William James Lavertue, Jr., 79, passed away November 28, 2020 peacefully at home surrounded by his family. He was born January 12, 1941 in Lawrence, MA to the late William James and Bella Andrade Lavertue Sr. He was a Veteran of the United States National Guard and later worked in home security and medical fields as a Quality Control Engineer. William loved to entertain with his singing at the local senior centers and nursing homes along side with his good friend Fred Roebuck. Together they spent numerous hours recording and practicing their music. He also loved his woodworking and riding his bike along with sharing the word of God. He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Donald and his son, David Lavertue.
He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Lorraine H. (Smith) Lavertue; devoted father of son Shawn Lavertue and his wife Penny of Ocala, FL; daughter Robin Meadows and her husband John of Whitinsville MA.; his 10 grandchildren that he adored, David, Samantha, Ryan, Nicholas, Shauna, Darien, Steven, Justine, Jamie and Ramiro; and eleven great-grandchildren.
All are invited to attend his visitation on Saturday, December 5, 2020 from 1-2pm at Tighe Hamilton Regional Funeral Home, 50 Central Street, Hudson, MA 01749 with a Funeral Service to begin at 2pm in the funeral home. Interment will follow in the South Berlin Cemetery, Pleasant Street, Berlin, MA 01503.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Hospice of Marion County, 3231 SW 34th Ave, Ocala, FL 34474.