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Marie Lawrence dies at age 60

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Marie O. Lawrence, age 60, of Chesterton, Ind., passed away on Friday, July 25, 2014, in Valparaiso, Ind.

She was born on January 27, 1954, in Chicago, Ill., to Dominick and Rose (Benigno) Pane, both of whom preceded her in death.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 41 years, John Lawrence of Chesterton; son Jeremiah Lawrence of Valparaiso; sister, Rosalie Clifford of Palatine, Ill.; sisters-in-law, Janet (Tom) Rehder of Chicago, Ill., Linda Pane of Aurora, Ill., and Barbara Lawrence of Roselle, Ill., and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Peter Pane and brother-in-law, Robert Clifford.

Marie retired this year from William Blair and Co., where she worked as a payroll administrator. She enjoyed cycling, snow shoeing and loved to hike in the Dunes. She enjoyed playing cards with her longtime friends of the “Remedial Poker Club.”

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at 11:00 a.m., at St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church, 1511 LaPorte Ave., Valparaiso, with Father Kevin McCarthy officiating.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 29, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton.

Additional visitation will be held at the church on Wednesday, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of Mass.

Memorial donations may be made to Cafˇ Manna, 1511 LaPorte Ave., Valparaiso, IN, 46383.

Online condolences may be made to the family at


Posted 7/28/2014