Laurie J. (Ulrickson) Levinger

February 6th, 2019

Laurie J. (Ulrickson) Levinger, age 58, of Seminole, FL, formerly of the Newburyport area and Wilmington, passed away on February 4, 2019.

Laurie was the beloved companion of Edward McDermott of Seminole, FL, cherished daughter of Phyllis (Tabor) Ulrickson of Dracut, dear sister of Karen Estabrook & her husband Brian of Derry, NH, loving aunt of Kaytlin Carter & her husband Chris and Melissa Estabrook, great-aunt of Wyatt Carter.

Laurie graduated from Wilmington High School with the Class of 1979.

Family and friends will gather for a Funeral Service at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington, MA on Saturday, February 9th at 10:00 a.m.  Interment to follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington.

Memorial donations in Laurie’s name may be made to the MSPCA at Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844.


26 Entries in Guest Book for “Laurie J. (Ulrickson) Levinger”

  1. Ed McDermott says:

    Laurie, thank you for your love and friendship over the years,you didn’t deserve this,and no matter what you fought,and God stepped in and took you home,I will never forget you LOVE ED

  2. Susan Orsburn (Walsh) says:

    Karen, I am so sorry to hear of Laurie’s passing. She was so much fun when we were all growing up together…. such a great person. I was so happy to reconnect with her when we worked together (even though it was just for a short time)…..Thinking of you and your mother during this sad time.
    Susan (Walsh) Orsburn

  3. Stephanie Roy says:

    What an amazing and courageous soul! I’ve known Laurie for nearly 20 years and what I always loved about her was her relentless determination to be the best person she could be. She never gave up – no matter the challenge – and she certainly had her share. She was always striving to grow, to learn and to be of service to whatever community was a part of. Laurie, it makes me smile to think of your joyous reunion with your Dad and sister. Rock on Sweet Woman!

  4. Alicia Salyards says:

    Laurie, I will always cherish your friendship here in Florida. You were a sweet & kind lady. You are at peace in God’s arms now in your true Home. Heaven!

  5. David Adelman & Mary Niemasyzk says:

    Laurie I will always remember you,you were like a ray of sunshine,you always had a smile on your face, you were like my sister-in-law,you were there for me when Stella passed, now I am here for you. i know that you were getting tired and GOD called you home . I hope that your journey home will be great. Tell Stella I miss her and love her, RIP you will be missed, you were such a great person.

  6. Pastor Rick Cowley says:

    I met Laurie (& Eddie) when they moved into the house next door and became neighbors. My first exposure was “how is this woman with two prosthetic legs driving that car with no hand assists,” She was amazing. Over the next years she became a part of our church family and a genuine friend to my wife and me. I will miss seeing her smiling face on the front row “stage left” and hearing her kind and sincere “thank you Pastor Rick, it was a great message.” She was kind, cheerful, loving and we loved her.

  7. James Price says:

    Laurie I will never forget how hard you fought to stay positive dispute many life challenges. You were an inspiration to many. I’ll always remember your smile and your faithfulness to CrossBridge Church.

  8. Jeff Conlan says:

    May you enter the gates of Heaven, with a heavy heart I say good by to my cousin Eddie soulmate whom I never had the pleasure to meet. My son Jeffrey will be by your side on this day as he is also being put to rest with the Lord. Jeffrey’s sister Kristen will greet both of you at the gate. so sorry to hear of your passing.

  9. Deborah Trueheart says:

    I knew Laurie through the Shalom Seacoast and Unity communities. . I stayed with her for a month in her cute little place in Salisbury, before I was able to get into my new home. I loved her laugh and her spirit and her generosity. May your transition into the next adventure be filled with ease and Grace, Laurie. May love and peace surround those left behind.

  10. Kat Jaibur says:

    To Laurie’s Family and Ed, I was stunned to learn of Laurie’s passing today. I’ve known Laurie for many years, through Unity on The River in Amesbury and what a blessing she was to our community. She was such a courageous, lovely, spunky, faith-filled, good humored person who brightened every room she entered.I had a near-death experience when I was 17, and from that little taste of what’s on the other side, I can assure you that Laurie has gone to the Great Upgrade in the sky. More love and bliss and peace than we can ever imagine. While I’m so happy for her, I know it will be hard for those who love her. I will keep you all in my prayers. God bless.

