Philip C. Lawrence

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Philip C. Lawrence

SOUTH BERWICK, Maine - Philip C. Lawrence, 89, of South Berwick passed away peacefully on February 27th after a period of failing health at Hyder Family Hospice House.

He was born on Oct. 19, 1924, the son of Luther Lawrence and Emma Ramsey Lawrence in Haverhill, Massachusetts.

Phil grew up and was educated in Berwick, Maine. Prior to graduation in 1943 he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps to serve his Country. Upon returning home from WWII he married his childhood sweetheart, Carolyn Leach on Christmas Eve 1947. They were married for 55 years.

They lived in Oklahoma for several years where Phil worked for American Airlines. They returned to Maine and in 1962 bought their beloved home, Windswept Farm.

Phil owned and operated Phil's Gulf Service Station for a number of years and then went to work at Robbins Auto Parts in Dover. After retiring from Robbins he worked part-time at C&J Trailways.

Phil was a proud member of the United States Marine Corps; serving in WWII with the VMF(N) 542 Night Fighters in the Pacific Theater. He continued to maintain long term friendships with many of his brothers in arms by attending numerous VMF(N) 542 Reunions. He was a life time member of the VFW Post 5744 in South Berwick and belonged to the Berwick American Legion Post 79. Phil enjoyed the friendships he made with his fellow veterans.

Phil enjoyed his home; whether sitting under the maple trees during the Spring, Summer and Fall watching nature unfold or in the Winter by the roaring fire enjoying the warmth and glow of his home.

He is predeceased by his loving wife Carolyn, his brother, Luther E. Lawrence and his two sisters, Ada Plumer and Rosella Rice.

He is survived by his longtime friends and caregivers, Pam and Bob Bethel and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held on Wednesday March 5, 2014 from 10-11 a.m. at the McIntire McCooey Funeral Home. A funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. He will be buried with his wife at Evergreen Cemetery in Berwick.

We wish to thank Berwick Estates and Hyder Family Hospice House for the care and support they have provided for Phil over the past few months.

In lieu of Flowers donations can be made to Berwick Estates 79 Portland Street, South Berwick, Maine 03908 or Hyder Family Hospice House 285 County Farm Road Dover, N.H. 03820 in Philip's honor.

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Tasker Funeral Home - Dover
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Dover, NH 03820
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