Lawrence Smith

Lawrence Smith

Saturday, May 24th, 1947 Monday, August 5th, 2019

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Obituary for Lawrence R. Smith

Lawrence R. Smith, 72, of Suffield, passed away surrounded by family on Monday, August 5, 2019. He was born in Lowell, MA on May 24, 1947, the son of the late Edward and Catherine (Riley) Smith. He grew up in Lowell and moved to Suffield in 1998. After high school Larry joined the US Marine Corps and served 4 years. He then went to Rochester Institute of Technology to obtain his Civil Engineering degree. He joined the US Naval Reserve in 1981 and retired as a Captain in 2007. During his 29 years of service to our country, he was involved in the Vietnam War, the Bosnia Conflict, and Operation Iraqi Freedom. He served in the Pentagon for a time and traveled the world in service to his country. He worked for many years as a Civil Engineer for the City of New Haven before retiring. He was a proud Veteran, a loving husband and father, and a great friend to many. His passion was golf and he facilitated a Seabee Memorial Scholarship golf tournament for many years. Besides his wife Ellen Smith, he leaves 4 daughters, Cathleen Markowski and her husband Christopher of Feeding Hills, MA, Eileen Smith of Holyoke, MA, Maureen Smith of Harrison, NY and Angeline Driggers and her husband David of Rocky Hill; 2 grandchildren, Chris and Eladia; 3 siblings Terry Smith, Paula Beaulieu and Cathy Smith. He was predeceased by his brother Eddie Smith. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Larry's memory may be made at Click to donate a memorial gift and enter Larry's name. A Chapel service with Military honors will take place on Friday, August 9, at 3PM DIRECTLY at the Massachusetts Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery, 1390 Main St., Agawam. Windsor Locks Funeral Home is caring for arrangements. For online expressions of sympathy please visit

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  • Service

    Friday, August 9th, 2019 | 3:00pm
    Massachusetts Veterans' Memorial Cemetery
    1390 Main Street
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    Friday, August 9th, 2019
  • Interment

    Wednesday, August 7th, 2019 | 3:00pm
    Massachusetts Veteran's Memorial Cemeteries
    1390 Main St., 1390 Main St.
    Agawam, Massachusetts
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Wednesday, August 7th, 2019

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Manny Menezes

It is with great regret and sadness that i learn of Larry's passing. I always considered him a true friend and fellow Marine veteran. I considered Larry to be one of the best officers with whom I have ever served. A true leader. He and I golfed together many times and shared a few beers together. I shall miss him very much.....Manny Menezes LTCOL USMCR (ret)
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