TURNER — Raymond L. Lavoie, 73, of Turner, passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on Sunday, May 29.
He was born in Auburn on May 27, 1938, a son of Leonard and Rejane Roy Lavoie.
Raymond (Ray) married the love of his life, Rebecca “Becky” Morris, on Dec. 13, 1958. They lived in Turner most of their married life. He worked for Lewiston Supply and H. E. Callahan and was co-owner of L and P Variety for 16 years. The most enjoyable line of work was his part-time employment with the Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Department for 32 years.
He had his pilot’s license and enjoyed flying his privately owned Cessna. He served many years on the planning board of the town of Turner. He and Becky enjoyed going to the casinos and playing the slots as well as traveling. He attended the East Auburn Baptist Church.
He is survived by the family that he so dearly loved to be with: His wife of 53 years; his mother, of Auburn; sons, Kenneth, and wife, Nicole, of South Paris and Michael and wife, Tracy, of Poland Spring; daughter, Joline Beardsley and husband, Alan, of Livermore; grandchildren, Jason and wife, Christina, Jonathan and fiancee, Kimberly, Christian and Hayley Jo, Matthew Lalemand and companion, Katie, Alexis Beardsley, Ryan and Riley; great-granddaughter, Julia and Lily (due in August); brothers and sisters, Richard and wife, Priscilla, of Lewiston, Paul and wife, Sue, of Tennessee, Linda Bussiere and husband, Paul, of Greene, Elaine Rowell of North Carolina, Charles of Virginia, Claude and companion, Donna, of California, Leonard Jr. and wife, Ruth-Ann, of Poland, Cathy McCleary of North Carolina, Anne Lavoie of West Gardiner and her boyfriend, Jim; and many extended family members.
He was predeceased by his father; his brother, Maurice; and his grandson, Nathan Lalemand.
The family wishes to give heartfelt thanks to CMMC and Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice and especially Michelle Hammond and Dr. John Yindra for the wonderful care and compassion given to our family.
Online condolences may be shared at www.thefortingroupauburn.com.