Michael Joseph Lavelle


December 23, 1951 ~ August 28, 2022 (age 70)


Michael Joseph Lavelle, age 70, formerly of Scranton, PA passed away Sunday August 28, 2022, at Texas Health Hugley, Burleson due to illness.

Born December 23, 1951, he was the son of Joseph Lavelle and Clouda Nash Lavelle. He graduated in 1969 from West Scranton Central Catholic High School.  He went on to join the National Guard and was a member of the 109th Infantry. He spent most of his years working at RCA/Thompson Electronics and retired from Geisinger Marworth Treatment Center.

Michael was a man with many titles: husband, father, papa, devoted friend, and sports fan. He was an avid fisherman and huntsman.  He had a welcoming personality, a quick wit and jokes ready to share. When he wasn’t fishing or hunting you would find him at the softball fields cheering on his favorite softball player, granddaughter Madalyn or at granddaughter Riley’s equestrian lessons.

Michael and his loving wife, Madalyn Tomasofsky Lavelle, were high school sweethearts and shared 51 years of marriage. Michael is survived by his believed wife, Madalyn, two loving children, Kevin Lavelle Northport, FL, Amy (Dirk) Underwood Burleson, TX, adoring grandchildren Ashley (Dale) Piwowarski Scott Township, PA, Madalyn Shaw, Riley Shaw, Cade Underwood and Caleigh Underwood, sister Carol Lavelle, brothers William (Dori) Lavelle, Edward Lavelle, many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and he was overjoyed awaiting the arrival of his first great-grandchild due in February.

He was proceeded in death by his parents, brothers Joseph Lavelle, Robert Lavelle, sister Mary Jean DeNunzio, nephews Joseph Lavelle, Robert Lavelle and David DeNunzio and niece Jean Marie DeNunzio.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m Sunday, September 4th, at Stephenville Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday September 6, 2022, in Stephenville, TX with a burial to follow in Tolar, TX.  A Memorial Service will take place in the future in Scranton, PA.

Heaven truly gained an angel when God called him home.

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