In memory of
Louis Auguste Laulhere Former Proprietor of La Vie en Rose Restaurant January 8, 2021 85 years old Irvine, CA Louis Auguste Laulhere peacefully passed away on January 8, 2021, at the vibrant age of 85 years. Louis was surrounded by his beloved wife, children, grandchildren, and friends. Louis was born in Gan, France on December 28th, 1935. Louis and Christine met while working at the John Hancock Building in Chicago, and have been married since May 21st, 1977. Their life together was full of many adventures taking them all through the United States finally residing in California for the past 37 years. Louis had a successful career in the hospitality industry that spanned over 70 years. Starting at the young age of 14 as a busboy in Lourdes, France his instant connection to the service industry took him across the ocean making a name for himself in London, Canada, Chicago, Texas, and New York, becoming one the most prominent Restaurateurs in California as the owner of the world-renowned French Restaurant La Vie En Rose in Brea, CA. Continuing his love of the industry Louis then was part of the inception of the award winning Northern Italian Restaurant The Anaheim White House with his business partner, and friend for over 20years, Bruno Serato. 7 decades in this profession lead him to winning many accolades including and not limited to; Small Business Owner of the Year, Restaurateur of the Year, and the Certificate of Congressional Recognition from the State of California. He was a leader, and a mentor in his industry; leaving his incomparable mark on all those who had the pleasure of meeting him. Louis was the epitome of the service industry because everything he did came from a place of love and compassion for others. He played an integral part in fundraising for the Boys and Girls Club, donated food and services to the Pope John Paul II Church, and supported countless other community events. Louis enjoyed the finer things in life: the Chicago Bears, crossword puzzles, cooking, laughing with family, playing cards, and a glass of fine wine accompanied by foie gras and St. Agur cheese. Louis is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Christine; 4 children: Patrick Laulhere, Marc Laulhere, Rebecca Gomez, Jessica Hoppe; sons-in-law: Dario Gomez, Jason Hoppe; daughters-in-law: Judy Laulhere, Shannon Laulhere; and sister-in-law: Marjorie MacDonald. Louis will be greatly missed by his 15 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren, who they affectionally called "Poppi". Memorial Donations may be made to CHOC Children's Thompson Autism Center in Orange County. A Celebration of Louis' life will be planned at a later date due to COVID restrictions. Nous t'aimerons pour toujours!
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