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Laurence P. Stoddard
1928 - 2020
Ahearn Funeral Home
783 Bridge Road
Northampton, MA
Laurence P. Stoddard, 91, of Linseed Rd., West Hatfield died Monday May 25th. Born in Northampton June 1, 1928, Laurence was the son of Laurence P. and Dorothy (Britt) Stoddard. Laurence grew up in Hatfield and graduated from Smith Academy in Hatfield and Becker College in Worcester. He was a World War II Army Veteran and served in the occupation of Japan. He was a financial control manager at Hamilton Standard for 34 years, retiring in 1991. He was an active member of the Hatfield Lions Club for 61 years and was awarded the Melvin Jones Fellowship for dedicated Humanitarian Service. Laurence also served on the Hatfield Board of Appeals for 35 years. He was active in Troop 104 of the Boy Scouts for several years and was a member of the Hatfield Fish and Game Club. He was a member of the Hatfield American Legion and was an active communicant of Our Lady of Grace Parish and a member of the Holy Name Society. He was an avid hunter and fisherman who loved the outdoors. Laurence's wife of 48 years, Maureen (Dunn) Stoddard passed away March 17, 2001. He is survived by his three sons Michael Stoddard and his wife Patricia of Hatfield, David Stoddard of West Hatfield and Paul Stoddard of Willmington, VT, his daughter Kathleen Gendreau and her husband Paul of Belchertown his grandchildren Christopher, Patrick, Nicholas Stoddard and Eric Gendreau. A private Graveside Service was held Thursday at St. Mary's Cemetery in Northampton. Donations in Laurence's memory may be made to Our Lady of Grace parish, 11 School St., PO Box 34, Hatfield, MA 01038 of to VNA/Hospice of Cooley Dickinson, PO Box 358, Northampton, MA 01061. The Ahearn Funeral is in charge of arrangements.

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Published by Daily Hampshire Gazette on May 28, 2020.
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David, We are very sorry to hear about your Dad. Please know that Louise and I are thinking about you.
John and Louise Glenowicz
June 11, 2020
My deepest sympathy to Paul and Family. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at such a difficult time. God Bless.
Heather Hoffman (Pedersen)
May 29, 2020
Larry was my boss at Hamilton Standard. He was a good person and I considered him a friend. We shared Christmas cards for many years even though we have not seen each other for several decades.

I will always remember Larry in a positive way.
Dennis Rochon
May 29, 2020
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