William's Story

OAKFIELD - William J. Lawlor, Jr., 80, died Monday June 13, 2016 with his family by his side at St. Joseph's Hospital in Bangor. He was born February 4, 1936 in Oakfield, the son of William Sr. and Merle (Sherman) Lawlor.

William was a life long resident of Oakfield. He graduated from Oakfield High School and was a successful dairy farmer, receiving multiple awards including the Maine Dairy Farmer of the Year in

1992. William retired from farming in 2000. He was a member of the Smoki-Haulers Snowsled Club and loyal Red Sox fan.

He is survived by his wife of 57 loving years; Harriet (Pelletier) Lawlor of Oakfield; his children Mark and his wife Lori, Jane and her husband Steven, Beth and her husband Thomas, David and his wife Lisa, Peter, Suzann, Trevor and his wife Robin, Seth and his wife Melissa; grandchildren Chris, Clay, Jacob, Bradley, Madylin, Jenny, Madison, Paige, Kaelyn, Cooper, Chloe, Mallary and Hunter; great grandchildren Peyton, Kason, Wyatt, Abigail, Evan, Colton, Kendal, Thatcher and Ashton; a brother Kenneth Lawlor and wife Belen of CA; and a sister Kathleen Boutilier of Oakfield. He was predeceased by his parents; sisters Theodate (Lawlor) Swallow and Jeanette (Lawlor) Harvey; brother, Gene; brother-in -law, Everett Boutilier; and great grandson, Turner William Lawlor.

A graveside service will be held 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 16 at the Oakfield Cemetery with Rev. David Fox officiating. His friends and family are welcome to the family home for a time of fellowship. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in William's memory to the charity of your choice. For an online memory book and to leave condolences please visit www.bowersfuneral.com
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