Ronald J. Lavertu

ST. FRANCIS, Maine – Ronald J. Lavertu, 67, of St. Francis, Maine, passed away unexpectedly on November 17, 2017. He was born on March 22, 1950, in Van Buren, Maine, a son of the late Oneil and Delphine (Cote) Lavertu.
Ron worked many years at Fraser Paper in Madawaska. Since then, he had been enjoying retirement at his ‘hunting camp’ by the river. An avid outdoorsman: hunter, fisherman, and gardener, Ron also enjoyed reading, woodworking, and beekeeping.
He will be greatly missed by the countless family members and friends whose lives he touched, and affectionately remembered as one who treasured time with his children and grandson.
He is survived by two children, Scott Lavertu, and Danielle Lavertu (Nathan Downing), and one grandson, Jasper Downing, all of Carrabassett Valley, ME; twelve siblings, Carmen Lavertu, Rella Bezzanilla, Gerald Lavertu, Roger (Martha) Lavertu, Joel Lavertu, Edgar (Clauda) Lavertu, Rachel (Bert) Bosse, Dolores (Nelson) Jambard, Clarence (Wayne) Lavertu, Claudette (Philip) Michaud, Richard Lavertu, and Daniel Lavertu; several nieces and nephews; and companion, Carolyn Gardner, of Allagash.
Besides his parents, Ron was predeceased by one sibling, Patricia (Al) Gendreau.
Funeral Services will be announced in the spring. For online condolences, please visit

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