Adoree Lavigne Meenan

March 28, 1929July 26, 2018

Adorée Lavigne Meenan, age 89, of Madison and Cheshire, died on 7/26/2018. She was born in Meriden, to the late Isabelle Lacoucier and Leandre Lavigne. Besides her parents, Adorée was predeceased by her beloved husband James, her sister, Lucille Johnson, and brother David Lavigne.

She is survived by her son Kevin Meenan and wife Denise Lariviere of Pasadena, CA; her son Keith Meenan and wife Joanne of Kinsale, VA; her daughter Kristine Pagano and husband John of Cheshire; her son Kyle Meenan and wife Karen of Jacksonville, FL; her grandchildren Kathryn Meenan and fiancé Hernan Santarcangelo, Joseph Meenan and wife Rachel, Daniel Meenan, Marcie (Pagano) Daken and husband Kevin, Jaime Pagano and fiancé William Paternoster, Thomas Pagano and wife Samantha, Ashleigh Holton, and Katherine Godfrey, and her great grandchildren Claire Daken, Emma Daken, Liv Paternoster, Taylor Pagano, and John Meenan.

Adorée attended the University of Connecticut where she earned a Bachelor of Nursing degree and met her husband James. She started her career at Yale New Haven Hospital. Adorée was owner and administrator for Hillside Manor retirement home in Waterbury.

In 1985, Jim and Adorée moved from Waterbury to Cheshire, maintaining their summer home in Madison. In 2007, they moved permanently to Madison.

Adorée leaves many dear friends including Eileen Russell and family, the Kintz, Larson, Frazina, Duffy, and Grzyb families, and others from her beloved Madison neighborhood.

The Meenan and Pagano families and friends send sincere thanks to the staff at Cheshire Regional Rehabilitation Center, who cared for her so well.

St. Margaret’s Church in Madison CT will celebrate a funeral Mass on Tuesday July 31 at 10AM. There are no calling hours.


  • Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Adoree Lavigne Meenan

have a memory or condolence to add?