MANCHESTER / WEST BOYLSTON- Daniel J. Lavoie, 26, passed away on September 18, 2016 in Londonderry NH, from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.
Daniel was born in Worcester, Massachusetts on June 7, 1990, son of Matthew E. Lavoie Sr., and Karen J. (Tyrell) Davis. He was raised in West Boylston and attended local schools, graduating from West Boylston High School in 2008.
Following graduation, Dan fulfilled his childhood dream of proudly serving his country in the United States Marine Corps. During his service he traveled around the world. Daniel's unit helped rebuild during the earthquake that hit Haiti in 2010. Later he would serve in Djibouti and the Somali Coast of Africa where his unit would assist and protect the coast from piracy. He also served in Turkey before having two Tours of Duty in Afghanistan. In the last years of his service he was stationed in New Hampshire where he was a Firearms instructor for fellow Marines. It was also during this time that he was given the opportunity to assist with the Toys For Tots program, which has donated over 469 million toys to children in need during the holidays. Sargeant Lavoie also served with other Marines in the area attending funerals for USMC veterans to provide honor guard presence.
He was a talented and gifted musician and could play almost any instrument he touched most notably the piano, guitar and drums. Daniel was currently studying Building Design at UMass Lowell where he one day had hopes of becoming an engineer. Dan had a love for movies, disc golf and making people laugh. He made friends wherever he went and always made a lasting impression upon new acquaintances. He will be truly missed by his family and anyone that had the true pleasure to call him his friend.
He leaves behind his father, Matthew E. Lavoie Sr., and his wife Nancy of Ashby; his mother, Karen J. Davis and her husband Glenn of Villajoyosa, Spain; a sister, Sarah M. Lavoie of Willmington, NC; a brother, Matthew E. Lavoie Jr., of Seattle, Washington; paternal grandparents, Louis E. Lavoie Jr., and his wife Marie Edna of Lady Lake Florida; maternal grandparents Thomas and Carol Tyrrell of Brigantine, NJ, his loving girlfriend, Gina Lupoli of Hudson, NH; and many, uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, and friends.
Visiting hours will be held on Friday, September 23rd from 4:00pm until 7:00pm in FAY BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, 1 West Boylston St., West Boylston. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, September 24th at 10:00am at Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish, 111 Worcester St., West Boylston. Burial with Military Honors will follow at Mount Vernon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family would like memorial contributions in Daniel's memory to be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517 Topeka, Kansas 66675