Of Saugus. Age 71, died unexpectedly Wednesday, June 26th, 2023. Rodney married to his beautiful wife Kathleen Barressi of 40 years. He was a proud father to his children; Rodney Lavoie Jr, Rachael Lavoie, the late Natalie Lavoie and Billy Moore and also the grandfather to Tommy Desimone, Bella Moore and Billy Moore Jr.
Rodney was the owner, lead chef and the heart and soul of one of the longest running restaurants in Massachusetts called “Lavoie’s Ballard Seafood Restaurant”. Rodney was known to the world by his nickname “Big Rod”. He was a sports coach and mentor to many throughout his life. Big Rod looked forward to every holiday as he fed his large Italian family. He lived every week to spend time with his family watching Boston sports. His hobbies included moving jacuzzies, doing yard work and building projects.
Relatives and friends were invited to attend visiting hours in the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, Saugus on Wednesday June 26 followed by a Celebration of Life.