New London - Lawrence P. Dyer Sr., 94, of New London, entered eternal life on July 29, 2012, in the comfort of his loving family.
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He was born Aug. 26, 1917, in New London, son of the late Timothy and Catherine (Schoumaker) Dyer.
He was united in marriage to the former Josephine Dellaporta on March 5, 1935, in St. Joseph Church; Mrs. Dyer died Jan. 20, 1986.
Mr. Dyer retired from Electric Boat after 46 years of service. He was a communicant of St. Joseph Parish and attended daily 7:45 a.m. Mass.
He is survived by two children and their spouses, Lawrence P. "Bob" Dyer Jr. and his wife, Sharon and Jean and Albert Annibalini, all of New London; a brother, Eugene Dyer of Waterford; 14 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by four siblings, Raymond and Arthur Dyer, Peggy Belladeau, and Edith Care.
His family will receive relatives and friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today, Aug. 1, at Impellitteri-Malia Funeral Home, 84 Montauk Ave., New London. The funeral will assemble at 10 a.m. on Thursday and proceed to a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. Joseph Church. Interment will be in St. Mary Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to St. Joseph Church, 17 Squire St., New London, CT 06320.
Published in The Day on August 1, 2012