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Mella Laverty, 77, of Concord, NC, formerly of Bedford Village and Savannah, NY passed away on February 17, 2013. Daughter of the late Michael & Mamie Della Valla of Harrison, NY. Sister to the late Marguerite Quagliozzi. Survived by her children, Michael Laverty, Debra Laverty, Robin Molloy, Gary Laverty, Georgene Beardsley and her grandchildren, Leah Laverty, Dana & Daniel Molloy.
Mella was an active member of New Life Fellowship church in Concord, NC. She was an avid lover of animals and spent her life contributing to many charities that rescued and cared for abused or forgotten animals.
She was a graduate of Iona College in New Rochelle, NY. She loved gardening and cooking for her family.
Her colorful personality and wonderful sense of humor will be missed by all.
Any donations should be made in her name to the ASPCA, The Humane Society or Guiding eyes for The Blind.
Carolina Cremation of Salisbury, North Carolina is assisting the Laverty family. Online condolences may be made at www.carolinacremation.com
Penny ( Caffarelli) Bretti says
My prayers are with you!
Patricia Feeney Mahoney says
Robin- My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.
Stacey Atkinson Fillebrown says
Mella was my best friend on this earth… I had the pleasure of knowing her since 1974, and our friendship endured until the end of her life. I will miss her laughter, the conversations that we had, and most of all, I will miss her being in my life…. I loved you my friend.