Rene J. Savoie

January 5, 1926 - November 5, 2017
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Rene J. Savoie, 91, of Ludlow, passed away on Sunday, November 5, 2017.  His death follows shortly after the September passing of his beloved wife of nearly 71 years, Myrtle Mae (Falconer) Savoie. Son of the late Rene W. and Emiliana (Fontaine) Savoie, he was born in Ludlow on January 5, 1926. Rene was a student at Ludlow High School, leaving during his final year to run the family business, Savoie’s Dairy in Ludlow. He proudly served his country during World War II as a member of the U.S. Army, stationed at Ft. McClellan in Alabama.  His many skills and strong work ethic helped to support his growing family.  Rene worked at the Monsanto Bircham Bend Plant for 29 years, retiring as Maintenance Supervisor.  He built two family homes during his life, designing, cutting and milling timber for his and Myrt’s retirement home in Johnson, VT.  He spent his 35 years of retirement making maple syrup, hunting and enjoying visits from family, friends and neighbors until his return to Ludlow in 2013.

He was leader of Ludlow Boy Scout Troop # 181, an active member of Ludlow Boys and Girls Club’s “Gypsy Tribe” Camping group and FMCA “RV” Chapters. He passed on his “salt of the earth” values and standards by the example he and Myrt set for their children.  The Savoies were voted Mass. Scouting Family of the Year when all were active in Scouting.  Rene delighted in his nearly 3 decades of Christmas Eve visits to homes and hospitals as the “jolly fellow in red”.  His devotion and love of family, the outdoors and his sense of fun lives on in his children.

Rene is survived by: four sons Rhett (Jane) of Berlin, VT, Reid (Carol) of Wilbraham, MA, Rory of Johnson, VT, Reese of Ludlow, MA; three daughters Regina Germain (Jack) of Hampden, MA, Roxanne Savoie of Ludlow, MA and Rhonda Zina (Dick) of Palmer, MA. He also leaves his sister Rita (Larry) Beaudry and his brother Roland Savoie both of Ludlow, MA;  his sister-in-law Mary “Mimi” Savoie of Agawam along with his brother-in-law Roland “Chick” Falconer of Wells, ME.  Rene leaves 16 beloved grandchildren: Journe and Jacene Germain, Jolette (Ryan) Conway, Curt Zina, Calli (Tony) Phillips, Corinne (Bill) Matchett, Britney(Adam) Crisafulli,  Bethany(Luke) Jenne, Brandon (Jaime) Savoie, Brody (Jillian) Savoie, Austin (Amanda) Savoie, Zarah, Zethan, Soren, Torrey and Taran Savoie as well as 16 great-grandchildren Kailen, Rilynn, Emerson, Cardin, Theoren, Tristan, Raelyn, Matthew, Mason, Mia, Isalina, Emiliana, Luca, Roman, Reese, and Gehrig as well as many nieces and nephews. He was also predeceased by his brother Roger Savoie.

Rene will also be fondly remembered by his many friends, RV fellows, neighbors (VT and MA) and the loving staff and residents from Life Care Center of Wilbraham, MA.


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Visitation Information

Date: Saturday, November 11, 2017

Time: 8:30 am - 11:00 am

Funeral Home Service


64 Sewall Street, Ludlow, MA, 1056

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Service Information

Date: Saturday, November 11, 2017

Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Funeral Home Service


64 Sewall Street, Ludlow, MA, 1056

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Cemetery Information

Date: Saturday, November 11, 2017

Time: 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Island Pond Cemetery


Center Street, Ludlow, MA, 1056

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Donation Information

Donations in Rene’s memory may be made to Life Care Center of Wilbraham, 2399 Boston Rd, Wilbraham, MA 01095.


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Born: January 5, 1926
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Philip Gilmore posted on 11/13/17

Rox, So very sorry to hear of your family's great loss. We have been through much in our careers, and, now, unfortunately, we share this. You have a strong, wonderful family...rely and support each other! Our sincere condolences for you, and the Savoie family. Phil and Veronica


Mary Ann (Masley) Gianni posted on 11/11/17

To the Savoie family: I was truly saddened to hear of your Dad's passing. Your Mom first, and then your Dad to follow so soon. My heart goes out to all of you. Your parents were wonderful people, and they raised their family with love, respect and dignity. So sorry for your loss!


Fred Davis posted on 11/11/17

My deepest condolences to your entire Family. Although time and miles has taken us on separate journeys, I will always remember your parents as two very catering and loving people. They welcomed so many kids into their home and always made them feel welcome They were very special people They are together again and watching over you as they did their whole lives. Cherish the memories


Joan McMullen posted on 11/10/17

I will always cherish the fact that Mr Savoie welcomed one more child into his fold. He & Mrs. Savoie showed me what a family was like. I will miss them both.


Cheryl Salvador posted on 11/9/17

My heart goes out to the Savoie family. Mr. Savoie was a wonderful nieghbor anything we needed just run and ask. I will always hold your parents close to my heart as I do all of you. Love Cheryl


MARY JEANNE CHENAILLE posted on 11/9/17

Mimi always told me stories of the dairy farm and later the maple syrup. She and Roger spoke of your place up north with bunk beds. I know she can't remember but I'll remember for her. Love ❤️ Mary Jeanne


Lisa posted on 11/8/17

To my dear friends; the amazing children of Rene & Myrtle Savoie This is a beautiful tribute to your dad and to your family. Together you are all an incredible witness to the dignity of family life. I am forever touched by the love given, the goodness, smiles and kindness throughout the trials you all endured, and the unceasing devotion day to day! My heartfelt prayers are with you all! May Rene & Myrt's souls now rest in peace + God bless you and your families!


Ora & Marlene Paul posted on 11/8/17

We are sadden to hear about our dear friend. We had so many good times together. Day trips to Newport, Addison to see the snow geese and so many other wonderful times. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family. We will miss both of them. Love knowing all their children. Great family. Love all of you. Ora & Marlene


Madeline (Pinky) Sizemore posted on 11/7/17

Rene You will be missed but we know you are gone to be with the love of your life god bless your family you two are together again


anita delgado posted on 11/6/17

Rhonda and Reid along with all of your families, I am so sorry for your loss. You hold a special place in my heart. Please know I am thinking about you all. Always in my prayers . Much love to you all , Anita Delgado