JOHN THOMAS LAWRENCE, JR.
John Thomas Lawrence, Jr., 74 of Drayden, Maryland, passed away peacefully on Christmas morning in his home surrounded by his loving family. Known to everyone as Tom, he was born in Washington, D.C. on November 23, 1938 to the late John Thomas Lawrence and Mary Louise Michael Lawrence. Tom is survived by his wife of 52 years, Joan Murdock Lawrence; his children, Christopher (Jeanne Beard) and Dana Lawrence Ragghianti (Adolph); five grandchildren, Matt, Charlotte, Meghan, Casey, and Kathy; three brothers, James (Frances), Michael (Cynthia), and Paul (Lenore); and more. Tom retired from a distinguished career with Naval Air Systems Command in 2005 after 45 years of government service. Visitation will be held on Monday, December 31, 2012 from 10 to 11 a.m. at Holy Face Catholic Church, 20408 Point Lookout Road, Great Mills, MD 20634. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Reverend Joseph A. Calis at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in the Holy Face Church Cemetery. A repast will be provided by the Ladies of Holy Face Church in the church hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of St. Mary's, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, Maryland 20650.
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.