Bertha Lavoie, of St. Petersburg left us on January 31, 2021. She was born August 2, 1937 in Fall River, Massachusetts to Edward and Bernadette (Shank) Lavoie. She was predeceased by her sister Lorraine Levesque and niece Leona Perez.
Bertha is survived by her partner of 22 years, Joanne Champagne and her nieces, Modesta Levesque and Beth Silvia; her great nieces Melanie DiMascolo, Leslie Gouveia, Amy Ferreira, Traci Cornett, Mackenzie Palumbo, Karan Banas and great nephews Scott & Travis DeGrandi
She was a lover of life, people and having a good time. Rest assured the next time you have a lobster, clamboil or fireball, you are safe because she will not be here to ask you to share it or talk you out of yours. She was always ready with a helping hand, comment or friendly advice. She had the roar of a lion but a personality like a lamb. She will be sorely missed by many. May she rest in peace and the happiness she shared with us in life. You knew when you were in her presence, they didn’t call her “Queen Bea” for nothing.