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Obituary: Lawrence J. Landry, 77

May 12, 2015 01:25PM ● By Kieran Gilman

TEWKSBURY - Mr. Lawrence Joseph Landry, age 77, died peacefully at his home on Monday morning, May 11, after a brief but courageous battle with cancer. He was the beloved husband for over 53 years of Lois M. (Van Horne) Landry, who died on June 2, 2013.

“Larry” was born in Melrose, on September 22, 1937, one of eight children of the late Augustin and Chantal (D’Entremont) Landry, and was raised in Wakefield. After graduating from the Wakefield Vocational High School he enlisted into the U.S. Navy Reserves, and served a full term during the peacetime following the Korean War.

He worked as an independent Iron Worker in the building fabrication business until his retirement.

Larry and his late wife were active communicants and supporters of St. William’s Parish in Tewksbury, and were associate members of the Wakefield Order of Sons of Italy In America.

Larry enjoyed golf during his retirement years.

He is survived by five children, Michelle Lesperance and her husband Daniel of Columbia, NH, Peter Landry and his wife Karen (Denham) of Tewksbury, Annette Landry of Tewksbury, Juilette Desmarais and her husband Evan of Tewksbury, Keith Landry and his wife Donna (Stephandakis) of Boca Raton, FL; three grandchildren, Rebecca, Joseph, and Christopher of Boca Raton; seven siblings, Paul Landry of Wilmington, Germaine and her husband Thomas Driscoll of Wakefield, Rosemarie and her husband Joseph Racamato of Wakefield, Jean and her husband Robert Santiano of No. Reading, Marguerite and her husband Robert Tanner of Moultonborough, NH, Yvonne and her husband Paul Burbine of Wakefield, and Adrienne and her husband Robert Jolkovski of Arlington; several brothers and sisters-in-law; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours Thursday, May 14,, from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. in the Tewksbury Funeral Home, corner of 1 Dewey and 975 Main Sts. (Rte. 38) TEWKSBURY CENTER, phone (800 in MA or 978) 851 2950. His funeral will begin Friday, May 15, at 10:30 a.m. from the funeral home, followed by a Funeral Mass Friday at 11:30 a.m. in St. William’s Church, 1351 Main St. (Rte. 38) Tewksbury. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, No. Tewksbury. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Oblate Father’s Infirmary Fund, 486 Chandler Street, Tewksbury, MA 01876 will be appreciated.

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