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Mary Elizabeth Laferriere

Mary Elizabeth Laferriere, American nursing educator. Registered Nurse certified in inpatient obstetrics.


  • Laferriere, Mary Elizabeth was born on December 21, 1938 in Orange, New Jersey, United States. Daughter of Leonard Robert and Mary Frances (Shea) Gardner.

  • Education

    • Diploma in Nursing, St. Michael's Hospital School, of Nursing, Newark, New Jersey, 1959. Bachelor of science in nursing, Boston College, Newton, Massachusetts, 1963. Master of Science in Nursing, University Colorado, 1965.


    • Staff nurse Mountainside Hospital, Montclair, New Jersey, 1959-1960, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, 1960-1961. Private duty nurse various hospitals, 1961-1963. Staff nurse Loeb Center, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York, 1966.

      Public health nurse East Orange (New Jersey) Health Department, 1963. Instructor St. Mary's Hospital, Orange, New Jersey, 1963-1964, Seton Hall University, Newark, 1966. Per diem nurse Medical Center Hospital Vermont, Burlington, 1981-1995.

      Lecturer University Vermont, since 1983.

    Major achievements

    • Registered Nurse certified in inpatient obstetrics.


    Chairman Waitsfield (Vermont) Health Council. Co-chairman Waitsfield Blood Drive/American Red Cross, 1987-1991. Board directors Mad River Valley Health Center, 1982-1983, president 1983.

    Board directors Center Vermont Home Health Agency, 1992-1996. Leader Girl Scouts United States. Member Association Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (treasurer Burlington chapter since 1995), Vermont Nurses Association, Sigma Theta Tau (chairman nominating committee 1991, faculty counselor since 1994).



    Tennis, hiking, alpine and cross-country skiing, gardening.


    • Married Leo CHarles Laferriere, December 30, 1967. Children: Meg Ann, Lynn Beth.
    • father: Leonard Robert Gardner
    • mother: Mary Frances (Shea) Gardner
    • spouse: Leo CHarles Laferriere
    • children: Meg Ann Laferriere
    • Lynn Beth Laferriere
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    Born December 21, 1938