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January 20, 1926 - March 12, 2015
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Leo P. Lavoie, 89, of Hopkinton, passed away Thursday, March 12, 2015 at UMASS Medical Center in Worcester. Born in Worcester, he was the son of the late Theodora and John Lavoie. He was the devoted husband of 36 years to Mary Beth (Burke) Lavoie of Hopkinton and the proud father of four children who loved him dearly.
A longtime Hopkinton resident, Leo was a Navy Veteran of WWII, serving in the Pacific. He worked for Maxwell House Coffee as a Territory Sales Manager for 43 years. Leo was a member of the Lion’s Club for the past 25 years, serving as president three times and as secretary for many years. He was a recipient of the Lions’ prestigious Melvin Jones Award and was also a member of the American Legion. Leo enjoyed Saturday dinner dates with his wife, playing the lottery, reading mystery novels, and watching the Red Sox.
In addition to his wife, Leo is survived by his children, Paul J. Lavoie of Dennis, Linda J. Lavoie and her wife Mary Ann Germain of Worcester, Matthew P. Lavoie and his wife Chrissy of Arlington, VA and Patricia C. Lavoie and her fiance Jesse Reid of Charlestown. He also leaves behind 3 grandchildren, Benjamin, Melissa, and Erica, and a great-granddaughter, Isabelle.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 17th from 4-7p.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St. www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com A funeral mass will take place at 10:00a.m. on Wednesday at St. John the Evangelist Church in Hopkinton. Burial will follow in Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Hopkinton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hopkinton Lion’s Club, c/o Lion Christine Curren, 10 Deer Run, Hopkinton, MA. 01748