Sherrie Marie Manni

Date of Passing:

March 8, 2019

Sherrie Marie Manni (Lavertue), 58, passed away peacefully on March 8th, 2019, surrounded by the love of family and friends at Philip Hulitar Hospice Center in Providence, RI. She was preceded in death by her father, Raymond J. Lavertue, Sr. Sherrie was born in Providence and grew up in Riverside, RI. She was married to Steven Manni for 36 years and resided in Norton, MA for 21 years before moving back to her hometown of Riverside in 2018.

A devoted mother to her son, Zachary, Sherrie was also a loving aunt to Jeremy, Krysta, Vanessa, Stephanie, Jennifer, Nathan, Jessica, David, Matthew and John, along with several great-nieces and great-nephews. She is also survived by her mother, Valda Lavertue (Hilton), her sister, Rene Brayer (Lavertue), of Riverside, and her husband Steve, and her brother, Raymond Lavertue, of Oxford, England.

She attended St. Brendan School in Riverside and was a 1978 graduate of East Providence High School. She graduated from the University of Rhode Island Kingston in 1983 with a degree in Social Work and a minor in Dance Therapy and was a member of Sigma Delta Tau (SDT) sorority. Her integrity, compassion and selflessness served her well throughout her career as a Case Work Supervisor at Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth and Families. She retired from her position in 1997 to raise her son and to focus on her family. Above all else, she loved being a mother.

Sherrie’s interests included travel, entertaining family and friends at home, and volunteer work with local horse stables in Norton. She was also a certified PADI Scuba Diver, and enjoyed diving in waters around the world including Hawaii and Bonaire. She loved animals and raised three beloved dogs, Taj-Marie, Cheetah and Jet. She cherished the opportunity to shine for the people she cared about, and to make a difference in all of the lives she touched.

Sherrie’s Memorial Service will be held on Saturday March 16, 2019 in the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside with a prayer service at 2 p.m. Calling hours are from 12 noon to 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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  1. So sorry to hear about this. God bless you Valda

  2. Steve,

    Sorry for your loss, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers at this time. May she Rest In Peace.

  3. Ralph and I are very sorry for your loss ??My she Rest In Peace with your wonderful dad

  4. Rene and Steve, our sympathies are with you, so terrible to lose someone so young. I hope all is well with Valda, my love to her!

  5. Rene and family,
    My deepest sympathy to you and all of your family.

  6. Love and Respect, condolences for your loss.

  7. Rene and Family,
    Find comfort in the memories your heart will always hold onto.

  8. Rene,
    My deepest sympathy to you and all of your family.
    Carol (Jackson) Martin (Judy’s school of dance so many years ago)

  9. I wanted to express my heartfelt condolences to all of Sherrie’s family. Sherrie touched so many lives and will be greatly missed. Death is the hardest thing we have to deal with in life. I know my words can’t change anything and can do little to ease the pain you are feeling, so I pray that the God of comfort calm your hearts and help you heal. (2 Thessalonians 2:16,17) One way that God comforts us today is by moving people who care about us to give us words of encouragement that we need to hear. For the Bible’s answers to questions about grief and death please visit

  10. Peace be with all of you as you process the loss of Sherrie. The last months proved to be a long haul filled with care and concern. Thank you for all the love.

  11. Rest in Peace Sherrie. Condolences to the family. Sherrie was a wonderful, caring person. Sincerely, Kevin M

  12. Our deepest condolences to Steve Manni and the whole family for the loss of Sherrie.
    From an old friend from IBM.

  13. Rene and Steve,
    Your personal witness in love to Sherrie especially during life’s more difficult challenges was a visible sign of God’s blessings and grace working through your generosity. You and Sherrie were never alone while close friends and people you have never met supported you with their prayers and sacrifices. May Sherrie now enjoy the comfort of God’s promise in the resurrection.
    Cindy and Bob Wedekind

  14. My heart and prayers, go out to Rene, Ms. Valda, her son Zachary and the rest of her family.
    Thank you for being a part of my life, that I will treasure for always.
    Rest in Peace, until we meet again.

  15. Our condolences on the loss of Sherrie. She was a good soul, rest in peace my friend!

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