CARIBOU - Lawrence R. Guerrette, 93, passed away peacefully July 28, 2016, at Caribou. He was a very nice man. He was born in Caribou, June 15, 1923, the son of the late Joseph and Mary Jane (Bouchard) Guerrette.
Mr. Guerrette was very proud of being a Word War II Army Veteran. He received four battle stars for his service overseas and liked to share stories about those times with family and friends. Lawrence was a potato farmer for many years and eventually worked for the Caribou Utilities District until his retirement at age 70. He often said he retired too young. He was very creative and could fix anything. He was an avid gardener and loved to pick fiddleheads and share with his daughters.
Mr. Guerrette was a member of the Henry B Prat Post 15 American Legion, The Lister Knowlton Post 9389 VFW and was a faithful parishioner of the Sacred Heart and Holy Rosary Catholic Church's.
He is survived by a son, Roland Guerrette and wife, Olga of New Limerick; two daughters, Betty Thompson and husband, Galen of Caribou and Susan Juliano of Pompano Beach, FL.; a special son-in-law, Steve Sperry; his grandchildren, Robin Guerrette, Karen Conroy, Krista Johnson, Craig Olmstead, Scott and Jason Sperry; ten great-grandchildren, Amanda, Jacob, Sadie, Sam, Sarah, Emma, Paige, Dylan, Parker, and Jessica, as well as four great-great-granddaughters; one sister, Orilla Thibodeau of Caribou; many nieces and nephews. Mr. Guerrette was predeceased by his wife, Fern Bushey; a daughter, Brenda Sperry; a grandson, Terry Guerrette; six brothers, Edmond, Lionel, Albert, Louis, Joel and Leon; four sisters, Melvina Guerrette, Celia Theriault, Alma Pelkey and Antoinette "Toni" Michuad.
Friends may call at the Mockler Funeral Home, 24 Reservoir Street, Caribou, 6-8 pm Sunday. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11:00 am Monday, August 1, 2016, from the Parish of the Precious Blood, Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment, with military honors, will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery.
The family would like to thank the staff at Caribou Rehab and Nursing Home for the care and compassion shown to him during the last five months of his life. We would also like to thank Professional Home Nursing for the great care given to him at home and the many "Angels" in his later years, especially Valerie, Nicole, Rita, Carolyn, Cindy, Suzie, Tammy, and his many friends at Reno's. His quality of life would have been greatly diminished without you.
Friends who wish to contribute in memory of Mr. Guerrette may do so through the Sacred Heart Catholic Church repair fund.