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Ivan Lavoie

December 15, 1937 - March 14, 2014 <-

Ivan Lavoie, 76, of Bristol, husband of Rita (Lachance) Lavoie and widower of Theresa (Cormier) Lavoie, passed away on Friday, March 14, 2014 at his home, after a long illness. Ivan was born on December 15, 1937, in Grand Falls, New Brunswick, Canada, and was a son of the late Aurele and Gertrude (Cote) Lavoie. Besides his wife Rita which he married on October 6, 1990, Ivan is survived by his seven children: Ann Ouellette and her husband Yves, of Meriden, Darlene Szygiel and her husband Louis, of North Canton, Tina Ouellette and her husband John, of West Virginia, Gary Lavoie and his wife Eileen, of Plainville, Sandra Lavoie and Janet Cyr, both of Bristol and Sharon Devoe, of Meriden: several grandchildren and great grandchildren. He is survived by Rita’s two children: Kathy Lachance Bossi, of New Hartford and Jeffrey Lachance and his wife Jackie, of Plainville. He leaves two brothers: Mel Lavoie and his wife Jean, of Portland, ME and Guildo Lavoie and his wife Anne, of Ontario, Canada; a sister: France and Leslie Perley, of Grand Falls, New Brunswick, Canada. In 1961 he made residence in Bristol and was a Carpenter Member of Local 43 for over 40 years and retired in 2003. After he retired, his hobby was to make bird houses and he was happy to give them to his family and friends to enjoy. He also had a love for gardening every spring, looking forward to plant his tomatoes and cucumbers. We his family want to show our appreciation to all the staff at Village Green Rehab, of Bristol, also to the staff of Vitas Hospice for their loving care for Ivan. Funeral services will begin at 9 AM on Friday (March 21, 2014) at the Funk Funeral Home, 35 Bellevue Ave., Bristol, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM at St. Matthew Church, 120 Church Ave., Forestville. Burial will be at a later date. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday between 1 and 3 PM and between 6 and 8 PM. Please visit Ivan’s memorial website at www.FunkFuneralHome.com



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