TOPSHAM — Thelma R. Lavoie, 88, died Sept. 6 at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick, after a short illness. Lavoie was born June 17, 1924, in Topsham, to Delia Dugas Frenier and William Frenier. She had one sister, Evelyn Bowley.
Lavoie was married to Alphonse Lavoie in February 1951. She attended school at Notre Dame De Lourdes in Skowhegan. Lavoie began her career at Verney Mill in Brunswick, and worked there until its closing. Shen then went to Regional Memorial Hospital, where she enjoyed working for more than 20 years, proudly retiring at the age of 65.
Lavoie was an avid reader and enjoyed the thrills of a good murder mystery. She was a congregant of St. John’s the Baptist Church in Brunswick. Lavoie had a wonderful sense of humor and maintained that throughout her life.
Lavoie is survived by son William and his wife, Patty, and son Steven and his wife, Anne, all of Topsham; her grandsons Alan Lavoie, of Lisbon, and Joe Lavoie, of Richmond; two great-grandchildren, Alan Lavoie Jr. and Tristan Lavoie, of Lisbon; and many nieces and nephews.
Lavoie is predeceased by her husband, Alphonse; sister Evelyn Bowley; and granddaughter Amanda Grace Lavoie.
A funeral was held Sept. 11 at St. John the Baptist Church in Brunswick.
Arrangements are by Demers-Desmond Funeral Home in Brunswick.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
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Thelma R. Lavoie