Age 80, of Pittsburgh, formerly of Verona, on Monday, October 21, 2019. Beloved wife of 55 years to Roy Marangoni. Loving mother of Gary (Kara) Marangoni. Grandmother of Jamie (Jon) Beals, and Kim, Leda, Mitchell, Noah, and Olivia Marangoni. Also survived by her Brother-in-law Doug Tharp, and several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents Raymond and Martha Mitchell, and her sister Claudette Tharp. Lavonne was a graduate of Duquesne University School of Nursing and went on to earn a PhD in Education from the University of Pittsburgh. Lavonne embarked on her career path as a visiting nurse and over the years worked as a parish nurse and a nurse for the Red Cross, while she became an educator in the field of health and nursing. Family and friends will be received Friday, October 25, 2019, from 3-8 p.m., at English Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 378 Maryland Ave., Oakmont, Pa, 15139. Funeral Service will be held Saturday, October 26, 2019, at 10:30 a.m., in Oakmont United Methodist Church, 419 Maryland Ave, Oakmont, Pa, 15139. EVERYONE PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH. Interment will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Penn Hills, Pa. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital through their website at stjude.org or Shriners Hospitals for Children through their website at donate.lovetotherescue.org
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