Sarah “Cookie” Jane Lavigne of Randolph, MA

Sarah “Cookie” Jane Lavigne, 72, of Randolph, MA died Saturday, November 23, 2019 at Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, MA.

Born in Lowell, MA she was the daughter of the late Francis and Philomena Lavigne.   She graduated from Westford Academy with the class of 1964.

She worked for 22 years and retired from Mintz Levin Law Firm of Boston, MA.

Cookie enjoyed traveling to casinos and playing the slots. She was an avid reader and enjoyed music and playing cards.

She is survived by her life partner Irving “Richie” Merrilles of Randolph, MA; brothers, Richard and his wife, Lynn Lavigne of Hudson, NH, and F. Joseph and his wife, Laura Lavigne of Waltham, MA; sisters, Joan Crockett of Windham, NH, and Sandra Arsenault of Tyngsboro, MA; and by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Following cremation a celebration of life will be announced at a later date. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at

7 Condolences for Sarah “Cookie” Jane Lavigne of Randolph, MA

    Christina Stock

    I am so very sad to hear about Sally’s passing.

    She and I worked together for many years at Mintz Levin, but she was more than just a coworker, she was a friend (to me, my children, my sister, and my mother!). She just recently sent me an email, and I am glad that we were able to catch up one last time.

    I am so sorry for your loss—Sally was one in a million and she will be missed!


    Lisa Noel

    Dear Family, I met Aunt Cookie a few times, but she touched my heart. There are not many people who you meet and feel a connection, but she was one of them. I was blessed to have been able to meet her. May all you find peace and comfort as time moves on and her memories warm your hearts.


    Kate Ricciarelli-Wenson

    I am so sad to hear of Sally’s passing.

    She and I worked together at Mintz Levin for several years, she showed me the ropes and was an invaluable resource (and friend) during my time there. Her wit was unmatched.

    I am so sorry for your family’s loss. Sally was a true original and she will be missed deeply.


    Patricia Wallace

    Sally was a good friend. She was with me during the highs, lows and in-between times. We met while working together at Mintz.

    I am so sorry for the family’s loss. She will always be in my heart.


    Leslie Landry

    I was introduced to Sally by a mutual friend back in the 80’s. We hit it off immediately – and who wouldn’t … such a kind soul and always interested. Working in the non-profit sector, Sally moved me in the for-profit sector and created a job for me where she worked – it was just the two of us manning a patent & trademark law firm. When she left there, after a bit she called me to interview where she then worked and once again due to Sally I was on board. Then again when she moved on to Mintz Levin … due to Sally always a better job with better benefits. If Sally could help she would. If Sally improved her lot and could bring you with her – she would. Always a smile. Always interested. To her family – please accept my deepest condolences for your loss. The following is a saying that has given me great comfort and I pray it is helpful to you as well. “They Whom We Love and Lose are No Longer Where They Were Before. They Are Now Wherever We Are.”


    Jean Scalese

    I am saddened to hear of Cookie’s passing. We were childhood friends and neighbors. I remember our endless games of canasta, playing in the barn, dancing to American Bandstand after school, making French fries. We all had a beautiful childhoods.
    My condolences to the family.


    Nancy Powell

    I was saddened to hear of Sally’s passing. I worked with Sally at Rubin and Rudman and then again at Mintz Levin. I have a lot of great memories of Sally ~ she was one of a million and she will be sorely missed. My condolences to the family.


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