Maurice A. (Jim) Lavoie, 91, of Ludlow passed away Saturday, April 11, 2015. Son of the late Herve and Albertine (Talbot) Lavoie, he was born in Ludlow on November 9, 1923. Jim was a lifelong Ludlow resident and graduate of Cathedral High School. He proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Navy during WW II. He worked for Monsanto for many years. Maurice was a devoted member of the Parish Community of St. Elizabeth and of its League of the Sacred Heart.
He cared deeply about the positive development of youth and worked tirelessly all his life as a Scout Leader for Troop 180. He continued to be actively involved with the troop until recently.
Jim is survived by his loving wife Maggie (Falconer) Lavoie of Ludlow, two sons Maurice A. Lavoie II of Ludlow wife Eileen (Noel) Lavoie and Thomas E. Lavoie of Amherst and partner Arthur Friedman; and a daughter Kathleen E. Lavoie of Ludlow and wife Jeannine. He also leaves his beloved grandchildren Christopher Lavoie, Meghan (Lavoie) McNulty, Daniel Lavoie and Matthew Lavoie; Step grandchildren Leigh and Kelly Cardarelli along with his great grandson Miles Lavoie
Also held dear to his heart is a good friend Douglas Fuller.
Funeral Services for Jim will be Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 9:00 AM at the Kapinos-Mazur Funeral Home, 64 Sewall St, Ludlow, MA followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM in the Parish Community of St. Elizabeth, Hubbard St, Ludlow, MA. Rites of Committal with Military Honors will follow in Island Pond Cemetery, Center St, Ludlow, MA