Cartwright Funeral Homes


LAVELLE, William V. “Vince”, of Brockton, formerly of County Mayo, Ireland, passed away peacefully at his home on December 17, 2019, at the age of 76. Born in Claremorris, County Mayo, Ireland, William grew up and was educated in Ireland, later immigrating to America. He was retired from the Boston Herald where he had worked for many years. William and his brother Mike made up the “Lavelle Brothers” band, playing Irish and American music in the greater Boston area for decades. A devoted husband, father, brother and grandfather, William will be greatly missed by all who were blessed to have known him. William was the husband of the late Bridget (D’Alton) Lavelle. Loving father of Michael Lavelle and his wife Elizabeth, Debra Lavelle and Nikki McGarvey and her husband Thomas. Devoted brother of Patrick Lavelle, Mary Brady, Frank Lavelle, Michael E. Lavelle and the late Peter Lavelle. Dear “Papa” to Marina, Ailis, Jacob, Matthew and Xavier. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Memorial Visitation on Saturday, January 4th, from 8:30 – 10:30 AM in the Cartwright Funeral Home, 69 So. Franklin St. (Rt. 37), Holbrook. A Memorial Mass will follow at 11:00 AM in St. Joseph Church, 153 So. Franklin St., Holbrook. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to the MSPCA Angell, 350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02130.

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