William Laverack of Portland and Sorrento, died at age 83 on April 17, 2002, in Fort Myers, Fla. He was born July 21, 1918.

 Mr. Laverack devoted his working years to education. From 1940 to 1972, he held teaching and administrative positions at Dexter School in Brookline, Mass.; Collegiate School in New York City; and he was the founding headmaster of Applewild School in Fitchburg, Mass. From 1973 to 1983, he was the executive director of the Independent School Association of Massachusetts in Andover, Mass.

Mr. Laverack attended Loomis School in Windsor, Conn., and Harvard College in Cambridge, Mass., where he was a member of the Class of 1940.

He is survived by his wife, Persis Gleason Laverack; his children: William Laverack Jr. of New Canaan, Conn., Elizabeth Laverack of Southwest Harbor, and Thomas G. Laverack of Brooklyn, N.Y.; as well as six grandchildren.

A memorial service was held April 24, 2002, at St. Luke’s Cathedral, 143 State St., Portland. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions in memory of Mr. Laverack be made to Applewild School, 120 Prospect St., Fitchburg, MA 01420.










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