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Lawrence "Larry" Conolly Click for Condolences      Printable Version
1939 - 2008

Age: 68

CONOLLY, Lawrence Larry


Larry passed away Monday morning, July 14, 2008 at Fountain View of Portage. Larry was born September 8, 1939 in Paw Paw the son of the late Lowell and Gladys (Loomis) Conolly. He was a master painter for Associated Painting Company of Kalamazoo and was a member of the Michigan State Painters and Allied Trades Local #312. He was a member of the Almena United Methodist Church and was an avid snowmobiler and street rod enthusiast. On January 5, 1974, in Almena, Larry was united in marriage to Patricia Ann Alber, who survives. Also surviving are 3 daughters: Colleen Cyrus of Pataskala, OH; Melonie Jones of Cheyenne, WY; Tambrin (Steve) Palmer of Portage; 3 sons: Thomas Smith of Columbus, OH; Paul (Sarah) Conolly of Leesburg, FL; and Gary (Nicole) Conolly of Mililani, HI; 9 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; 4 brothers: Dale (Betty), Roger (Mavis), and Norman (Joan) all of Paw Paw and Gordon (Sally) of Kalamazoo; many nieces and nephews, sister-in-law, Dolores Conolly of Sioux City IA. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers, James and Russell. Family will receive friends Wednesday, 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at the Adams Funeral Home, Paw Paw. Funeral services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m. at the Almena United Methodist Church with Rev. Donna Keyte officiating. Interment will follow in Almena Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association or Alzheimers Association.

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There are currently 22 condolences.

Gary Conolly
Monday July 13, 2009 at 1:29 AM

Dad its been a year since you passed and not a day goes by and I don't think of you. You will always have a special place in my heart. I miss you dad. your loving son, gary.
Brenda Acklin
Tuesday August 5, 2008 at 3:16 PM

My heart and prays go out to our family and friends. My ex worked with Larry and both of you went to church with my mom Laura Sirrine(Clippinger). Larry was a great man and funnie too. He will be grearly missed by one and all. Your in my prays Brenda Acklin
Cathy Pietras
Monday July 21, 2008 at 11:36 AM

Pat - just wanted to say I'm so sorry that you have lost Larry. I'm sure it's still a shock and hurts so much. Just wanted you to know Jess and I are thinking about you. She's working and has a 7 month old and one due Jan 28. Can you believe it? I'm still in shock - but she's got pregnant both times on birth control. Life happens - and both my grandchildren are wonderful. Enjoy your family..... Hugs and prayers Cathy & Jess Pietras
Saturday July 19, 2008 at 9:55 PM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Cassandra White
Friday July 18, 2008 at 11:38 PM

Gary, We are so sorry to hear about your loss. You are in our prayers. Sincerely, Cassandra White and the APO Family
Jackie Alden
Friday July 18, 2008 at 9:42 PM

Dearest Pat & Family. I am so sorry for the passing of Larry. He will be missed very much. God Bless all of you.
Ron Ranney
Friday July 18, 2008 at 2:44 PM

Pat, Deepest sympathies to you & all the family. We were vacationing in New York & never got the news until returning Friday. I am very sorry for missing the funeral, but my thoughts & prayers are with you now. Larry & I were friends for over 50 years & he will be deeply missed by me & everyone else who knew him. Ron
Larry Burns
Friday July 18, 2008 at 10:45 AM

elCee, this is elBee& Whats it been, 60 years or so, since we used those secret code names? Sure hope they get this publication up there where you are, cause I got a coupla things to say. First of all, we had no idea the Angels were looking for a curve ball pitcher. They sure went for the best when they got you. Just promise us youll throw behind their back and scare the p-waddlin whatever out of them just like you did us as we watched that ball sweep across the plate. We are going to really miss you here in the minors but weve all known you were big league material and when the big Manager called your name, we knew youd have to go. Secondly, keep in mind you dont have to paint the dugout and the clubhouse just because you think thats the thing to do. Aw, forget it, youre gonna do it anyway because you always have. Pals forever, elBee ps&Do NOT mention how the cat got on the roof&

