Edward R. LaJoie, Sr., 83, of Broad Brook, beloved husband of Virginia (Marrone) LaJoie, peacefully passed away at home on Sunday, July 7, 2019. Son of the late Edward and Doris (Cote) LaJoie, Edward was born in Enfield on June 24, 1936. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force. Following his years of service, he enjoyed a long career at General Electric as an electronics technician. Edward was a sports enthusiast, as a participant, a coach, and a devoted fan to his favorite teams. He was an avid golfer as a member of the Cedar Knob Men’s Club. He was also a Little League coach for many years and an avid Yankees and UCONN basketball fan.
In addition to his loving wife, Ed is survived by his children, Sue Ann Lennon and her husband James of Enfield, Edward LaJoie of Windsor Locks, and David LaJoie and his wife Paula of Somers; his grandchildren, Joshua LaJoie, Dylan Lennon, Nathan LaJoie, Tyler LaJoie, Michael LaJoie, and Ned LaJoie, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son, Michael LaJoie, and his sisters, Barbara Silvestri and Shirley Booth.
His family will receive relatives and friends on Thursday, July 11, 2019 from 6-8 pm at Leete-Stevens Enfield Chapels, 61 South Rd., Enfield. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, July 12, 2019 at 12:00 pm at Holy Family Church, 23 Simon Rd. Enfield. Please meet at the church. Burial with military honors will follow in St. Patrick's King St. cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Edward’s memory may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave. Floor 17 Chicago, IL 60601. For online condolences, please visit www.leetestevens.com.