Theodore V. LaVigne – 77

CLIFTON PARK – Theodore V. LaVigne, 77, of Clifton Park, died suddenly at home, Thursday, Nov. 21, of natural causes.

Born in Mechanicville, March 31, 1931, son of the late Joseph and Irene Crotty LaVigne, Ted, who was affectionately known by family and friends as “Harpo”, will be remembered for the great love he always gave to his family.  He was a devoted family man and the best Poppy ever who always made time for others and had a heart of gold.

Ted retired from the Knolls Atomic Power Lab in Niskayuna after many years of service.   

An active member of the Mechanicville Athletic Club, Ted enjoyed spending time with his family, tinkering around his home and trying his luck at casinos.

Most important in his life were his wife of almost 50 years, two loving daughters, and three adored granddaughters, along with his siblings and their families. He is loved by so many and will be dearly missed.

Survivors include his wife Agnes DeMicco LaVigne, daughters and their husbands Laura and Dan Chaves of Loudonville, Donna and David Franchini of Clifton Park, granddaughters Emily, Lauren and Sheridan Franchini, siblings Joseph LaVigne of Mechanicville, John and Kit LaVigne of Stillwater, Ann Marie Erno and Betty and Jim Luste all of Mechanicville, mother-in-law Mary Galka of Saratoga Springs, and in-laws Orianna LaVigne of Mechanicville, William (Sonya) DeMicco of Latham, Janice Strattner of California, Linda (Gerald) Dagostino of Clifton Park and Terri Ortega of Florida, along with nieces, and nephews and lifelong friends.

In addition to his parents, Ted was predeceased by his brother Maurice LaVigne.


A Funeral Service will be held on Monday at 11 AM at the DeVito-Salvadore Funeral Home, 39 So. Main St., Mechanicville.  Burial in St. Paul’s Cemetery.

Calling hours at DeVito-Salvadore Funeral Home on Sunday from 2-5 PM.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Peter’s ALS Regional Center, 19 Warehouse Row, Albany, NY 12205 in memory of Theodore V. LaVigne.

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