Suzanne B. Laverdiere, 99, formerly of South Windsor, died peacefully on February 9, 2022, surrounded by her loving family. She was married to Jean-Paul Laverdiere for 58 years, until he passed in 2006. Suzanne was the mother of Marc Laverdiere and his wife Glenna, Anne Norton and her husband John, and Nicole Melville and her husband Mike. Suzanne was the grandmother of 11 grandchildren: Marc and Lisa Laverdiere, Carinne Vaillancourt, Patrice and Dan Stering, Janae and Evan Holmes, Katie and Chris Upright, Jimmy and Courtney Norton, Meghan and Jason Montano, Ryan and Becky McConville, Colin McConville, Ryan and Valerie Melville, and Chris Melville and Caitlyn Chapman. Suzanne was the great-grandmother of 13: Marc and Luc Laverdiere, Kenna and Ethan Stering, Alexander and Caroline Holmes, Auburn and Tegan Upright, Johnny Norton, Winter Montano, Colin and Chloe McConville, and Dorian Melville. Suzanne was cared for with love for almost three years by her caregiver and good friend, Winsome Leslie.
Born in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada on December 22, 1922, Suzanne is survived by her sister Emilie Boutin and predeceased by 15 siblings. Suzanne moved from Canada to Connecticut in 1958, where she and Jean-Paul raised their family in South Windsor and were parishioners of St. Margaret Mary Church. They retired to Florida for several years and Suzanne returned to Connecticut in 2006.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, February 19, 2022 from 12noon -1:30PM and conclude with a funeral home service and celebration of life at 1:30PM with Fr. Larry Barile celebrating.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Suzanne’s memory to the Manchester Area Conferences of Churches (MACC), online at www.macc-ct.org/donate (Please select Community Kitchen or Community Emergency Pantry). The mailing address is MACC Charities, P.O. Box 3804, Manchester, CT 06045-3804 and the phone number is 860-647-0440.