Sandra M. (VanDuzer) LaVersa, 64, a resident of Plaistow, NH. since 2008, died peacefully on Friday, November 29, 2019, at her home and surrounded by her loving family, following a courageous battle with cancer.
Funeral services will be held at 11:30 A.M. Saturday, December 21, 2019 at the Solon-Telford Funeral Home, Streator.
Visitation will be from 9:30 A.M. until 11:30 A.M. Saturday, December 21, 2019 at the Solon-Telford Funeral Home, Streator.
Sandra will be buried along with her father who passed away earlier this year at Oakwood Memorial Park in a private family service.
Born in Urbana, Illinois, daughter of the late Myles and Carol J. (Dulian) VanDuzer, she was raised and educated in Streator, IL and graduated from Woodland High School with the Class of 1973. Sandy was employed in the family jewelry business in Streator when she met the love of her life, Charles A. “Chas” LaVersa one evening at a social function and they were married on April 19, 1985.
She was a former resident of Newburyport, MA for twelve years, Lyman, ME, and Detroit, ME, and then moving to Plaistow eleven years ago. She was a positive force of boundless energy and helped her husband with his work at the Plum Island Airport. She later opened Curves for Women franchises in Bangor, Newport, and Old Town, ME. She also owned a franchise with Market America and developed to be one of the top ten percent of all networkers in the country. For the past five years, Sandy operated the All the Love You Can Bear Teddy Bear Company from her home on Main Street in Plaistow, which was a business that she originated in Streator, Illinois at the time of her mother’s death, and also owned and operated Wellness Maid Easy Cleaning Service of Plaistow.
A member of the local chapter of Business Networking International and the Trinity Church of Kingston, NH, she was a devoted grandmother and also enjoyed traveling, hiking and visits back to Illinois to see her family.
She will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her husband of thirty-four years, Charles A. “Chas” LaVersa, her daughter and son-in-law, Keri A. and Scott Sullivan and their two children Kaylie and Jack, all of Newburyport, MA, her son and daughter-in-law, Anthony C. “Tony” and Elizabeth LaVersa and their four children Thayden, Solon, Gaberiel and Lisabella, all of Chelsea, ME. Also she is survived by her three brothers, Myles VanDuzer, Jr. of The Villages, FL, Mark VanDuzer and David VanDuzer, both of Ottawa, IL, and several aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial donations be made to Trinity Church, 80 Route 125, Kingston, NH 03848.
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