Ernest J. Laviolette, 76, of 464 Boston Post Road, Amherst died on August 7, 2000 at Southern New Hampshire Regional Medical Center in Nashua after a brief illness. Mr. Laviolette was born on March 10, 1924 in Lawrence, MA the son of the late Joseph and Susan (Mailette) Laviolette. He was a US Army Veteran who served in WWII and was decorated with a purple heart. He was a layout operator for Western Electric in North Andover, MA for over 30 years. Family members include; his wife of 53 years, Theresa (Desruisseaux) Laviolette; three daughters, Mrs. Robert (Mary Ann) Kimball and Linda Zurwell, both of Salem, MA and Susan Tracy of Pepperell, MA; nine grandchildren; one great grandson; one brother, Victor Laviolette of Lawrence, MA and one sister, Evelyn Siegel also of Lawrence, MA.