There is so much to say about LaVerne and her kindness, sense of humor, boundless energy, her love for her family, friends, and students. Her face would light up when she saw you, and she was always interested in what was going on in your life. When I began teaching at St. Cornelius, she greeted me with such a welcoming spirit. Her generosity was evident. When teachers met to go on an outing or to dinner, it was inevitable that we would run into someone that LaVerne knew, would hug, greet with enthusiasm, and stop for a chat. We began to think she was friends with the whole world. She had the best stories and could always make us laugh. She had a deep devotion to her family and spoke of Frank, Lynne, Jennifer, and Sean with such love and pride. The comments from her students show their sincere love for and gratitude to her. What a lovely person. We are grateful for your friendship. We love you and miss you, LaVerne.
Karyn and Tom Citti