Sanford, Maine — Mary A. “Tony” Lavertue, 100, of Sanford, died on Wednesday, October 30, 2013, at the H.D. Goodall Hospital in Sanford.
Tony was born in Methuen, Massachusetts on June 13, 1913, to Philip and Cordelia Croteau where she grew up and attended local schools. She was married to Andre J. Lavertue with whom she raised one daughter. In 1946 she moved to Sanford, Maine where she would reside for the rest of her life. During her working years she was employed at the Pacific Mills in Lawrence, Massachusetts, the Goodall Mills in Sanford, Maine and the Baxter Woolen Mills in East Rochester, New Hampshire. After she retired from the mills she operated a daycare out of her home for approximately 10 years.
Tony was a devout Catholic and had been a communicant of St. Ignatius Parish and later St. Thérèse of Lisieux Parish as well as a member of the Ladies of St. Anne. She also belonged to the Trafton Senior Center in Sanford where she would go to exercise twice a week. She enjoyed knitting and would often knit mittens which she would donate to Camp Waban or sell at the church fairs. Tony will be remembered as a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend and will be dearly missed.
Tony was predeceased by her husband, Andre J. Lavertue, and by several brothers and sisters.
Surviving are her daughter, Theresa Conley and her husband, Floyd, of Beverly, Massachusetts; three grandchildren, David Conley and his wife, Ruth, of Topsfield, Massachusetts, Linda Colby of Bradenton Beach, Florida and Sandra Martyn of Virginia; two great-grandchildren, Alex Martyn of Salem, Massachusetts, Kahri Martyn of Georgetown, Massachusetts; one sister, Irene Cairns of Calgary, Alberta, Canada and many nieces and nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: Visitation will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, November 7, at the Lafrance-Lambert & Black Funeral Home, located at 29 Winter Street in Sanford. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Friday, November 8, at St. Thérèse of Lisieux Parish, Holy Family Church located on North Avenue in Sanford. Interment will follow at St. Ignatius Cemetery, located on Berwick Road in Sanford.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Waban Projects, Inc., 5 Dunaway Drive, Sanford, ME 04073.
Arrangements are under the direction of Black Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, Sanford-Springvale.
To leave a message of condolence for the family please visit www.blackfuneralhomes.com.