David F. LaRose, Jr., 69, of Auburn died Saturday, June 18, 2016 after an illness surrounded by his loving family.

He leaves his loving wife of 45 years, Carol A. (Piasta) LaRose; his children, Michelle L. Mathews and her husband, Luke of Worcester, Heather M. Chivallatti and her husband Anthony of Auburn and Matthew D. LaRose and his partner Katherine of Oxford; a brother, Richard LaRose and his wife Mary of Oldsmar, Florida; also survived by seven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

David was born in Worcester, son of the late David F. Larose, Sr., and Ann A. (Morello) LaRose. He graduated from Sacred Heart Academy in Worcester. He later served his country proudly in Vietnam with the United States Army.

He had worked for over 30 years as a truck driver for Automatic Rolls of New England until he retired in 2007. David was a longtime Teamster with Local 170.

David enjoyed spending time in the kitchen cooking special dinners for the entire family. He was an avid New England sports fan and a member of the First Friday’s Club, Worcester as well as the Auburn Lodge of Elks.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit with David’s family on Thursday, June 23, 2016 from 5-8 pm in the BRITTON-WALLACE FUNERAL HOME, 91 Central Street, Auburn. His funeral will be on Friday, June 24, 2016 with a funeral Mass celebrated at 10 am in Saint Joseph’s Church, 189 Oxford Street North, Auburn. Burial will be at a later date in Hillside Cemetery, Auburn.