Paul D LaCasse, age 72 of Claremont, NH, passed away on Saturday, December 4th, 2021, after a valiant fight against COVID-19. Paul was born July 5, 1949, the son of Joseph & Marcella LaCasse and grew up in Claremont, NH. After graduation from Stevens High School in 1968, Paul furthered his education in the field of electricity, earning his Master’s Electrical License in both NH and VT.
Along with being a self-employed electrician and electrical contractor, Paul worked for a number of companies in the area including Cone Blanchard and LaCrosse Footwear. He retired in 2014 after 12 years as Code Enforcement Officer in Newbury, NH. Paul had a great love for his home town and did not hesitate to get involved – he served time on the Claremont Planning Board (3 years as Chairman), the Zoning Board, Appeals Board, Historical Commission, the Conservation Board and 9 years with the Claremont Call Fire Dept Ladder Company. Not only did Paul serve his city, but he served the State of New Hampshire in the House of Representatives and his country as a member of the Army National Guard.
Paul had two children with his first wife – Paul Jr. and Charmagne. In 1977, Paul met Brenda Martin after responding to a request to fix a broken washing machine and the rest is history. They married during a blizzard, February 7, 1978, and Paul became stepfather to Edward, Tracy, Daniel, and Jessica.
In his retirement, Paul looked forward to meeting up with his morning coffee crew to solve the world’s problems. He also enjoyed frequenting gun shops in VT & NH with good buddies Mike, Ray and Joe. Paul never hesitated to lend a helping hand and share his expertise in all building trades, whether it be electrical, plumbing, heating or general construction. His children were fortunate beneficiaries of his skills.
Paul will be sorely missed by his wife of 44 years, Brenda, along with his children Paul Jr. and wife Shelly of Charlestown, NH, Charmagne Gerow of Milford, NH, Edward Mercier of Oakland, CA, Tracy Perry of Orford, NH, Daniel Mercier & wife Shannon of Port Hueneme, CA and Jessica Filiault & husband Keith of Grantham, NH. Paul is also survived by his sister Mary Jane Desmarais, husband Keith and their three daughters of Charlestown, NH, and multiple grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Visiting hours will be held at the Stringer Funeral Home from 9:30 to 10:30 on Saturday, December 11th with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 11 AM in St. Joseph Church with Father Arockia officiating. Interment will follow in St. Mary Cemetery.
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