15, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church with Father David Raymond officiating. Interment will be at New Holy Rosary Cemetery. Friends who wish to contribute in memory of Mr. Lagasse may do so though the family. For online register, please go to www.mocklerfuneralhome.com.
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