Robert J. LaClair – February 12, 2021

Robert Joseph LaClair, of Salisbury, passed peacefully at 88 years of age, at his home, on Friday, February 12, 2021.

Bob lived and raised his family in Boscawen for the majority of his life. He was born to Nelson and Jane (O’Brien) LaClair, of Concord, on September 14, 1932, at Concord Hospital. He graduated from Penacook High School in 1950.

Soon after graduation he was drafted to serve in the Korean War. Upon returning home he became a carpenter, working for his Dad for two or three years. He then worked for Allied Leather in Penacook for a few years. Bob’s last job was at Sprague Electric in Concord, where he stayed until retiring around 1995.

He enjoyed going to church, dancing, going out to dinner with his wife, making maple syrup, chopping wood, walking, family get-togethers, reading his newspaper, flying kites at the beach, and finding unique ways for home improvement. He was a very kind and fun-loving person who loved humor. He had a beautiful, contagious smile and a laugh that you couldn’t help but go along with.

In passing, he is rejoined with his wife, Dolores LaClair. He is survived by his brother David LaClair of Penacook; his children, Jay LaClair of Lee, Jan Gilligan of Concord, Robert LaClair of Andover, Mark LaClair of Northfield, Julie Cross of Salisbury; two grandsons, Brent and Matt LaClair, and one granddaughter, Danielle Cross; and many nieces and nephews throughout the USA.

Services will be held at 11 AM on Thursday, February 25, 2021, at the Immaculate Conception Parish, in Penacook, immediately followed by burial services, for both Dolores and Bob, at the Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen.