Photo courtesy of McIntire McCooey Funeral Home - South Berwick

Philip C. Lawrence

Oct 19, 1924 - Feb 27, 2014

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Phil and Carolyn were wonderful neighbors of many years. When our daughter, Anna, was a child, she was very often welcomed before their fireplace, with a cookie and chattering about the latest school news. I used to share sky pictures that seemed to hover above their house -- I would call and say, "LOOK at that wonderful rainbow!" and they'd already be at their window, as excited as I was. In our separate houses we watched the sun on the horizon, drifting south in the fall and...

I was very sorry to hear about Phil, he was the brother to my deceased wife Rosella. He was a good man and will be missed.

I am very sorry to hear of the loss of my Uncle Phil. I have wonderful memories of visiting him and Aunt Carole every summer as I was growing up. Uncle Phil would charcoal burgers and we would eat out at a picnic table. I loved visiting his beautiful home and remember his dog, Wendy. He was a good man, rest in peace Uncle Phil.

Aunt Carol & Uncle Phil are undoubtedly sitting quietly together in Heavens version of their beloved "shed room", surrounded by the love of those they have touched. Both were quietly devoted, intelligent and generous with blessing others in so many ways. Carol & Phil were an inspiration and personal heroes to both my self and to my two children…and undoubtedly to many others. Uncle Phil truly lived and exemplified "Semper Fi".
I am very blessed to have them...

It was my privilege to have met and interviewed Phil for my talk on South Berwick WWII vets for the local historical society. A member of the "greatest generation", Phil was interviewed by Tom Brokaw of NBC while visiting the monument honoring WWII vets. A gentle but strong man, Phil could always be engaged in conversation. People loved to be around him. He and men like him will be missed. Namaste Phil. You are one of my heros.

Phil was a wonderful man and a great American. We very much enjoyed our times with him as he recalled his days in the service and years with Carolyn. We will miss him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Uncle Phil was my Godfather and a longtime loving friend to our family. He will be missed very much, as he touched so many lives in a wonderful positive way. My memories of visiting Christmas Eve at the farm, seeing his gentle smile, and the smell of his cherry pipe tobacco will linger forever. ~ Katherine LaBrack Powers

We were so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.

Godspeed, Uncle Phil. He was a Marine's Marine, one of the most honorable and kindest men we've ever known. He became "Uncle Phil" to us 49 years ago and he and Aunt Carole were Godparents to our 2 daughters, Kris and Katherine. The world was made better by their presence but diminished by their passing. Reunited in a well-deserved eternal rest.


Philip's Obituary

Philip C. LawrenceSouth Berwick - Philip C. Lawrence, 89, of South Berwick passed away peacefully on February 27th after a period of failing health at Hyder Family Hospice House.            He was born on October 19, 1924 the son of Luther Lawrence and Emma Ramsey Lawrence in Haverhill,...

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