Dorothy Lavallee

Obituary of Dorothy Lavallee

Dorothy V. Lavallee,84, of Newport, died Friday, January 18, 2008, at the John Clarke Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Gerard R. Lavallee. Mrs. Lavallee worked as a private duty nurse. She played small parts in movies filmed throughout Rhode Island. She was an avid music lover, was a member of two local choruses' the Navy Choristers and the Swanhurst Chorus and was a member of the choir at the Chapel of Hope at the Newport Navy Base. She also worked with the Newport Preservation Society. A son Gerard A. Lavallee and his wife Beverlee Lavallee of Middletown and a daughter Theresa Wehlander of Shreveport, LA, survive her. Four grandchildren Armand Lavallee of Boston, MA, Michelle Lavallee of Philadelphia, PA and Matthew and Andrew Wehlander of Shreveport, LA. She also leaves her beloved friend & companion for over 20 years John Agias. She was the mother-in-law of the late Ronald Wehlander and was predeceased by ten brothers and sisters. A memorial and celebration of her life will be held on Monday, January 21, 2008, 4-7 p.m. in the O'Neill Hayes Funeral Home, 465 Spring Street, Newport.
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