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Lawrence G. (Larry) Smith

January 3, 1930 ~ July 10, 2022 (age 92)

Obituary


Larry Smith was born January 3rd, 1930, at Lynn Hospital and passed peacefully Sunday July 10, 2022.   He is survived by Kathleen Smith, to whom he was married 40+ years, and their seven children - Larry, Sandra, Gregory, Rodney, Douglas, Daniel and Darren. He is preceded in death by his beloved twin sister Laurel and their 8 siblings.


A US Marine, Larry served honorably in the Korean War as Private First Class and a member of the First Provisional Marine Brigade, Headquarters and Service Battalion. There he was recognized as an expert rifleman, machine gun crewman and recipient of the Korean Service Medal. His civilian career ranged from transformer technician at General Electric jet engines division to engineer at Honeywell, where he worked with the world’s first generation of mainframe computers. Through his profession, pastimes and hobbies, he was an inspiration and mentor to his peers and children.


Larry was raised in Lynn and launched his own family on Perkins Street under the watchful eye of his mother Elise next door. He and family moved to Georgetown in 1972 where he lived out his life among close neighbors and good friends. He appreciated summers, family and community on Paugus Bay, Lake Winnipesaukee and most recently at Patriot Lane.
He was both a quiet man and intensely social. Effortlessly personable, Larry made friends easily and developed deep friendships gradually. Post-retirement, he discovered his second home in Puerto Vallarta Mexico, where he enjoyed great friendships, volleyball, his own table, and perhaps most of all, sun. 


He was an avid Patriots fan, enjoyed yelling at the TV and watching war movies with the volume too high for most. He snuck treats when he could, and loved V8, sun brewed iced tea, Patsy Cline, George Strait and hard work. He loved his grandchildren most of all and will be missed dearly by his nineteen grandkids.

For those who wish, Larry may be remembered through donations to The Wounded Warriors Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256


Family and friends are invited to Larry's Funeral Mass on Saturday morning, July 16th at 11 o'clock in St. Mary's Church, Andover Street, Georgetown.  Visitation will be held prior to his Funeral on Saturday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 am in the Conte - Giamberardino Funeral Home, 14 Pleasant Street, Georgetown. For funeral home directions, florists or to share a memory of Larry with his family, please visit www.cgfuneralhomegeorgetown.com
 

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
July 16, 2022

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Conte-Giamberardino Funeral Home
14 Pleasant Street
Georgetown, MA 01833

Funeral Mass
Saturday
July 16, 2022

11:00 AM
St. Mary s Church (Belfort Road, Jacksonville, FL, Andover Street, Georgetown)

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