Marcella M. Lajoie


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Van Buren - Marcella M. Lajoie, 93, passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side on July 17, 2019 at a Van Buren health care facility. She was born in Lille on September 15, 1925, daughter of the late Luc and Marie (Sirois) Marquis.
She was a communicant of the St. Bruno Church and a lifetime member of the Columbiettes, Van Buren charter. Marcella enjoyed music and was always found singing and playing the organ. She was a true inspiration and lived a life of love, faith, laughter, and dedication to family. She worked effortlessly and tirelessly to make sure her family was well taken care, and of course well fed. She took great pride in raising such a beautiful, hardworking, and loving family with her beloved husband Raymond.
She is survived by her five children, Carol Ouellette and her husband Robert, Raymonde Laplante, Michael Lajoie and his wife Marie, Linda Laplante and her husband Louis, Philip Lajoie and his wife Susan; all of Van Buren; one daughter-in-law, Marilyn Lajoie of Van Buren; fifteen grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Carline Boucher of Van Buren; Laura Marquis Cormier of Madawaska; many nieces and nephews. Marcella was predeceased by her beloved husband Raymond Lajoie; one son, Herman Lajoie; and one granddaughter, Kim Beaulieu; and all eight of her siblings.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 23, 2019, at the St. Bruno Church in Van Buren. Family and friends may call at Lajoie Funeral Home in Van Buren from 5 p.m.- 8 p.m. on Monday. There will be no visiting hours on Tuesday before the service. Interment will be held immediately after the service at the Grand River Cemetery. For online condolences, please visit
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Published on July 18, 2019
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Jennie LeVasseur-Byram
Jul 22, 2019
So sad to hear of your mom's passing; the thread of the Lajoie family. Fond memories flood my mind of how Cyr Plantation had people who truly cared for one another and that was because your mother lived life on purpose, with strong conviction and values. We honor our parents by living those values in our own lives. Mrs. Lajoie was certainly one to imitate and it obviously resonated with the rest of your family. All you children were so kind and respectful to her right down to the end. There is a lot to be said for your actions toward your mother. GREAT people!
Dennis Levasseur
Jul 22, 2019
My condolences on the passing of my Godmother, Marcella. I wish I could attend the services. Being in Colorado makes it very difficult to go to Maine on short notice. Now the "group" is all together again! My mom and dad were Raymond's and Marcella's best friends. I remember many fond memories of our families being together. Memories are all we have left and we need to enjoy them as many times as possible. I can see them all together again laughing and joking! Even though I am only a Godson to your parents, we have always considered ourselves related and close. Love to your family.
Dennis (kind of a cousin!)
Susan (Toopee) Smith Deschaine
Jul 20, 2019
I have many fond memories of great-cousin Marcella. Most are from the many times my Mom would talk about what a special lady she was. Then I finally met her and certainly could feel the love and genuine joy that beamed from her smile which I know came from her heart. Just a great lady. She and Raymond helped my Dad on the farm when help was really needed to harvest his potato crop. This is something I will never forget. I would like to think the Sirois bond had a lot to do with that! God Bless all of you in the great loss.
Rolande Ouellette Parent
Jul 19, 2019
Marcella was a joy in our extended family. May she always be remembered with a smile . Love & prayers to all her children & grands.
David Donovan
Jul 19, 2019
I am so sorry to see that Mrs, Lajoie, your mom has passed. having gone to basic training with Herman and calling on you folks in the 80's, I feel your pain. With thoughts and prayers.
Fox & Lou Theriault
Jul 18, 2019
She lived a wonderful life dedicated to her family and community. She will always be admired. You're in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.