Gladys Julia Lavoie

Gladys Julia Lavoie

September 22, 1926 - October 21, 2016

Gladys Julia Lavoie

September 22, 1926 - October 21, 2016


Gladys Julia Lavoie

A very gracious, loving, caring woman with a big heart. Touched so many lives with her love and caring ways. She was one to always remember birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, births and many more occasions. You were guaranteed that you would receive a card, gift or special treat for your special day.

Gladys’ life began in a very small town called Tuckahoe in New Jersey. She worked at a telephone company in this small town of Cape May County.

Gladys was also known to have many military pen pals whom she wrote to, which brings us to how she met the love of her life and soul mate, Daniel. A cousin of Gladys actually was the one who had a hand with the start of this amazing relationship and your true classic fairytale love story. A cousin wrote a letter to her, but signed it Daniel Lavoie. The rest is history for an amazing 68 years.

She also not only raised 8 children, but she was a licensed day care provider and raised and loved many other children.

She went on to get her degree in child development/nursery school teaching. But her final love and accomplishment was working at Golden West College as a switchboard.PBX operator where she touched many many more lives. She retired after 35 years at the age of 85.

During her last couple years she had also developed a very close bond, love and friendship with a very special person and nurse who was more of a son to her, David Mendoza. It was a relationship that grew from sight, touch and emotions because a stroke left her without words.

Gladys is predeceased by her husband, Daniel (G.J.) Lavoie; son Gary Lavoie; and sister Dolores Young.

Gladys Julia Lavoie is survived by her children, Daniel Joseph Lavoie, Julie Ann (David) Zoch, Albert Danny (Patricia) Lavoie, Charles Leslie (Elizabeth) Lavoie, Maria De Luna, Donna Jeanne (Larry Alexander) Hodges, Gregory Stephen (Diane) Lavoie and Kevin Gene (Michelle) Lavoie; grandchildren, Trevor Lavoie, Russell Lavoie, Chuck Lavoie, Jr., Candace Lavoie, Gary Lavoie, Adam Lavoie, Bobby Hodges, Jr., Danny Hodges, Evan Lavoie, Brandon Lavoie, Shelby Koska, Shana Jordan, Kevin Lavoie, Steven Lavoie, Kenny Lavoie, Danielle Teel, Brandy Brenner, Madison Gonzalez, Samantha Lavoie, Zachary Lavoie, Allyssa Lavoie and Jaclynn Lavoie; 22 great-grandchildren; and close friend/son, David Mendoza.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Gladys Julia Lavoie Trust.

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  3. Please accept my family’s heartfelt condolences on the loss of your dear loved one. May you find comfort in fond memories, and The Almighty God’s promise to restore those asleep in death to perfect life on a paradise Earth.

  4. Thank You, Grandma for being a wonderful friend, shoulder to lean on, and true confidante for 7 years and for loving me enough and thinking me worthy for the next 20 years to hold your grandson’s heart and have your beautiful great grand- daughter, who adores you. You are so loved. You are truly amazing and my all time hero. I will forever love you and treasure every memory. Nay

  5. We have many fond memories of Aunt Gladys and Mom and the fun we would all have when she would come east to visit. She will forever hold a very special place in our hearts. Our deepest Condolences. Love and Prayers,
    Rob and Barb Young and family, Tuckahoe, NJ

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