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Lenore Margaret Raverty

November 22, 2019 | 6 comments

Lenore Margaret Raverty
8/8/1937 – 11/21/2019
Lenore M. Raverty passed away peacefully at Vernon Manor in Viroqua, WI on November 21, 2019. She was born in Rockford, IL on August 8, 1937 to Leonard and Margaret Raverty. Her father, a WWI veteran, passed away in the same year Lenore was born. Shortly thereafter Lenore and her mother moved to La Crosse, WI.
Lenore graduated from Aquinas High School in 1955. She worked hard all her life in retail, banking, and grocery businesses. She was active in her parish, Cathedral of St. Joseph the Workman, was a daily communicant, member of the Parish Council of Catholic Women, and served as an usher. She enjoyed such activities as ballgames and other sports, coffee group,and photography, and loved walking in the mall. She loved dogs, especially Wrigley and therapy dog, Luna. Quick to laugh, she had a gentle, droll sense of humor that endeared her to many.
Survivors include her dear friend, Cindy Baker and her dog Wrigley, and many, many wonderful friends. Lenore was preceded in death by her parents. She wanted to thank all the truly compassionate caregivers from Mayo Clinic Healthcare in La Crosse and Sparta, Vernon Manor in Viroqua, the priests who came to give her last rites, Joe Schams of the Coulee Region Cremation Group, John and Roberta Ujda and all of her great friends for all of their love, prayers and support.
 A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 10:30 am at St Joseph the Workman Cathedral, 530 Main St. La Crosse.



  1. Jason

    Lenore was my neighbor across the hall for over 10 years. In that time we always looked out for one another. She always would jokingly call me her bodyguard. Sometimes she would play jokes on me and I couldn’t tell if she was serious or not. She made my life so much more enjoyable every time I saw her. she always put a smile on my face I loved her so much. I don’t know what my life will be like without her as my neighbor but I know two things for certain without a doubt one she is in heaven watching over all those she loved and two my life was better having known her. I love you my dear friend always

    • Cathy Dorsey

      Thank you that was a lovely tribute. She was my father’s cousin. She will be missed by many family and friends

  2. Monsignor Gorman

    So sorry to learn of Lenore’s passing. She was a faithful and active member of the Cathedral parish, often an usher for diocesan ceremonies, and always happy to see me. She will be missed. May God reward her faithful service.

  3. Ferdinand Erlewein

    I went to St. Joes with Lenore. I remember her as very quiet, shy, and studious. As the previous person said, I know she is in heaven looking down at us. God Bless, old classmate, and pray for me if you have time, as I will pray for you.

  4. Richard Dungar

    My prayers and sympathy. Lenore was a kind lady and I knew her at our parish.

  5. Joy

    I am so sorry to hear Lenore has passed. She will be dearly missed.
    Rest in piece Lenore. I was lucky to have known you.

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