1945- 2017

BOSTON, Mass. — Mary E. “Marybeth” Lavallée, 72, of Sanford, passed peacefully with her husband and family by her side Monday, Jan. 16, at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, Mass.

She was born Jan. 6, 1945, in Milwaukee, Wis., to parents Isaac C. and Elizabeth A. (Zepezauer) Bloomer.

Marybeth was a member of the York County Beekeeper Association.

She enjoyed a variety of crafts, from sewing, knitting and needlepoint to coloring. Marybeth enjoyed cooking. She loved to make people laugh and was a comedian at heart. She loved the outdoors and enjoyed watching the chickadees. She loved daisies and lilacs. Marybeth loved her family, and enjoyed the various road trips she went on with her husband. Christmas was her favorite time of year, so much so that her nickname was Holly.

Her favorite job was her love of making people beautiful, as she was a licensed cosmetologist in Wisconsin. She also worked as a sewing machine repairer and organizer at a machine shop. Marybeth also embarked on owning her own business with her daughter. They named it “Mystic Gardens.” The store was a fantasy store with an array of items, including incense, perfumes, clothing, jewelry and collectible items. She was also a sales rep for Creative Circle.

Surviving her are her husband, Denis; daughter, Michelle and her husband, Peter Bernard, and their children, Alexander and Elizabeth; brother, James Bloomer and his wife, Barbara, and their daughters, Christine and Amy; sister, Elizabeth Allen and her sons, John and Robert; sister, Sandra, her husband, Daniel Scott and their son, John “JP”; spouses of the above-listed children; many nieces and nephews, aunts, and uncles from the Midwest; as well as many lifelong friends.

Marybeth was predeceased by her parents; and two sisters, Jeannette and Susan.

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