Memorial Calling HoursParadis-Givner Funeral Home
Oxford, MA 01540
NORTH OXFORD – Linda Anne (Arsenault) Lavalle, 68, of Main Street, died Saturday, July 28, 2018, in her home. She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Ernest H. Lavalle of North Oxford; her daughter, Tracy-Lynn Vanderpuye and her husband Lorenzo of Gardner; her aunt, Therese Gosselin of Auburn; four grandchildren, Zoe, Zahara, Zane, and Zeke Vanderpuye, all of Gardner; her sisters-in-law, Theresa Cameron and her husband John of Worcester, Kathleen Jones and her husband Robert of Leicester, Elaine Fort and her husband David of Rutland, and Christine Paquette of Worcester; and several cousins, nephews, and nieces. She was predeceased by a sister-in-law, Jo-Anne Lavalle; and two brothers-in-law, Lloyd Lavalle and Alan Lavalle. She was born in Worcester, daughter of the late Ernest J. and Rita (Prunier) Arsenault, and lived several years in Charlton and most of her life in Oxford. She graduated from Oxford High School and received her master’s degree in education from Worcester State University.
Mrs. Lavalle was an elementary school teacher for the Dudley-Charlton Regional School District for 33 years, retiring in 2009. She primarily taught kindergarten to 4th grade, and her greatest love was teaching children. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Church in Charlton.
Mrs. Lavalle was a life member and former leader for the Girl Scouts of America. She enjoyed camping, trips to Old Orchard Beach, and caring for her cats. Her family was everything to her. Linda and Ernie were always together, and she loved her daughter and grandchildren with all her heart. She was a social person who loved spending time with her friends and family.
A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, August 6, 2018, at St. Joseph’s Church, 10 H. Putnam Road Ext., Charlton. Burial will follow at Worcester County Memorial Park in Paxton. Memorial calling hours are Sunday, August 5, 2018, from 2-5 p.m. at Paradis-Givner Funeral Home, 357 Main St., Oxford. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.