David R Lavigne

May 17, 1938 - January 24, 2017
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David R. Lavigne, 78, of Ludlow passed away Tuesday, January 24, 2017.  Son of the late David J. and Irene (Grenier) Lavigne, Dave was born in Ludlow on May 17, 1938.  A lifelong resident, he was a graduate of Ludlow High School and STCC.  Dave proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Navy.  He served the Town of Ludlow Fire Department as Captain for many years. Dave was a communicant of St. Elizabeth’s Parish in Ludlow.


Dave loved snowmobiling, flying remote planes with members of the HCRC and sailing with family and friends.


Dave is survived by his devoted wife of 59 years Janet (Lacroix) Lavigne of Ludlow; three sons David E. LaVigne (Pam) of Clarksville, TN, Mark E. Lavigne of Ludlow and Michael R. Lavigne (Crystal) of Belchertown and a daughter Lisa Marie Haluch (Tom) of Ludlow and his former daughter-in-law Trisha Lavigne of Ludlow; a brother Richard R. Lavigne of Port St. Lucie, FL and two sisters Gloria Preston of Springfield and Judith Boatwright of AL. Dave also leaves his 7 beloved grandchildren Matthew, David, Kelly, Andrew, Daniel Eric and Alex and 5 great-grandchildren Liam, Lennox, Uriah, Elias and Freya.

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Visitation Information

Visiting hours at the funeral home will be Monday, January 30, 2017 from 4:00-7:00 PM

Service Information

Funeral services celebrating Dave’s life will Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 8:45 AM at Kapinos-Mazur Funeral Home, 64 Sewall St., Ludlow, MA followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM in St. Elizabeth’s Parish, Hubbard St., Ludlow, MA.   Rites of Committal with Military Honors will follow in Island Pond Cemetery, Center St., Ludlow, MA.


Donation Information

In lieu of flowers donations in Dave’s memory may be made to the Ludlow Fire Dept Social Club, P.O. Box 382,  Ludlow, MA 01056 or St. Elizabeth’s Parish, 181 Hubbard St, Ludlow, MA 01056.


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Born: May 17, 1938
Died: January 24, 2017

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Judie, Kelli and Danie Chenaille posted on 1/31/17

We are sorry to hear of Dave's passing. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.


John and Patty Miron posted on 1/29/17

So sorry to hear of the passing of Dave. He and Janet both were such great friends to John and I back in our old Friendly days. We had a lot of fun with them! Great memories we will cherish forever. Rest in peace Dave! Love, Patty and John Miron


Barbara Connaughton posted on 1/28/17

Sorry for your loss. Prayers to you and your family.


Kathleen A Hastings posted on 1/26/17

Job well done, Captain Dave, our Families had so much fun and many memories, who could ask for anything more. You have left a wonderful legacy. Much love, Kathi, Ray, Mel & Mike


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Joaquim H Pedro posted on 1/25/17

God bless you rest in peace