Venita M. (Frenier) Lavoie, 90, of Attleboro, passed away on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, at Wingate of Norton. She was the former wife of the late Maurice Lavoie. Venita was born in Attleboro, the daughter of the late Henry and Edwidge (Theroux) Frenier. She was a graduate of Attleboro High School class of 1945. Venita began working as as secretary for the Balfour Company for a few years. Mrs. Lavoie then worked at the former Saint Stephen's Church and Cemetery office for twenty-one years, retiring in 1997. She was a Marian Medal Recipient, a past officer of the Women's Guild, was active with several prayer groups at La Salette Shrine and a tireless advocate for pro life. Venita enjoyed traveling and spending time with family and friends, especially her grand and great grandchildren. Survivors are a daughter: Lynn Gallagher and her companion Sam Janoudi of Pawtucket; three sons: Allan R. Lavoie and his wife Andrea of Norton; Steven L. Lavoie and his wife Mary Ellen of Attleboro; Gary M. Lavoie and his companion Elise D' Antonio of Attleboro; a son in law: Thomas Roy of Attleboro; twenty-six grandchildren; and thirty-six great grandchildren;:two sisters: Connie Vincent and Pauline Macomber both of Attleboro; along with several nieces and nephews:. She was predeceased by her daughter Maureen Roy and her sisters Leona Frenier and Adele Wagle.
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