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Ernest J""Pep"" Lajoie

Ernest J. "Pep" Lajoie, 93, of Gardner, died peacefully Monday, May 16, 2016 in Athol Memorial Hospital of Athol, surrounded by his family following a brief illness.
Born in Gardner on November 18, 1922, he was the son of the late Onesiphore and Ida (Laprade) Lajoie.
Ernest was a United States WWII Navy Veteran and received the World War II Victory Medal, Asiatic Pacific Ribbon with one star and the American Area Ribbon.
Ernest was employed by Mount Wachusett Community College of Gardner as a custodian for 11 years, retiring in 1987. He was previously employed by Thayer Manufacturing Company for 30 years as an assembler.
Ernest was a member of Annunciation Parish/Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church of Gardner. He was also a member of the VFW Ovila Case Post 905 of Gardner.
Ernest enjoyed walking, biking and fishing. He loved spending time during the summer at Cape Cod and he was an avid Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots fan.
He was predeceased by his wife of 8 years, Lorraine M. (Santerre) Lajoie, who died in 1954.
Ernest leaves one son, Gerald F. and his wife Marie A. Lajoie of Royalston; one daughter, Suzanne M. Breton and her husband James Cruthers of Winchendon; four grandchildren, Jody Lajoie and his wife Nicole of Gardner, Jenna Pereira and her husband George of Westminster, Jesse Breton and his wife Marcella of Bedford, NH and Corey Breton of Newport, RI; four great-grandchildren Jayce Lajoie, Nova Lajoie Jayden Pereira and Phillip Breton; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by four brothers, Robert Lajoie, Leo Lajoie, Edward Lajoie and Normand Lajoie; and three sisters, Alice Davis, Agnes Savoie and Lena Michalewicz.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, May 21st from the Boucher Funeral Home, Inc., 110 Nichols Street, Gardner with a Mass at 11:00 a.m. in Annunciation Parish/Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church, 135 Nichols Street, Gardner. Burial will be in Notre Dame Cemetery, Gardner at a later date.
Calling hours will be held Saturday, May 21st from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Family Academy, 135 Nichols Street, Gardner, MA 01440.
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Visitation Details

Saturday, May 21st, 2016 8:30am - 10:30am, Boucher Funeral Home, Inc., 110 Nichols St., Gardner

Service Details

Saturday, May 21st, 2016 11:00am, Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church, 135 Nichols St., Gardner

Interment Details

Notre Dame Cemetery at a later date

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Oh my Pepere... I love u so much and miss u dearly. I can't believe u have gone to heaven. I will talk to u and my other angels every night, I hope u come and visit me in my dreams. U have shown the world how to be a hero, a selfless amazing man. U overcame all obstacles that life delivered to u. U provided an amazing life to ur children, my dad and aunt. I am a very lucky girl to have the father I do and I owe all thanks to u. You have shown all of us how to be better people, better parents, thank u Pepere. Thank u for everything. I hope to see u in my dreams. I love you forever and always

Jenna May 21 2016 12:00 AM

My Dear Father-in-law, you've been like a father to me. You are one of the kindest, most gentle and bravest men I've ever known next to my own Dad. You were Father and Mother to Gerry & Sue and overcame every obstacle that you encountered in your long lifetime. Our children and Grandchildren mourn your loss, their hearts heavy with sorrow that they won't see you again. We will forever keep you in our thoughts and remember all that you did for all of us as a role model that taught us that hard work and family will bring us the same happiness that you enjoyed. God bless you. We look to you as one of our forever Angels.

Marie May 20 2016 12:00 AM

I will miss my neighbor my friend and a mentor. I will never forget what I learned from what a fantastic man.

John Tyndall May 19 2016 12:00 AM

My heartfelt condolences to the family. The Bible tells us that the man Job lost all his children to death. Like you, Job asked God, "If a man dies can he live again?" (Job 14: 14). Jesus answered Job's question at John 5: 28, 29. This scripture tells us that our loving merciful God has promised to bring our dead loved ones back to life again. What a wonderful blessing from our heavenly Father JehovahGod.

V.Ross May 19 2016 12:00 AM

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