AUBURN — Beatrice T. Lavertu, 91, formerly of 625 College St. in Lewiston, died Tuesday, Aug. 7, at the Sarah Frye Home, where she resided for the past 12 years.

Born in Lewiston, the eldest daughter of the late Eddie E. and Ida Cote Levesque, she was married to John M. Lavertu, who died Oct. 4, 1977.

Mrs. Lavertu was a member of the Prince of Peace, SS. Peter & Paul Parish and a former member of St. Joseph’s Parish, Lewiston.

She was educated in Lewiston schools, and was a member of the Lewiston Senior Citizens.

Mom will be remembered for always having her hair just so. She loved jewelry, and loved being pampered and getting lots of attention.

She enjoyed dancing and loved raspberries.

She is survived by her daughters: AnnaRose Gosselin and husband, Lucien, of Lewiston; Susan Gravel and husband, Robert, of Greene; and Gloria Lavertu of Bridgton; her sons: William Lavertu and wife, Andrea, of Turner, and George Lavertu of Greene; and her sister, Rejane Lemieux, of Lewiston; and her brother-in-law, Gene Guidotti, of Poland and Fort Myers, Fla.; eight grandchildren: Luke Allen Gosselin and wife, Ann, of Northfield; Laurie-Anna Gosselin and fiancé, Brian Savard, of Lewiston; Bobbie Sue Gravel and fiancé, Robert Merrill, of Greene; Christie Lynn Gravel and fiancé, Robert Keenan, of Greene; Jessica Rodrigue of Minot; Jeremy Lavertu and wife, Kelly Beth, of Auburn; John Lavertu and Kylie of Turner; and Ryan Lavertu of Greene; 11 great-grandchildren: Paige Gosselin of Northfield; Cole and Julia Savard of Lewiston; Alex and Mathew Brown of Greene; Charlotte Jane Brooke of Greene; Tucker Merrill of Greene; Ashley Sue and Christian Keenan of Greene; Leland Rodrigue of Minot; and Aspen and Annabelle Lavertu of Auburn; and one great-great-grandson, Reid Lavertu, of Turner.

She was predeceased by a great-granddaughter, Abigail Rodrigue.

The family wishes to thank all the staff at Sarah Frye Home for treating Mom like family.

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