Vero Beach, FL — Emile J. “Spud” St. Laurent, 89, of Vero Beach, Fla., died on August 22, 2013, at his son’s home in Windham, N.H., surrounded by his loving family. Mr. St. Laurent was born in Lawrence, Mass., on May 9, 1924, and was a son of the late Emile and Hazel (Carlstrom) St. Laurent. He had resided for the last 26 years in Vero Beach, summering in Kennebunkport, Maine, and formerly living in Salem, N.H. Spud, as he was best known, retired from Raytheon after a lengthy employment. He volunteered at the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute in Ft. Pierce, Fla., for the past 25 years. Spud was an avid cyclist, riding well into his late 80s. He also enjoyed ballroom and square dancing, and was happiest when surrounded by family and friends.
He is survived by his son, Ray St. Laurent and his wife, Rhonda, of Windham; one daughter, Kim Dufresne and her fiance’, Gary Mooshian of Salem; four grandchildren, Brad St. Laurent, Mark St. Laurent, Jason Dufresne, and Blair Dufresne; six great-grandchildren; one brother, Philip St. Laurent of Washington; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Madelyn “Micki” (Eichhorn) St. Laurent.
ARRANGEMENTS: There are no calling hours. The family will hold private memorial services at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to Rockingham VNA-Hospice, 137 Epping Rd., Exeter, NH 03833. The Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium of Derry and Londonderry is assisting the family with arrangements. To send a condolence or for more information, please visit www.peabodyfuneralhome.com.