Leo R. Lavoie (1935—2017)

FRENCHVILLE, Maine — Leo R. Lavoie, 83, died peacefully surrounded by his family after a brief illness, on March 15, 2018, at a Fort Kent hospital. He was born in St. Agatha on Feb. 25, 1935, the son of Fortunate and Pheobe ‘Thibeault’ Lavoie. He was a 4th Degree Knights of Columbus and is now living his 5th day Cursillo. He worked at Fraser Paper until his retirement, and was a member of Our Lady of the Valley Church. Leo’s kindness and humility found joy in the midst of his family’s presence at all gatherings, as the innocence of children brightened his smile as it was the spark that lit his world. His unassuming generosity and kindness shall be dearly missed in a world so needing of greater compassion and love. May his gentle nature be modeled by all, that have known him, and we allow his legacy to reside in us always.

He is survived by three sons and their wives, Clifford and Judy of Frenchville, Bryan and Kathy of CT, and Kevin and Kim of Frenchville; three daughters and their husbands, Mildred “Millie” and Fred Cyr of CT, Judy and Lloyd Paradis of Frenchville, and Donna and Pierre Chamberland of St. Agatha; 17 grandchildren, Randy Lavoie, Sheila Gagne, Wendy Lavoie, Ryan Lavoie, Gregory Cyr, Adam Paradis, Lana Cyr, Tony Paradis, Kurtis Lavoie ,Kyle Lavoie, Erica Gagnon, Sarah Lavoie, Shane Chamberland, Kristen Woodard, Brandon Lavoie,  Breanna Lavoie, Leon, and Tyler Lavoie, 28 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild; as well as fiancée, Claire Bossie; two brothers, Walter of Frenchville, and Adrien of Madawaska; five sisters, Germaine Tardif, Elsie Raymond, Yvette Lizotte,  Patsy Dionne,  all of Madawaska, and Linda Mercure of Riviiere Verte; as well as several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Rose Marie Bouchard, two brothers, Roger and Roland Lavoie, and one sister, Irene Tardif.

Friends and relatives called at the Michaud Funeral Home in St. Agatha on Sunday, March 18, 2018, from 6 to 8 p.m., and on Monday from 8:00 a.m. till time of Services. A mass of Christian burial was celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, March 19, 2018, at the St. Luce Church in Frenchville. Condolences may be sent to

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