U.S. Army veteran of Korea


NORTH READING — Lawrence J. Staff, 83, of North Reading died on Thursday, Feb. 26 at his home.

Born in Boston on Sept. 24, 1931, he was the son of the late John and Gertrude (Gill) Staff.

Mr. Staff was a graduate of Reading High School. He was a licensed electrician and a long-time employee of General Electric at its West Lynn plant. Mr. Staff had served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. A former resident of Wakefield for many years, he had resided in North Reading for the past 40 years, where he was a devout member of St. Theresa Parish.

Mr. Staff was the devoted husband of the late Carolyn A. (Kulacz) Staff. He was predeceased by his brothers Paul Staff of Hampstead, N.H. and John M. Staff of North Reading. He was the beloved uncle of Elizabeth Turner and Carolyn Kulig, Karen Morrell, Susan Schott and the late David Kulacz, Pamela Trojanowski and Deborah Kulacz, Elaine Stanley and Stanley Kulacz Jr., Cheryl Staff, Laurie Kelly, Michael A. Staff and John M. Staff Jr. and Thomas G. Staff and Michael P. Staff. Mr. Staff is also survived by his sisters-in-law Carol Staff and Kathy Staff, as well as by several great nieces and nephews.

Services were held from the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave, Wakefield, on Tuesday, March 10 followed by a funeral Mass in St. Joseph Church, 173 Albion St., Wakefield. Interment was in Forest Glade Cemetery, Wakefield.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Sawtelle Family Hospice House, c/o VNA of Middlesex-East, 320 Haverhill St., Reading MA 01867 or online by visiting https://www.vnaofme.org.