portrait picture for Kathleen "Kathy" Brady LaJoie


Friends may call on Tuesday, from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT.


Services will be held Wednesday at 10:00 AM in St. Matthew Church, 216 Scribner Avenue, Norwalk.


Burial will follow the services in St. John Cemetery, Norwalk.


In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Connecticut Hospice, 100 Double Beach Road, Branford, CT  06405 203-315-7500.

Kathleen "Kathy" Brady LaJoie

October 16, 1939 - October 15, 2011

Kathleen “Kathy” Brady LaJoie passed peacefully into Our Lord’s arms Saturday October 15th, one day before her 72nd birthday, following a valiant 2 year battle with liver cancer.

Born and raised in Norwalk, Kathy is survived by “The Love of Her Life” Donald LaJoie, whom she met while in high school. Don and Kathy have been married for 53 years.

Kathy, passionately referred to as “Memere”, loved her time as a volunteer at St. Joseph’s Parochial School throughout her children’s early school years.  Kathy LOVED being a Mom, not only for her own children but to so many others as well.  Kathy was the ultimate lifelong cheerleader for her husband’s auto racing career then her son Randy’s NASCAR career and most recently her grandson Corey’s.

Kathy was predeceased by her son Ronnie.  Her legacy lives on in her children, son Randy (Lisa) LaJoie of Concord, NC, and daughters Missy (Jim) Murphy of Fairfield and Linda (Tim) Lay of Norwalk.  She will be deeply missed by her grandchildren Erin, Corey, Ryan, Casey, Kayla & Megan as well as granddogs Lucky-Bella and Ollie.

The family would like to thank Krissy Marsan as well as Linda and Tim Lay, who were Kathy’s major care givers over the last several months. The family would also like to thank Connecticut Hospice.

Friends may call on Tuesday, from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT. Services will be held Wednesday at 10:00 AM in St. Matthew Church, 216 Scribner Avenue, Norwalk.  Burial will follow in St. John Cemetery, Norwalk.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Connecticut Hospice, 100 Double Beach Road, Branford, CT  06405 203-315-7500.


  1. Our deepest condolences to Don, Randy, Missy and Linda and their families. Kathy I am sure my mom was waiting with the ‘caddie trunk open on the “hill”.
    Keith ( Elroy ), Joyce, Deanna and Faith.

    October 16, 2011
    Keith LaSalle -
  • I am so sorry Don for your loss. She was a great lady. I enjoyed being in her company. Also regards to Missy, Randy & Linda & their families. Now Kathy & Joe will be our guardian angels. May God Bless You and your family.

    October 16, 2011
    Flo stolba -
  • On behalf of the entire Webb family we offer our deepest sympathy and sincere condolences. May the sweet memories you have of your mom carry you through the tough days and weeks ahead.

    October 17, 2011
    Kristin Webb Schell -
  • Dear Don and family,
    Our deepest sympathies go out to you and your entire family. We had some great times and lots of laughs together. I will always remember our trip to the Poconos and the cruise we all took together. “Not to mention the race at the airport to catch the plane”. Alot of laughs and great memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Kathy will truly be missed by all that knew her.
    love, The Aubrey Family
    Rick, Susie, Garrick & Heather

    October 17, 2011
    Rick & Susie Aubrey -
  • Our deepest thoughts and prayers are with all The Lajoie family .Kathy was a wonderful lady and she will be missed . Both Moms are looking out for you all . God Bless . MaryAnne @ John

    October 17, 2011
    Mary Anne MacPhee -
  • kathy is an inspiration to me,two weeks ago i asked her how she was handling her illness-she said she was trusting in god-that he would handle everything and everyone-that she was calm and had faith in him. what a great women-and example for us all-she lived by her faith and most of all died by it.

    October 17, 2011
    cece smith -
  • Don my deepest sympathy to you and your family. We had many good times with Kathy at the Danbury car races. She will be missed.With love Terry and Nelson

    October 17, 2011
    Terry ( Lajoie) Bardal Alcide and Evelyn's daughter. -
  • Don, my deepest sympathy to you and your family. May God bless you all.

    October 18, 2011
    Billy & Inky Layda -
  • To The LaJoie Family,
    With our deepest sympathy to all, she was a wonderful lady and may God bless all of you.

    October 18, 2011
    Fred and Diane Foshay -
  • Deepest sympathy to everyone in the LaJoie family. Mrs. La Joie was one of those people who touched your life in a way that you never forgot — a truly special woman. My best memory (and there are many) is of the day that I turned 16. She arrived at my house with an adorable beagle puppy…she hadn’t asked my mom (she knew what the reaction and the answer would be) so it was a surprise for everyone. There was no way anyone could turn away that sweet little dog, and there was no way that my mom was going to say no to Mrs. LaJoie. I feel very blessed to have known her. She was one in a million. God bless all of you.

