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Rita Margaret Laverty

Born: Sat., May 10, 1941
Died: Mon., Jan. 14, 2019


Mass of Christian Burial

9:00 AM Sat., Jan. 19, 2019
Location: St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church


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Rita M. Laverty, 77, of Sierra Vista passed away on January 14, 2019. She was born in Ireland on May 10, 1941 to Thomas and Rita (Geragthy) Gibney. She met her husband of 57 years, John F. Laverty in London, England. He was a ballroom dance teacher at the Arthur Murray Dance Studios, where they met. They lived in England for 10 years before moving to the United States. She was a bookkeeper for several years. Working for The Holyoke Daily Transcript in Massachusetts.  They moved to Sierra Vista in 1986. Some of her interests included, reading, gardening, and she loved animals. Specifically, dogs, which her and John always had as pets. Rita and her husband have also been members of St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church for the last 16 years.
She is survived by her husband, John F. Laverty, a brother Thomas Gibney, two sisters Kay O’Gorman and Ann DeCesco. As well as two sisters in laws, Joan Holland and Doris Laverty.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 9:00 AM at St. Andrew's the Apostle Catholic Church, 800 Taylor Street, Sierra Vista.

Inurnment will follow in St. Andrew's Columbarium and Prayer Garden.

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