Robert L. Laverdiere
1940 – 2009
LEWISTON — Robert L. Laverdiere, 69, a resident of Livermore, died unexpectedly on Monday, July 27 at Central Maine Medical Center after a nine year period of declining health.
He was born in Livermore Falls, June 17, 1940, the son of Joseph and Laetitia (LaPointe) Laverdiere. Bob was a graduate of Livermore Falls High School, Class of 1959, where he excelled in baseball, football, basketball and track.
As a freshman he was part of the varsity team that went to the regional basketball tournament. On Dec. 12, 1970, he married Patricia Swift at St. Rose of Lima Church in Jay. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, stationed mainly in Germany.
Upon his return, he worked for International Paper Co. in Jay as a papermaker and millwright for more than 40 years. He enjoyed sports of all kinds and also enjoyed his 1965 T-Bird and his 1983 Mustang convertible. He was a communicant of St. Rose of Lima Church in Jay and a member of the IP Quarter Century Club, the VFW, Frank L. Mitchell, Post 3335 of Jay and the Lane-Dube Amvets, Post 33 also of Jay.
He is survived by his wife, Pat of Livermore; a son, James R. Laverdiere of Greenfield, Wis.; a daughter, Dawne Townsend and her husband, David, of Livermore; his much loved granddaughter, Kaitlyn Townsend; brothers, Norman Laverdiere and his wife, Harriet, of Madison, Wilfred Laverdiere and his wife, Leona, of Livermore, Roger Laverdiere and his wife, Gail, of Livermore Falls and Maurice Laverdiere and his wife, Faye Ann, of Livermore; a sister, Loretta McCobb of Woolwich; sisters-in-law, Carol Laverdiere of Bowdoinham, Marie Laverdiere of Augusta and Donna Groves and her husband, Robert, of Jay.
He was predeceased by his parents; his in-laws, Hank and Corinne Swift; two brothers, Raymond and Joseph Laverdiere; a brother-in-law, Donald McCobb; and two nieces, Carmen Laverdiere and Cynthia Laverdiere.

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