Joseph A. Lavallee, 69, of Manchester, died February 23, 2022 at Catholic Medical Center after a period of declining health.
He was born in Manchester on April 24, 1952 to Gerard and Jeannette (Brouillard) Lavallee. He lived in Manchester all his life.
Joe retired from his work as an RN at the VA Medical Center in Manchester but held a variety of different jobs throughout his life including the funeral industry, shoe factory, and even a stint at selling encyclopedias (though rumor has it, he never sold a single set).
He enjoyed family game time, coffee, camping, coffee, going on cruises, coffee, watching movies and sports like NHRA drag racing, golf, and hockey. He was a proud Manchester Monarchs season ticket holder back in the day and never went without his morning newspaper and, of course, coffee.
He camped with his family and friends for years and no one could pack a car better or tarp a camp site as good as Joe. He built a great fire and took a hammock nap like no other.
Joe was known for making the best chicken wings for the family gatherings, but his all-time favorite meal was cereal and toast. "What's for dinner dad?" " Cereal and toast".
He is survived by two loving children, Christopher S. Lavallee and his wife, Belinda (Caswell), and Patricia M. Lavallee and her fiancé, David Tetreault, all of Manchester; he was a proud Pepere to grandsons, Christopher S. Lavallee, Jr., of Manchester and Zachary Lavallee and his girlfriend, Jillyan Moulton, of Nashua. He loved his fur grandbabies, Zahara, Audrey and Sweet Pea and they loved their Pepere, especially when he was giving out treats. Joe was the best older brother to his surviving four siblings, Judi Lavallee and her husband, Kevin Murray, of Laconia, Janice Lavallee of Loudon, Gerard Lavallee and his wife, Kathy, of Boscawen and Jacqueline Drouse of Concord; and cousins, nieces and nephews.
SERVICES: A cemetery committal service is Saturday (3/26) at 10:30 a.m. at Mt. Calvary Mausoleum, 474 Goffstown Rd., Manchester. Memorial donations may be made to the Gary Sinise Foundation.
Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, Manchester is assisting the family with arrangements.