George Henry LaJoie

Born: Wed., Feb. 18, 1925
Died: Sat., Aug. 29, 2020


Visitation

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Wed., Sep. 02, 2020
Location: Tancrell-Jackman Funeral Home


Funeral Service

11:00 AM Wed., Sep. 02, 2020
Location: Tancrell-Jackman Funeral Home


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Uxbridge- George Henry Lajoie, 95, WWII Veteran, passed away Sat. Aug. 29,2020 at his home. He was the beloved husband of Fostine (Tancrell) Lajoie.  The couple would have celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary on September 6th.

     In addition to his wife, George leaves his loving daughters: Jane A. Barron and her husband James of Whitinsville, Laurie M. Maselli and her husband Tom of Exeter, RI and Susan M. Roberts and her husband Kevin of South Kingstown, RI; Beloved grandfather to 7: Matthew Archambault and his wife Amanda, Maryjane Barron, J. Riley Barron, Brandon Maselli, Christian Maselli, Kevin Roberts Jr. and Hunter Roberts, and great grandfather to Hadley and Julian Archambault.

     George was a lifelong resident of Uxbridge, and was born February 18, 1925, to Ethel (Riley) and Henry Lajoie. He was a graduate of Uxbridge High School, where he played football, baseball and was a member of the UHS band. Upon graduating, George was enlisted in the U.S Army, where he served as a Sergeant in the 85th Infantry Division, he was stationed in Africa, Italy and Germany. George earned a Bronze Star, Combat Infantry Badge and the American and Eastern Campaign Medals. After serving 3 years George played baseball for the Army on Staten Island where he received an invitation to play AAA Baseball in New York, however George decided to further his education by attending Worcester Junior College.  Upon graduating he worked as a mailman, in a hardware store and at Corbett Buick.  Shortly after, he started a career as a car salesman at Mack Buick in Woonsocket, RI where he worked for 35 years, earning himself several Salesman of the Year awards.  

     George loved being with his wife and children, vacationing every summer in Misquamicut Beach and Watch Hill, RI.  George and his wife were avid tennis players and competed in several leagues over the years.  George’s love of sports continued throughout his whole life attending many field hockey, softball and basketball games of his 3 daughters, and later attending football, baseball, tennis, and hockey games of his grandchildren.  His pride on the sidelines stretched through Little League, Pee Wee Football, Middle and High School and College sports for his grandchildren. After every game he followed up with a phone call to discuss the entire game.

     Anyone who knew George expected a joke or a song when seeing him.  He was always the life of the party, the one everyone gathered around because of his infectious spirit.  He could be found with a ball in hand, always….even when walking his daughters down the aisle.  George was the epitome of pride, courage and determination.  He was welcoming, hilarious and a joy to be around.  
George was a devout Catholic, as a member of St. Mary’s Parish in Uxbridge, where he served as an Alter Boy and later became a weekly volunteer at Sunday Mass. He was also a member of the American Legion for many years.

     George’s Funeral Service will be held on Wed. Sept. 2 at 11 am in Tancrell-Jackman Funeral Home, 35 Snowling Rd., Uxbridge. Calling hours will be held prior from 9-11 am. Burial will be private. Donations in George’s memory may be made to: St. Mary’s Church, 77 Mendon St. Uxbridge, MA 01569. To leave a condolence message for his family please visit: www.Jackmanfuneralhomes.com.

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Barry Griffiths
   Posted Sun August 30, 2020
Barbara and Barry Griffiths send our condolences,thoughts and prayers to all

Julie McMurray
   Posted Mon August 31, 2020
To the LaJoie Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Your father "Georgie" holds a very special place in my heart and my daughter Neve's heart. I loved chatting with him on my walks by the house and always looked forward to his wave as I drove by. Whenever I saw him he had a song to sing to Neve and I and always a great story to tell. On his drives around town he would always stop to say hi. I have fond memories of the tennis years and his friendship with my dad. He will be greatly missed. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.
My sincere condolences
Julie McMurray and Neve

Vivian Barlow
   Posted Mon August 31, 2020
Laurie I am so sorry for you loss. I know we have never met but just wanted to offer my condolences and I know that you were truly blessed to have such a wonderful Father. Love to you and yours.

Fondly

Vivian Barlow

Mark Donahue
   Posted Mon August 31, 2020
My sincere condolences to the Lajoie family on the passing of George. When I first began my teaching/coaching career at Uxbridge High, George was one of the first people to welcome me aboard. Whenever I ran into him , be it at one of the playing fields, the gymnasium, or out and about town, George was always talking about a recent game or upcoming contest. Always upbeat and positive, a true supporter of UHS athletics ! It was an honor to have known him.

