LaJOY, Walter A.
Walter A. LaJoy "Wally", 83, of Granby, passed away peacefully on Monday (November 12, 2012) at Hartford Hospital. Born in Hartford to the late George and Elizabeth (Schweighoffer) LaJoy, he had been a resident of Granby for the last 25 years and attended Pilgrim Covenant Church in Granby. Walter served his country proudly with the US Marine Corps in Korea. Following his service he worked as a police officer with the Hartford Police Department serving for over 25 years. After retiring from the police dept., Walter worked with the CT Transit Dept. as a bus driver. He loved to golf and was an avid Red Sox and Celtics fan. He enjoyed traveling and attending jazz concerts. Walter is survived by his son Steven LaJoy of Bloomfield; his daughter Angel Girimonti and her husband Stephen of Windsor; his sister Gloria Lazorik of South Windsor; and his niece Judith Mc Neil and her husband Mark of Glastonbury; and two grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday November 20 at the South Congregational Church, 242 Salmon Brook St. Granby followed by burial with military honors in Mount St. Benedict Cemetery, Bloomfield. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations in Walter's name to the Wounded Warriors Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675. For online condolences please visit www.carmonfuneralhome.com
Published in The Hartford Courant on November 17, 2012