John C. Lawrence, 69, of Brookfield, died at Danbury Hospital on Friday, August 3. John was born December 17, 1942 in Endicott, NY, son of the late Leslie and Martha (Candee) Lawrence.
Mr. Lawrence proudly served his country during two tours of duty in Viet Nam as a Navy Seabee. After his discharge from the Navy, he served in the Army Reserve from 1974-1987. He worked for over 30 years as a manager at Bender Plumbing Supplies in Waterbury. John loved ‘tinkering’ on just about anything that was broken. He enjoyed photography and was an avid sports fan. John was a kind, selfless, compassionate, and very gentle person to all who knew him.
John is survived by his brother, Charles Lawrence and his wife Connie of Manchester, NH; a sister Priscilla Lawrence of Ithaca, NY; and nieces, Tryphena and Sabrina. David Darling and his wife Celestial, with whom John made his home for 40 years, and their children, LTC Robert Sholl and his wife Melanie, Julie Darling and Daniel Darling; their grandchildren, Katherine and Robert Sholl.
The Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, August 8 at the
, Rte 25, Brookfield, CT. Burial with full military honors will follow at Prince of Peace Cemetery, Brookfield.
There will be no calling hours.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: the American Cancer Society, 853 Brook Street, I-91 Tech Ctr, Rocky Hill, CT 06067.