Mark Donahue

Paulo, Helena, Adam & Jude Goncalves
   Posted Mon August 31, 2020
Lajoie family,
My family and I are so saddened to hear about Georges passing.
George was our neighbor, but he was a lot more than a neighbor, he was a dear friend
whom always had a smile and a good word. He and Tina always made my family and I feel so welcome since the day we moved in next door. He had such a infectious way of telling his stories, such a warm, kind, gentle man.
We also had so much in common, especially our love for New England sports, old TV shows especially the Three Stooges. So many times, he would tell me on a daily a daily basis, how blessed and proud he was of his three wonderful daughters Jane, Laurie & Susan he truly adored (s) them. Also, how fond he was of his son in laws and all
his grandchildren and family. He was truly a good friend going to miss him! We have lost a good friend, but heaven has gained
an Angel in George, I bet he's in heaven throwing the ball around with Ted Williams! Thank you George for being such a good friend and a
wonderful neighbor. Going to miss you dearly! my friend!!!!

Paulo, Helena, Adam & Jude Goncalves

Ann (Kaczowka) Whalen
   Posted Mon August 31, 2020
LaJoie family,

I am so sad to hear of George’s passing. Like others, I have so many fond and funny memories of him and your family. What a life rich in a beloved family and experiences. Thoughts and prayers are with you. He will be lovingly remembered.

Diane (Beauchemin) Russell
   Posted Mon August 31, 2020
Fostine,
My deepest condolences to you and your family upon hearing of George's passing. George always had a smile on his face and joy in his heart especially when talking about his family. May memories of your lives together bring you comfort.

KM Heroux
   Posted Mon August 31, 2020
Honors to George.

May he Rest In Peace.

From the Family of GNMiller from Worcester, wwII vet. 1923-

Don Frabotta
   Posted Tue September 01, 2020
Well....an era in laughs, jokes, smiles, kindnesses is in transition to the next level. But, we who shared of his presence will loving linger for time to come of what we were able to share. Always the big, bright smile coule be seen coming down the street if he knew he was approaching you. Sometimes I used to think you could set a clock by Georgie's drives through town...I'd see a silver car coming and would squint to see the Bronze Star coming toward me. Many's the time he'd stop for a chat and an update and a joke.
I recall some of the early family gatherings where Georgie would appear and entertain us with his positive outlook on whatever the subject was. Over the years, George and Fostine would always come up in conversation whether we'd seen them lately or not. It was just last Saturday that I ran into Cousin Maria in the parking lot of Wal*Mart and were talking about them....and. Everyone who met Georgie, it seems has so many good memories. He was a presence in town. He was such a wonderful cousin. We will miss him dearly, but we'll sit now and then and bring up a "Georgie Story" to re-ignite those moments. My condolences to Fostine, Janie, Laurie and Susan and their families.

Mike Mahoney
   Posted Tue September 01, 2020
To the Family- Sorry for your loss. George was a great man. He was the number 1 fan of all Uxbridge Athletes. Always encouraging and cheerful. I have many for fond memories of your Dad . God bless your family in this time.

Linda Frabotta
   Posted Wed September 02, 2020
Fostin and family, our condolences to all of you at this time of grieving for you Husband, Dad and Grandpa.
George was such a happy person, always a smile and positive outlook to life, so young at heart! Anytime we would bump into him, a song first then good talk! Remember all the good times you all had together!

Linda And Dick

Kenneth Gonzalez DeOrellana
   Posted Wed September 02, 2020
Laurie,
My deepest symphony and condolences for you and your family in this time. May you take consolation in all the pleasant memories with your father. May the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace.

Respectfully Yours,
Ken

Patricia Gibson
   Posted Thu September 03, 2020
I was so sad to hear of George's passing. I have such fond memories of him greeting me and chatting a little bit after Mass at St. Mary's. He always seemed to recognize me, although it might be many days or weeks between chats. Fostine, you area a special person and I have such good memories of working with you for Morning Star Ministry. You and George were always so upbeat and friendly towards me. So glad I got to know both of you, even if the connections were sometimes brief. Sending prayers of peace for your family.

Dennis & Janet Hewett
   Posted Thu September 03, 2020
Tina - Our sympathies go out to you and your entire family. George always had a smile for everyone and would call out from his front porch if he saw us walk by (even stopped the car to say hi if passing us on another street if we were walking). He will be greatly missed and well remembered by all who knew him.

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