Obituary of Reginald Lavoie (1937 – 2021) – East Windsor, CT

Reginald J. Lavoie (“Reggie”), 84, of Windsor, CT formerly of Colchester, CT passed away peacefully on August 17, 2021 under hospice care at Hartford Hospital. Reggie was born on September 7, 1937, the 6th of 7 children in Grand Isle, ME. He lived in Grand Isle all his childhood. His family moved to Connecticut where he lived his adult life. He pursued a career in his twenties with Travelers Insurance Company in Hartford, CT and retired as a Budget and Financial Analyst after more than 30 years of dedicated service. While working full time and raising 2 young girls, he obtained his BA in Sociology from the University of Hartford. Reggie was a hardworking, sociable, and kind man. Everyone who knew Reggie loved him. Residing in Colchester for most of his life and in addition to his full time career with travelers, he enjoyed listing and selling homes for Century 21 real estate in the city. In his middle years, he started a local income tax preparation business and continued in business until last year. He has been very dedicated to his clients over the years. I am sure they will miss him. Reggie LOVED playing and watching sports. Over the years he played intramural hockey, summer softball in Colchester, and later golf with friends. Tagged football with his nephews when they were teenagers. He coached the city’s Century21 softball team and a Colchester League umpire. He was a die-hard Yankees fan and UCONN women’s basketball fan, watching and attending games. Reggie was a devout Catholic. Throughout his life he attended Mass every Sunday on a holy day, inaugurated and became Eucharistic minister at St. Andrews Church in Colchester. He was a member of the Holy Name Society and the Knights of Columbus. For the past 17 years, Reggie has resided in Windsor, CT with his lovely wife, Fay. They loved traveling the world, being members of the Goodspeed Opera House and going to church. Reggie enjoyed golfing with friends, tending his vegetable garden, and socializing with his neighbors and community. Reggie was also a longtime and dedicated volunteer at UCONN Farmington Health Center. He is survived by his beloved wife, 17-year-old Fay. Two daughters, Laurie Roffman of Boston, MA and Sherie Lavoie of Boston, MA; her stepdaughter Sooyeon Kim and her husband Hoijin of Belchertown, MA; Three granddaughters, Chelsea Roffman of Cambridge, MA, Lindsay Roffman and fiancee Cam Kyle of Somerville, MA, and Leah Roffman of Wilmington, North Carolina; Two step-sons Richard Kim and Sidney Kim, both of Belchertown, MA. He is also survived by two brothers and a sister. Normand, Lavoie and wife Marie from Meriden, CT, Alphee Lavoie and wife Carol from West Hartford, CT and Viola Cote from East Swanzey, NH. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Reggie was an exceptional and loving father. He will be loved and missed by all. He touched the hearts and souls of many people. May the Lord be with you and rest in peace Reggie. Parents and friends can join the family on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Bassinger and Dowd Funeral Home, 37 Gardner Street, East Windsor, CT. A Christian Burial Mass will be held on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 at 11 a.m. at St. Gabriel’s Church, 379 Broad Street, Windsor, CT. Interment will follow at Mount St. Benedict Cemetery in Bloomfield. Masks are mandatory. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the National Kidney Foundation or your favorite charity in honor of Reggie. To share memories or express your condolences online, please visit

Posted by Hartford Courant on Aug 22, 2021.

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