AMerican Veteran 11

Lawrence C. Laflamme

May 24, 1925 ~ October 24, 2020 (age 95)


Lawrence C. Laflamme, 95, of North Windham, CT died peacefully in his home on October 24, 2020. He was born to Edgard and Frances (Hamill) Laflamme on May 24, 1925 in Hartford, CT.

Larry enlisted in the US Navy at 17 in 1943. During World War II he was a gunner’s mate and participated in the Okinawa invasion landings aboard LST 451 and then 172. In 1950 he served in the Korean war on a Patrol Frigate and the USS McNair. Larry transferred to the Air Force in 1953 and worked on aircraft instruments as a technician and then as superintendent serving in US, Greenland and Japan. In 1964 he became a Recruiting Officer and was promoted to Master Sergeant before serving in the Vietnam War in 1967 as Shop Chief at the Cam Ranh Bay Air Base. Upon retiring from the Air Force in 1969, Larry spent the last 12 years of his career as a Special State Police Officer. Larry was a licensed Ham radio operator, an avid shutterbug who developed his own photos, and was a whiz on the computer.

Unfortunately, and heartbreakingly, Larry lost too many, too early. He was predeceased by his son Brian Edgar Laflamme, his daughter Brenda M. Laflamme, and the love of his life, his wife, Bernadette M. Laflamme.

“Grumpy Grampy” was a kind, generous, and humble man who did so much for so many without ever expecting anything in return. He is survived by a family that loved and appreciated him very much. His caring friends: Dale and Deborah Dupuis, Artie McClure, and his grandchildren: Matthew Laflamme, Jessica Laflamme Dupuis Beaulieu and husband Keith Beaulieu, Devan Dupuis and fiancé Rose Organek, Jenalee Dupuis, Heather Joss, and his beautiful great grandchildren: Shianne Laflamme Stanat, Thomas and Dahlia-Grace Dupuis, Rylee Ridel, Dalton and Jacobi Beaulieu.

Lawrence’s graveside service and military honors will be on November 9, 2020 at 11:00am at Windham Center Cemetery in Windham, CT. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Maclure, Semper Fi Fund or Fisher House Foundation. To sign an online guestbook visit

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