Peabody — Mrs. M. Nora (Levasseur) Valliere, 82, of Peabody, died early Monday in Brooksby Village of Peabody after a lengthy illness. She was the beloved wife of the late James A. Valliere, with whom she shared 56 years of marriage.
Born in Grand Isle, Maine, she was the daughter of the late Willie and Catherine (Soucy) Levasseur. She was a graduate and class president of St. Jean’s High School, Class of 1950, and resided in Lynn for most of her life.
Prior to her retirement in 1998, she spent over 21 years as an executive secretary at Eastern Bank. She was a communicant of St. Adelaide’s Church of Peabody and the former St. Jean Baptiste Church of Lynn.
She leaves her children, James W. Valliere and his wife, Janet, of Venice, Fla., Richard E. Valliere and his wife, Julie, of Stuyvesant, N.Y., Kenneth P. Valliere and his wife, Kathleen, of Amesbury, Randal D. Valliere and his wife, Maria, of Peabody, Jane E. Valliere of Torrance, Calif., and Julie M. Gawlocki and her husband, Peter, of Nahant. She was the grandmother to Paul D. Valliere, Stephen M. Valliere, Randal J. and Vanessa R. Valliere, and Austin R. Valliere and Rachel S. Gawlocki. She was the sister to Claude E. Levasseur of Venice, Fla., Elsie A. Snow of Peabody, Patricia J. Daigle of Austin, Texas, and M. Anne Underwood of Englewood, Fla. She was the sister of the late Clifford, Alphonse, Claire and Wilfred Levasseur, and Augustine L. Bonnevie.
ARRANGEMENTS: Her Funeral will be held from the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, 157 Maple St., Lynn, on Friday, at 9 a.m., followed by a funeral Mass in St. Adelaide’s Church, West Peabody, at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Interment will be in St. Jean’s Cemetery. Visiting hours are on Thursday, from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, gifts in her memory may be sent to Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, CurePSP 30 E. Padonia Road, Suite 201, Timonium, MD 21093, or www.psp.org. For her memorial and guest book, please visit www.cuffemcginn.com.