Alice (Malinowski) Lavatori

August 16, 1924 - January 20, 2016
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Alice A. (Malinowski) Lavatori, 91, of Ludlow, passed away Wednesday, January 20, 2016. Born in South Deerfield, MA on August 16, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Konstanty and Rosalia (Wysk) Malinowski who came to the United States from Poland.

Alice was a graduate of Deerfield High School. A longtime Ludlow resident, she worked as a cashier in the Business Office of Ludlow Hospital until her retirement. Alice was a member of the Springfield Symphony Chorus and the St. Mary of the Assumption Church choir for many years. She was a devout communicant of St. Elizabeths Parish.

Alice is survived by her son Gerard P. Lavatori of Rancho Cucamonga, CA; her brother-in-law Gene Lavatori and his wife Joyce and three sisters-in-law Angie Santini, Gloria Sharkany and Marge Kunak, all of Connecticut. She also leaves many dear nieces, nephews, cousins, neighbors and her friends at Keystone Commons. Sadly she was predeceased by her husband of 70 years Ponzi Lavatori in 2014 and her brother Connie and sisters Helen, Annette and Jo.

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Funeral Services celebrating Alice’s life will be held Monday, January 25, 2016 at 10:00 AM at the Kapinos-Mazur Funeral Home, 64 Sewall St, Ludlow, MA followed by a Liturgy of Christia Burial at 11:00 AM at St. Elizabeths Parish, Hubbard St, Ludlow, MA. Rites of Committal will follow in Island Pond Cemetery, Center St, Ludlow, MA.

Island Pond Cemetery
Center Street
Ludlow, MA 1056
Catholic Community of Saint Elizabeth
181 Hubbard Street
Ludlow, MA 1056


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Born: August 16, 1924
Died: January 20, 2016

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Margaret Malinowski Schlager posted on 1/22/16

My beloved Aunt and Godmother: May God's love forever be yours. You are home now. I have so many cherished memories of your and Uncle Ponzi's vacations at places where I was living or staying; Washington State with trips to Seattle and Mt. Rainier, Avalon NJ on the shore where we spent every day on the beach and shopping and playing poker, Las Vegas NV where we spent Thanksgiving and saw the Russian Faberge and art collection, Misquamicut Beach many times as a child with Aunt Jo, Sam and Sandy, and the Fall trips to Shelburne Falls which we all loved to do. Thank you for all the memories and wonderful times which will stay in my heart forever.


Sharron McCleery Lavatori posted on 1/23/16

May she soar with angels into the arms of her beloved Ponzi... May God grant her eternal peace and love. May the spirit of healing and compassion be given to her family members, especially Gerard. Love eternally. Sharron, Steve, and Jeff lavatori xo+


Mary Beth McLeod posted on 1/25/16

My Dear Godmother who's lively personality and great laugh will stay with me forever. the family picnics with Alice's sisters and my Grandfather Connie Malinowski were great fun. Their love for each other and love of life made each experience such fun for us all. Through the years we kept in tough, even though I was far away. Talking to her always made me smile, and thinking of her now, I am still smiling. Dear Aunt Alice, you are missed.