Robert  Lavoie


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Madawaska - Robert Lavoie, 92, passed away on February 18, 2019 at a Madawaska health care facility. Robert was born on September 15, 1926, son of the late Eloi and Laura (Martin) Lavoie.
He operated the family owned business, Lavoie and Sons Dairy Farm until his retirement. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed Hunting, Snowshoeing, cutting wood, and taking pictures of nature. Robert was always willing to lend a helping hand, whether it be treating a sick animal or even saving a life. He adored his grandchildren and great-grandchildren whom he was very proud of.
Robert is survived by his eight children, Aurel Lavoie and his wife Joan of Frenchville, Ronald Lavoie and his wife Renée of CT, Rachel Holmquist and her husband Larry of Saco, Carol Roberts and her husband Chuck of NC, Diane Dionne and her husband Don of St. David, Elaine Fongemie and her husband Paul of Fairfield, Pierrette Soucy and her husband Jim of Madawaska, and Mona Lavoie of Madawaska; 18 Grandchildren; 32 Great-Grandchildren; four siblings, Felix Lavoie and his wife Doreen of Madawaska, Martin Lavoie of Madawaska, Aurore D'Amours of Edmundston, N.B, and Lorraine Picard of MA, one brother-in-law, Ernest "Nest" Ruest; along with many nieces and nephews.
Robert was predeceased by one infant son, Mark Allen Lavoie; two sisters, Cecile Raymond and Louise Ruest; and the mother of his Children, Rita (Michaud) Lavoie. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10am on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at the St. Thomas Church in Madawaska.
Family and Friends may call at Lajoie Funeral Home in Madawaska from 6-8pm on Friday, February 22, 2019 and from 8:45 - 9:45 on Saturday before the service.
In Lieu of Flowers, contributions in Roberts memory may be made to the Maine Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association, 383 US Route One Suite 2C, Scarborough, ME 04074. For online condolences, please visit
Published on February 19, 2019
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3 posts

Susan Guerrette
Feb 21, 2019
My Deepest Sympathies to the whole Family. May he rest in peace. And may you find peace and comfort 🙏🙏❣️
Feb 20, 2019
I will remember Robert with a smile, both on my face, and in my heart. He was a man's man, that exuded life and vitality. My deep and sincere condolences I extend to you at this time. Be assured that he will be remembered fondly.
Vicki Pelletier
Feb 20, 2019
My deepest sympathies to all of you for your lost. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.