Lawrence Sullivan HolmesJanuary 20, 1946 ~ April 8, 2017 (age 71)
Lawrence "Larry" Sullivan Holmes of Edgehill Rd., Winthrop passed away at the VA Hospital in Bedford on April 8, 2017 at the age of 71 surrounded by his immediate family and his beloved wife Kathleen "Pingy" (Kelly) with whom he was married 50 years and 3 months to the day.
Born in Somerville he was the beloved son of the late Alice (Sullivan) and John K. Holmes, Sr.. He enlisted in the United State Marine Corps. reaching the rank of SGT. He was honorably discharged after serving two years during the Vietnam War. A longtime resident of Winthrop, he wore many hats, he was the former Veterans Agent for the Town of Winthrop, interim Winthrop Town Manager, interim manager Town of Winthrop DPW and was a member of the Board of Directors for the Winthrop Housing Authority. Larry could see something for what it could be and the courage to make it happen.
Sorrowfully left behind are his beloved daughter Kelly August and his son Jay "Sonny Boy" Holmes and his wife Jennifer. He was the dear brother of John K. Holmes, Jr. and his wife Irene of Arlington and Julie Wilson and her husband Larry of Woburn. Brother in law of Peggy and Cliff Gilbert of Winthrop, Eileen and Peter Lombard of Swampscott and Rosemary and Richard Mullane of Arlington. Cherished grandfather of Noelle, Alexandra, Olivia, Emma, Julia and Abigail. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are cordially invited to attend the visitation from the funeral home on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. The funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 9:00 AM followed by a funeral mass in St. John the Evangelist Church 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop at 10:00 AM. Interment to follow the mass in the Belle Isle section of Winthrop Cemetery.
Larry loved people and was much loved by many. With deep sorrow we say goodbye. They broke the mold the day Larry was born.