George R. Lavelle, Sr.

November 25, 1939 ~ November 1, 2021 (age 81)


George R. Lavelle, Sr. passed away peacefully on Monday, November 1, 2021, at his Bayonne residence.  He was born in Bayonne to the late Mae (nee: Darlymple) and Walter Lavelle and was a lifelong resident.

Mr. Lavelle was a patrolman for the Bayonne Police Department, retiring after over 26 years of service and was a bus driver for the Bayonne Board of Education for 17 years.

Mr. Lavelle proudly served the nation as a member of the United States Air Force.  He was Past Worshipful Master of both the Secaucus Masonic Lodge #72 and Peninsula Lodge #99 and was a Master Mason for 44 years. He was also a member of the American Legion, Post #19.

He was the founder of the Raiders Drum and Bugle Corps and was a motorcycle enthusiast.

Mr. Lavelle was predeceased by his beloved wife, Beatrice (nee: Nolan) Lavelle.  He is survived by his loving children, George Lavelle, and his wife, Terry, and Dawn Lavelle; his dear stepdaughter, Sharon Adcock, and her husband, Archie; his cherished grandchildren, Riley, Ryan, and Angela Grace; and his dear brother, Douglas.

Visitation will be held at Bayonne Memorial Home, Inc. on Friday, November 5, 2021, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with a service to follow. Cremation will be private. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Masonic Charity Foundation of NJ (902 Jacksonville Rd., Burlington, NJ 08016;  

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November 5, 2021

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Bayonne Memorial Home, Inc.
854 Avenue C
Bayonne, NJ 07002

Masonic Service
November 5, 2021

8:00 PM
Bayonne Memorial Home, Inc.
854 Avenue C
Bayonne, NJ 07002

Private Committal

Rosehill Cemetery and Crematory
355 East Linden Avenue
Linden, NJ 07306


The Masonic Charity Foundation of NJ
902 Jacksonville Rd., Burlington NJ 08016

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