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Lawrence G. Matthews Sr.


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Lawrence G. Matthews Sr. Obituary
Lawrence G. Matthews Sr.
Sept. 23, 1934-Sept. 13, 2018
Lawrence G. Matthews, Sr., age 83, passed away in his home on Thursday, September 13, 2018 with is loving family by his side. Born in Bridgeport on September 23, 1934. He was the son of the late Anna (Romanack) and John Matthews. A lifelong resident of Bridgeport, he spent his career working as a painter for the City of Bridgeport and for Chapin & Bangs. He served in the US Army during the Korean War. He loved tending to his flower garden and pool, debating current events, and especially loved quality time having good conversations with his grandchildren.
He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 58 years, Jean (DiMeo) Matthews, his daughter, Paula Matthews, his sons; Craig Matthews and wife Laura, and Larry Matthews, his grandchildren; Lauren (Anthony), Ryan (Brianna), Brandon and Jordan along with many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his brothers; Joseph Matthews and wife Bridget, and Francis Matthews, and his sisters; Margaret Webb and Mary Junuzzi. He was predeceased by his brothers; Andrew, John, George, Steven and sister, Theresa Tuozzoli. Also predeceased by his faithful companion, Brandy, a mix shepherd breed dog who he spent many hours with over the fourteen years she was with us.
Friends are invited to attend the funeral on Monday, September 17, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. DIRECTLY in St. Patrick Church, 851 North Ave., Bridgeport for a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will follow in Park Cemetery, Bridgeport. Friend may call on Sunday from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Parente-Lauro Funeral Home, 559 Washington Ave., Bridgeport. To sign an online guest book or to send private condolences please visit www.parentelauro.com
Published in Connecticut Post from Sept. 15 to Sept. 16, 2018
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