Massena- Herlinde A. LaRouech, 85, passed away on June 25, 2012 at her home in Massena surrounded by her loving family and hospice. She was born on May 25, 1927 in Austria the daughter of Hans and Paula (Falta) Karrer. She married Richard D. LaRouech on May 8, 1948 in Salzburg, Austria, Mr.
LaRouech predeceased her on February 3, 1990. Herlinde was a teacher working for Head Start in Massena school systems and retired in 1986 after 25 years.
Each of her five children valued her Austrian influence and could not be more proud of the many challenges she overcame as she relocated a family of seven every three years from one military post to another, across the Atlantic and back. Herlindes survivors include: daughters, Jenny LaRouech of Potsdam, Carol and husband Lee Roney of Watertown, NY; Raymond M. and wife Eileen LaRouech of East Aurora, NY: three grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sons, Robert P. and Richard D. Jr.
At the familys request memorials may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley, WPBS 1056 Arsenal St. Watertown, NY 13601 or Mountain Lakes PBS, One Sesame St. Plattsburg, NY 12901. Funeral services will be held on Saturday June 30, 2012 at 10:00 am at the Phillips Memorial Home in Massena. Friends and family may call on Friday from 6-8 pm at Phillips Memorial Home in Massena. Online condolences may be made to www.phillipsmemorial.com