Family to manage La Roche properties

Elaine La Roche, seen in this photo from 2016 at the Trade Secrets garden sale at her Lion Rock Farm in Sharon, died Aug. 25. Ownership of her commercial properties as well as the farm will, for the most part, pass to her children. Photo by Alexander Wilburn

SHARON — A Sharon resident who had an outsized impact on the village of Salisbury, Elaine La Roche, died on Aug. 25, 2019, at the age of 70. The cause of death was pancreatic cancer, with which she had been diagnosed two years earlier. 

Most people had no idea that she was ill, noted her daughter, Eve La Roche, who is now handling her mother’s properties here, with assistance from her older sister, Felicia La Roche Donovan. La Roche is also survived by her son, Nicolas La Roche Donovan. 

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