    October 18, 2011
    Shawn Kelly Atkinson -
  • My deepest sympathy to the entire family, It was a pleasure meeting you all !!!


    October 18, 2011
    Martie Belizaire -
  • Dear Don and Family,
    We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your precious Kathy. She put up a good fight. Our prayers & thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
    We are in Naples, Florida and wanted you to know that we care and send our sympathy to you and your famiy.

    Love Jo & Nick Falcone

    October 18, 2011
    Nick & Jo Falcone -
  • Don and family. Our sympathy to you and your family on the loss of Kathleen. Our prayers & thoughts are with you during this difficult time. She was and still is a special person to us.

    Love Dick & Hilda Strmiska
    October 18,2011

    October 18, 2011
    Richard Strmiska -
  • Donald, Linda & Tim, Missy&Jim, Randy&Lisa and all your beautiful children, our hearts are heavy knowing what treasure you have lost. I only really got to know Kathy 4 yrs ago at the Boudreau reunion. We realized what a hands on person she was and always concerned for everyone else but herself. In the name of the 114 people at that reunion, we offer our most sincere sympathy.
    She is looking down from above and will certainly be by your side tomorrow and always.How I miss her numerous e-mails. I couldn’t wait to turn my computer on every morning to get her wise messages, and a lot of funny ones….
    I miss you Kathy,
    Bernice and family

    October 18, 2011
    Bernice Maillet-Cullen -
  • Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire LaJoie Family at this difficult time. May your precious memories help to ease pain and know that Kathy will always with you.

    Birdie & Allyson

    October 19, 2011
    Steve & Allyson Bird -
  • On behalve of myself, my fiancee Amy and her daughter Misty and all the Speed – Sports teams here in Pine Grove, PA we offer our thoughts and prayers to the entire LaJoie Family during this time of lose.

    May she go at Gods Speed.

    October 19, 2011
    Amy & Misty Madenford/James Vannucci -
  • I will never be able to thank you and Don enough for all that you have done for my family as we were growing up. You will be missed more than you know. I am sorry that I could not be there to say good-bye but you were always in my thoughts each and everyday. I love and miss you.
    Butch Ferrente and family. xx oo

    October 19, 2011
    Angelo " butch " Ferrente -
  • Don,Randy,Lisa,Linda,Tim,Missy,Jim and family,
    My heart goes out to you in your time of loss. God,Memories and laughter will get you through.
    You are in my prayers.
    Terri Parsons

    October 20, 2011
    Terri Parsons -
  • Grandma lajoie was like my grandmother i always knew around race time at Charlotte Motor Speedway i was going to see my other grandparents May and October was the times for us to get together im going to miss all the things she would do for all of us me ,Corey, Casey all the grand kids and to my grand father Don i love u im here and love everyone we are family she did so much touched me to my soul i know in my heart she is looking down on all of us she resting no more pain my guardian angel i love you always Memere
    P.S Family we are going to make it and be fine i love y’all all Ryan Mingo

    October 20, 2011
    Ryan Mingo -
  • Donald my deepest sympathy to you and your family my thoughts and prayers are with you ,i will never forget Kathy and all your family at that Boudreau reunion made possible by kathy and you . Your cousin Jeannita

    October 20, 2011
    Jeannita Bastarache -
  • Randy. We are very sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your entire family at the time.

    Chuck & Christie Spicer

    October 20, 2011
    Chuck Spicer -
  • We met Kathy at the Boudreau reunion a few years back and it was immediately apparent that Kathy had a tremendous place in her family. We felt warmth in her presence, she truly made everyone around her feel special, what a privalege to have met her and spend precious time with Donald and the family. Our thoughts have been with you a lot this past week and please accept our deepest condolences and our prayers go out to you during this difficult time.

    Evangeline & Bernie

    October 20, 2011
    Bernie & Evangeline -
  • We just wanted to say how deeply sorry we are for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    -Bud and all at Brookside Nurseries

    October 22, 2011
    Bud Bulpitt -
  • Don, Randy, Corey and the entire family; Sorry to hear about the loss of your wife, mother and grandmother — and from the comments I’ve read, the rock and foundation for the family… You’re always in our thoughts and prayers, so God bless at this tough time

    Dave & Denise Rodman

    October 24, 2011
    Dave Rodman -
  • Sorry about your Mom..Mickey Meyhoefer notified me of your loss…My prayers are with you and your family. God Bless, Aura

    October 27, 2011
    Aura's Plus Size Consignment -
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