LAVERY CHARTRAND ALARIO FUNERAL HOME
99 SUMMER ST. FITCHBURG, MA
Fitchburg: Philip A. Legere Jr. 99, of Fitchburg, MA passed away peacefully on Saturday May 6,2023 in The Highlands.
He was born in 1924 in Fitchburg, MA the last of ten children of Philip A. Legere and Alice (Beaulieu) Legere. He was raised in Fitchburg and was a graduate of Fitchburg High School Class of 1944. After graduation , on his bike , he went to work at several factories in Fitchburg including the Fitchburg Foundry, General Electric, The Jennison Co., Arden Mills, Sanitoy, Simonds Saw & Steel, and also Foster Grant in Leominster, MA. He also worked as a printer for many years. His favorite job was when he was a school bus driver for the former F&L Bus Co. (Now Mart) where he enjoyed transporting the school children to school.
In 1950 he enlisted in the U.S Army and served during the Korean Conflict, and was honorably discharged in 1951 having served overseas for eight months in the 11th Evac hospital. He received the Bronze Star, Korean Service Medal, and Peace Medal
His favorite pastime was learning math. He held several degrees in Trigonometry, Algebra, and Analytic Geometry and received an Associates Degree in Science from Becker Jr. College in 1954. His love of Math helped him vice on horse betting at Hinsdale Raceway, NH, which he enjoyed to the fullest. He also loved tinkering with cars. At one time he owned a 1966 Cadillac DeVille, which was so long it would not fit in his garage. He also loved his 1977 Pontiac which he called “The Green Giant”
Philip is survived by his ten nieces and nephews. He is extremely grateful for his niece and caregiver, Anita Dube.
Philip was a member of The Seventh Day Adventist Church in Fitchburg, MA
Services for Philip will be held on Monday, May 15,2023 at the funeral home with a visitation period prior to the service from 11a.m. until 12 noon . Burial with Military Honors will follow in The Massachusetts Veterans Cemetery-Winchendon, MA at 1p.m. All are welcome to attend.
The Lavery Chartrand Alario Funeral Home is directing arrangements.
Michael S. Alario – Director - Owner
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