FABYAN, CT – Philip R. Lajoie, 75, of Fabyan Woodstock Road, died Sunday, November 22, 2020, in his home. He was predeceased by his wife of 40 years, Susan M. (Carlsen) Lajoie of Fabyan, who died in 2002. He is survived by four sons, Daniel P. Lajoie of Fabyan, Thomas M. Lajoie and his wife Patty of Woodstock, Michael P. Lajoie and his wife Tammy of South Carolina, and Philip N. Lajoie and his girlfriend Heather Scirpoli of Fabyan; two sisters, Anita Lajoie of Western Massachusetts, and Judith Walls of Spencer; his significant other, Irene Duncan of Fabyan, CT; ten grandchildren, who knew him as Pepe, and several nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by a sister, Jeanne A. Lajoie. He was born in Worcester, son of the late Napolean P. and Claire B. (Lussier) Lajoie, and lived most of his life in Fabyan. He graduated from Oxford High School in 1963.
Mr. Lajoie was a member of the Iron Workers Union Local 57 for 30 years, retiring in 1994. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing, birdwatching, and trips to the Quabbin Reservoir. His greatest outdoor love was hunting, especially with his sons. He enjoyed playing baseball in his youth. He loved cars, watching modified car races, and going to classic car shows.
A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, November 30, 2020, at St. Roch’s Church, 332 Main St., Oxford. Burial will follow at St. Roch’s Cemetery in Oxford. A calling hour will be held on Monday from 9:00-10:30 a.m. at Paradis-Givner Funeral Home, 357 Main St., Oxford, prior to the Mass. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.