Miriam “Mimi” J. Lavery, 76

OSWEGO, NY – Miriam “Mimi” J. Lavery, 76, a resident of County Route. 29, Scriba, passed away Wednesday May 8, 2013, at University Hospital, Syracuse, surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Oswego, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Elizabeth (Allen) Galloway.

Miriam “Mimi” J. Lavery
Miriam “Mimi” J. Lavery

She attended St. Elizabeth School of Nursing in Utica.

Mimi enjoyed gardening, golfing and spending time at her camp at Sandy Pond and her winters in Ft. Myers Beach. She loved spending time and hosting parties for her family for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year Eve.

Surviving are her husband of 57 years, David J. “Bucky” Lavery Jr.; a daughter, Denise (Charlie) O’Connor of Oswego; three sons, Jeffrey (Brenda) Lavery; Patrick (Kelly Elan) Lavery and Michael (Rebecca) Lavery, all of Scriba; a sister, Theresa (Terry) Cary of New Haven; eleven grandchildren, David (Erin Nalle) O’Connor, Erin (Brandon) Goldman O’Connor, Greg Lavery, Kristina Lavery, Timothy O’Connor, Bryan Lavery, Daniel Lavery, Kevin O’Connor, Alayna Lavery, Julia Lavery and Michele Lavery; four great-grandchildren, Ella O’Connor, Owen Goldman, Callen O’Connor and Catherine Goldman.

She was predeceased by a son, David J. Lavery III (1958).

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, at St. Paul’s Church, burial will follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery.

Calling hours will be held 3-7 p.m. Monday, at the Nelson Funeral Home, 11 W. Albany St. Oswego.

Donations can be made to the Leukemia Foundation, P.O. Box 4072 Pittsfield, Mass. 01202.

Online condolences may be made at www.nelson-funeralhome.com


  1. Our sincere condolences to all of you. Your family closeness and happy memories will sustain you through this difficult time. Prayers to you all … Roger & Marion Looker

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