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Robert J. "Meme" Lavoie

December 31, 1933 ~ May 4, 2019 (age 85)

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Ipswich – Robert J. “Meme” Lavoie, 85, husband of the late Sandra A. (Nadeau) Lavoie, died Saturday  May 4, 2019  in the Masconomet Healthcare Center in Topsfield after a brief illness.  Born in Ipswich on  December 31, 1933  he was the son of the late Samuel and Mary Elvine (Gallant) Lavoie.

     Mr. Lavoie attended Ipswich schools.  He was a veteran of the Korean War having  served in the Army as a paratrooper.  After his honorable discharge he would be employed by several area construction companies for many years.  He was an active member of the V.F. W. Post# 1093 in Ipswich.  He truly enjoyed spending time on his house boat, the “Our Captain” .

     In addition to being predeceased by his wife Sandra, Mr. Lavoie was also predeceased by his son  David Lavoie.

     Mr. Lavoie is survived by his son Lance Lavoie,  his wife Nicole and their daughter  Quinn Lavoie, his son David’s long time companion  Theresa Gentleman, and his sister  Anne Salter.  He is also survived by  his sister-in-law  Mona Elliott and her son  Eric Elliott, his brother-in-law  Stanley Nadeau,  his wife Tina and their daughter  Samantha Dermody.  Also,  his very close sister-in-law  Kathy Lavoie and by several nieces and nephews.  Mr. Lavoie was also predeceased  by his 9 brothers and sisters:  Loucile Lavoie, Hilda Ormond, Elaine Gauthier, Jean Dattilo, Norman, Richard, Arthur, Gilbert and Roland Lavoie.

     A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday  May 11th.  at  9:00 A.M.  at Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church  54 Linebrook Road, Ipswich.  Burial will follow with military honors in the Cowles Memorial Cemetery  29 Town Farm Road, Ipswich.  Visiting hours to be held Friday  May 10th.  from  5:00 to 8:00 P.M.  in the Morris Funeral Home  45 North Main Street, Ipswich, relatives and friends are respectfully invited.  An evening military service will be conducted in the funeral home at  6:00 P.M..  In lieu of flowers please make a donation in Mr. Lavoie’s name to:  V.N.A. Lahey Health at Home  800 West Cummings Park  Suite 5000  Woburn, MA  01801.  For directions or to send a condolence to the Lavoie family please go to: .

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May 10, 2019

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Morris Funeral Home
45 North Main Street
Ipswich, MA 01938

Mass of Christian Burial
May 11, 2019

9:00 AM
Our Lady of Hope Church
54 Linebrook Road
Ipswich, MA 01938

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