OBITUARY: Flavys ‘Sonny’ Joseph Lapete


Flavys Joseph “Sonny” Lapete, age 74, of Gallatin, Tennessee, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 12, 2022, at home after a short illness.

He was born on June 9, 1948, in Whitefield, New Hampshire, to the late Flavys Joseph “Bud” Lapete and the late Edith Della Stanford Lapete.

He proudly served in the United States Marine Corps in Vietnam, where he was awarded the Purple Heart.

He is survived by his wife of over 32 years, Sandy; children, Claude, Raymond, Michelle, Sabrina, Larry, Laura; siblings, Beatrice, Kathy, Letty; he was also blessed with several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Linda and Evelyn.

Burial will be held at Nashville National Cemetery in Madison, Tennessee.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Sonny’s honor to your local VFW.

Arrangements entrusted to: Sumner Funeral & Cremation, Gallatin, 615-452-9059.


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