Joseph "Ray" Raymond LAVOIE

14 February, 193420 October, 2020

Joseph “Ray” Lavoie of North Fort Myers passed away on Tuesday, October 20 at home after a long battle with Alzheimer's. He was 86 years old. Ray was born in Salem, Massachusetts. He was a devoted husband, wonderful father, and incredible grandfather with a great sense of humor.

Ray is survived by his wife of 62 years, Elaine (Proulx) Lavoie. His daughter, Betteanne McMahan, with son-in-law Dan of Massachusetts, and his daughter, LyndaLea Furtado with son-in-law Mark of Virginia. He is also survived by his is grandchildren Nate, Ted, Stephen, Sarah, and great-grand children Caroline and Amelia. Ray is also survived by siblings, Lucille, Margaret, Marie, and Roger. Along with many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by brother Gerald.

Ray is retired from H.P. Hood & Sons of Charleston, Massachusetts. He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He was an avid golfer, pool master, and enjoyed a good card game. In his retirement he loved meeting and helping new people while working at Indian Mound Hardware store, during his summers at Lake Ossipee in New Hampshire.

Donations in lieu of flowers, to the Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimer's Resource Center, 12468 Brantley Commons Court, Fort Myers, FL 33907 (

A small celebration of life and service will be held at the Sarasota National Cemetery in Sarasota, Florida.

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Jane and Bob Furtado

October 23, 2020

What can we say about Ray! We have known him for over 40 years. Wonderful memories such as: our childrens’ weddings: the birth of our grandson and arrival of our granddaughter: Westward Shores: Totem Pole: Ray’s Hardware Store: Florida and Disney!! So many wonderful times!!
We love you and you will be missed!
Our prayers are with Elaine, Betteann, our wonderful daughter-in-law LyndaLea and the rest of your family! May you Rest In Peace now Ray!

Robin Harris

October 22, 2020

Dear Elaine and family, I am truly so sad for your loss. Ray was a great friend to my parents, Ernie and Gladys Woodard. He was a “Ray” of sunshine with such a wonderful sense of humor. He will be truly missed. I know you are blessed with wonderful memories with him. May God give you strength for the coming days. With deepest sympathies, Robin.

Lori & Paul Furtado

October 22, 2020

So many great memories with Ray & Elaine while with the Furtado’s & up at Ossippee. Ray was a sweet man with a good sense of humor. Our hearts & prayers are with you all during this sad time.

Carolyn & Robert Glandorf

October 22, 2020

Will miss playing cards. He couldn’t be beat. Love to you all

sharon and don boehlke

October 22, 2020

Ray, so many happy memories. Elaine and you were the first we met when we moved in to Tara. So many years of playing cards and Bingo. Now the secret is out your favorite bingo number is 14. To remember you 14 is going to be my favorite number. Thank you for always making me smile and telling me how good I looked. I know how much Elaine and your family loved you. You always made everyone feel special. To Elaine and the family our deepest condolence to you all.

Marion Rafter

October 22, 2020

My dear friends, I am so sad to read this. You know you two were my friends for many many years and entrusted me with the care of your daughters for many years. Even took a trip to Cape Cod with you guys when I was a kid. So many memories. Elaine I will talk to you soon.
Love Marion


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