GREENFIELD - Leland R. "Larry" Lawrence, 86, of Greenfield, died at home on Friday (7-19-13).
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Born in Brattleboro, VT, on Sept. 1, 1926, he was the son of Irving J. and Eva May (Pease) Lawrence. He was a 1944 graduate of Northfield (MA) High School, and enlisted in the U.S. Army shortly after graduation, serving from October of 1944 to July of 1946.
He married the former Maxine S. Young in Winchester, N.H., on Jan. 15, 1949.
Larry lived in Greenfield all of his adult life, working as a self-employed general contractor.
He was a member and past deacon of the Second Congregational Church.
He was a very active member of the Y's Men's Club and a member of a mixed league bowling group with his wife. Larry was a former member of the Moose Club, and loved music and dancing with his wife Maxine.
Survivors include Maxine, his wife of 64 years; two daughters: Linda Brougham and her husband David of Greenfield and Carol Lee and her husband Richard of Greensboro, NC; son, Robert Lawrence and his wife Gail of Greenfield; six grandchildren: Heather Renaud, Jennifer Allison, Jason Lawrence, Jennifer Oliver, Katera Lazaren and Tyler Brougham, and four great-grandchildren: William and Caleb Renaud and Abbey and Spencer Lazaren.
He was predeceased by his brother, Charles Lawrence; his sister, Marjorie Coller, and his longtime favorite companion, his golden retriever, Duke.
Funeral services for Larry will be on Friday (7-26-13) at 11 a.m. at Walker Funeral Home, 14 High St., with the Rev. Corey Sanderson officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in High Street Cemetery.
There will be an hour of visitation preceding the service, beginning at 10.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Second Congregational Church, 16 Court Square, YMCA in Greenfield (earmarked for Camp Apex) 451 Main St., or Hospice of Franklin County, 329 Conway St., Suite 2, all in Greenfield, MA 01301.
Published in The Recorder on July 23, 2013