Richmond - Rosalie M. Lavigne, 73 of Richmond passed away Tuesday, July 25, 2017 in the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington surrounded by her loving family.
Rose was born December 2, 1943 in Sweetsburg, P.Q. the daughter of the late Frederick and Edna Shonyo Wilson.
On August 11, 1962 she married Stephen A. Lavigne in South Burlington.
Rose and Steve ran the Lucky Spot Restaurant in Richmond for two years as well as the White Lantern in Milton for three years, she as a waitress and he as the cook. Later on both worked for the Country Pantry Restaurant in Fairfax for over seven years. She was proud of the fact that she was able to assist their son David at JP’s Restaurant in Essex for seventeen years. On April 2, 2004 she was predeceased by her loving partner and husband.
Rose was so positive, sweet, strong and gentle. Her smile could light up a room, and her laugh was infectious. She loved her family, friends, her JP's family and all the customers she served through the years. She was truly special to so many people, the way she touched everyone with her beautiful smile and high spirits was breath of fresh air. She was a mom, a nana, and great grandma and everyone's best friend. Although she is not with us physically, she will forever remain in our hearts. We hope you and dad are sharing a nice slow dance together right now.
She leaves behind her children, David Lavigne and his wife, Denise of Charlotte, Lora Hodgdon and her husband Greg of Fairfax, Steven Lavigne and his wife, Stefanie of Clovis, CA and Mark Tatro-Lavigne and his partner Dan of Underhill; Her grandchildren, Matthew Bevins, David, Paul and Clay Lavigne and Amanda Perry; Her great grandson, Riley; Her brothers and sisters, Jimmy Wilson and wife Margaret, Heather Edwards and husband, Bob, Susan Wilson and companion George, Marjorie Pedini and husband Mike and Paul Wilson; Her aunt Marjorie Mayville of Burlington, Her brothers in law, Roy Lavigne and Ronnie Wheel; her Uncle Wayne and Aunt Kitty Wilson of NY: Nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides her husband Steve, she was predeceased by her mother and father, Edna and Frederick; Her brother, Harold and her father in law, Ralph Wheel.
Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, August 1st at 11 am in the Minor Funeral Home, Route 7 in Milton. Burial will follow in River View Cemetery in Richmond.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 55 Day Lane, Williston, Vt. 05495-1460
Visiting Hours will be held on Monday, July 31st from 4 to 7 pm in the Minor Funeral Home.