SOUTHBRIDGE — Alexander P. LePage, 27, of Clark St., passed away peacefully at home after a long courageous battle with cancer.

He leaves his sister and caregiver, Deanna M. Hazard of Southbridge which whom he lived with; his two brothers, Adam A. Bachand of Thompson, Conn., and Timothy Petrunia of Conn.; his mother, Louise G. LePage; five nieces and nephews, Dean Cote, Chynna Cote, Gaige Cote, Adrian Bachand, and Athena and additional nephew and niece. He was predeceased by two brothers, Nicholas G. Hazard in 2001 and Christopher Petrunia in 2006.

He was born in Putnam, Conn., the son of the late Raymond J. Petrunia who passed away in 2000.

Alex was a graduate of Southbridge High School and had a true love for football.  He was Captain of the football team, received both the Unsung Hero Award as well as the Joseph Cappella Award in 2009.  Alex was very proud to have been Captain when Southbridge High beat Bartlett High twice in the same season. He loved to box and enjoyed boxing and spending time with friends at Uptown Boxing Gym in Southbridge.  Alex enjoyed listening to music, coloring and playing video games.  He was such a gentleman, he was the most innocent kind hearted young man.  Alex’s smile was genuine, true and honest.  He had a great sense of humor.  Alex fought long and hard through his battle with cancer.  There was never a doubt he was “TOUGH ENOUGH”.  He made it through his journey by being true to himself and taking “ONE HALF HOUR AT A TIME”.  Alex was so protective of his loved ones.   He was deeply loved by many many friends and family.  Alex will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him.  He wanted friends and family to be “HAPPY AND HEALTHY”.

Calling hours for Alex will be held on Friday, April 20, from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Daniel T. Morrill Funeral Home, 130 Hamilton St., Southbridge. Funeral services and burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701 and Alex LePage Honorary Fund c/o Savers Bank, 270 Main St. Southbridge, MA 01550.

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