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Carol M. LaVoie

Date of Death: December 20, 2013

Date of Birth: September 19, 1940



WEST GARDINER - Carole Mae LaVoie (Richards), age 73, of West Gardiner, went home to be with the Lord on Dec. 20, 2013, at MaineGeneral Medical Center, Alfond Center for Health.

Carole was born in Sept. 19, 1940, in Gardiner to J.W. (Putt) and Romona LaVoie. She was the oldest of three children. Carole attended schools in West Gardiner and graduated from Gardiner High School in 1958.

She worked for various local businesses and was a long-term employee of the State of Maine, Department of Motor Vehicles. She retired from the State of Maine in 2009.

Carole enjoyed playing Scrabble and Canasta and was an avid bird watcher. She was a member of the Eastern Star, Marion Chapter, Number 63.

Carole is survived by her five children, Kurt Richards (and partner Heather and children Haven and Kove), Kim Church (and husband Jeff and children Benjamin, Emily and Laura), Kelly Richards (and daughter Jessica Monroe), Kandi Waits (and children Clay, Matthew and Liam), and beloved son Kris Richards (and partner Theresa). She is also survived by nieces and nephews.

There will be a small gathering for the family and friends at her home at 588 Hallowell-Litchfield Road, West Gardiner, at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 29.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to theĀ American Diabetes Association.

Burial and committal will be in the spring 2014.


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