James Alexander “Jimmy” LaPrade



FARMINGTON, N.H. – James Alexander “Jimmy” LaPrade, 33, of 27 Oakwood Road was taken from us on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, as a result of a homicide.

He was born June 7, 1983, in Worcester, Mass., the son of James R. LaPrade Jr. and Alida Bermingham LeVier. He was a Marine infantry platoon sergeant in the U.S. Marines, serving one tour of duty in Iraq and one in Afghanistan. Jimmy has worked as a power plant operator for Eversource in Newington and previously Sprague Energy.

He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed skiing, hiking Mount Major, sailing and motorcycle riding. He especially loved his family and his dog “Koda.”

Members of his family include his father, James R. and wife, Cristal LaPrade, Bass Harbor; his mother, Alida and husband, Clayton LeVier, Garland, Texas; sisters, Jeanette Petrosius and husband, Darrell, and their children Matthew, Alida, Makenzie and Sara, Rachael LeVier; stepsister Victoria Thorpe; paternal grandmother, Doris LaPrade, Gardner, Mass.; maternal grandmother, Alida Bermingham, Dover, N.H.; many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Visitation will be held Saturday, March 25, 2017, at the R.M. Edgerly & Son Inc., 86 South Main St., Rochester, N.H., from 2 to 4 p.m.

A Celebration of Life will follow at 4 p.m. in the chapel of the funeral home. Friends will be invited to share memories of Jimmy at this time.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to K9s for Warriors, 114 Camp K9 Road, Ponte Vedra, FL 32081.

To sign the online guestbook, please go to www.edgerlyfh.com.

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