East Millinocket – Michael W. “Rocky” LaBreck, 65, died Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at a Bangor hospital. He was born January 18, 1955 in Lincoln, the son of Patrick J. and Leona M. (Francoeur) LaBreck.
Rocky grew up in East Millinocket, and was a graduate of Schenck High School, class of 1974. He was a communicant of St. Peter’s Catholic Church in East Millinocket, and, more recently, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Brewer. Rocky was a member of St. Martin’s Council #680, Knights of Columbus, where he earned his 4th Degree. He was also actively involved with the Millinocket and Bangor chapters of SUFU (Speaking Up For Us), and was a board member for the state wide program. He was employed at the Great Northern Paper Company East Millinocket Mill for 35 years until his retirement in 2010.
Rocky was an avid sports fan, and could talk sports of all kinds for hours. He loved watching games with his closest friends and would wear his favorite team jersey. His favorite teams, in addition to the Schenck Wolverines, were the Boston Red Sox, Boston Celtics, New England Patriots, and Notre Dame. For many years, he volunteered as a member of the Schenck High School Booster Club.
Rocky will always be remembered for greeting people with a friendly wave and hello. He loved to offer his assistance and volunteer whenever possible. He never wanted to be a burden to anyone. He readily did whatever was asked of him, to the best of his ability. He was the best son, brother, and friend anyone could ever ask for. He was unselfish, caring, generous, and the epitome of a “giver”.
Rocky is survived by his sister, Debbie St. Louis and her husband David; a niece, Rachel Stellato and her husband Joe, and their children Ava, Eli, Link, and Quinn, and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends, too numerous to mention.
Friends are invited to visit with the family 5-8 PM Sunday, February 16 at the Lamson Funeral Home, 11 Tamarack Street, Millinocket. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 AM Monday, February 17 at Christ the Divine Mercy Parish, St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 58 Cedar Street, East Millinocket, with the Rev. Bruce Siket, pastor, presider. Spring interment will be at the East Millinocket Cemetery. Gifts in memory of Rocky may be sent to the Schenck High School Booster Club, C/O Schenck High School, 45 North Street, East Millinocket, ME 04430, or to the Millinocket Chapter of SUFU, PO Box 4139
Presque Isle, ME 04769.