Maj. Bruce B. Lavespere

Retired Air Force Maj. Bruce B. Lavespere, 64, resident of Milford, NH, died on May 3, 2017 at his home.

He was born in Sioux City, Iowa on March 23, 1953, a son of Betty J. (Larson) Lavespere of Bossier City, LA and the late Buford H. Lavespere.

Mr. Lavespere was a retired Air Force Major, having served his country honorably for more than 20 years. He was currently employed by AASKI Technology, Inc. where he worked as an engineer specializing in satellite communications.

He enjoyed working around his home and took great pride in keeping his yard immaculate. In addition, he enjoyed traveling extensively all over the world for his work. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and most especially being a devoted grandfather to his six grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his brother, Thomas Ford.

In addition to his mother, family members include his loving wife of 43 years, Phyllis E. (Woods) Lavespere of Milford, NH; three sons and daughters-in-law, Joshua L. and Kyla Lavespere of Milford, NH, Aaron M. and Angela Lavespere of Nashua, NH, Joel M. and Amy Lavespere of Tacoma, WA; six grandchildren, Rhiannon, Grace, Danica, Teagan, Emmersyn and Reese; two sisters, Diane McDonald of Bossier City, LA and Nancy Ford of Kansas City, KS.

To honor Bruce Lavespere there has been a memorial foundation established in his name through the Bridge Community Church in Milford. This foundation had been established to provide funding to teens/adults who would like to go on a mission trip. Phyllis has asked that contributions be sent to the Bridge Community Church, 65 West Street, Milford, NH 03055. Arrangements are in the care of Smith & Heald Funeral Home, 63 Elm Street, Milford, NH. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please go to