June Theresa LaViolette / 1936-2009Published 9:33am Thursday, September 10, 2009
June Theresa LaViolette, 73, of Oak Street, Niles, died at 11:40 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2009, at Lakeland Hospital, Niles, following a brief illness.
A memorial mass will be said at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 14, at Saint Mary Catholic Church in Niles with the Rev. David Otto, pastor, officiating.
Internment will be at Calvary Cemetery, Niles.
The family will receive friends and relatives from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13, at Halbritter Funeral Home, Niles, with the recitation of The Rosary at 3:30 p.m.
She was born on July 7, 1936, in Benton Harbor, to Bert Henry and Marie Elizabeth (Bucken) Bennett.
She graduated from Saint John Catholic High School in Benton Harbor with the Class of 1954 and she moved to Niles in 1961.
She was a member of Saint Mary Catholic Church in Niles. She enjoyed spending time at the casinos and gardening.
Surviving family include her children, Jean Marie LaViolette and Julieann (Eugene) Hadley, Marie Hernandez, all of Niles, Catherine Mary (Michael) Mathews, John (Judi) LaViolette, both of Mishawaka, Ind., Daniel (Jackie) LaViolette of Livonia, Lisa Moore of Charlotte and Brian LaViolette and his fiancee, Jaclynn Schadler of South Bend, Ind. and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a sister, Joyce (Kenneth) Anderson of Forest Lake, Minn.; a brother, John (Sharon) Bennett of Berrien Springs and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice At Home.
Arrangements were by Halbritter Funeral Home, Niles.