1931 – 2013

AUBURN — Eugene A. “Pete” Lavoie, 82, of Lewiston, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 5, at the Androscoggin Hospice House, with his family by his side.

He was born in Lewiston on March 6, 1931, son of the late Eugene and Simone Boutin Lavoie. He was educated in Lewiston schools and graduated from Lewiston High School. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was married on May 24, 1958, to Constance Brillant.

Pete served the city of Lewiston as a firefighter from 1960 to 1985. After retirement, he worked in the maintenance department at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center.

He was a member of Prince of Peace Parish at Holy Cross Church, American Legion Post 22 and the Knights of Columbus Council 10019 at Holy Family Church. His greatest treasure was spending time with his family and his cat, Simba. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting, vegetable gardening, camping and playing cribbage and horseshoes. In his younger years, he played in several softball leagues. He was a die-hard Montreal Canadiens fan.

He is survived by his loving wife, Connie, of Lewiston; a daughter, Linda Lavoie McKinney and husband, Kenny, of Minot, N.D.; three sons, Albert Lavoie and wife, Rita, of Minot, Donald Lavoie and wife, Nancy, of Wales and Raymond Lavoie and wife, Lisa, of Lewiston; five grandchildren, Chantel Biron and husband, Shawn, Nathan Lavoie and his companion, Ashley, Ryan Lavoie and Alex and Marie Whitaker; a great-grandson, Wesson Biron; a sister, Carmen Gilbert, of Lewiston; and a sister-in-law, Lorraine Lavoie, of Michigan.

He was predeceased by a sister, Yvette Henault; and a brother, Richard Lavoie.

You are invited to share your condolences with the Lavoie family by visiting their guest book at www.thefortingrouplewiston.com.

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