Obituary: Paul R. “Dick” Lajoie

Obituary: Paul R. “Dick” Lajoie

Paul R. “Dick” Lajoie

SACO – Paul R. “Dick” Lajoie, 82, died at dwelling November 6, 2022. Dick was born in Lewiston on Might 13, 1940, the son of the late Ernest and Amelia Lajoie. Rising up in Portland, he graduated from Deering Excessive Faculty in 1959. Upon commencement, Dick enlisted in the US Navy. After his honorable discharge, Dick moved to New York to proceed his technical coaching to ascertain his profession with the outdated New England Phone Firm. Nonetheless desirous to return to Maine, Dick requested a switch again to his Maine dwelling. For greater than 36 years, Dick labored all through Maine putting in and repairing phone programs in industrial and residential buildings, retiring in 1999. After retirement, Dick loved his pursuit of lifelong studying and health. He loved woodworking, dwelling reworking and furnishings restoration, filth biking, {golfing}, snowboarding, studying, and learning army historical past. Nonetheless, his best ardour in life was his love for long-distance working. All through his life he participated in lots of street races, marathons and several other Seaside to Beacon street races the place he was proud to position in his age group. Though he was devastated to surrender working later in life, he supported, taught, mentored and coached many others to assist them obtain their health targets. He was a really beneficiant and beneficiant individual with an awesome humorousness who had the flexibility to speak with anybody, no matter age. He was an avid Patriots and Crimson Sox fan who liked household gatherings and spending time with these he liked. Dick was an unimaginable soul who shall be deeply missed. Dick’s household wish to categorical their deepest gratitude to the caregivers at Hospice of Southern Maine. He’s predeceased by his sisters, Doris Burke, Rochelle Malia and Joan Wilcox; brother, Robert Lajoie and his beloved cats, Abbey and Mr. Stubbs.

He’s survived by his beloved spouse, Nian Lyman-Lajoie of Saco; daughter, Amy Lajoie of Nevada; stepsons, Eric Severy and his spouse Ashley of Durham and Joel Severy of California. He additionally leaves to mourn his brother, Thomas Lajoie and his spouse Joan of Florida in addition to a number of nieces and nephews. A funeral service with army honors shall be held on Friday, November 18, at 1 p.m., at Brooklawn Memorial Park, Congress Avenue, Portland. A reception and celebration of Dick’s life will observe from 2-4 p.m., on the Conroy-Tully Walker Funeral Residence, 1024 Broadway, South Portland. To view Dick’s memorial web page or to share condolences, please go to

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions could also be made both to the Hospice of Southern Maine or to the Particular Olympics, a corporation Dick held close to

to his coronary heart.

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