Ronald C. Lavery


Ronald C. Lavery, 80, of Brevard, went to our Lord Aug. 4, 2016, at the Kingsbridge House after battling Alzheimer’s for nine years.

He was born in Queens, N.Y. and lived on Long Island until he retired as an All State Insurance agent. In 1996 he and his wife designed and built their home in Connestee Falls. He and his wife, Audrey, were childhood sweethearts and recently celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary.

He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, where he was also a member of the choir and Knights of Columbus.

He always gave of his time and talents. On Long Island he was a volunteer policeman for Suffolk County and continued that interest volunteering for the Transylvania County Sheriff’s Department. He tutored at Brevard Elementary, participated in NCDOT trash program, helped with the French Broad River cleanup and spent many years as a Red Cross donor and disaster volunteer.

He had many social interests such as playing bridge, chess and target shooting. His favorite pastime was playing golf. He will always be remembered for his sense of humor and fun dancing.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Audrey Lavery; sons, Ronald Lavery Jr. and wife, Robyne, of Evanston, Ill., Randy Lavery and wife, Donna, of Royal Palm Beach, Fla., Rick Lavery, of Anderson, S.C. and Rory Lavery and wife, Elizabeth, of Bedford, N.H .; daughter, Andrea Maas and husband, Brian, of Greensboro, N.C .; brothers, Hand and Gary Lavery; and grandchildren, Alex, Caroline, Jack, Michael, Rick Jr., Caitlyn, John, Kieran, Katie, Alison, Carly and Daniel.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with a reception to follow.

Burial will be in the church columbarium.

Memorial donations may be made to the Kingsbridge House, 10 Sugarloaf Road, Brevard, NC 28712.

Online condolences may be left at

Moody-Connolly Funeral Home and Crematory is caring for the family.


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