Joseph S.  LaGrasse, Sr.


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Warner, NH - Joseph S. LaGrasse, Sr., 101, of Warner, NH passed away on Monday, August 19, 2019, at Pine Rock Manor in Warner, NH.
Born on June 12, 1918 in Lawrence, MA, he was the son of the late Domenico and Antoinette (Titone) LaGrasse.
The country and the Merrimack Valley has lost another honored and decorated WWII veteran. While serving in the United States Army, he fought in Guadal Canal and Bougenville. Sargent LaGrasse was awarded the Purple Heart, Bronze Star, combat battle stars and several citations for bravery. He was a highly decorated WWII veteran. Joe also enjoyed gardening, visiting Rockingham Race Track, playing cards, most especially poker, and spending time with family and friends.
Joseph, affectionally known as "Chippy," was predeceased by his parents, Domenico and Antoinette (Titone) LaGrasse; his sisters and brothers, Kay Cavarra, Marion Manzi and Frances Tuccarella, Gaspar "Gus," Michael and James. In addition, he was predeceased by his wives, Rose (Lacarubba,) Marion (Gordon,) and Dora (Perrotta) LaGrasse.
Joseph is survived by his two sons, Joseph LaGrasse and his wife, Lila, of North Andover and Robert LaGrasse and his wife, Paula, of Venice, FL; his three daughters, Cheryl LaGrasse Prunier of Augusta, GA, Susan LaGrasse of Andover, Diane LaGrasse of Andover; and stepdaughter, Donna Luciano of North Andover. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
The family would also like to thank Pine Rock Manor in Warner, NH for their compassion and care given to Joe in his final days.
Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend calling hours on Sunday, August 25, 2019, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Cataudella Funeral Home, 126 Pleasant Valley Street in Methuen. A funeral service will be held Monday, August 26, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Burial to follow at St. Mary-Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Lawrence. For directions or to send condolences, visit
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Published on August 22, 2019
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The Titone Family of Seabrook Beach
Aug 22, 2019
Hi to the LaGrasse children and family sorry about your loss. Your Dad was a great kind man with a great sense of humor, we can still remember him coming to our house with Mr. Palermo don't remember his 1st name and Auto Zanfagna to play cards on a Friday night and him hanging out with our Dad the late Major Joe Titone at the Rock. Our deepest Sympathy the Titone Family
Angela Antilla
Aug 22, 2019
Sweet Tranquility Basket was purchased for the family of Joseph S. LaGrasse, Sr. by Angela Antilla.  Send flowers
Angela LaGrasse Antilla
Aug 22, 2019
To my cousins, Joey, Bobby, Cheryl, Susan and Diane.
I am so sad to hear of your dad’s passing. He was a beautiful, strong, courageous man. He always had a smile on his face and a kind word for everyone. He made me feel special every time I saw him. I’m happy knowing he is reunited with my dad and the rest of the family in heaven. I love you all. Your Cousin Angela
Donna Lucchesi Millett
Aug 22, 2019
Joey was a kind and gentle man who was always smiling. RIP Joey.
Gary Ritter
Aug 22, 2019
Dear Joe, Jr. and family.
I always enjoyed Joe's company and his terrific can do attitude. He was a pleasure to be around. My neighbor om Endicott Circle.