Lawrence O. ‘Larry’ Dube, 66, Campaigned for President Kennedy

Lawrence_DubeLawrence O. “Larry” Dube, 66, of Contoocook, N.H.. and formerly of Haverhill and Raymond, N.H., died Nov 5, at his home following a long illness.

Born in Haverhill, son of the late John and Kathleen (Collins) Dube, he attended Saint James Grammar School and graduated from St. James High School with the class of 1968. Dube went on to graduate from Bryant-McIntosh School of Aviation and Business in 1970.

In his younger years, he worked as a paper boy for the Haverhill Journal. Following his schooling, he was employed at John Hancock Co. and later as assistant manager and traveling manager for Calder Department Stores. For the past 38 years, he was employed as an engineer at Sanmina-Sci/Hadco Corporation and Nashua Circuits Inc. and, since 2007, as the principle quality engineer at Thermadyne Corporation, West Lebanon, N.H.

As a young man, he was a member of the Haverhill Boxing Club. He carried on his well-known family dynasty of boxing and was a professional lightweight boxer. He was a licensed pilot and also enjoyed Jazz and playing the trumpet, cooking and streetcar racing in his 1967 Corvette. He had a longtime interest and took part in Haverhill political campaigns and was involved locally campaigning for the late President John F. Kennedy. He hosted well known wine parties and also enjoyed traveling, and trips to the beach, especially in the rain or during a thunderstorm where he enjoyed feasting on Tripoli Pizza. He was a great fan of Abbott and Costello and W.C.Fields movies the movie “Harvey” and the music of Tony Bennett.

He is survived by wife, Carolann Marsh; a son, Stephen Dube of Raleigh, N.C.; two daughters, Laurie Wadiak and her husband Chris of Blairstown, N.J., and Kara I. Dube of Contoocook, N.H.; a brother, Thomas Dube of Nashua, N.H.; three grandchildren, Anna Marie Wadiak, Kathleen Wadiak, and Emily Magee; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was predeceased by his brother, John Dube, and his sister, Kathleen Dube.

Relatives and friends may call Monday, Nov. 9, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Berube-Comeau Funeral Home, 47 Broadway, Haverhill. His funeral service will follow at 1:15 p.m. in the funeral home followed by burial in St. James Cemetery, Haverhill.