Lawrence F. Polley

April 24, 2008

Lawrence F. Polley
U.S. Veteran

US Marine Corps

World War II Veteran

LAWRENCE F. POLLEY – in Woburn, April 24th. Beloved husband of Edith G. (Gallagher) Polley. Devoted father of Wayne M. and his wife Louise of Nashua, NH, Glenn F. and his wife Joyce of Groton, Kevin G. and his wife Judith of Exeter, NH, and Brian D. and his wife Nancy of Chelmsford. Loving grandfather of Karyn and Michael, Benjamin and Kimberly, and Brandon and Taylor. Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Monday, April 28th at 9:15 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn, at 10. Calling hours Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in his memory to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

OBITUARY:

Lawrence F. Polley, a resident of Woburn’s West Side, passed away peacefully at his home Thursday evening, April 24th, surrounded by his family. He was the beloved husband of Edith G. (Gallagher) Polley for over fifty-five years.

Born in Medford seventy-nine years ago, he was the son of the late Prentiss and Blanche (Marshall) Polley. He grew up in Somerville an was a veteran of World War II. Very proud of his Marine Corps experience during the war, Mr. Polley served as a member of the China Marines, and was the recipient of a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star Medal. He was a former member of the American Legion in Malden.

Following his marriage, Mr. Polley lived with his family in Billerica and Malden before taking up residence in Woburn forty-three years ago. He worked in the vending machine business as a maintenance repairman throughout his life.

He was dedicated to his family and loved spending time with them. Together they enjoyed family camping trips and particularly boating.

Along with his wife Edith, he is survived by four sons, Wayne M. and his wife Louise of Nashua, New Hampshire, Glenn F. and his wife Joyce of Groton, Kevin G. and his wife Judith of Exeter, New Hampshire, and Brian D. and his wife Nancy of Chelmsford. He was also the loving grandfather of Karyn and Michael, Benjamin and Kimberly, and Brandon and Taylor.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Monday, April 28th at 9:15 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn, at 10. Interment will follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.

Calling hours at the funeral home are on Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m.

Donations may be made in his memory to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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  1. Dear Dad (aka Papa),
    We miss you so much. You brightened up our lives with your loving smile and your kind & gentle ways. Brian is so proud of you and he aspires to be just like you – a truly loving husband and a devoted father. We know that we will see you again one day, but until that day our hearts will be saddened without you in our lives. Please know that we will take good care of mom until you two can be together again. You & mom were lucky to have found each other and we have been lucky to have you both in our lives. Brandon and Taylor miss their Papa dearly. We will never forget you. And every time we hear the song “Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord; He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored…..??? we will think of you and know that you are with us.

    May God bless you and hold you dear. Love, Brian, Nancy, Brandon & Taylor

  2. Papa, I will always remember you. You are missed dearly by your loving family and friends. I feel as if I got my gift of laughter from you and it will always remind me of you. I hope the view from heaven is great. I love you so much papa!
    Love,your granddaughter,Karyn

  3. Viviana and Philip Mason, Nashua,NH
    Dear Wayne, Louise, Karyn, and Michael—-you are all in our prayers and thoughts at this time. May God’s grace and love bring you comfort and ease at this difficult time.

  4. Larry,

    You were our neighbor for many, many years. Many snow covered drive ways that you helped clear and many other neighborly gestures that we will always remember, but better than a neighbor you were a dear friend. We will miss you.

    Edith, you were blessed to have him for so many years.

    Love John and Nancy Englund

  5. Luc & Kate
    Dear Wayne, Louise, Karyn & Michael,
    We were saddened to hear of the passing of your loving father, father-in-law & grandfather.
    He was a gentle, loving man who enjoyed his visits to your home for special occasions or just dropping in. It was a great pleasure to have known him.
    We know that you will miss him, but you have so many happy memories that they should help with the healing process.
    Know that he is in God’s Kingdom in Heaven. There is where you will meet him again, someday.
    Our prayers and thoughts are always with you and they will continue.
    We LOVE YOU BIG!
    x0x0x0x0x0x0x0x0

  6. To Dolly, the boys, their wives and children.

    We will miss your Dad very much. We remember watching Wayne, Glen, Kevin and Brian growing up. I know your Dad was very proud of all of you.

    The few times we’ve seen him over the years, we coul also tell how much he loved his daughter-in-laws and his grandchildren.

    Dolly, Lawrence was so lucky to have you in his life. It seemed whenever we saw you two it was like you were newlyweds all the time. So few couples can say that. I’m sure that the past few months were so very difficult for you but you never gave up. You are one strong woman.

    Our sincere sympathy to you all.

    Love, the Cunha and Lichenstein family.

  7. Lawrence,

    I will miss you. I have many memories when I was growing up of you, your Mom and Dad. When they made you,they broke the mold.

    Rest in Peace,

    Your cousin,

    Joanie

  8. Esther and Joseph Ross. Nashua, NH
    Our sincere sympathy to all. I met Mr. Polley and he will always be remembered. Take care. With sincere condolences. The Ross family

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