NORTH BERWICK, Maine - Rita A. Lajoie, 79, died Monday, Sept. 2, 2019 at Varney Crossing of North Berwick, Maine after a long battle with Parkinson's Disease.
Rita was born in Berwick on Dec. 26, 1939, the daughter of Joseph and Dorothy Normand of Berwick, Maine.
Rita graduated from Berwick High School and retired from Prime Tanning.
Rita was a military wife and mother and was deeply devoted to her family. In her spare time, she loved spending time with her grandchildren, baking and spending time in the garden.
She was predeceased by her brother Earnest, sister Caroline and son Mark.
She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Ronald R. Lajoie of Sanford, son Ray Lajoie and partner Jef Demotta of Sarasota, Fla.; daughter Carol A Brawn of Huntsville, Ala.; son Michael A Lajoie and wife Darlene of Milton, N.H.; son Mitchell A Lajoie and wife Pam of Sanford, daughter Michele M Lajoie of Biddeford; sister Bert Knight of Berwick, and sister Maria Dagan of South Berwick, as well as 10 grandchildren, four great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.