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Richard Lavariere, 86

Richard Walter Lavariere, 86 of North Adams died on Thursday April 28, 2022 at The Danforth Care Center in Hoosick Falls, NY.

He was born in North Adams, MA on May 24, 1935 the son of the late Walter Lavariere and Alice (Desrosiers) Lavariere, as well as stepfather Louis A Roberts. Richard graduated from St. Joseph’s High School in North Adams.

Richard was last employed by the Town of Hancock as the plumbing inspector. He was employed at Sprague Electric as the plumbing foreman for many years. Richard also worked at Mt Greylock Regional High School & Mt. Anthony High School. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, reading, movies, golfing and traveling during the fall. His wife Elaine (Wright) Danforth Lavariere died on November 19, 1994.

Richard leaves his children, Elizabeth Petri (Bob Fortini) of North Adams, Richard Louis Lavariere (Jayne) of North Adams, Susan Segala (Neil) of Norton, MA, Lisa Xanthos (Arthur) of Dover, NH and former wife Marguerite (Serre) Lavariere Thornton of North Adams. He also leaves his two stepchildren, Brenda Lee Danforth and Theresa Liebenow of Pittsfield, MA as well as nine grandchildren, Katie Morey, Maria Segala, Jonathan Demarsico, Allison Zustra, Alex Segala, Gary Lavariere, Jason Bona, Travis Bona, Nick Donati and 5 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his longtime partner, Helen Biondo.

FUNERAL NOTICE: A service to celebrate the life of Richard Lavariere will be celebrated on Friday, May 20, 2022 at 10:00 AM at the Flynn & Dagnoli – WEST CHAPEL 521 West Main St. North Adams, MA 01247. Burial will follow in Hancock Cemetery. Donations may be made to the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit

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I was a neighbor of Dick many years ago. Very nice person. I know he will be missed
from: Jeanneon: 05-12-2022

So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. May he rest in peace.
from: Helen (fran) Perryon: 05-10-2022

Sue & family; so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. Thinking of you at this time. Chris & Lance Watson
from: Christine Watsonon: 05-10-2022

Beth, Sue, Dicky and Lisa,

So sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. He was always a hoot to be around as we were growing up. You and your families will be in our prayers.

from: Keith Starron: 05-09-2022

My condolences to the Lavariere family! Dick was a great guy and Iíll always remember his sense of humor.
from: Ron Livelyon: 05-09-2022

Sue, Neil and Alex, I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Dick at Spragues. My prayers are with you all!
from: Jimmy Holmeson: 05-08-2022

Beth I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. My heartfelt sympathies to you and your family.
from: TERRY M SAUNDERS-BOUCHERon: 05-08-2022

So sorry to hear about Dick's passing. He was such a nice man. I am sure he will be sadly missed. My deepest sympathy to his family.
from: Paula Randallon: 05-08-2022

Sue and Neil sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad Richard. Our sincere condolences.

Mark and Cindy Vadnais (miss you guys)
from: MARK VADNAISon: 05-08-2022

Sue, I am so sorry about the loss of your dad. Sending thoughts and prayers.
from: Jill Pompion: 05-08-2022

Our condolences to your entire family. May your dad rest in peace.
from: Christopher LaCasseon: 05-08-2022