Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

January 10, 2013

Theodore E. Lavoie, 89

Exeter, N.H. — Theodore E. Lavoie, 89, died, Thursday, January 3, 2013 in the Boulders at Riverwoods. He was the loving husband of the late Pearl (Waitt) Lavoie with whom he had shared forty-nine years of marriage.

.Born on November 5, 1923 in Epping, New Hampshire he was the son of the late Theodore G. and Jeanette (Chevalier) Lavoie. He attended Epping schools and was a graduate of Epping High School. In June of 2011 he moved to Exeter, NH and became a resident at Riverwoods a retirement community. Theodore proudly served our country for twenty-eight years as a pilot and was honorably discharged in 1970 as a Captain. He received extensive education for flight training, Helo flight training and attended classes at the ASW Tactical School.

.Upon retirement from the Navy he entered the field of banking and worked for over twenty years as Vice President of the Haverhill National Bank. Theodore was a man who liked to keep busy and enjoyed helping out in the family business, Spruce Environmental Technology Inc. in Haverhill. He loved to expand his knowledge, even later in life and decided to take an Italian class and one in computers. He was a fervent reader and liked woodworking. Most of all he relished the time he spent with his family.

.He is survived by his devoted daughters, Teddie L. Lavoie of Raymond, NH and Jessica A. Zucchino and her husband, Alan of Andover; three grandchildren, Ricki A. Hartwell of Plaistow, NH and Bradley T. and Lindsey A. Zucchino of Andover; a sister, Rita Labrie of Somersworth, NH; a brother, Paul Lavoie of NH; a brother-in-law, Albert Waitt and his wife, Angelina of Kennebunkport, ME; a sister-in-law, Nancy Melvin of North Andover and several nieces and nephews. He was also predeceased by his three siblings, Raymond, Gerard and Janine.

ARRANGEMENTS: A funeral service with Military Honors will be held on Thursday in the Linnehan-Grondin Funeral Home, 129 Kenoza Avenue, Haverhill at 7 p.m. Relatives and friends are welcomed to attend. There are no visiting hours. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Theodore’s memory to the Kingston VFW Memorial Post 1088, Attn: Quartermaster, 93 Route 125, Kingston, NH 03848. For more information and to send online condolences, please visit