Kimberly Ann Lavange

June 12, 1968February 3, 2021

Kimberly A. “Kim” (Peele) LaVange, of Norwood passed away peacefully surrounded by family at the Pat Roche Hospice Home in Hingham.

Beloved wife of Mark LaVange; cherished daughter of Marjorie Peele-Curran of Norwood and the late John Peele; loving mother of Marissa Peele, Jill LaVange, David LaVange and Rebecca LaVange of Norwood; devoted sister of Maribeth Hibbard and husband Richard Hibbard of Plymouth, Laurie Allard and fiancé John Thistle of North Attleboro; daughter-in-law of Carolyn LaVange and the late David LaVange of Abington; sister in-law of Susan MacLellan and husband Brian MacLellan of Abington; niece of Eleanor Waal, Jeffery Waal of Cohasset, Debra White of Franklin. Kim also leaves behind five loving nieces and nephew as well as three grand nieces.

Kim, a lifelong resident of Norwood, graduated Norwood High in 1987. She was a proud and loving mother who raised four children who share her legacy of kindness and compassion for others. Kim’s culinary passion was legendary. Her friends and family all benefited from Kim’s skills in the kitchen. She was at her happiest spending days at the beach with her family. Kim was always someone to quietly show up to lend a hand when needed and was an inspiring model of service to others.

The burial will be private. A graveside memorial will take place in spring.


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Carmel Kerrigan

February 14, 2021

So very sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of meeting Kim while we were raising our families in Norwood. She always had a smile on her face. Thoughts & prayers to her family & friends.

The Kerrigan Family

Joseph Calitri

February 10, 2021

We send our deepest sympathies and sincerest condolences to Mark, Kim's family and friends on her passing. She was one of the nicest ladies we ever knew and a great friend for more than 25 years. We shared many wonderful times together. Kim was definitely someone who would jump at an opportunity to help people in need, regardless of whether it was lending a hand to organize a party or a more serious situation. We enjoyed watching Marissa, Jill, David, and Rebecca grow through the years and though we moved out of state in 2003, we tried our best to stay in touch with Kim and keep our loving friendship and fond memories alive! May God Bless Kim's soul and watch over her family, and may their sadness be brief!

Debbie & Joe Calitri, and Annie Soliman

Maryellen Lennon-Arms

February 9, 2021

Where do I start, I've known Kim for close to 40 years. One of the fondest memories I have of Kim is her having me stay over for Christmas Eve with her family in 1990, so I wouldn't be home alone-I woke up with a terrible headache and all Kim could do was chuckle. I came downstairs to find she had a stocking for me filled and the first thing I opened was a bottle of tylenol-then I knew why she was chuckling.
She helped me through my divorce and my ongoing health issues-we definitively drank a lot of coffee back then. Her family became like family to me and I saw them often. I asked Kim to be my maid-of-honor when I got remarried, without hesitation she asked "what do you need me to do". See Kim was always going out of her way to help people even if she hadn't seen them in years. We hadn't hung around in a few years but I will remember Kim as one of my best friends and will cherish our friendship always.
To her family, Mark, Marissa, Jill, David, Rebecca, Marge, Maribeth, and Laurie I am so sorry for your loss. I miss and love you all. RIP Kim

Roger & Judy Barrett

February 9, 2021

So sorry to hear this sad news. As neighbors we knew all the Peeles, and all the memories are of sweetness and warmth. Kim worked with me at the Four Points as she was pursuing a culinary career. We watched the girls grow up for 10 years or so, and we feel richer for the experience. Again, so sorry.

Robbi Dunn Tracy

February 9, 2021

My sincere condolences to all of Kim’s family. I was fortunate to have known Kim from childhood (elementary school). Kim was the kindest, most caring and beautiful friend anyone could be blessed to have. Once a friend of Kim’s always a friend, you could always pick up where you left off with her. Years have passed and our lives went in different directions but whenever we saw each other it was just like old times. We could talk for hours about our families our Mom’s and silly childhood days. My heart breaks for all of us we were all so blessed to have her in our lives. I am keeping her children, husband, sisters and Mother in my thoughts and prayers. Kim was one of a kind and one that we were all lucky to have known.

Christine (Norton) Sheehan

February 9, 2021

I am so sorry to hear of Kim's passing. I knew Kim in high school and then we met up again when our boys played baseball together. I always looked forward to sitting and chatting with Kim at the games. She was always so kind and easy to talk to. I really enjoyed her company and our talks. It was always so obvious to me how close she was to her children and how much the all adored one another. I could tell what a great Mom she was. She will be greatly missed. My heart goes out to her family and I will keep you all in my prayers. Your Mom is your angel now and will guide you all. She will always be with all of you.

Christine (Colins Mom)

Heidi Obstfeld-Adams

February 9, 2021

Kim was honestly the nicest and most kindest person I have ever met. I was the Canadian girl doing a placement at the hospital. I was having troubles finding a place to live although I did manage 1 week before I started. When I met Kim, she said, had you not found somewhere, you could have moved in with me and my family. Kim didn't even know me besides my name but that was who she was. The most kindest loving person ever. We became best friends that year I spent in Massachusetts. She treated me like family. Kim made sure for my only American Thanksgiving, that I got to spend it with her family at her mom's I believe. She wanted to make sure I knew what it would be like and not be alone on the holiday. For Christmas, we spent Christmas Eve together and I was with the family Christmas Day until I went into work. I was able to make it home the following day to my family in Canada, but I didn't feel like I missed out on my family Christmas when I was with Kim, Mark, Jill and Marissa.
Kim filled in at the last minute as a bridesmaid for my wedding when someone had to drop out. I was so happy that she was able to do that. Although we had not seen each other in years, she and her family were never far from my thoughts. I only hope to live my life as giving, kind hearted and loving as Kim did. I will miss you forever my friend..... xoxoxo

Michelle Jennings Charpentier

February 9, 2021

I am so saddened to hear of Kim’s passing . I was fortunate to call Kim a friend when we were younger . I have such fond memories of Girl Scouts , play dates and those fun CCD classes her mom taught in her home . I can literally picture us as little kids at school and I have great memories .
Kim always had a smile and was always kind to everyone . I am lucky to have had Kim as part of my childhood . To her family may memories of Kim bring you comfort today and the days to come . ❤️

John Bradbury

February 8, 2021

I'm so sorry for your loss kim was special my heart is broken I met Kim in 91 we where friends for 30 yrs I will never forget her may she rest in peace