Bar News - July 19, 2017
In Memoriam: Marie C. Landroche, Gilford
Marie C. Landroche
Marie C. Landroche, 67, of Gilford, NH, passed away at her home on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, after a courageous, lifelong battle with polio and later, post polio syndrome.
Born in Laconia, NH, Landroche contracted an acute, life threatening case of polio at the age of 2 and was not expected to survive. However, polio was no match for her; she not only survived the disease, she grew up to be a well-educated, articulate, compassionate advocate for students, clients, family and friends. Her goal was always to help improve the lives of others.
After graduating from Laconia High School in 1967, Landroche attended the University of Illinois and graduated with a teaching degree in 1971. She taught in Indiana prior to moving back to Laconia in 1973 to teach English at Memorial Junior High School. She graduated from Franklin Pierce Law School in 1981. She received a masterís degree in tax law from the University of Florida in 1982 and worked for disabilities rights until she became severely disabled with post-polio syndrome.
Landroche was an inspiration to all who met her. She was a model of strength, determination and independence. She accepted her physical limits, made the most of her emotional and intellectual abilities, and was happy for each and every day of her life.
Landroche is survived by her brothers, Chuck, Ted, Pat and Mike Landroche; her sisters, Jerry Sawyer and Theresa Kennett; and other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband, Vance Gaul, her parents and her nephew.
In memory of our colleague, the New Hampshire Bar Association Board of Governors has made a contribution to the NH Bar Foundation.