Robert L. LavoieMay 08,2013
Robert L. LavoieRobert L. Lavoie
Robert L. Lavoie, 82, of Rutland, died on Saturday, May 4, 2013, at Rutland Regional Medical Center after a long illness.
Robert was born on June 27, 1930, the son of Leo J. and Violet F. (Thomson) Lavoie.
He married Jane Coffey in 1951.
Robert served his country for 2 years in the U.S. Navy Submarine Service, and then was a member of the U.S. Naval Reserves for 4 years.
He was self-employed in the furnace business and was employed for many years as a professional salesman.
He was a member and Chaplain of the Rutland VFW. He was also a member of the American Legion and the United States Submarine Veterans.
Robert was an avid fisherman.
Robert is survived by his children, Robbie, Susan, Lynn, Debbie and Steve; sisters, Patricia Dominski of Sebastian, FL, and Elizabeth Crosby of Northport, FL; and brother, Jim Lavoie of St. Albans, VT.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his sisters, Barbara Hill and Carol Adams Stark.
Visiting hours will be on Thursday, May 9, 2013, from 4 to 7 p.m. at LaVigne Funeral Home, 132 Main St., Winooski. Interment with military honors will be on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. at Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Randolph, VT.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Rutland Area VNA and Hospice, 7 Cree Dr., Rutland, VT 05701.
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