BRISTOL, CONN. AND CARIBOU – Eddie LaVoie, 94, husband of the late Patricia (Soucy) LaVoie died Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 at the Village Green of Bristol. Eddie was born Oct. 21, 1919, in Lille, the son of the late Joseph and Florence (Chabre) LaVoie.
He was a U.S. Army Air corps veteran of World War II, having served in New Guinea, Philippines and Japan. Eddie was wounded twice while in combat and was a Purple Heart recipient. Prior to his retirement he employed as a furnace operator at Wallace Barnes Company of Bristol. Eddie was a humble man. He enjoyed the simple things in life: a hot cup of black coffee, word search puzzles, gardening, woodworking, cooking, cherished visits with friends and family and making acquaintances with any dog he met. Eddie will be most remembered for his contagious smile; his warm and friendly greeting to everyone he met, his expression of positive emotions and uplifting soul that he passed to everyone, all through his smile.
Surviving is his daughter, Marie Green and her husband, John of Bristol, CT., his beloved grandchildren, Kimberly Ploszaj of Bristol,CT., and Justin Ploszaj of Terryville, CT., stepgrandson, Billy Green, his brother, Wilfred LaVoie of Bristol, Ct. and his sister, Jean Sutherland of Caribou , his sister in-law, Vella Pinella and brother in-law, Bert Soucy; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his sisters, Blanche, Doris, Lena, Louise and Germaine and his brothers, Norman and Louis.
A memorial mass celebrating Eddie’s life will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, May 29, 2014 from the Parish of the Precious Blood Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Burial with military honors will be in the Northern Mane Veterans Cemetery. Following the service all are invited to a time of continued fellowship and refreshments at the parish center. In lieu of flowers, Eddie’s family has requested donations be made in his memory to the Little Guild of Saint Francis Animal Rescue, 285 Sharon Goshen Turnpike, West Cornwall, CT 06796. Arrangements by the Mockler Funeral Home, Caribou.