Obituary: James “Jamie” Lavallee Sr.

James “Jamie” Lavallee Sr.

TOPSHAM – James “Jamie” Lavallee Sr., 52, passed away Friday, Oct. 28, 2022 at camp in Oxbow with Hazy, his loyal Labrador Retriever by his side.

He was born in Lewiston on July 9, 1970, the son of Roger L. and Shelia A. Lavallee Sr. He graduated from Lisbon High School in the class of 1988. After high school, he began a long career at Bath Iron Works. He started out in Bath as a shipfitter in 1989 before becoming an outside machinist. During his 33 years at BIW, Jamie was a proud and active Local 6 Union member, most recently serving as vice president. On Sept. 14, 1991, he married his high school sweetheart, Rande Wallace. They made their home in Topsham and spent the next 31 years raising their family together.

Jamie was a member of the Slovak Catholic Association for 31 years and a long-time member of the Left-Hand Club. In his earlier years, Jamie coached for the Lewiston Fly Football League and was the Assistant Coach for Oak Hill High School. He was passionate about all sports but most importantly his beloved New York Giants.

In his free time, Jamie enjoyed golfing, hunting, fishing, trapping, being the captain of his new F/V Madelyn Amelia, and spending time with family and friends. Jamie was an avid hunter and a true outdoorsman, his most treasured accomplishment was creating a family hunting camp in Northern Maine, “Oxbow Hunt & Fish Club” Est. in 2008. His love for the outdoors led him and his wife, Rande to become registered Maine Guides in order to spend more time in the North Maine Woods.

Jamie’s personality was larger than life, he loved fiercely and lived fully. He always said, “tomorrow is not promised, life is short, live everyday like it’s your last” and he did just that. His values, sense of humor, loyalty and of course his opinions, will live on in all the lives he touched. His family hopes wherever he is now the Miller Lite is always cold, the Giants are always winning, the fish are always biting, and he gets the “Big Buck” and “Monday Moose” on every hunt.

He is survived by his wife, Rande Lavallee of Topsham; their three children, Samantha Thibeault and her husband Andrew of Topsham, Carly Remsen and her husband, Neil of Topsham, and James Lavallee Jr., also of Topsham. Jamie’s most cherished role in life was being “Pepe” to four grandchildren, Kooper, Logan, Madelyn and Ameila. In addition to his wife, children, and grandchildren he leaves behind his mother, Sheila Lavallee of Lisbon; sister, Kelley Campana of Belleair Bluffs, Fla.; brother, Bruce Lavallee and wife, Donna of Sabattus; father and mother in-law, Roy and Julie Wallace of Topsham; many special nieces and nephews. Jamie also surrounded himself with several lifelong friends that he considered family.

He was predeceased by his father, Roger Lavallee Sr.; a brother, Roger Lavallee Jr. and a sister, Deborah Wilson.

All are welcome to an open house celebrating Jamie’s life with his family on Nov. 12 from 1 pm to 4 pm at the Slovak Catholic Association in Lisbon. Please dress comfortably and car pool if possible as parking is limited.

In lieu of flowers

donations can be made to:

Slovak Catholic

Association College Scholarship Fund,

26 Avery St.,

Lisbon Falls, ME 04252 or

Junior Maine Guides,

c/o Maine Summer Camps,

PO Box 1861,

Portland, ME 04104

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