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Gary C. Lajoie

January 28, 1954July 10, 2021

Gary C. Lajoie 1954 - 2021

Leeds- On July 10th, 2021 Gary Christien Lajoie passed away unexpectedly at 67, leaving many loved ones behind. Gary was born in Lewiston Maine January 28, 1954. Gary was a successful business owner as well as a retired SSG E6 in the Maine Army National Guards. Gary served Active Duty from August, 1972 to August, 1975 and enlisted in the Maine Army National Guard on August 20, 1979 until his retirement on May 5, 2003. Gary leaves behind his son Royce, partner Audrey, Three grandsons Chandler, Mason, and Colby two granddaughters Lydia & Briar. And daughter Hanna Jean, partner Rudy and oldest granddaughter Jordyn. Gary also leaves behind his younger brother Brian Lajoie and his (kids mother) lifelong friend Patricia Concepcion. He is predeceased by his father Christien Joseph Lajoie and mother Jeannine C Monier. Gary’s children and grandchildren were his life. Gary enjoyed working with his son by his side every day and tinkering with John Deere tractors with his daughter. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing. Gary was a man of great knowledge. He was a caring, loving man. A man that was proud to serve his country and would do it again and again. Our father (Papa) will be missed by so many. On line condolences may be shared at www.thefortingroupauburn.com. Visitation Fortin Auburn, Thursday August 5th from 9-11 AM. Funeral at the funeral home at 11 AM, followed by Committal with military honors at Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Mt. Vernon Rd Augusta at 1 PM. Arrangements are under the direction of The Fortin group Funeral Home, Cremation & Monument Services 217 Turner St. Auburn 783-8545.

Services

5 August

Visitation

9:00 am - 11:00 am

The Fortin Group

217 Turner Street
Auburn, Maine 04210

5 August

Funeral Service

11:00 am

The Fortin Group

217 Turner Street
Auburn, Maine 04210

5 August

Committal prayers and military honors

1:00 pm

Maine Veterans Memorial Cemtery

Graveside

Mt. Vernon Rd.
Augusta, Maine

Memories

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Chandler Lajoie

August 1, 2021

Dear Papa,
You’ve been on my mind a lot lately making my heart very heavy. This was always my biggest fear.. losing my Papa.. The things you have taught me will always stick with me and carry me through life. Feels like just yesterday you and I was out back playing pass with the football teaching me how to cut angles and get the defender quicker. Feels like just yesterday me you dad and matty all went to the Patriots game! I can’t thank you enough for what you’ve done for all of us and most of all this Country! You have lived a life like no other and have done so much on this earth it’s incredible. I’ll forever cherish the times I got to share with you! You’ve taught me a lot ole man!! I stay driven because all I can hear in my head is you telling me “I don’t not care what you do son, just make me proud.” I hope I’m doing just that and then some Papa.
This is not a goodbye,
It’s I’ll see you on the other side..
Love , The Kid.

Hanna Lajoie

August 1, 2021

Where do I start, you weren’t just my dad but my best friend, my rock, hero and the glue that held us together. You were the smartest human I know. I’m beyond proud to say I’m your daughter. We may not have grown up to be doctors or lawyers, but we grew up strong humans, with great work ethics, loyal, and loving people. We owe this to you dad, of course mom helped but you raised us with that tough Love ❤️. I know, no matter what I become or have became you were always proud of me, and I promise I will continue to make you proud. I will forever cherish the moments we had together and your memory I will carry with me everyday. I know you will watch over us forever and keep us safe. I love you dad and I promise I will continue to do the right thing. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️💕💕💕😘😘😘😘

Thomas Teahan

July 31, 2021

A true American who served his country and community . Dedicated Father and Grandfather. Hard worker and good friend. We had many laughs and concerns together thru fb messenger for our country. God bless your soul Gary you will be well missed. Tom Teahan

Patricia Concepcion

July 31, 2021

In my heart,I thought of you today.But that is nothing new.I thought about you yesterday.And day before that too.I think of you in silence.I often speak your name.Now all i have is memories of our 50 years of friendship in which 37 years of marriage,our 2 beautiful children and 7 beautiful grandchildren.Your memory is my keepsake,with which i'll never part.God has you in his keeping.I love you in my heart.With Love Patty..

