Lawrence E. Lavigne Jr.
ORANGE — A celebration of life and potluck dinner for Lawrence “Larry” E. Lavigne Jr., 59, of Webster, Fla., who passed away on Nov. 3, 2015, will be held on Saturday, Nov. 14, from 4 p.m. to midnight, at the Orange American Legion, at 40 Daniel Shays Hwy.
WEBSTER, Fla. — Lawrence “Larry” E. Lavigne Jr., 59, of Webster, Fla., died unexpectedly at his home on Nov. 3, 2015.
Born in Winchendon on July 22, 1956, he was a son of the late Lawrence and Barbara (Dunchus) Lavigne and grew up in Athol. He was predeceased by his brother, Gregory Lavigne, in 1984.
Larry graduated from Athol High School in 1974. While at Athol High, he was active in football and baseball, and was drafted by the Montreal Expos in 1974.
In 1977, Larry and his family moved to Reedsport, Ore., where he worked as a logger for International Paper from 1977 to 1996. In 1996, when the company shut down, he worked for Valentine Surfacing and Kewitt Construction.
In 1999, he moved to Tampa, Fla., and started Lavigne Maintenance.
Larry was known to many as the original outdoorsman. He loved hunting and fishing. He loved watching the Patriots, Red Sox, Bruins and the Celtics.
He is survived by his wife, Toni (Moore) Lavigne of Webster; his son, Matthew Lavigne and his wife Mary of Foothill Ranch, Calif.; and a son, Jason Lavigne and his wife Amy of Reedsport; Ore; his stepson, Tyler Stulken, of Webster; two stepdaughters, Hailey Stulken of Webster and Kayla Brady and her husband Chad of Webster; and his former wife, Terry (North) Lavigne, of Reedsport.
Larry is also survived by four brothers, Michael of Wasilla, Alaska, Anthony and his wife Eva of Athol, Steven and his wife Susan of Sudbury, and Thomas and his wife Jamie of Berwick Maine; three sisters, Donna LaMarche and her husband George of Orange, Sherry Bigwood and her husband Roger of Athol, and Vicky Russell and her husband John of Athol; five grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Larry loved spending time with his family and friends and his beloved dog, Libre.
At Larry’s request, he will be cremated and have his sons scatter his ashes in Oregon.
Details on a celebration of life for Larry will appear on page 2 of Wednesday’s edition.