James "Jim" J. LaCerte, 78, died Saturday, December 22, 2018 at the Webster Manor Nursing Home following an illness.
Born January 2, 1940, in Charlton, MA, he was the son of the late Philip and Mathe (Pare) LaCerte. Jim is survived by his sons, Brian LaCerte of Wales, MA, and Troy LaCerte of Thompson, CT; by his loving daughter and her family; his 2 grandchildren, including Jake LaCerte of Wales, MA; his brother, Peter LaCerte and his wife, Shirley, of Webster, MA; and his very dear friend, and the mother of his children, Cynthia Henrickson.
Jim was a Firefighter and EMT for the Town of Southbridge for 20 years. Following his retirement, he ran and operated LaCerte & Sons Painting in Southbridge, MA for many years. He was a Vietnam Veteran, serving for four years in the US Air Force. He later served as a medic for many years in the National Guard. Jim enjoyed Ford Mustangs, swimming, the New England Patriots, and the beaches of Florida.
Calling hours for Jim will be Friday, December 28, 2018 from 5-7PM at Sansoucy Funeral Home, 40 Marcy Street, Southbridge, MA. Military honors will be at 7PM. Burial will be private.