WORCESTER, MA- Mary (Miller) Morgan LaVoie, 91, a former longtime resident of Poughkeepsie, NY and Vero Beach, FL, died Thursday, November 26, 2015, at home with her family at her side. She was predeceased by her husband of 44 years, Leo Morgan in 1985, and her second husband of 15 years, Richard Lavoie in 2004. She is also predeceased by her niece, Sharyn Lucille (Real) Elmendorf who she raised after the death of her sister, Anna Muschal.
Mary is survived by two sisters, Bernice Petty of Arlington Heights, IL and Therese Uher of Phillips, WI; her granddaughters, Pamela Judge of Auburn, MA, Cynthia Quintiliani of Mountaintop, PA, Doreen Baglieri of Highland, NY, Jill Laquidara of Albany, NY; and grandson, Anthony Joseph Real of New Paltz, NY. She was a loving great grandmother of 10: Joseph, Thomas and Mary Grace Judge; Lindsay Quintiliani Barry and Jesse Quintiliani; Ashley, Angelo, Alexander and Alana Baglieri; and Antonio Laquidara. In addition, she leaves several nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends. She was born on January 26, 1924, in Chicago, IL, daughter of the late Carl and Regina (Schwendner) Miller. Her remaining six siblings, Viola, Lucille, Charles, Russell, Raymond & George Miller, predeceased her.
After graduating from high school, Mary earned her Associates Degree in bookkeeping. Mary worked in this field for many years in Poughkeepsie before retiring in 1984 to care for her husband Leo. She enjoyed her retirement years in Vero Beach, FL where she lived until moving to Worcester several months ago. She was a long-time parishioner of the Catholic parishes of St. Martin de Porres in Poughkeepsie, NY, and St. John of the Cross in Vero Beach, FL. She enjoyed golfing, bowling, traveling, puzzles and crocheting, but most of all, Mary loved spending time with her family and friends.
The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to the staff of Notre Dame Du Lac for their prayers and assistance during the last few months.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, November 30 at 11:00 am at St. Mary’s Church, 231 Church Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. A visiting period will be held at the church from 10:30 - 11:00 am. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery, Poughkeepsie. Arrangements are in the care of William G. Miller and Son Funeral Home, Inc., 371 Hooker Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY.
Callahan Fay & Caswell Funeral Home of Worcester, MA, is assisting with local arrangements.