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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Martha CallahanI'm so sorry
   Posted Wed February 03, 2021
I'm so sorry to hear of Fostine's passing. I enjoyed working with her on the Bereavement Committee. She taught me the ropes. I'm sure George was waiting for her. You never saw one without the other. What a wonderful couple

Dave and Leslie Healy
   Posted Wed February 03, 2021
Our deepest condolences to Sue, Laurie, Jane and your whole family. Your mom and dad are smiling down on you all.

Kendra and Chuck Hart
   Posted Wed February 03, 2021
Fostine was always smiling and welcoming people into her home. Always knew where to find the key even if they weren’t home!💕 Fostine (and George) was the epitome of love and laughs and will be dearly missed. Love, prayers, and thoughts for all the family.

Patricia Halacy LeQuesne
   Posted Thu February 04, 2021
Jane, Laurie and Susan... I'm so sorry to hear about your mom, Fostine. I worked with her at Uxbridge Savings. We had so much fun. She invited me to her house for lunch everyday so we could watch our favorite soap. Prayers for you and your families.

Don Frabotta
   Posted Thu February 04, 2021
Dear Jane, Laurie and Susan....My condolences to you and the "clan". Your mother was always a shining, there she is back with your Dad and the glow of their continued togetherness will light the way for a long time to come. As Martha said, above, if you saw one, you saw the other. When driving around, if I saw a silver car coming my way, I'd quickly look for the license plate with the Bronze Star on it and get my honker at the ready...many times we'd stop and get caught up. You know you were very lucky and blessed to have such a duo as your parents.....Sending thoughts and prayers.

Linda Frabotta
   Posted Thu February 04, 2021
Jane, Laurie,and Susan,
Your Mom was such a Lovely Person, always a smile and Hello, now her and Dad are together again! Remember all the laughs and memories!
Our condolences to the whole family!

Linda and Dick Frabotta

JoAnn Vaida
   Posted Sat February 06, 2021
My husband Justin and I lived next to George and Tina for a couple years, which were the first couple years of our daughter Gabby's life. Tina knitted Gabby the sweetest little sweater with a cat on it. She was always so kind to us! We absolutely loved being their neighbors and have thought about them often since moving away. We enjoyed sitting on the front porch with them, or getting a tour of the family room they built in the back. We feel blessed to have known them. Sending love from West Virginia, JoAnn, Justin, and Gabby

Kim, Michael and Allegra Maselli
   Posted Mon February 08, 2021
Our love and deepest sympathies are sent to all of you. May the sweet memories, love and laughter of your Mom always surround you!💞🌷💞

Love, Kim, Michael and Allegra

Nancy and Bill DeOrsay
   Posted Tue February 09, 2021
To the whole Lajoie family, please accept our sincerest condolences to you and your family! They were the nicest people any one could ever know. They always saw you if you were walking, shopping, church, they always stopped to talk to you. I only saw her once at the Nsg. Home but she had that smile on her face .She was a wonderful friend to you sister Betty also. Remember all the good and bad memories ( I am sure there were very few of those)! She will be missed by many I am sure. She is back with her beloved George. . Mr and Mrs DeOrsay

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