Wakefield native was an iron worker


Landry-obit-webTEWKSBURY — Lawrence Joseph Landry, 77, died peacefully at his home on Monday morning, May 11, after a brief but courageous battle with cancer.
He was the beloved husband for over 53 years of Lois M. (Van Horne) Landry, who died on June 2, 2013.
“Larry” was born in Melrose, on Sept. 22, 1937, one of eight children of the late Augustin and Chantal (D’Entremont) Landry, and was raised in Wakefield. After graduating from high school he enlisted in the U.S. Navy Reserves and served a full term during the peacetime following the Korean War.
He worked as an independent iron worker in the building fabrication business until his retirement.
Larry and his late wife were active communicants and supporters of St. William Parish in Tewksbury and were associate members of the Wakefield Order of Sons of Italy In America.
Larry enjoyed golf during his retirement years.
He is survived by five children: Michelle Lesperance and her husband Daniel of Columbia, N.H., Peter Landry and his wife Karen (Denham) of Tewksbury, Annette Landry of Tewksbury, Juilette Desmarais and her husband Evan of Tewksbury, Keith Landry and his wife Donna (Stephandakis) of Boca Raton, Fla.; three grandchildren, Rebecca, Joseph, and Christopher of Boca Raton; seven siblings, Paul Landry of Wilmington, Germaine and her husband Thomas Driscoll of Wakefield, Rosemarie and her husband Joseph Racamato of Wakefield, Jean and her husband Robert Santiano of North Reading, Marguerite and her husband Robert Tanner of Moultonborough, N.H., Yvonne and her husband Paul Burbine of Wakefield and Adrienne and her husband Robert Jolkovski of Arlington; several brothers and sisters-in-law; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours Thursday, May 14, from 4 until 7 p.m. in the Tewksbury Funeral Home, corner of 1 Dewey and 975 Main streets (Rte. 38), Tewksbury Center, phone (800 in Mass. or 978) 851-2950. His funeral will begin Friday, May 15, at 10:30 a.m. from the funeral home, followed by a funeral Mass Friday at 11:30 a.m. in St. William Church, 1351 Main St. (Rte. 38), Tewksbury.
Interment will be in St. Mary Cemetery, North Tewksbury.