Denise Anne Lavigne
Milton – Denise Anne Lavigne, 64, died peacefully on Saturday, August 29, at her home, surrounded by her loving family.
Mrs. Lavigne was born on November 14, 1955, in Weymouth, MA, the daughter of Lionel and Barbara (Hanscom) Deslaurier. She graduated from Mt. Mansfield Union High School and attended nursing school at UVM. On August 12, 1978, she married the love of her life, Glenn E. Lavigne, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Burlington. They eventually settled in Milton where they raised their sons Forrester and Adam.
Throughout her life she worked as a nurse’s aide, school cafeteria worker, and finally as secretary of St. Ann’s Church for over a decade. It is an understatement to say that Mrs. Lavigne was very involved with the St. Ann Catholic Church family. She coordinated numerous church events, sang in the St. Ann choir, was a member of the cemetery committee, and participated extensively in the church food shelf. She was also an active member of the Ladies of Isabelle, the Ladies of St. Ann’s, and the Cancer Survivors Network. She enjoyed many hobbies throughout her life including sewing, quilting, cake decorating, and traveling with family. She loved making cards, catechism kits, and sharing ideas with her “Stampin’-Up” group. She also had a passion for gardening, cooking, tracing family genealogy, and, whenever possible, visiting the ocean.
In addition to her husband Glenn, she is survived by her sons Forrester, of Milton, and Adam, of Grand Isle, and the family dog, Addie. She is also survived by her brothers Wayne and wife Kim Deslaurier, of Wilmington, NC, and Craig and wife Muffy Deslaurier, of South Burlington; her sisters Michele and husband Britt Cummings. of Oro, AZ, and Linda and husband Leon Corse, of Whitingham, and by many nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours were held on Tuesday, September of the Minor Funeral Home in Milton. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Wednesday, September 2, at St. Ann Catholic Church in Milton. Burial followed in St. Ann’s Cemetery.
Online condolences may be made to www.minorfh.com. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to St. Ann’s food shelf.