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Stephen D. Laverty

September 25, 2021

Stephen D. LavertyStephen D. Laverty, 63, of N Indiana Ave, Watertown, died Saturday, September 25, 2021 in the emergency room at Samaritan Medical Center after falling ill at home. Stephen was born in Watertown September 6, 1958, son of Archie V. and Roseanne Slack Laverty. He was a 1976 graduate of Immaculate Heart Central, and received an Associates Degree from Jefferson Community College. He began his career at Garland City Auto Parts working for the Keegan Brothers, then moved on to become an appliance salesman for 35 years, first at Halley Electric and then Watertown Appliance for the past 22 years.

On August 16, 1986, he married Nancy M. Donoghue at Holy Family Church with Fr. Fay Agar officiating. They raised four beautiful children and celebrated their 35th Anniversary this past August. He was a communicant of Holy Family Church. His passion, besides his wife and family, was baseball. He excelled in baseball at both IHC and JCC, and loved the year he coached the JV team at IHC in the mid '80s. He was a lifelong fan of the NY Mets and the Montreal Canadiens. He enjoyed decades of playing in the Men's City and Sunday Softball Leagues. He also enjoyed bowling and golf. He was very proud of helping to organize and run the Laverty Memorial Golf Tournament for the past 25 years, with all proceeds going to benefit CREDO Community Center.

Stephen is survived by his wife, Nancy, his mother, Roseanne Laverty, his four children, Shannon E. (Rachel Solomon) Laverty, Rochester; Christopher S. (Sharon) Laverty; Cicero; Brendan J. Laverty and Michael K. Laverty, Watertown; his two beloved granddaughters, Teagan and Taryn Laverty; his two sisters and their husbands, Melinda A. and Patrick M. McNamara and Amy C. and William R. O'Connor, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He is also survived by countless dear friends who meant the world to him. He was predeceased by his father Archie, his brother Kevin M., his sister Carrie R. and her husband Robert J. (little B) Endres, and his niece Christina O'Connor.

Calling hours will be held at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown, on Wednesday, September 29 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday September 30 at 9:15 followed by a funeral mass at Holy Family Church at 10:00 AM. Burial will be at Glenwood Cemetery. Donations may be made in his name to the CREDO Community Center earmarked to the Laverty Memorial Golf Tournament. Online condolences to Steve's family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com.


#26 David Clement 2021-10-13 14:43
So sorry to hear of Steve's passing. Played softball for many years against Steve. He was a big man and tough player for a for a small guy (like me!). Guess that's why we got along. Always looked to buy appliances from him for years, too. Condolences to the family.
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#25 Mark Cosgrove 2021-10-08 01:04
Steve was a great hockey teammate and friend. I enjoyed all of my time with him.

My deepest sympathy to his family.
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#24 Liz Sboro 2021-10-01 09:32
Condolences to all Families... Nancy I'm so sorry for this sudden loss of your hubby Stephen. I realize that my Steven and yours went to school together, and Steven had taken this news hard, as well as I. He was a great man! Know we are thinking of you, and this tremendous loss in your life.
Steve and Liz Sboro
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#23 John Stenard 2021-10-01 08:36
We're very sorry to hear this. Steve was a great guy, a great classmate, teammate, and especially, a great family man. From grade school on, I was always impressed by his hand-eye coordination and athleticism. But moreover in later life, I saw his steadfastness and perseverance in supporting his family and our community. From all of us Stenards, to all of you Lavertys and Donohues, we hope for all good things for each of you, and that your memories of Steve and the love you all shared together will increase with time. May the Peace of Christ be with you.
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#22 Bettie Caswell 2021-10-01 08:20
Nancy and Family. Our hearts and prayers are with you
during this difficult time. Sam and Bettie Caswell
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#21 Mike Haley 2021-09-30 18:01
I played JV baseball with Steve at IHC. He was a genuinely nice guy and a great teammate. My condolences to his family.
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#20 Eric and Lori Peters 2021-09-29 17:23
We are very sorry to hear of the passing of Steve. I played baseball with Steve and he was my JV baseball coach that year. He was an excellent coach and that was a great time in our lives. In 1984 Huey Lewis and The News was the number one album on billboard and we used to blast those songs in that blue van on every trip. If you we part of that team, you know what I’m talking about. Great Coach and Great Memories. God Bless.
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#19 Michele Victoria 2021-09-29 15:04
Laverty Family we are so sorry to hear about Steve’s passing. We are longtime customers of Steve’s and send you our condolences and prayers.
With our sympathies,
Michele and Mario Victoria
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#18 Sam Prevost 2021-09-29 10:07
Laverty Family - I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for you and yours.

With sincere condolences,

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#17 David Taylor 2021-09-29 07:51
Nancy and Family,
So sorry for your loss.Take care of yourself.
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