Obituaries

Lawrence L. Contois

Died: 2017-02-23
Resided in: Danvers, MA
Viewing type: Visitation
Viewing location: Mackey FH Rt 114, 128 S. Main St. Middleton
Viewing date: 2017-03-01 / 5-8pm
Service type: Funeral Mass
Service date: 2017-03-02 / 9am
Service location: St. Richard Parish
Burial type: Burial
Burial date: 2017-03-02
Cemetery: Puritan Lawn Memorial Park
Contributions: www.diabetes.org
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Lawrence L. Contois, 92, husband of the late Mary T. (Norton) Contois, a long time resident of Danvers, MA., died peacefully on February 23, 2017 in Beverly Hospital. Born in Lebanon, NH on January 18, 1925, completed high school in Lebanon NH., and he served in the Navy during WWII. After being honorably discharged, he attended the University of New Hampshire and graduated with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. He married Mary T. Norton of Stoneham MA. on June 28, 1947. He later earned his MBA from Northeastern University as well as a certificate in Professional Engineering. Larry was employed by General Electric’s turbine business for 35 years and held several roles including Superintendent of the Gear Plant and Producibility Engineering Manager before retiring in 1986. As an active member of the Danvers community since 1968, Larry was a former town meeting member in the 1980’s and an active member of St. Richard Parish. His favorite pastimes included square dancing (Riverside Squares) with his wife Mary, golfing with his sons and retired friends, hiking and camping with his family, bowling, going out on his pontoon boat, sailing, and spending time with family and friends at his lake house in Lebanon, Maine. He loved attending all of his grandchildren’s various sporting and school activities. He is survived by, Michael Contois, Mark and his wife Miriam Contois, Kathy Contois, William Contois, all of Danvers MA., Wayne and his wife Sharon Contois of Rowley, MA., his 5 grandchildren, Tim, Jessie, Emma, Tess, and Jackson, and many Nieces and Nephews. He is also survived by his siblings – Carl Contois of Wolfboro, NH., David Contois of Wells ME., Victoria and her husband Vaughn Smith of Eliot, ME., Robert Contois of East Longmeadow, MA., and his sister-in-law Rosemarie Norton of Stoneham, MA. He was predeceased by his wife Mary, and brother Stanley Contois of Hartford, CT. Visitation will be held at Mackey Funeral Home, 128 S. Main Street, Route 114, Middleton, MA. on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, from 5 to 8 p.m. A Catholic Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, March 2, 2017, at 9 a.m. at St. Richard Parish, 90 Forest St, Danvers, MA. 01923. Burial will follow in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park with his wife in Peabody MA. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to The American Diabetes Association at www.diabetes.org.

Online Condolences Below:

Kathy and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Please accept my condolences and those of my Mom, too. Patricia (Robinson) White and Leah Robinson
Mark,Wayne,Kathy,Billy,Michael and family truly sorry for your loss.
Kathy, I didn't know your father, but after reading this beautiful memorial, I wish I had known him. I'm so sorry for your loss. May God bless you and your family with peace and comfort during this difficult time. Charlene (Armstrong) Stoffel
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. May your memories bring you comfort during this difficult time. Brenda Mulhall Ciampa and family.
LARRY was a good, kind hearted, funny man. He will be sorely missed by his long time companion Eileen. He brought such joy!!! So sorry for your loss. God speed. Sandr Davis
LARRY was a good, kind hearted, funny man. He will be sorely missed by his long time companion Eileen. He brought such joy!!! So sorry for your loss. God speed. Sandra Davis
Billy, I'm very sorry to see that your father has passed away. I know words can't relieve the pain in your heart and mind but please accept my deepest condolences to you and your family. Just do the best you can for now. Sincerely, Pat Melvin
Kathy, and family so very sorry for the loss of your Dad may you find peace and comfort in the many memories you cherish. May God bless your Family through this difficult time. Karen Oldford Deane
To the Contois family Larry was a quiet man but when Larry spoke all would listen to his fatherly advice. I had the pleasure of knowing Larry most of my life and he brought such pleasure and wisdom to all that met him. Larry was our fudge man at Christmas time,cutting all the fudge and being an engineer they all where exactly the the same size. Family dinner was a wonderful memory -we would all sit and talk about the day's events. Larry has formed an army of friends and instilled the true meaning of family. I am grateful to have known Larry and am part of your wonderful family. Thank you Julie Williams
Dear Kathy and family, We send you much love during this difficult time. Your Dad was such a lovely man. Your friends, Jennifer Roberge Nearey and family and Jeff Roberge and family. Xo
Contois family, our condolences to you. Larry was a great man, my family and I enjoyed spending summers as your neighbor. He was so kind and generous, his lakehouse was always open to anyone. I remember many happy gatherings and great meals there. My grandparents always spoke very highly of Larry. So sorry for your loss. Your Maine neighbors Steve and Jen
Billy ,Kathy , Micheal and Wayne, sending you hugs and prayers, Your Dad was a very nice person and a wonderful father, so glad that I had the pleasure to share in many lake house memories, boat rides, many Sunday night cookouts and end of the Season dinners at Spinales Great memory's and fun times , He will be missed very much, Love Cindy xo
Wayne, Sorry for your loss, I knew and worked with your Dad. He was a good guy that everyone enjoyed being with, you will always have him close to you. Steve Hurley
To the family: I well remember your father. Mr. Contois was a good family man, a hard worker (I remember him studying nights after working all day), a camping enthusiast and last, but not least a man of faith. And he has always been "Mr. Contois" to me because his quiet, forceful demeanor -his stature- brought forth that respect naturally. My sincerest condolences on your loss. Robbie Webber.
To The Contois Family, So sorry to hear of your fathers passing. Myself and my family have such wonderful memories of Larry. He always made me feel like I was part of the family. If we could pack all the work and activities he did in a life's time. We all could say we lived wonderful and full life. My father always talked highly of Larry....Almost like he was a big brother. I'm sure you all can see many of his great qualities in yourselves as well as many of your relatives. Jeff Roberge
Wayne, Kathy, Billy, Mark and Michael: I was so saddened to hear of the loss of your dad. What a beautiful tribute and video for him. I'm so very glad that I was able to get to know him up at the lake house during those 4th of July festivities. He was such a kind and generous man and always welcomed everyone into his home, greeting you with that little smile and soft spoken hello. I hope all those wonderful memories you shared in the video will help to get you through these difficult times. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Sue Pigulski
Michael, Mark, Wayne, Kathy & Billy, Our deepest sympathies to you and the whole Contois family. I will never forget the kindness shown to me by both Larry and Mary when I was growing up. They were the best God Parents a kid could ever have. Even as I had kids of my own, Larry would always make sure to invite us to camp so they could swim and play there. Thank God there are people like your mother and father in the world as they make it a much nicer place.. God Bless you all.. Peter, Phatta, Elsie and Carmen Gregorakos

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