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Lawrence Simard Jr.

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Lawrence Simard, Jr.

DELMAR, N.Y. Lawrence "Larry" Francis Simard, Jr., son of Lawrence Francis and Stella Simard, loving husband of Carol Nensa Simard, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 11, at the age of 78. Larry was born in Adams, and graduated from Adams High School. After high school, he went on to study at Bradford-Durfee Technical Institute and earned his Bachelor's degree. After his graduation in 1957, he married Carol Nensa whom he had first met in kindergarten in Adams. He earned hi Master's Degree at RPI in 1968. Larry spent his entire career working in the textile industry, ultimately retiring as President of Tamfelt, North America. He loved animals, especially his dog, Dunston. He had a great appreciation of wildlife and enjoyed spending time outdoors, and cherished his time with family and friends. He will be greatly missed. He is survived by his wife, Carol; his son, Christopher, and wife, Karen, of Atlanta, Ga.; daughter, Laurie, and husband, Richard (Tony), Iles of Raleigh, N.C.; and son, Jay, and wife, Michele, of Delmar, N.Y. He is also survived by 7 grandchildren, Justin, Lindsey, Bethany, Jeffrey, Schuyler, Carter, and Olivia. He was looking forward to the birth of his first great-grandchild. The family wishes to thank all the doctors, nurses, and medical staff at St. Peter's Hospital, Albany Regional Kidney Center, and Albany Medical Center for their special card of Larry. FUNERAL NOTICE: Visitation will be held from 4 - 7 p.m. this Monday, Sept. 15 at Meyers Funeral Home in Delmar. Mass will be held at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Delmar at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16 with a 12 p.m. graveside service at Bellevue Cemetery in Adams. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society.
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Sept. 14, 2014
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