1929 – 2011
North Grosvenordale – Philip O. Lajoie, 82, of Main Street, died Wednesday, April 27, 2011 in Lanessa Extended Care. He was the loving husband of Theresa (Larose) Lajoie. Born in Thompson, he was the son of the late Exeas and Alice (Bellerose) Lajoie.
Mr. Lajoie served his country in the Korean Conflict earning himself the bronze star. He worked as a postal clerk for the North Grosvenordale Post Office and as a professional pallbearer for the Gilman and Valade Funeral Homes for 30 years. He was a communicant of Saint Joseph Church in North Grosvenordale and served as a sacristan for over 60 years. He was a member of the American Legion. He especially enjoyed decorating for Christmas.
In addition to his wife, Philip is survived by his son, Raymond Lajoie of Putnam; his brothers, Roland Lajoie of FL, Eugene Lajoie of FL, Paul Lajoie of Quinebaug, Norman Lajoie of Putnam; his sisters, Lorraine Breault of FL, Margaret Piekarczyk of Dudley, MA, Louise Robbins of Thompson, Claire Bosse of CA; and three grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his brother, the late Gerald Lajoie; and his sisters, the late Theresa Beauregard, and the late Rachel Gibson.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Philip’s family from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, April 29, 2011 in the Valade Funeral Home, 23 Main St., N. Grosvenordale CT. A gathering will begin at 10:00 am in the funeral home on Saturday, April 30, 2011 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am in St. Joseph Church, 20 Main St., N. Grosvenordale. Burial will follow in Saint Joseph Cemetery. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com
Memorial donations, may be made to Saint Joseph Church, 20 Main Street, North Grosvenordale, CT 06255