He graduated from Wilmington High School where he played both baseball and basketball. Mr. Lavoy was a mechanic for Moran’s Garage before entering the Army where he served in World War II. Following his discharge from the service he worked as a self-employed plumber and propane gas distributor and retired at the age of 80. He was a member of the US Army Air Corps and former member of the VFW and American Legion in Wilmington.
For 55 years he was a member of the Wilmington Water Department where he served as water commissioner for many years. He was also a member of the Wilmington Fire Department for 25 years and the sheriff’s department for 15 years.
Mr. Lavoy played on town and military baseball and basketball teams and enjoyed golf, and hunting in his earlier years. Not only was he an avid New York Yankees baseball fan, but he was a ball player as well, having been signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers. Military service ended that possibility but after his service he continued to pitch for the town baseball team. He enjoyed all sports and spending time with his family.
Mr. Lavoy is survived by his children, Tamara Karwoski, of Palm Harbor, FL; Dennis Lavoy, of Lake Worth, FL; Susan Ruprecht and husband Carl, of East Berkshire, VT; Mark Lavoy and wife Marie, of Wilmington; Chris Lavoy, of Wilmington; and Lisa Levitas and husband Jon, of Goshen, NY; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Beatrice Ann Dunn (Bobbie), whom he married in Adams, MA, on November 30, 1946. Mrs. Lavoy died October 13, 2016. Also preceding him in death was his brother, Roland B. Lavoy and his grandson Kevin M. Lavoy.
Funeral services for Mr. Lavoy will be held Sunday, August 27, at 2 pm at Covey, Allen and Shea Funeral Home, 44 East Main Street. Interment will follow in Riverview Cemetery. Visiting hours at the funeral home will be held Sunday, August 27, from 1 to 2 pm.
If friends desire gifts may be made to the Disabled American Veterans Association, c/o Covey, Allen & Shea Funeral Home, PO Box 215, Wilmington, VT 05363. To send the family personal email condolences visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.