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John Albert Lavigne

June 9, 1943 - June 1, 2020
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John Albert Lavigne, 76, of Harpswell died Monday June 1 at his home. He was born in Brunswick on June 9, 1943. He was the son of the late Lionel (Ginger) and Myrtle Alexander Lavigne.

He is survived by his wife, Lorna Litchfield Hobby Lavigne. He is also survived by his three children; Michelle and her husband Jeffrey Peacock of Freeport, Debra and her partner Scott Paiement of Brunswick and Eric of Bowdoin; three step-children; Gordon Hobby Jr of Lisbon Falls, Patricia Javadi and her husband Jeremy of Wellesley, MA, and Cynthia Ortiz and her husband Nixon of Livermore Falls; his sister Marilyn and her husband Fredrick Brad Sprague of Bowdoin and twin sister Shirley, wife of the late Leroy Timblin of Topsham, nine grandchildren, seven step-grandchildren, four great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

He graduated from Brunswick High School in 1961.  Shortly after graduation, he joined the United States Army and served as a paratrooper in the 101st Airborne Division stationed in Germany.

After his discharge from the Army, he worked with his father in his store (Ginger’s on the Harpswell Road) where they also processed many deer during hunting sea-son.  He had been a part time Deputy Sheriff and worked in many different capac-ities.  In the mid-70s, he and his former wife formed an insulation company, Insu-lation Systems, which is now run by their son, Eric.

He loved animals and his three dogs, especially Lucy, brought him companionship and great comfort.

He was an avid hunter and fisherman and was often found fishing at many ran-dom streams, ponds and lakes or just exploring the country in his Jeep or motor-cycle. He loved to spend time with friends and family and had a wonderful zest for life. His humor and infectious smile will be sadly missed by many! 

We will always love you John Lavigne: a father, a brother, a husband and many more. God Bless You!! 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Maine’s Youth Fish and Game   Association; info@maineyouthfishand or PO Box 337-Stillwater, Maine 04489 or the American Heart Association; 51 US Rt. 1, Suite M, Scarborough, ME 04074.

Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, June 9th from 5-7 PM at Stetson’s Funeral Home 12 Federal Street, Brunswick. A private funeral service will be held. Due to restrictions attendees are requested to wear a mask to all services. Attendance limitations may be in place to meet state mandates.

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