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McDonald Funeral Home
19 Yale Avenue
Wakefield, MA
Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017
12:30 PM
Somerville Theatre
55 Davis Square
Somerville, MA
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LEVIS--Laura Beth,

(January 2, 1982 to September 22, 2016), 34, was a vibrant, beautiful woman who loved animals, the Yankees, lifting weights, scary movies, iced coffee, cooking paleo, making funny faces, shopping, hiking, her BFFs, the Avett Brothers, the Isle of Skye, and above all her family, including parents Dr. William and Georgia Levis of Manhattan, with whom she laughed daily, and husband Peter DeMarco, her best friend, whom she married in Bar Harbor in 2014. Laura grew up on Staten Island, attended Poly Prep in Brooklyn ('00), starring in basketball, and graduated from Emerson College ('04). She worked at the Boston Globe, where she met Pete, before joining Harvard Magazine and the Harvard Gazette as a digital editor and writer. She lived in Somerville, MA. Laura is survived by half- brothers William Levis of Manhattan and Robert Levis; uncle Bob Levis of Manhattan; and sisters-in-law Henrietta and Catlin Levis. She was a proud aunt to Jessica, Katie, Summer, and Kyle Levis; Amber and Wyatt Levis of Manhattan; and Samantha, Alex and Patrick Marcoux. Her late grandparents were Mel and Mary Jo Barnett, and William and Edna Levis. She was daughter-in-law to Samuel and Nancy DeMarco of Lynnfield, MA and was a loving cat mom to Cola, Puma and Evie. A severe asthma attack took Laura's life. She'd wish all to understand the risks (to donate: No funeral is planned; a life celebration is forthcoming. Lastly, Laura was an organ donor, including her wonderful heart. She will be missed forever.

Published in The New York Times on Oct. 2, 2016
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