laRochellePaul R. LaRochelle, III, 27, of Auburn died Monday, February 24th in Chicago, IL. He leaves his parents, Paul R. LaRochelle, Jr. and Paula (Powers) LaRochelle of Auburn; a sister, Kimberly Ann O’Brien and her husband, Donald of Worcester; his aunt, Pauline LaRochelle of Southbridge as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and loving friends.

He was born in Auburn and graduated from Auburn High School and was proud to be a member of the class of 2004. He attended Columbia College Chicago. He worked as a receptionist at several hair salons which he loved because this gave him the opportunity to meet new people and make new friendships. Paul enjoyed his time spent with family while vacationing in Maine each summer. He loved pop culture and music especially that of Britney Spears. Paul enjoyed singing, dancing and spending time with his friends. He had a way of lighting up a room with his infectious smile. It was not on purpose. It was a byproduct of his personality. He touched the lives of many people near and far. He will be missed by each and every one of them.

Funeral services are incomplete. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, 120 Wall Street, 29th Floor, New York, NY 10005 or www.afsp.org.