SIMPSON, Lawrence J. Age 68, of Dedham passed away on November 19th, 2021. Beloved husband of 34 years of the late Maureen A. (Murray) Simpson. Devoted father of Lawrence J. Simpson Jr. of Dedham. Brother of Donald L. Simpson and his late wife Susan of Dedham. Brother of Marie A. (Simpson) Meehan and her husband Robert of Stoneham. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Lawrence or as many knew him Lawrie, though not by choice, but due to his maternal grandfather already being known as Larry. He was born in Boston, MA, and at an early age moved to Dedham, MA. Lawrie quickly developed a tight knit group of friends in Dedham who became known as the Manor Boys, They have continued a lifelong unbreakable friendship. In his 20's he was always the life of the party, though that was much to his parents dismay as the party's usually took place in their basement. Lawrie loved riding motorcycles until he broke each of his legs, at different times while riding, I suppose it was one of those fool me twice moments. In his 30's he met the love of his life Maureen, he was inspired by her "never take no for an answer" attitude despite suffering from post polio, or it could have been just that she liked to party. As he grew older he picked up gardening as a hobby, he lovingly grew tomatoes for his wife, as it reminded her of her italian heritage and trips to Italy when she was younger. Above all, Lawrence will be remembered for his heart, that knew no bounds, to his wife, to his family, to his friends and to anyone in need that asked for his help. May that live on in all of us. Visiting Hours at the George F. Doherty & Sons Wilson-Cannon Funeral Home, 456 High St., DEDHAM, Sunday, Nov. 28th, from 1-4PM. Funeral Service in the funeral home Monday, Nov. 29th at 1PM. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Interment in Brookdale Cemetery, Dedham. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Lawrence's memory, to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 220 North Main St., Suite 104, Natick, MA 01760. Online guestbook at gfdoherty.com
. George F. Doherty & Sons Dedham 781-326-0500
Published by Boston Globe from Nov. 23 to Nov. 24, 2021.