Obituary: Lawrence R. Gill

Lawrence R. Gill died on Feb. 23, 2016.

Lawrence R. Gill died on Feb. 23, 2016.

Lawrence R. Gill, of Southington, died on Feb. 23, 2016 at home surrounded by his loving family, after a courageous battle with cancer.  He was the husband of Rosa (Short) Gill.

He was born Dec. 14, 1939 in New Britain, the son of the late Andrew and Florence (Ercolani) Gill.

He was a lifelong resident of Southington and retired from CL&P/Northeast Utilities. He was a U.S. Army veteran. Larry was an avid golfer and a member of the Elks, Falcons Nest 307, American Legion Post #72 and the Sons of Italy; he was a retired volunteer fire fighter from Plantsville Co. #2.

Besides his loving wife Rosa, he is survived by his daughters Karen Gill-Richey of Oceanside, CA; Debra and husband Richard Coppola and Trish Gill all of Southington and a son L. Andrew Gill of Englewood, NJ; eight grandchildren Kaleigh and Dylan Richey; AJ and Jimmy Menard, Catherine and Joseph Coppola; Austin and Olivia Gill. He is also survived by his brother Richard Gill  and wife Kathleen  of South Meriden; sister-in-law Louise and husband Percy Page and sister-in-law Teresa Nall all of Carthage NC; daughter in-law Lisa Albrecht-Schmidt; and  nieces Lisa, Donna, Amy, Sara, Shari, Heather and Jennifer and nephew Timothy and many cousins.

A Memorial Mass will be held Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 9:15 a.m. from the DellaVecchia Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St. to St. Aloysius Church, 254 Burritt St; Plantsville at 10 am.  Inturnment will be with Military Honors at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Meriden. Calling hours will be Wednesday, March 2nd from 5-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Dana Farber, PO Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284.

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