Christine Marie Laverty

October 8, 1954January 11, 2021

Christine Marie Laverty, of Norwich, passed away on Monday, January 11, 2021. She transitioned peacefully at Lawrence and Memorial Hospital with her husband and children by her side. She was born in Portsmouth, Virginia on October 8, 1954. She was predeceased by her parents, Benjamin J. Costick Sr. and Rosemarie A. Costick. Chris grew up in Ledyard and graduated from Ledyard High School in 1972. She completed her Masters Degree in Educational Technology at ECSU and was proud to have taught in the Community College system. Her professional career spanned 31 years with the State of Connecticut, retiring in December of 2009.

Chris married Bernard F. Laverty on February 21, 1976 in Gales Ferry, at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. They were blessed to be the 200th couple married in the church in the bicentennial year. She possessed a magnetic personality and was an avid reader who enjoyed her quiet time as well as being the loudest fan on the sidelines of her children's sports games!

She is survived by her husband Barney, three children, Alycin M. Laverty, Kenneth B. Laverty and Jason M. Laverty (Michelle), three brothers: Barrie F. Costick (Pauline), Bruce S. Costick, and Benjamin J. Costick Jr. She had two grandchildren, Cerina and Savanna Carroll which she adored, as well as many nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will take place at 10am on Monday, February 22,2021 at Sacred Heart church in Norwich. A private burial service will be held at a future date. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Yale New Haven Hospital Heart and Vascular Center or a charity of your choice.

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Nancy Jagaczewski

January 24, 2021

My friendship with Chris began when her family moved to Ledyard and her Dad told me there was a little girl that could come out to play. An incredible friendship begun and would last over 50 years. I have so many wonderful memories of a friend who was more of a sister to me. Those memories are forever in my heart. Love Nancy

Cerina Carroll

January 22, 2021

I miss you so much. You were the best Grammy ever, and you were always there for me. I am sure you are comfortable and happy up in Heaven, and I know Savanna misses you as much as I do.

Alycin Laverty

January 22, 2021

Momma I love you to the moon and stars and back always and forever....things will never be the same, the girls miss you to no end, and I feel your loss deep in my heart, where you will always be.....

Charla McDermott

January 14, 2021

I am so very sorry to hear of Christine's passing. I know that Randy is heartbroken. Chris was like an extra mom to him and I am grateful for the kindness you all have shown him. I will always remember all the great fun of watching our boys play baseball. Peace be with you during this difficult time. With sympathy and love, Charla