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Rene "Ted" Laguere Jr.

June 15, 1942 - April 20, 2015
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Boston, MA-On April 20, 2015 R. Ted Laguerre Jr., resident of Brunswick, Maine, loosed his mooring lines to life and sailed to the hereafter in his 72nd year on this earth. 

Born on June 15, 1942 in Passaic, New Jersey, Ted was raised in Glen Rock, New Jersey through high school where he developed life long friendships.  Ted then attended Lehigh University, where he gained the great benefit of group living through his beloved Phi Delta Theta fraternity.  Phi Delta Theta’s motto, "we enjoy life by the help and society of others” was a guiding tenet throughout his life.

Following graduation from Lehigh University, Ted married his beloved wife of nearly 50 years, Linda Filley Laguerre, who literally knocked him off his feet one summer at the Jersey Shore.  Ted attended Wharton Business School for a year before enlisting as an officer in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War.  Ted was assigned as officer in charge of the USS Hummingbird, a reserve training minesweeper based in Portland, Maine, which is when Ted and Linda’s residence in Yarmouth, Maine was initially established and would continue, with a few short breaks, over the next 45 years.  Through his naval experience, Ted gained a profound appreciation and respect for the dedication and skill of those who served with him as well as a love of sailing and boating, which he and Linda enjoyed along the beautiful coast of Maine throughout their lives. The beauty of Rangeley, Maine also offered special appeal and Ted and Linda enjoyed many years enjoying a camp on Saddleback Lake. 

After his naval service, Ted began a successful technology-related sales career working for such companies as Xerox, Rolm, IBM and Siemens.  A home office in Yarmouth served Ted well as a base of operations from which he was able to enjoy extensive travel around the country. Ted found formal and informal education exhilarating and considered it to be a key shaping force in his life. Early training in home construction led to a lifelong interest in building and carpentry -- skills that Ted happily and productively employed throughout his life.

Ted relished the company of family and friends, enjoyed learning about the lives of others, drew particular pleasure from career advising, and believed in the importance of communication and the power of language and worked diligently to perfect his skill.  Ted drew lifelong motivation from the promise of morning and a new day.

Ted is predeceased by his wife, Linda, who brought him much joy and happiness. He is survived by his sister, Yvonne Hall, his daughter and her husband, Danielle and Peter Newcomb, his son and his wife, Teddy and Kristen Laguerre and four grandchildren, Jake Laguerre, Keegan Newcomb, Drew Laguerre, and Declan Newcomb.  He is also survived by many lifelong and recently made friends, who enjoyed Ted’s company, humor and perspectives on life, which he freely and thoughtfully shared.

A memorial service will be held at the First Parish Congregational Church at 116 Maine Street in Yarmouth on Saturday May 9, 2015 at 1:00 PM. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Troy, NY at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, we welcome a contribution to the Cancer Community Center, 778 Main Street, South Portland, ME 04106-5447.

Arrangements are by Stetson’s Funeral Home, 12 Federal St., Brunswick, where memorial condolences may be expressed at