STRAFFORD, N.H. — Laurent Dube, 84, of Strafford, died Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at his home after a brief illness.

Born Aug. 30, 1925 in Haverhill, he was the son of the late George H. and Laura (Arsenault) Dube.

Mr. Dube was a World War II era U.S. Army veteran. He worked most of his life as a self-employed carpenter. Larry enjoyed golfing and loved to read. He avidly followed and debated national politics.

Members of his family include his children, Ruth M. Swasey of Strafford, George H. Dube of Strafford and John W. Dube and wife Diane of Wolfeboro; his brothers, Robert Dube, George Dube, Joseph Dube, and James Dube; his sisters, Lorrine Merrill and Patricia Eldon; grandchildren, Ethan, Sarah and Joshua Swasey, Andrea Fournier, Jacob Dube, Jamie Dube and Jared Dube; great-grandchildren, Levi and Dylan Swasey, Abigail and Isabelle Fournier.

He was predeceased by his wife, Dorothy L. (Woods) Dube and his sister, Pauline DeCelle.

ARRANGEMENTS: There are no calling hours. A graveside service will be held Thursday, March 11, 2010 at 11 a.m. in the Union Cemetery, New Boston Road, Newton, N.H. Arrangements are under the direction of the R. M. Edgerly & Son Funeral Home, 86 S. Main St., Rochester, N.H. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Seacoast Hospice, 10 Hampton Road, Exeter, NH 03833-4806. Please view/sign our online guestbook at

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