Dee Yeaton

July 27, 2021

To: My New Family
From: Dee

I can honestly say that Hanna is a person of integrity and whenever she talked about her family including her DAD which was always the topic of her discussion.... She admired him and loves him to no END... I admire the strength and admiration she has for her FAMILY as a WHOLE... Hanna, you need to know that with the short time we have known each other you have taught me so much and FAMILY is at the TOP of your list. Bless this FAMILY and know I am so very sorry fot your loss .... <3 You will NEVER FORGET HIm and the stories you tell about your family .... Well I can pee my pants... You all are a HOOT!!! <3

Bill & Nancy Holland

July 27, 2021

He started out building a barn for us in Mt. Vernon, but what he built was an enduring friendship. After eighteen years, many projects, and finally including our new home in Albion, Gary was family…Royce too.
We loved the guy and always laughed like hell when together. To say we’ll miss him is quite an understatement. He was a one-off piece of work.
Goodbye Gary.
Love ya,
Bill and Nancy

JOLINE RANCOURT

July 25, 2021

Even thought I was not accepted by some people in your family, I love you today, tomorrow & always. When we met you told me that you loved me & you told me that just recently. You held me tightly & said these words. You will always hold a special place in my heart. We shared many personal conversations. Through good & difficult times. You were with me for many years as a lover, best friend one that I could depend on & trust. You complained to me that you were so tired. You worked too hard. Rest in Peace. You were not suppose to leave me so soon. We had plans to go to the islands in February 2022. Life has to go on but it will be really hard without you. You said your mother got us together & she did. Miss You & Love You Forever.

Bob Pelletier

July 25, 2021

R.I.P. Brother. Thanks for all the good memories, especially when we moved the fridge up to your apartment at 11pm, and your landlord started beating on me calling me a bum. This was a great man. My condolences to his family.

Dwaine Drummond

July 25, 2021

Gary challenged us leaders and always supported his soldiers. He made me a better commander and soldier. RIP SSG Lajoie.

Tatiyana Johnson

July 25, 2021

Ilysm❤️and I miss you papa

FROM THE FAMILY

Gary and his parents; Joe & Jeannine

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Gary & Patty getting married!!!

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And the story begins...

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Patty & Gary

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Gary's younger days!!!

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Dad (Gary) getting ready to jump! One of the many things he enjoyed and had lots of memories to share with us..

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Dad's most cherished memories.. True American bad ass…

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Biography

Gary C. Lajoie
1954 - 2021


Leeds- On July 10th, 2021 Gary Christien Lajoie passed away unexpectedly at 67, leaving many loved ones behind. Gary was born in Lewiston Maine January 28, 1954. Gary was a successful business owner as well as a retired SSG E6 in the Maine Army National Guards.
Gary served Active Duty from August, 1972 to August, 1975 and enlisted in the Maine Army National Guard on August 20, 1979 until his retirement on May 5, 2003.
Gary leaves behind his son Royce, partner Audrey, Three grandsons Chandler, Mason, and Colby two granddaughters Lydia & Briar.
And daughter Hanna Jean, partner Rudy and oldest granddaughter Jordyn.
Gary also leaves behind his younger brother Brian Lajoie and his (kids mother) lifelong friend Patricia Concepcion.
He is predeceased by his father Christien Joseph Lajoie and mother Jeannine C Monier.
Gary’s children and grandchildren were his life. Gary enjoyed working with his son by his side every day and tinkering with John Deere tractors with his daughter. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Gary was a man of great knowledge. He was a caring, loving man. A man that was proud to serve his country and would do it again and again.
Our father (Papa) will be missed by so many.
On line condolences may be shared at www.thefortingroupauburn.com.
Visitation Fortin Auburn, Thursday August 5th from 9-11 AM. Funeral at the funeral home at 11 AM, followed by Committal with military honors at Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Mt. Vernon Rd Augusta at 1 PM. Arrangements are under the direction of The Fortin group Funeral Home, Cremation & Monument Services 217 Turner St. Auburn 783-8545.