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October 9, 2013

Local attorney LaFlamme inducted into Maine Hall of Fame

Take a look at Jerry LaFlamme and you might assume the fit 5-10, 180-pounder was still a dedicated runner.

But, he says, his mentality wouldn’t allow it.

“The last time I ran may have been in 1978,” said LaFlamme, who stays in shape by riding the exercise bike, lifting weights and golfing at Haverhill Country Club. “I just put so much into it. The commitment and the miles. I couldn’t keep doing it. I can’t go on a fun run. I just don’t like losing.”

He certainly did far for more winning than losing while running for Haverhill High (Class of ‘71) and the University of Maine (Class of ‘76).

LaFlamme, who lives in Methuen and has had a law practice in Haverhill since 1980, was inducted into the University of Maine Hall of Fame on Sept. 13.

That would be a special moment for anyone. But even more so for LaFlamme, who still lives and dies with the Black Bears hockey team and rarely misses a home game. When Maine is at Merrimack or UMass Lowell, he often has the team over for a meal.

As a matter of fact, he learned of the induction before anybody else. It was announced at the UMaine hockey awards banquet.

“The athletic director was there. He announced it. That was pretty cool. It was published (in the newspapers and websites) the next day,” said LaFlamme, a partner in the firm of LaFlamme, Barron and Chabot who attended Ohio State Law School.

The ceremony itself was special.

“It was very humbling, to realize I’m one of those (Maine greats),” he said. “Part of all those greats who competed at Maine.”

He was joined at the ceremony by his brother Richard, who lives in Georgetown, his wife, Gina, his son, Marty, a former runner at Haverhill High, his stepdaughters Alicia and Ashley, and several friends.

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