Richard L. Lavoie, 87, of Berlin, passed away on December 1, 2022 at Androscoggin Valley Hospital in Berlin after a period of failing health. Richard was born in Berlin on April 1, 1935 the son of the late Louise and Pauline (Guerin) Lavoie and resided in the area all of his life. For 44 years Richard worked as a piper at the mill, first for Brown Company and then for James River Corp. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, motorcycling riding, snowmobiling and ice fishing. He enjoyed wood working and over the years built numerous cradles for his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was known to help his neighbors during winter months with their snow shoveling and snow blowing. He also helped deliver and worked for Senior Meals.
Members of the family include his son Richard T. D. Lavoie of Berlin; his two daughters Mary Lavoie and Sally Bisson and husband Fred, both of Berlin; 6 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; a sister Barbara Couture of Berlin; nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his wife Aurore Lavoie, and two brothers Lawrence and Theodore.
A Funeral Mass will take place on Friday, December 9, 2022 at 1pm at Holy Family Church, Church Street, Gorham. Interment will take place in the spring. Relatives and friends are invited to call Friday from 10am - 12noon at Bryant Fleury-Patry Funeral Home, 180 Hillside Ave., Berlin prior to the Mass.
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