BANGOR – Marilyn A. Lajoie, 63, wife of Steven G. Lajoie, died unexpectedly Nov. 27, 2013, at her home in Bangor. She was born June 22, 1950, in Van Buren, the daughter of Claude J. and Bella M. (Viel) Michaud.
Marilyn graduated from Van Buren High School and during her working life was spent as a retail store clerk, bank teller and secretary. Her first love was her family and most of her life was dedicated to supporting her husband’s career which involved many relocations and setting up new family roots in Maine and New York. Marilyn enjoyed several hobbies including making quilts for her family, collecting police patches and sports autographs and supporting her grandson’s school by collecting hundreds of box tops for education. She was also a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Bangor.
Surviving in addition to her husband of Bangor and her mother of Van Buren are one son, Scott Lajoie and his wife, Katrina, of Bangor; one grandson, John “Jack” Lajoie of Bangor; one sister, Judy Butler and her husband, Bert, of Van Buren; a brother-in-law, Gary Lajoie and his wife, Lisa, of Topsham; three nieces, Amy Butler and her companion, Jonas LaChapelle, of Whitefield, Becky Lajoie Beal and her husband, Chris, of Brunswick, and Jessica Lajoie of Brunswick; and two nephews, Jody Butler and his wife, Cristina, of Fuquay-Varina, N.C., and Adam Lajoie and his wife, Kelly, of San Antonio.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, at St. Paul the Apostle Parish, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Ohio Street, Bangor. Burial will be at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Bangor. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to National Osteoporosis Foundation, 1150 17th St. NW, Suite 850, Washington, DC 20036. Arrangements by Kiley & Foley Funeral Service, 299 Union St., Bangor. Condolences to her family may also be offered at www.kileyandfoley.com.