  11. craig w. hopkins says:

    I’ve known Laurie for about 15 years and what an inspiration she was to me and to many! She had so much courage – always wanting to grow. I loved that she decided to use her own struggles to help other adaptive folks. I loved that she re-learned how to ride a bike and loved to dance. She had a great sense of humor and desire to be in community. Her moto could have been “never give up”. She is a dear friend who I will miss! I know she is somewhere dancing like crazy.

  12. Leslie Cowley says:

    Laurie and Eddie were our neighbors and eventually became part of our church family. Laurie was very sweet, always smiling and made many friends here in Florida. She was very courageous and I never heard her complain about the may challenges she endured. We loved her and she will be missed by me and so many others.

  13. Meg Rayne says:

    I met Laurie many years ago through some mutual friends. She became a part of a healing community called Shalom I had been in for many years and she flourished there with supportive friends. Laurie had an infectious smile and a loving personality. I loved her and she loved me and that in itself is the best of life. I am glad to have known her both before and after the loss of her legs. She was so brave and such an inspiration. She didn’t let her handicap stop her from anything! Fly with the angels dear friend!

  14. Lynne Wagstaff says:

    Karen and Phyllis – I’m so sorry for your loss…Laurie and I go way back. If either of you need anything, please let me know.

  15. Patricia Hussey says:

    I’m so sorry for all the struggles you’ve had to endure. You certainly were loved by many. Now you can finally rest in Heaven and be with other family members and God who welcomes with open srms.
    RIP Laurie

  16. Cynde Denson says:

    Laurie was a friend, an inspiration and an amazing woman. Her challenges were real and formidable. She met them with grit, determination, some tears and often smiles and joy. Her laugh was infectious. We are so blessed to have had her as a frequent visitor to our home in NH. Now, in Colorado, my husband Craig and I send our love, support and heartfelt sympathy to you, Laurie’s family and beloved companion Ed as you grieve the loss of this amazing being. Laurie, I see you dancing with joy in the heavens.


    Laurie, thank you for all of the continued love and support you showed my father and I over the years. You will live forever in our hearts.


  18. Snookie McDermott says:

    Laurie, you gave Eddie some of the best years of his life. The joy you brought my son day in and out couldn’t make a mother any happier. I feel privileged to have had you in my life.

    Love, Snookie

  19. Gabriella Wightman says:

    Dear Phyllis and Karen: I am sorry to hear of Laurie’s passing. With all her problems, she fought the good fight. I will always remember her friendly smile. Gay

  20. Debra Atanasyan says:

    Dear Laurie fly with the angels your struggle is over. Rest in the arms of the Lord ?

  21. Merrilee Preston says:

    Eddie so sorry for your loss, Laurie such a beautiful person Ian’s so glad I had the chance to get the years to spend knowing her through you, always smiling and always a positive person to be around, she will be greatly missed ??

  22. Joseph Mikols says:

    I’m sorry for your loss Laurie was a special person It was a privileged to know her. Joe

  23. Michael Surawski says:

    To my favorite neighbors, I remember Laurie and Ed, and I getting you ready for your big move to florida. I remember Laurie wasn’t so sure about the big move, but once she got there she said… “Yep, Ed was right, I do like the weather here after all.” Ha!

    Ed you and Laurie were really great for each other, and she appreciated everything you did for her too. I’m so very sorry for your loss Mr. Ed!

  24. Judy Grammatic says:

    Laurie always had a smile for you. She was happy all the time.. Laurie & Eddie we’re together for years. I’m so very sorry for your loss Eddie.. God be with you .

  25. Janet Walker says:

    Laurie was a joy and inspiration to many. Glen and I will miss her smiling face. Eddie, you were a great companion and caregiver and we know what a loss you are experiencing. We pray for comfort for Ed and all Laurie’s family.

  26. Deb Palm says:

    You are missed Laurie… always a kind word and smile. Thank you for being a friend.

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