LEICESTER: Else "Susie" (Schirrmacher) Laventure of Whittemore St., died Wednesday, Jan. 18 at St. Vincent's Hospital in Worcester,Mass.
She was the wife of WWII Army veteran Master Sgt. Robert G. Laventure who died in 2013. She leaves her son George R. Laventure and his wife Judy of Thompson, CT, two grandchildren; Alison Gagnon and her husband Nathan of Woodstock, CT and Ryan Laventure and his wife Jessica of Glover, VT, 4 great grandchildren Aubrey, Emily, Brayden and Alainah. She is predeceased by her daughter Elke Laventure in 2005.
Else was born in Germany and later married her husband there in 1947, moving to the States in 1949. She has resided in Leicester since 1967. Else found pleasure in the simple things in life. She enjoyed homemaking, gardening and especially cooking for family and friends. She has been an avid reader her whole life . The family would like to extend a special thank you to the numerous friends that have supported her in so many ways over the years.
Graveside services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 21 at 11 a.m. in Worcester County Memorial Park, Paxton. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Leicester Public Library Renovation Fund, 1136 Main St., Leicester, Ma. 01524.
MORIN FUNERAL HOME, 1131 Main St., Leicester is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.