Lillian M. (Balavich)'s Story
Lillian M. Lafond died Friday, September 8, 2017, after a long and wonderful life. Born to the late Joseph and Albina Balavich and predeceased by her sister, Johanna, and brother, Dan, she lived her life in North Andover. One of her greatest pleasures was to travel and explore with her husband, Richard, who also predeceased her. They were married for 52 years during which time they founded and ran the R. C. Lafond Insurance Agency. Besides her family, being both part of the community of North Andover, and Saint Michael Parish, was a large part of her life.
She will be warmly remembered by her two sons and their wives, Peter and Diane, and James and Lisa, who reside in North Andover. Her grandchildren and their wives, Matthew and Maura of Scarborough, Maine, Justin and Ashley of North Andover, Joseph and Robin of San Francisco, Calif., and Anne of North Andover are all blessed to have wonderful memories of Nan. She was also predeceased by her grandson, Christopher. Matthew and Maura’s children, Henry and Nathalie, and Justin, and Ashley’s son, Adrian, were just getting to know their great-grandmother. Additionally, she leaves several nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews, including Deirdre Kimball, and Bruce and Geoffrey Bell, each with whom she shared a special relationship.
The Lafond family wishes to say thank you to Lillian’s wonderful friends for all the love, caring, and richness of life they shared with her over many years.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Michael Parish, 196 Main Street, North Andover, MA 01845, the North Andover Scholarship Foundation, P.O. Box 524, North Andover, MA 01845, or the charity of one’s choice.
Friends will be welcomed at Conte Funeral Home, 17 Third Street, North Andover, MA 01845, on Wednesday, September 13, from 4 to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Thursday, September 14, at St. Michael Church. Burial will be private.
To leave online condolences, please visit www.contefuneralhomes.com.
Published on  September 12, 2017