Maureen Grossi Laquerre and her brother, Richard V. Grossi

Maureen Grossi Laquerre and her brother, Richard V. Grossi

My name is Maureen Grossi Laquerre and I was born and raised in Milford, Massachusetts. I have been married to Leo E. Laquerre for thirty-three years and we have two children and two grandchildren. We are retired and divide our time between Florida and Massachusetts.

In September 2009 my younger brother, Richard V. Grossi was critically injured in a car crash just two blocks from his home. Richard was t-boned on the driver’s side by an unlicensed illegal alien, Maria Tavares Leite. Leite ran a blinking red light and stop sign that resulted in Richard’s car hitting a fence and pole upon impact. The Jaws of Life were necessary to extract Richard from his vehicle.

The police transported Leite home and she had no jail time despite Richard’s subsequent death six weeks later resulting from the horrific car crash.

Leite came to this country on a vacation visa four years prior and failed to return home. She was charged with Vehicular Homicide but never went to trial. Our family was told that there was no judge in Massachusetts who would sentence her to jail. We found this very disheartening to say the least.

I corresponded with our state and local politicians urging that justice be served, however, after each month in court, the outcome of this tragic case was in favor of Leite and our dear brother was DEAD.

Not only was our family heartbroken over our great loss, but as tax paying citizens, we were devastated by the collective failure of the police department, judicial system, town officials, as well as our local and state politicians.

Leite planned to return to her native Portugal but wanted to wait until June for her fourteen-year old daughter to finish the school year. In July of 2010 the wishes of Leite were granted and she and her family were permitted to return home, free and clear, while Richard was gone…. Almost eight years have passed since Richard’s death and during that time my husband and I have volunteered on many local, state, and national campaigns to curtail career politicians who are primarily interested in furthering the interests of themselves and criminals, perhaps one in the same. I utilize every opportunity to see that justice is served and that no other family has to suffer as we did, with no resources to assist them and no guidance when severely and permanently impacted by the crimes of illegal aliens. 

My hope is that with the support of AVIAC.US and the great people behind this organization we can preserve and promote quality of life for legal citizenry of this great country by making sure that our voices are heard, and our laws enforced.