«QUARTZSITE, Arizona and Woodstock — There will be a memorial service at the Thompson Senior Center in Woodstock on Saturday, Oct. 18 from 1-4 p.m. for Ralph Edward Lavigne, 74, who passed away suddenly at his home on Aug. 28, surrounded by love from his wife and oldest son.
He was born in Barre on Nov. 22, 1939, son of Nellie Mae (Sears) and Ira Joseph Lavigne and grew up in Williamstown.
He was educated in Williamstown schools and played basketball in high school. For many years he worked as a logger in Vermont and Maine. Upon retiring from that he went to work at Quechee Lakes Golf Course and Ski Hill, where he took up golf and skiing. When he left there he went to work at South Royalton waste water treatment plant where he spent 14 years. Upon retiring he moved to Arizona after spending 12 years traveling to Florida and Aruba. He decided to move to Arizona permanently where he worked at the museum also for BLM in Quartzsite, Arizona as a campground host. He liked to travel, liked to be with people, loved to play games and enjoyed life.
Ralph was an avid reader especially old westerns and loved country music. He and Beda had done camp-hosting in many western states. He was the Vice-President of the Quartzsite Senior Center which he enjoyed very much. He had helped with Bingo at both the QIA and Senior Center. He was a very fun loving, caring and generous person.
He is survived by his wife Beda Lavigne of Quartzsite, Arizona; two sons, Ken Linton of Arizona and Kelly Linton and his wife Lisa of Woodstock; a sister Irene Almanza of Pearblossom, Califorina; and a twin brother Raymond Lavigne of Westford..»
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