GRAND ISLE – Leo Paul Lavoie, 84, passed away April 25, 2008, surrounded by his loving family at a Van Buren health care facility. He was born Aug. 11, 1923, in Grand Isle, the son of Paul and Eugenie (Martin) Lavoie. He was a devout Catholic and was a 4th Degree member of Knights of Columbus. He worked as a beater engineer at Fraser Paper Co., for 37 years. Leo Paul loved the Boston Red Sox and his weekly Sunday trips to Governor’s, Presque Isle, with his wife, Clemence. He is survived by two sons, Peter Lavoie of Jinan, China, and Joel Lavoie of St. David; two daughters, Barbara Carroll of Rio Rancho, N.M., and Sandra Lavoie of Grand Isle; two brothers, Bertrand Lavoie of Newington, Conn., and Adrian Lavoie of Punta Gorda, Fla.; one sister, Leola Desroches of Windsor, Conn.; eight grandchildren, Brian Sweet of Las Vegas, Kevin Sweet of United Arab Emirates, Nathan Sweet of Albuquerque, N.M., Jon Paul and Nikki Lavoie, both of Texas, Corey Lavoie and Sharon Lavoie, both of Bangor and Stacy Lavoie of Grand Isle; and seven great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his loving wife, Clemence Lavoie; two sisters, Patricia and Loretta; and six brothers, Peter, Alphege, Michael, Aurele, Robert and Clifford. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Gerard Church, Grand Isle. Friends and family may call 6-8 p.m. Tuesday and 8:30 a.m. until time of service Wednesday at Daigle Funeral Home. Spring interment will be at St. Gerard Cemetery.