BURRILLVILLE - John A. Lawrence, 77, of Oakland, passed away on June 13, 2016, at home. He was the loving husband of Patricia (Lange) Lawrence. He was born in Cranston, son of the late Frank & Mary (Buffum) Lawrence.
John was a chef at the Zambarano Hospital for many years, retiring 1986. He was a United States Air Force peacetime veteran stationed at Ramstein Air Force Base and was a 1956 graduate of Burrillville High School. John was an accomplished pool player and a member of the Glocester & Northbridge Senior Center Pool Leagues. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, watching golf and was an avid New England Patriots fan. John enjoyed a good joke and was known for his stories about the people he knew and for his big heart and generous nature.
Besides his wife he is survived by a daughter, Kim Piotrowski and her husband John of Uxbridge, MA, grandchildren, John & Jake Piotrowski, stepsons, John Neff of Bangor, ME, and Peter Neff of Chepachet, sister, Oliver Cooper of FL, and brother Dennis Lawrence of FL.
He was preceded in death by five siblings.
Calling hours will be held Friday June 24, 2016 in the Brown Funeral Home 1496 Victory Hwy., Oakland, from 10am until 12pm, a committal service along with military hours will be held in Acotes Hill Cemetery in Chepachet. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Glocester Senior Center Billards Fund. Glocester Senior Center, 1210 Putnam Pike, Chepachet, RI 02814.www.brownfuneralhomes.com
Published by Woonsocket Call from Jun. 21 to Jun. 29, 2016.