Christine "Chrissy" LaJoie
Christine (Chrissy) F. LaJoie, 50, of 99 Jason Street, Pittsfield, sadly passed away on March 30, 2018, at her home. Born on February 14, 1968, in Pittsfield, the daughter of James F. LaJoie, II, and Martha J. Tierney Monti, Chrissy was a 1986 graduate of Taconic High School. She went on to earn her paralegal services degree.
Chrissy was employed previously as a Service Director at Hansen Mortuaries in Phoenix, AZ, as well as a self-employed paralegal, also in Arizona. She dedicated time to counseling prison inmates against drug abuse.
A communicant of St. Francis Xavier Church in Phoenix, Chrissy enjoyed golf, short walks in nature, motocross, music, dancing and singing as a back-up singer to Richie Havens, and with her band, Diamond Dust. She enjoyed being with friends and family and especially spending time with her service dog, Jess.
Besides her father, James, of Stamford, CT and her mother, Martha, of Pittsfield, Chrissy is survived by her step-mother, Sally LaJoie, of Stamford, CT; sister Michelle J. LaJoie, of Pittsfield; half-sister Corrine Andrade of Trumbull, CT; half-brother Jamie LaJoie of Yonkers, NY; step-brother Alfred Monti of Lenox; two step-sisters, Linda MacDonald of Pittsfield, and Joanne Campbell of Cupertino, CA; as well as several other family members. Chrissy was predeceased by her step-father, Alfred Monti, of Pittsfield. She will forever be in their hearts.
FUNERAL NOTICE: Calling hours for Chrissy will be held on Sunday, April 8, 2018, at 10 a.m., followed by a funeral service and remembrances at 11 a.m. at Dery Funeral Home in Pittsfield. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to Futures Without Violence (www.futureswithoutviolence.org) or Catholic Charities (https://catholiccharitiesny.org/addiction-substance-abuse-treatment-resources) in care of the funeral home.