Fostine Ann (Tancrell) Lajoie

Born: Mon., Oct. 9, 1933
Died: Mon., Feb. 1, 2021

Funeral Service

Tue., Feb. 09, 2021
Location: Tancrell-Jackman Funeral Home


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Tue., Feb. 09, 2021
Location: Tancrell-Jackman Funeral Home

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Uxbridge- Fostine Ann (Tancrell) Lajoie, 87 passed away Monday, February 1, 2021.  She was the beloved wife of the late George Henry Lajoie for 65 years.  
         Fostine leaves behind her loving daughters: Jane A Barron and her husband James of Whitinsville, MA.  Laurie Maselli and her husband Tom of Exeter, RI and Susan Roberts and her husband Kevin of South Kingstown, RI; beloved grandmother to 7, Matthew Archambault and his wife Amanda, Maryjane Morgan Barron, J. Riley Barron, Brandon Maselli, Christian Maselli, Kevin Roberts Jr. and Hunter Roberts and great-grandmother to Hadley and Julian Archambault. She also leaves her brothers J. Edward Tancrell and his wife Connie of Worcester, MA, Norman Tancrell and his wife Roberta of East Greenwich, RI and a sister-in-law, Elizabeth Tancrell of Uxbridge, MA. She was predeceased by her brother Robert Tancrell of Uxbridge, MA.
         Fostine was a lifelong resident of Uxbridge, and was born October 9, 1933 to J. Edward and Dorothy Morgan Tancrell.  After graduating from Uxbridge High School, Fostine worked at State Mutual Life Insurance Company.  After her three daughters were born, Fostine did volunteer work as a Girl Scout Leader, Uxbridge High study monitor, Cheerleading coach, CCD teacher, and was also a crossing guard for the Uxbridge schools. Fostine was very talented making her daughters clothing whether sewing or knitting, and always made a matching outfit for their Barbie Dolls.  Fostine was famous for her handmade Irish Knit Sweaters. Fostine hosted many cocktail parties, played the guitar, sang and played tennis with her husband. She spent all of her vacations with her family at the beaches in Rhode Island, weekends in Newport and summers at Misquamicut Beach and Watch Hill, RI.
          Later, Fostine began working as an Assistant Manager at Unibank for Savings which led to a 25 year career. During that time, she also volunteered on the Bereavement committee for St. Mary’s Church and the Uxbridge Food Pantry where she always had a basket of knitted hats and mittens for the taking.
          Fostine was known for her beautiful smile, bubbly personality, loving and caring spirit and would lend a hand to anyone who needed it.  
          Fostine’s Funeral Service will be held on Tues. Feb. 9 at 12 noon in Tancrell-Jackman Funeral Home, 35 Snowling Rd., Uxbridge. Calling hours will be held prior from 10-12. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the People First Food Pantry, P.O. Box 506, Uxbridge, MA 01569 in memory of Fostine Lajoie. To leave a condolence message for her family please visit:

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