Ernest Eugene Lagimoniere Sr. died peacefully at home on April 9, 2019 in Huntingtown, MD at the age of 84.
Ernie is survived by his wife, Mary Ann (Repeta) Lagimoniere; child, Ernest Eugene Lagimoniere Jr. (Rebecca Langley); and grandchildren Hailey, Kolbe, Nathan, Lily, Olivia, Blaise, Damien and Vincent Lagimoniere.
Ernie was born on November 7, 1934 in Montague City, MA to Ernest Lagimoniere and Celina (Viens) Lagimoniere. He graduated from Turners Falls High School in 1953, from University of Florida in 1962 with a BS in Landscape Architecture and University of Rhode Island in 1967 with an MCP in Community Planning. Ernie married his beloved wife of 54 years Mary Ann in 1964. He joined the Massachusetts National Guard and served in the US Army 30th Infantry 1953-1957. His service continued for 28 years as a reservist in the US Army Corps of Engineers where he retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1994. As a civil servant he had a distinguished 26 year career in environmental impact assessment and urban planning for several branches of the military, retiring in 1993 from Civilian Engineers Headquarters USAF.
Ernie was an eternal tinkerer and loved woodworking, the outdoors, trap shooting and working on projects for his son and grandchildren. He was a generous and fun-loving individual who was passionate about his family. He was an active and dedicated member of several volunteer organizations including the Optimist Club of Calvert, the Elks, and Men’s Club of Jesus the Good Shephard Catholic Church. He was heavily involved in Boy Scouting as a leader for over 20 years and was also an instructor for the State of Maryland Hunters Safety program.
A funeral was held April 12 at Jesus the Good Shepherd Church in Owings, MD.
A Memorial Service will be held at Kostanski Funeral Home in Turners Falls, MA on June 17 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 noon. Burial will follow at St Anne’s Cemetery. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Ernie's life. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Calvert Hospice at 238 Merrimac Court, Prince Frederick, Maryland 20678.
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