1960 – 2013
N. Grosvenordale – Robert K. Lajoie, 52, of Labby Rd., died Monday, August 12, 2013, in UMASS Memorial Medical Center in Worcester. Born in Putnam on September 22, 1960. He is the son of Roland “Pete” and Lillian (Labonte) Lajoie, of Summerfield, FL, formerly of N. Grosvenordale.
Mr. Lajoie worked as an engineer and consultant for several fiber optic companies and most recently, Sterlite Industries in India. He enjoyed working on cars, especially when he could fix car problems for others.
Besides his beloved parents he is survived by a son Robert “R.J.” Lajoie of Thompson, a sister Jacqueline Lajoie of Thompson, a brother Michael Lajoie of OH; nephews Ryan and Jeffrey Lajoie; godparents Mr. & Mrs. Eugene “Jim” Lajoie; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
The family wishes to extend their sincere thanks to the medical team at UMASS Medical 6 ICU for the professional and medical expertise given to Bob in his final days.
A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held in St. Joseph Church 18 Main St., N. Grosvenordale on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 11 a.m. Burial will follow St. Joseph Cemetery. The family will receive visitors one hour prior to the Mass in the church foyer. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the St. Joseph Food Pantry, 18 Main St., N. Grosvenordale, CT 06255. Arrangements are by the Gilman and Valade Funeral Homes of Putnam and N. Grosvenordale. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com