Maurice Paul Labrie, 97, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 25, 2021 at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua after a brief illness.
Maurice was born in Nashua on May 4, 1924 and was the son of the late Joseph and Helena Labrie of St. Quentin, New Brunswick, Canada. He attended schools in the Nashua school system and continued his education at the University of New Hampshire. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in business administration.
He proudly served his country in the United States Army during World War II, where he fought in the European theater as part of the 75th Infantry Division. He was honorably discharged and was also a recipient of Purple Heart. He was a proud veteran and a member of several organizations, including the Catholic War Veterans, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the NH American Legion, and the Knights of Columbus. He was a longtime employee of the United States Postal Service and served as a Postal Supervisor for the Nashua area for many years.
In his spare time Maurice enjoyed playing cribbage, was a varied reader of books and newspapers, and an avid sports enthusiast. He especially liked his Boston Red Sox, although he often cursed them. Maurice was also a strong golfer and played several times a week on the courses in the region. He has been a faithful parishioner of St. Louis de Gonzague Church all his life and has volunteered for many church committees. He also had a keen sense of shopping. Maurice was happiest with a plate of fried seafood in front of him and sweets for dessert. He was a kind and loving person, loved his caregiver for many years, Louisa, and will be dearly missed.
Maurice is survived by his beloved, centennial sister Juliette Thibodeau of Nashua, his nieces and nephews, Daniel Thibodeau of Florida, Jane Leblanc of Nashua, Thomas Labrie of Washington State, Richard Labrie of Texas, Patricia Robinson of Caroline from the North, Nancy Labrie from North Carolina, and Marc Thibodeau from Massachusetts as well as many great-nieces and nephews.
Maurice was predeceased by six siblings, Jeanne Labrie, Arthur Labrie, Andre Labrie, Rita Labrie and two young siblings.
Friends and relatives are invited to Maurice’s funeral mass on THURSDAY, January 6 at 10 a.m. at St. Louis de Gonzague Church, 48 W Hollis Street, Nashua. PLEASE VISIT THE CHURCH. Interment will follow at St. Louis Cemetery, Nashua. Donations can be made on Maurice’s behalf to the American Heart Association. Arrangements entrusted to the care of ROCHETTE FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES, 21 Kinsley Street, Nashua. To leave condolences, a story or a message online, please visit www.ANCTIL-ROCHETTE.com