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Doris Ann Lavoie

August 16, 1933- May 11, 2020

Doris Ann Eaton Critchfield Lavoie, 86, of Fredericksburg, widow of Kenneth Leo Lavoie, Sr., passed away Monday, May 11. She was born August 16, 1933 in Washington, D.C. to the late William P. Eaton, Sr. and Lena Hirrlinger Eaton. She held secretarial positions at Unionville Elementary, Orange County School Board, Mary Washington College, and retired from George Mason University in 1991. Upon moving to Louisa, she worked as typesetter and writer at The Central Virginia Newspaper. Creative, compassionate, and devout: she touched many lives at Antioch Baptist Church as Sunday School teacher, pianist, youth choir director, and Acteens leader; she was also a Sunday School teacher at Blue Ridge Shores Baptist Church and active in the Women’s Missionary Union. An avid writer, she corresponded with family, school friends, former colleagues, missionary friends in New Guinea. Her letters were punctuated with yellow smiley faces, a trademark of hers long before the Internet. And for those lucky to receive her hand-crafted cards, they knew the lengths she would go to make someone feel special. Four children survive her: David Critchfield (Teresa), Donald Critchfield (Laurie), Daniel Critchfield (Christiane), and Diane Critchfield. She is also survived by her sister Helen Stout and brother William Eaton, Jr. (Sandra). In addition, she is survived by numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and members of the Lavoie family. A private service will be held May 18 at Hillcrest Cemetery in Louisa. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Blue Ridge Shores Baptist Church, 1230 Firehouse Drive, Louisa, VA 23093.

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