Harold is the beloved son of the late Constance and Edmund Lavin Sr. He was born on September 10, 1960 and recently celebrated his 62nd birthday with many family members and friends.
He is survived by his devoted brother Edmund (Teddy) Lavin, Teddy’s wife, Trudy, daughter Andrea George all of Plymouth and son, Sam George of Ellsworth, Maine. He is also survived by his sisters Karen Collins, Terry Gazzola and her husband Frank, Mary Belmont and her husband Michael all of Plymouth as well as his brothers Joseph Lavin and his wife Mary of Plymouth and Fr. Thomas Lavin, OFM Conv. of Ellicott City, MD. He is also survived by his nieces and nephews Tina Myers, Michelle Miers, the late Patrick Collins, Christopher Lavin, Shannon Lavin, Maria Belmont, Mike Belmont, and Frank Gazzola III, many grand nieces and nephews and several great-grand nieces and nephews.
Devoted to his family, he was a tremendous help to his parents in their final years. He was always great fun to be with and enjoyed playing tricks on family members. He was quick to laugh and clever, clever, clever. He liked skiing, swimming, horseback riding, lobstering, helping Teddy mess about with boats, flirting with the girls with a mischievous twinkle in his eye, and a good party. Harold led a very full life working as a grocery bagger at Stop & Shop in Manomet for almost 30 years and participating in activities at his workshop at Road to Responsibility (RTR). He was an altar server at St. Bonaventure’s when he was young until he decided he was too old and should “let the kids have a turn to do it.” He had many friends throughout his life and knew how to be a good and faithful friend to them all. He was a man of outstanding character, humor, and dignity.
Harold’s family would like to thank Leanne and Cassie the rest of the staff of Norwell Visiting Nurses (NVNA), his dear friend Tammy and the rest of the staff at RTR and his many friends from Stop & Shop. You have all participated in making Harold’s life a great one.
A visiting period will be available at 9:30 am on Friday, October 14th at Cartmell-Davis Funeral Home at 619 State Road, Manomet, MA followed by a mass of Christian Burial which will be celebrated at St. Bonaventure Parish on State Road in Manomet at 11:00 am. Burial will be alongside his parents at the Manomet Cemetery following the funeral mass.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to Road to Responsibility, Norwell VNA, Franciscan Friars, or any organization doing research into Down’s Syndrome or Parkinson’s Disease.