Maurice “Maury” St. Laurent of Simsbury, CT, passed away peacefully on July 7, 2021 at the age of 76 at McLean in Simsbury, CT, following a courageous battle with colon cancer. Born November 10, 1944 in Fall River, Massachusetts, Maury was the son of the late Leonidas and Yvonne St. Laurent, and the second oldest of 9 children. He grew up in Fall River where he met and married the love of his life, Carol, his wife for 44 years who predeceased him in June 2012.
After graduating college from Southeastern Massachusetts University (now UMass Dartmouth), Maury began a 30+ year career with Kodak in Rochester, NY and Great Falls, VA.
Maury was a kind, loving and compassionate husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He thoroughly enjoyed spending time with his family as well as taking day trips with his wife, Carol, throughout New England. He also kept himself physically fit by walking several miles each day and he could fix absolutely anything.
Maury will be greatly missed by his daughter, Michelle Winkleblack of Simsbury, CT her husband Grant, and his granddaughters, Lauren and Katie. He is also survived by his grandson, Drew, the son of his late daughter, Danielle, and her ex-husband, Andrew. In addition, he is survived by 7 brothers and sisters: Gerri Shoesmith, Lee St. Laurent, Corinne Irving, Roger St. Laurent, Lil St. Laurent, Diane Price, Mike St. Laurent, and he was predeceased by his brother, Ray St. Laurent. Maury was so grateful for the love and support from his siblings and their wonderful families.
Maury’s family would like to express their most heartfelt appreciation to the staff of Hartford Hospital and McLean in Simsbury. During his stay at McLean’s assisted living and skilled nursing units, and during his time in hospice, he was so blessed to be supported by some of the kindest and most caring staff members that anyone could imagine.
A private family service has been planned, with livestreaming info linked below. Memorial donations may be made to McLean at 75 Great Pond Road, Simsbury, CT 06070. Vincent’s Funeral Home in Simsbury is caring for the arrangements. Please visit Maury’s “Book of Memories” at www.vincentfunderalhome.com for online condolences.