Thursday July 17, 2008 at 8:31 AM

Our sympathies to Pat and all of the family- our prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time. John & Caryl Wilton- Omaha Ne
Jeffrey S. Conolly Sr.
Wednesday July 16, 2008 at 11:34 PM

Uncle Larry was one of the kindest gentlest people you would ever meet. He was always fun to be around and gave me one of my fondest childhood memories by taking my brother and I to WMU to see Richie Jordan play. Wish that I could be with you all to celebrate his life. God bless. Jeff
Marianne & Eric Davenport
Wednesday July 16, 2008 at 8:44 PM

Pat & Family- Our thoughts are with you at this time. I always will remember Uncle Larry with a big smile on his face. I am sure he was welcomed with open arms by my dad. Take care - I hope your happy memories will fill your hearts. Love to all of you- Marianne
Barbara Anne Alden
Wednesday July 16, 2008 at 1:08 PM

Hi Pat, I can't help but think that Larry has that beautiful smile back on his face! What a reunion up there! May the terrible void you feel today be filled one day with precious memories. Please take care, and if you need anything, please let me know. In Christ's love, Barb
Pat Pierce
Wednesday July 16, 2008 at 9:08 AM

Dear Pat and family, I was saddened to read about Larry's passing. Because of my caregiving duties with my Mom I will not be able to attend the visitation or the service. I have many fond memories of you and Larry at the car shows over the years. He was such a nice person and everyone was his friend. I especially remember his kindness and compassion for me when Don passed away. I know he cared for Don a lot and his words and his hug helped me so much as I dealt with my grief. I will remember him always. Please accept my deepest sympathy. May the memories of Larry give you peace and comfort in the years to come.
Georgia Detwiler (Abnet)
Tuesday July 15, 2008 at 10:41 PM

I forgot to mention how I knew Larry in my last little note,, I went to school with him, my prayers are with his wife and family at this time of sorrow, Georgia
Dawn & Ken Duffey
Tuesday July 15, 2008 at 9:21 PM

Our thought and prayers will be with you and family. May God comfort you during this time of loss.
Maralita Thomas
Tuesday July 15, 2008 at 7:51 PM

Pat & Family, I saw your husbands obituary in the paper tonight and wanted to let you know you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Maralita (retired A&S Xerox Operator)
Gladys Drenkhahn
Tuesday July 15, 2008 at 5:48 PM

Dear Pat and Family, When his brother, Norm and my sister Joan were married, we became close friends. Larry will always be my under class mate buddy. My prayers are for all of the family.
Nita Carsten
Tuesday July 15, 2008 at 5:19 PM

Dear Pat and family, So sorry to hear of Larry's passing. The Cyrus family all liked him so much and were saddened when we heard he had Alzheimer's. He is at peace now. God Bless, Nita Carsten and the Cyrus family.
Ann Blakely
Tuesday July 15, 2008 at 3:32 PM

To Pat and all of Larry's family: My thoughts are with you. Larry was a kind man with a ready smile. I remember him in school as being very pleasant and always helpful. The Class of '57 is glad he was with us at last year's 50th reunion. There are nice pictures of him in our Class of '57 memory Wappaw. I hope you will be comforted by wonderful memories from the past.
Georgia Detwiler (Abnet)
Tuesday July 15, 2008 at 2:57 PM

I know he will be missed here on Earth, but he goes to a place where he was missed for 68 years,,I know he will love being at home.. Georgia
Yvonne Rumery
Tuesday July 15, 2008 at 2:19 PM

I will forever remember Larry. Without fail whenever I saw him he would give me a hug and a kiss on the cheek. Such a loving, kind man. He will be deeply missed. My most heartfelt condolences to the family. I pray that the Lord will hold you all in the palm of His hand and give you peace during this very difficult time. Much love to you all.

Tuesday July 15, 2008 at 1:11 PM

Pat and Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I really wanted to come and attend the funeral, but with Emilys wedding being saturday, I am unable to do that.. Hope you understand. My sympathy to all of you. Love, Patty & Tim Linden

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