Louis Laberge, 77, of 209 Notre Dame avenue, a resident of this city for 37 years, died suddenly early Wednesday afternoon at his home. He was born in Watton, P.Q., and was employed as a carpenter until his retirement 20 years ago.
Societies to which he belonged include the League of the Sacred Heart of Ste. Marie's parish and Court Laval, No. 488, of the Catholic Order of Foresters.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Adele (Poisson) Laberge; four daughters, Mrs. Antonio (Florida) Chatel, and Mrs. (Aldea) Liberge of this city, Mrs. Antonio (Ernestine) Hebert, and Mrs. Arthur (Helena) St. Germain, both of Springfield, Mass; four sons, Arthur and Omer Laberge of this city, and Stanislaus and Ovila Laberge of Lawrence, Mass.; 22 grandchildren; a great grandchild, Carmel Vachon; a sister, Mrs. Jean-Baptiste (Lina) Pellerin of Wilton; two brothers, Jean-Baptiste Laberge of Wilton and Antoine Laberge of Leeds, Mass.
The body is at the home, 209 Notre Dame avenue, awaiting the funeral service which will be sung Saturday morning at Ste. Marie's church where the deceased was a parisoner.
Manchester Union-Leader, Manchester NH
21 April 1941, p 14 cols 6-7
The funeral of Louis Laberge of 209 Notre Dame avenue was held Saturday morning at 8:20 from the residence. In St. Marie's church at 9 o'clock, Rev. L. P. Routhier officiated at a solemn mass of requiem, assisted by Rev. Leo Nadeau as deacon and Rev. Henry Brodeur, sub-deacon. The parish choir sang. The organist was Arthur Marchand.
The bearers were J. F. Laforce, Joseph Aubin, Josephat Pouliot, Joseph Demers, Achille Ouellette and Francis Champoux, all members of the League of the Sacred Heart. Other members of the league present as a delegation included Anthime Haide, Amedee Raiche, Joseph Gagne and Ernest Metivier. Bearers and members of the league were under the direction of Edouard Simoneau, president of the league.
Out of the city attendants were Mrs Eugene Lafebre, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Theberge, of Amesbury, Mass.; Frederick Poisson of New Bedford, Mass.; Mr. and Mrs. Stanislaus Laberge and Fernand Laberge, Miss Simone Laberge, Mr. and Mrs. Ovila Laberge, Miss Olive Laberge, Miss Priscilla Laberge, Mr. and Mrs. Donias Vachon, Miss Carmel Vachon, all of Lawrence, Mass; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur St. Germain, Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Waterman, Miss Therese Hebert, Miss Nancy St. Germain, Springfield, Mass.; Miss Celanire Messier, Mrs. Eugenie Tardif, Miss Lorraine Messier of Salem, Mass.; John Laberge, Mrs. Lina Pellerin, Miss Donalda Pellerin, Miss Germaine Pellerin, Andre Vaillancourt, Mrs. Rhea Vaillancourt, Edmond Pererault, Mrs. Flora Perreault, Francis Pererault and Lucien Lapensee.
Many floral and spiritual offerings were received at the home and the flowers were later taken to the cemetery where they were placed on the grave. Father Nadeau read committal prayers at the grave in the family lot in Mt. Calvary cemetery where burial took place under the direction of B. C. Lambert. The B. C. Lambert & Co. Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.