Lawrence A. Clay, Jr., 84, of Westerly, passed away at South Bay Manor in Wakefield, on Wednesday, June 18, 2014.
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Born in Westerly, he was a son of the late Lawrence, Sr. and Charlotte Clay.
Larry worked as a General Foreman in the Radiology Dept. for Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics until his retirement. A US Army Veteran, he was also a member of the Westerly Lodge of Elks, the Amancio Falcone Gaccione VFW Post #8955, the Calabrese Society, and the North End Social Club. In addition, he was a member of RIMS and the Weekapaug Surfcasters where he was a founding member. Larry was an avid fisherman and woodworker.
He leaves behind four children, Michael and his wife Sue of Destrahan, LA; Alan and his wife Claire of Charlestown; Donald and his wife Jan of Uraguay; and Leanne Huhn and her husband David of Monmouth, OR. He will also be dearly missed by his beloved companion, Doris Sylvia of Westerly; a sister, Barbara Winkler of Groton; seven grandchildren, Ashley, Jaclyn, Matthew, Jason, Christopher and Amanda Clay and Amelia Huhn; and several nieces and nephews. Larry was predeceased by his wife, Mary (Ceplenski) Clay.
Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, from 4-7 p.m., at Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home, 59 Spruce St., Westerly. Relatives and friends are also invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial in Immaculate Conception Church, 111 High St., Westerly, on Monday, at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at River Bend Cemetery, Westerly. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Home & Hospice Care of R.I., 1085 North Main St., Providence, R.I. 02904, in Lawrence's name. For online condolences, please visit www.gaffneydolanfuneralhome.com
Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home
59 Spruce St.
Westerly, RI 02891
Published in The Westerly Sun from June 20 to July 19, 2014