White Funeral & Cremation Service

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Jeanne Marie Lavoie

March 17, 1953January 21, 2020

Jeanne M. Lavoie, 66, passed away on Tuesday, January 21. A well loved sister, friend, aunt and great aunt; her humor, fierce wit and creativity will be missed by many. Born in Massachusetts (to Roland and Mary Lavoie), Jeanne lived in Littleton MA, Manchester NH, Boston MA, San Francisco CA, and most recently, Bolivia NC. She graduated from Keene State College 1975. Where ever Jeanne called home, she was surrounded by loyal friends; the party started when Jeanne arrived. Prior to her retirement, Jeanne was a Door and Hardware specialist, with a well honed respect for architectural detail. Jeanne was predeceased by her parents and by her beloved wife of several years, Paulette Wade. Jeanne leaves behind a cadre of people who loved her: four siblings - Anne M. Ahronian (Leon) of Templeton, MA, R. Patrick Lavoie (Sylvia) of Greenland, NH, Thomas Lavoie (Karen) of Manchester, NH and Ellen Lavoie Cooke (Tina) of Dover NH, and her sister-in-spirit, Margaret Fuquea. Jeanne’s tendency to attract - and keep - wonderful, caring friendships resulted in a remarkably lengthy list of those who were happy to call her friend. There will a Celebration of Life on Sunday, January 26 at the Property Owners’ Club at Winding River Plantation, from 1:00 to 4:00. An additional service will be held in NH at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to Lower Cape Fear LifeCare Foundation.


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Cindy Shea

January 24, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss.
Jeanne and I go way back to KSC and her first years of teaching in Derry. We shared houses and apartments, and shared our families with each other. She and were blessed. We traveled together by bike, air and train. What a time we had!!
I will always count her as one of my truest friends.
I will miss her and think of her always.

Candace Hemrich

January 24, 2020

Jeanne was so special. To all her close knit Family our deepest condolences on your devastating loss. Joyce and I were so blessed to count ourselves among her close San Francisco buddies for all those years. She and Paulette both had such openness, enveloping love of others, uncompromising strength, and vicarious, proud, joyful spirits. Kismet they found each other. Our good fortune they found all of us. Jeanne, we miss you and will love you for always.

Kelly Wade

January 23, 2020

I feel so lucky to have had Jeanne as a friend and better yet a sister-in-law. I so enjoyed her sense of humor and quick wit. Always brought a smile to my face when I would think of her. Will miss you always. Give my sister Paulette a big hug and have her squeeze you back for me. Love to you always.

Lucy Canfield

January 23, 2020

All I can say is that I feel lucky to have been one of Jeanne’s many friends. I’ve been trying hard to recall how we became acquainted, but I know it all started on the campus of KSC (probably at a party!). Most of my very fond memories at KSC are with Jeanne, but the memories don’t stop in Keene.
Thank you,Jeanne, for being my friend. I love you 💕.

Robert Cooke

January 23, 2020

Jeanne will be missed. I am glad that I was able to know her. I am sorry for the family loss.

Lorraine Kulik

January 23, 2020

Rest in PEACE Aunt Jeanne. Condolences to the large group of family and friends, especially my favorite "girls" Jenny, Mel, & Julia as well as their mom, Ellen. Fondly, all the Kuliks

Martha McGuane

January 23, 2020

Jeanne is surely missed. I really enjoyed her personality, wit , and intelligence. Jeanne also had the cutest dog Teddie!

Elizabeth Lavoie

January 22, 2020

Growing up, I didn’t get to see my Aunt Jeannie too much because she lived on the west coast; however, some of my earliest memories are of seeing Aunt Jeannie for Christmas or receiving a gift from her in the mail.

One Christmas Aunt Jeannie gave me this cowgirl doll. I just remember staring at this doll—it was unlike any of the Barbies I’d seen. It looked like me- tomboyish, a bit zany with this wildly, indelicate smile. She had real hips and real strength.

When I think about Aunt Jeanne, I immediately think of that doll. She lit up the room, she was a bit zany and she certainly had real strength. Most of all I think of her wild smile.

Aunt Jeannie, as well as many others, often told me that I look like my grandmother. While I hope that’s true, I also hope I get my aunt’s wild smile.

Barbara Clapp

January 22, 2020

So sorry for your loss.
May her memory be eternal.