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Edward J. Lavoie, 89, of Stafford County rose up in the arms of an angel on Sunday, May 19, 2013, to be with the Lord.
He was married to his beloved wife, Rose Lavoie, in 1950 for 57 years before she rose up to be with the Lord.
Besides being a devoted husband, father and friend, he faithfully served his country during World War II and the Korean War, serving with the U.S. Marine Corps from 1943 until his retirement in 1964. He also worked as a civil servant for the Department of Defense.
He was a lifetime honorary member of American Legion Post 290 and a past longtime member of the Rod & Gun Club at Quantico, where he dedicated his time arranging many annual functions.
Edward is survived by two sons, Bill Lavoie and his wife, Susan, and Tom Lavoie and his wife, Sara; two daughters, Mary Triplett and her husband, Dale, and Claire Lavoie Hammond and her husband, Tom; eight grandchildren, Brandy Jennings, Tara Allen, Will Lavoie, Chris Triplett, Chase Lavoie, Madison Lavoie and Jason Triplett; and three great-grandchildren, soon to be four.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 27, at Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service, Stafford Chapel, where a prayer service will begin at 7:45 p.am.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 28, at St. William of York Catholic Church. Burial will follow at 1 p.m. at Quantico National Cemetery, where military honors will be provided by the U.S. Marine Corps.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Edward's honor to the Alzheimer's Association at act.alz.org; or to the Alzheimer's Foundation at alzfdn.org.
Online condolences may be made at mullinsthompson