Jeanne M. La Vance, 78

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BRUNSWICK — Jeanne M. La Vance, 78, died Sept. 13 at Maine Medical Center.

She was born in Dover, N.J., June 27, 1931, the daughter of Oakley and Florence (Podesta) La Vance and attended local schools.

In 1951, she graduated from Stafford Hall, a two-year business school.

Her business career spanned 30 years at the Webster Van Winkle Corporation. In 1985, she retired from Van Winkle Corporation as chief operations officer.

Subsequently, she began Jeanne La Vance Associates, a financial services company for the elderly, until she officially retired to Maine in 1994.

She was an active member of the national Business and Professional Woman organization in Summit, N.J., and later in Bath and volunteered for the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance and Spectrum Generations.

Her interests included traveling and playing golf.

She is survived by cousins in New York and Arizona; and numerous family friends.

Memorial services were held earlier this week.

Arrangements are by Stetson’s Funeral Home, 12 Federal St., Brunswick.

Memorial donations may be made to your local Salvation Army.

Memorial condolences may be expressed at


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